‘Everyday Heroes’ – Story Behind the Song

In a world where broken promises are common place, when it counts most, there are people willing to help strangers because they gave their word. The essence of ‘Everyday Heroes’ is about these individuals keeping their promise – to respond, regardless of the unknown risks that may await them. Read more

Submission to Forrester Groundswell Awards: Social Impact category

Dave Carroll Music / Big Break Enterprises have submitted an entry to the Forrester Groundswell Awards, in the Social Impact category. You can find Dave’s entry about how he created a viral music video trilogy (United Breaks Guitars) and website Right Side of Right, empowering frustrated passengers & frustrated consumers around the world, along with the other entries by visiting the Groundswell site. The first United Breaks Guitars music video cost approximately $150 to make. The trilogy has been viewed on YouTube by more than 10 million people and over 100 million people have learned of Dave’s story & creative response via social media & traditional media channels. It was estimated that the first United Breaks Guitars video cost United Airlines over $180 million dollars.

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Tanner’s Wheelchair Repaired

August 5th, 2010

I’ve been touring in Maine all week and have not been as connected to the news as I normally am. So by the time I heard about Tanner, the boy who’s $15,000 wheelchair was broken by Air Canada, the airline had already taken measures to remedy the situation. Considering the nature of Tanner’s illness and his dependence on this unique chair, Air Canada did the only thing they could do: apologize, repair it immediately and make a meaningful gesture as compensation for the trouble. As I understand it Tanner would like to visit Disneyland and the airline will also make that happen.

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United Leaves a Woman who is Blind Locked in Plane

May 14, 2010

I was just forwarded this link reporting that Jessica Cabot, a woman from Vancouver who is blind, was left behind and locked inside a United plane upon landing in Chicago. She was accidentally discovered by maintenance workers shortly after.

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Sears Did The Right Thing

So there I was this Monday having breakfast with my folks at a local restaurant when my Mom told me that the new stove she had bought from Sears was not the one she thought it was when it was delivered and installed. What she was expecting was a stove with a convection oven and what she received was a standard stove. It turns out that she told the salesperson that she was looking to buy a convection oven and when they looked at different options somehow she chose a model that was cheaper (turns out cheaper because it was without the convection oven). Somehow my Mom lead the salesperson to believe that price was the bigger issue and he wasn’t clear that what she was getting didn’t have what she was looking for in the first place.

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United Breaks Guitars Three: The Finale

United Breaks Guitars Three: The Finale

It’s been just under 8 months since the release of United Breaks Guitars and with the release of UBG 3 I’ve kept my promise to write, record and make 3 videos about my customer experience with United Airlines. My goal in committing to this project was to place the videos on YouTube and attain 1 million hits in one year with the 3 videos combined. Read more

Be on the Right Side of Right

Welcome to the RSR inaugural blog. I thought I might share a few ideas about what I think being on the Right Side of Right entails and welcome your feedback as part of this discussion. One of the main reasons United Breaks Guitars was successful was that it was so clear that I had done nothing inappropriate, I had run the course in United’s “customer service maze” and that the airline’s policies were designed in a such a way as to frustrate and wear people down. Being on the Right Side of Right infers a responsibility on both the customer and the business whose services they are buying.

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Statistical Insignificance

Written By Dave Carroll
Published November 25th, 2000 in Adweek

One of the most annoying concepts far too many companies embrace when it comes to customer service is that of “statistical insignificance.” Their goal: “Get it mostly right, most of the time,” so that the number of customer service failures are so few in comparison to the number of satisfied customers or uneventful interactions that they are statistically insignificant (a.k.a., “not worth worrying about”). Read more

Why I became "bullfrogpowered"

The responsibility belongs to each of us in protecting our environment – and more importantly, our future.  It’s about what we can do today to improve things now and tomorrow.  As a new father, that means the world to me. Read more

2010 ECMA Fan’s Choice Awards – Voting Now Open

2010 East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Fan’s Choice Awards Voting now open
Submitted by Dave on Thu, 01/21/2010 – 22:43.
Great News! As part of the 2010 East Coast Music Awards in Sydney Cape Breton, fans are now able to cast their vote for their Favourite Music Video as well as their choice for Favourite Artist.
You can cast your vote for United Breaks Guitars as the 2010 ECMA (East Coast Music Association) Fan’s Choice Video of the Year Award here.
You can also cast your vote for Dave Carroll as the 2010 ECMA Fan’s Choice Award for Favourite Artist here.
Dave is nominated for the 2010 East Coast Music Award for Entertainer of the Year. You can read more about his nomination in the news section of this website.
The ECMA’s will be handed out March 7th, 2010 in Cape Breton

Great News! As part of the 2010 East Coast Music Awards in Sydney Cape Breton, fans are now able to cast their vote for their Favourite Music Video as well as their choice for Favourite Artist.

You can cast your vote for United Breaks Guitars as the 2010 ECMA (East Coast Music Association) Fan’s Choice Video of the Year Award here.

You can also cast your vote for Dave Carroll as the 2010 ECMA Fan’s Choice Award for Favourite Artist here.

Dave is nominated for the 2010 East Coast Music Award for Entertainer of the Year. You can read more about his nomination in the news section of this website.

The ECMA’s will be handed out March 7th, 2010 in Cape Breton.