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When our new TV creative aired for the first time on Monday, the instant research and feedback tools that are Twitter and Facebook sprang into action:

Luckily we had more many more positive ones. For instance:

The point is:  Social media is a fantastic feedback tool. It’s one of the beauties of social media to warn other individuals and to make a company take action as they can’t hide our comments. But if we are honest, often it’s used to vent our negativity. It’s not only restricted to social media, I recently spoke with a friend working in football and he gets random abuse hurled at him in any imaginable situation.

Huge Clown Face

But we seldom mention when a company or individual has performed exceptionally well.  So I certainly have made up my mind that from now on I will send a tweet when I have had a positive experience and will be more forthcoming with my appreciation everywhere.

Here’s my start, for companies and also some individuals that I should have given more credit to in the past and that are somehow unsung heroes in the last couple of months:

Biscoes – if you need legal representation in the Portsmouth area, choose these guys. Very straight forward and very competent.

Bishop’s Move – great removal company, very cheap but swift and resourceful – they even lifted a bed through a window on the 1st floor as it didn’t fit up the stairs.

Gary Robinson – not only the Head of Marketing of Jobsite, but also a brilliant blog headline writer and WordPress connoisseur.

Excess Baggage Company (Gatwick airport lost property) – no machines, just people and easy to deal with.

HSBC – their customer service is very good and they are very helpful.

Lucius Peart – Operations Director at Portsmouth Football Club. Even in the darkest hours for the club & for him personally, he always maintained complete customer focus.

Stephen O’Donnell – for rescuing my blog when I somehow managed to delete it.

Paula Parsons – Jobsite’s HR advisor, BT broadband arranger & general fixer. Gets it done.

If you are not on the list, think about ways of getting on it – just joking, I’m actually a very lucky person as I’m surrounded by supportive, thought provoking and great friends and colleagues.  You know who you are. 🙂

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