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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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Marriott creates new loyalty program following hacking scandal

In the wake of the data breach which saw 500 million guests' information hacked via its Starwood network, Marriott International has unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, a new customer loyalty program brand replacing its current offerings, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.

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Why the University of Canberra is so keen on chatbots

Being able to deliver a virtual personalised assistant to every staff member and student on campus is a step closer to reality for the University of Canberra after it signed up to a new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot platform.

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Why this design leader doesn't mind if he's with the CIO or CMO

For many organisations, the emergence of digital channels necessitated creation of an entirely new business function to support them. A key question then is where to house that function – within marketing, IT, operations, customer, or someplace else?