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New AI tool looks to tackle communication skills gap

Lengthy lockdowns have left many of us feeling our social communication skills may have atrophied. But social communication has always been a difficult task for some, especially those coming from non-English speaking backgrounds. Now one entrepreneur has found a way to use the digitalisation of human interaction to create an AI-powered tool that’s helping people improve their verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Digital Marketing

Versa launches bot-activated website

Versa agency has created a unique interactive, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven website which uses conversational bots so visitors can use voice or text to interact with the site.

Leadership

Why Bega Cheese needed a high-tech bee hive

Bega Cheese has expanded its product line-up and now moved into the honey aisle with the arrival of B honey, its 100 per cent Australian honey sourced directly from local beehives. And in the process, developed a high-tech bee hive to protect local honey bees.

Strategy

7 innovative brand chatbots

Chatbots are increasingly deployed by brands as another important channel of customer contact. BT’s Autonomous Customer 2020 research found chatbots are one of the new tech tools, along with phone and email, plus real human agents, that customers want when contacting a company.​

Measurement & Analytics

How AI is helping OnePath lift life insurance claims insight

Better claims and rehabilitation management, transparency and improved member experiences are all coming to fruition for Zurich’s OnePath life insurance business after adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Digital Marketing

Puma launches AI athlete

Puma and M&C Saatchi have joined forces on an artificial intelligence (AI) athlete using machine learning to assess people’s movements.

Strategy

The pros and cons of self-service CX

Picture a Venn diagram containing the words ‘fast’, ‘cheap’ and ‘good’ in three separate circles. Conventional wisdom suggests the best any organisation can hope to achieve when designing a product or service is two out of three. If you want something fast and cheap, it won’t be good, or if you want something good and fast, it won’t be cheap, and so on.

Digital Marketing

Building a new sporting brand through AI

Australian consumers are known for their love of sport. But for any new team that wants to build an audience, establishing a brand among so much competing noise can be a difficult challenge.

Digital Marketing

Acoustic: Lifting the burden of tech in marketing with AI

Today’s marketing teams are filled with specialists in fields such as data analytics or the use of specific tools, and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening to increase the need for dedicated professionals. But perhaps AI might also be the tool that finally lets marketers get back to doing marketing?

Strategy

Using emerging technologies for better CX

Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and speech recognition, are changing experiences. For better or worse, these technologies have arrived, and customer expectations are rising because of them.

Digital Marketing

Report shows Aussie enterprises not ready for AI

​While the majority of Australian businesses agree AI will provide them with a significant competitive advantage in the coming years, few are prepared for the implementation and risks that go along with AI, a new report shows.

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Blog Posts

Why if marketing is all you do, you’ll never be very good at it

OK, so you’re probably thinking: “Here comes another article to badger me about living in my bubble.” And also, “I bet this bubble-bashing piece will go on to explain how I can achieve better results through some heady dose of new life experiences, new routines and annoyingly different opinions on social media.”

Dane Smith and Toby Harrison

Ogilvy Australia

A leader’s role in rebuilding a culture of confidence

Every day, there are new predictions and studies on the future of work, the state of the economy and the unfolding global pandemic. All of which creates uncertainty and heightens the imperative of effective leadership.

Michelle Gibbings

Workplace expert, author

Confused About Your Customers?​

​I've worked in brand and marketing for more than 20 years. But there’s one area where I’ve found myself going around in circles and I must admit I'm becoming increasingly confused.

Rich Curtis

CEO, FutureBrand A/NZ

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