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Bridging the digital divide in 2021

One of the lasting legacies of 2020 will be the boost it gave to digitalisation projects in Australia, as consumer flocked to the Internet to buy groceries, order food and entertain themselves.

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Customer engagement: Approach with care from a unified view

Retailers agreed on a few fundamentals for personalising customer engagement when they discussed the topic at Retail Revival, the second annual digital talkfest held by Emarsys, an omnichannel customer engagement and retention platform.

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Australian-made Porsche app offers one-touch parking

A locally designed app that offers contactless off-street parking for Porsche drivers looks set to become the foundation for many more digital functions and part of the brand’s driving experience internationally.

Measurement & Analytics

Why H&R Block is upping the ante on voice of customer

Getting to the bottom of customer churn and finding new ways to lift customer performance have prompted H&R Block to invest in a fresh voice of customer (VoC) management platform and approach.

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How mycar is building brand trust

Two years on from its rebrand as mycar, the auto services company formerly known as Kmart Tyre and Auto Service is celebrating its growing network, evolving omnichannel customer experience and efforts to buck too-frequent impression of auto services as untrustworthy.

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How Canstar is building out its CDP strategy

Building out a unified view of customers and creating increasingly personalised experiences is firmly in the sites of Australian finance and consumer products comparison website, Canstar, thanks to adoption of a customer data platform (CDP).

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Slack customer chief: Stop viewing CX as a cost centre

Differentiated and personalised support is table stakes for companies, according to Slack VP of customer service, Ali Rayl, speaking at this week’s slack frontiers event. And some of the best examples of this kind of customer service are unique - not just to an industry or a business, but unique to the company its mission, vision and goals.

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How to be a CX rainmaker

There’s a disconnect between the priorities of CX teams and C-Suites, said Forrester senior analyst and CX executive partner, Su Doyle, speaking at this week’s CX APAC 2021 event. “I believe it's high time we brought the two disciplines of CX and growth strategies together,” Doyle said.

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Inside SiteMinder’s brand repositioning

While grounded planes and shuttered hotels were stark visual symbols of how the global coronavirus pandemic hit travel and tourism, what wasn’t so obvious was the impact on technology platforms that support the industry.

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Report: Customers and post-purchase experience remains disconnected

Post-purchase help and communications, plus a sense of belonging to a community, are vital factors influencing loyalty across Australian consumers. Yet these elements continue to be a let down for many of us when engaging with brands, a new survey has found.

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​How ESK took an evidence-based approach to customer retention

An investigation of Australia’s bathroom cabinets is likely to reveal an assort of expired and neglected skincare products, used only a few times and then consigned to posterity as expensive follies, never to be purchased again. This, however, was not a fate general practitioner, Dr Ginni Mansberg, and her husband, Daniel Rubinstein, were prepared to accept when they launched their cosmetics brand, Evidence Skincare (ESK).

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10 lessons Telstra has learnt through its T22 transformation

​ There isn’t a business in Australia that hasn’t experienced some form of transformation as digital connectivity pervades every aspect of our products, services and experiences as consumers and businesses. Australia’s largest telecoms provider, Telstra, however, is arguably on one of the most ambitious programs of work right now.