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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.

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Xero: Customer trust only occurs from the inside-out

Rachael Powell’s job title tells us all we need to know about marketing right now. As chief customer, people and marketing officer at Xero, she is the embodiment of the evolution of marketing and how, in order to achieve true connection with the customer, trust must occur from the inside before it can go out to the customers.

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6 ways to close the employee experience loop

It’s long been known happy employees are more productive and less likely to leave. It is also now becoming increasingly understood employee happiness and engagement play a key role in customer satisfaction.

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CX profile: Building IAG's customer smarts

There’s a joke in the English town of Norwich that everyone either works in a church, in a pub, or in the insurance industry. Luckily for the customers of IAG, Julie Batch’s family worked in insurance, and instilled in her a set of values she has carried through to her current role as chief customer officer.