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​4 brand leaders building the bridge between marketing and customer service

As organisations look to compete on customer experience, it’s to be expected the people, processes and technologies supporting all touchpoints within their customers’ journeys operate more in harmony. And arguably, there are no two more important teams in this picture than marketing and customer service.

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Forrester predictions 2020: Link CX metrics to money or lose your job

One in four customer experience (CX) professionals will be out of a job in 2020, according to the latest Forrester 2020 predictions. But don’t read that as a sign interest in CX is waning: On the contrary, the level of c-suite and high-level CX managers is set to increase.

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Using collaboration to improve EX and boosting CX

Transforming the employee experience aids communication, improves transparency and boosts engagement and this, in turn, drives improvements in customer experience. That's the message from Facebook's Transform Sydney event held this week, where the social media giant put its employee experience (EX) tool, Workplace, on show.

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NRMA disrupted: Launching a new membership platform

For almost a 100 years, millions of Australians have relied on the NRMA for roadside assistance, advice on buying a car and road safety. But the motoring organisation has felt the force of digital disruption. In an era when cars are more reliable and mobile phones do the job of maps, travel guide and emergency help, its relevance has been challenged.

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Gartner: What it takes to be a top-tier CX player

The top customer experience-focused organisations globally are the ones who recognise they’re the problem, can act boldly, and are even willing to reduce their product lines to make things easier for customers.

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When brands make chatbots too personal

Brand owners often talk about their brand having a personality. Some are sassy, others are authoritative, and a few are cheeky. But when it comes to bringing the brand to life through a chatbot interface, focusing in on the personality might be the last thing you want to do.

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AMP customer chief out as new exec structure confirmed

AMP chief customer officer, Paul Sainsbury, will leave the financial services giant following a new leadership structure announced just days after the release of the Royal Commission into Australia’s Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.