Stories by Vanessa Mitchell

People

How to design a customer-driven culture

There’s no doubt leading organisations have recognised customer experience is vital to future-proofing a business. But CX doesn’t all happen at the customer service end of the buying cycle. Increasingly, organisations are realising to offer great CX, a customer-driven culture must be behind every aspect of interaction.

Strategy

How Westpac NZ is working to service its CX ambitions

It sounds ridiculously ambitious for a big four bank to become one of the world’s great service companies, but that’s just what Westpac NZ is trying to achieve, and it has the CX management technology to prove it.

Leadership

Rest Industry Super launches new brand

Consumers feeling disengaged from super funds has led Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST) Industry Super to launch a new brand, now to be known as Rest.

Leadership

CMO interview: Why CX, martech is vital for charity growth

Teresa Sperti has had a busy year. As the first ever CMO of World Vision Australia, she has hit the ground running, focusing on bringing a consumer customer experience perspective to the global charity through a combination of martech, data and analytics and marketing smarts.

Leadership

AMEX stalwart appointed new CMO of eBay

In a coup for eBay, long-time AMEX innovator, Julie Nestor, has been appointed to CMO of eBay, replacing Tim MacKinnon, who was promoted to managing director last year.

Leadership

Salmat selling its contact centre business for $53 million

​ASX-listed Salmat is selling its contact centre business to funds advised by Five V Capital in combination with the Probe Group for $53 million, in order to free up capital and resources to invest in its Marketing Solutions and MicroSourcing businesses. The sale is expected to be completed at the end of April.

Leadership

Baker appointed to MD of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

​Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s chief customer officer has been appointed to the position of managing director, effective from early July. Marnie Baker, who will take over from Mike Hirst in the role of MD, has worked across all facets of the Bank since 1989 and led the Bank’s entry into the new payments platform and digital banking.

Digital Marketing

eHarmony: How machine learning is leading to better and longer-lasting love matches

Once upon a time, meeting a partner online was not seen as conducive to a happily ever after. In fact, it was seen as a forbidden forest. However, in the modern age of time poor, stressed-out professionals, meeting someone online is not only seen as essential, it can also be considered to be the more scientific way to go about the happy ending.

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3 skills you need to drive better collaboration

A study published in The Harvard Business Review found the time spent in collaborative activities at work has increased by over 50 per cent in the past two decades. Larger projects; complicated problems; tighter timeframes: These require bigger teams with specialised skillsets and diverse backgrounds, often dispersed globally.

Jen Jackson

CEO, Everyday Massive

Better the bank you know?

In 2018, only 21 per cent of customers believed that banks in general had their customers best interests at heart and behave ethically. Only 26 per cent believed that banks will keep their promises; views cemented further following the Hayne Financial Services Royal Commission.

Carolyn Pitt

Head of account management, Hulsbosch

What 15 years of emotional intelligence told us about youth media audiences

Taking people on an emotional journey through content is the most critical part of being a publisher. Which is why emotion lies at the heart of VICE Media.

Stephanie Winkler

Head of insights, VICE Asia-Pacific

This journey would identify all your future life aspects!

Maryann Humphrey

Open Colleges: one-to-one journeys is the goal

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It's a pretty good idea. I think this integration is useful. Don't you agree?

Misty Stoll

Officeworks hops on voice interface bandwagon with Google Assistant integration

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ok. so no RCS support? by the way, RCS is a lot bigger than 5G in terms of marketing and monetisation so y'all should be covering it.

DragoCubed

Optus goes for education with 5G network campaign

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Many companies and individual merchants have shifted their major part of marketing to web marketing services Portland as it weighs fewer ...

Radiata Solutions

6 Ways to ramp up Social Media to Your Web Design

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This is a unique experience! Will be interesting to talk to their managers.

Joyce Harris

​How Krispy Kreme revitalised its brand in a saturated market

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