Chatbots

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.

Strategy

Why the newest member of BT’s contact centre is a chatbot

BT recently launched a 24/7 online virtual assistant ‘Blue’, which supports advisers and their clients seeking immediate responses to common questions, step-by-step guides and connecting people to one of our specialised support teams. The chatbot is learning ‘on the job’ and in a single week has helped over 900 people and responded to more than 2000 queries for the financial services company.

Digital Marketing

Kmart launches AR-powered KBot

Kmart has launched an Australian-developed augmented reality (AR) tool, the KBot, with its latest home decor catalogue.

Strategy

How NRMA’s Arlo the Koala chatbot won over customers

IAG’s NRMA insurance achieved record online customer engagement and successfully reached business objectives thanks to its Stevie award-winning ‘Arlo the Koala’ chatbot, an extension of its ‘Arlo the Koala’ advertising campaign that made headlines across marketing and media press.

Strategy

How Optus engages the digital telco consumer

Seamless and frictionless end-to-end customer journeys through automation and bots is the end game for Optus VP of digital consumer, Vaughan Paul, as he works to respond to customers engaging more online and digitally.

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.​

Strategy

Why top customer support needs technology and humans

Customers want phone, email and online help, plus new tools like messaging and chat bots with help from real human agents, according to BT’s Autonomous Customer 2020 research. The report said, while technologies come and go, the message from customers is unchanged: Make it easy, make it secure and we will reward you.

Strategy

COVID-19 virtual agent launched by SA Health

​A virtual agent going by the name of ‘Zoe’ has been launched by the South Australian health department in response to a surge in COVID-19-related queries to the state’s hospital switchboards and the 000 line.

Customer Experience Management

Sydney Uni taps AI for new COVID chatbot

The University of Sydney has developed a chatbot utilising artificial intelligence (AI) to help it handle the raft of COVID-19-related student inquires it’s fielding as a result of the pandemic, which has seen classes move online, facilities closed and students unable to attend university.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 10 Customer experience trends for 2020

These days, most marketers recognise customer experience (CX) is vital for a healthy, profitable brand. But while most marketers want to offer good CX, how best to go about it seems to be the sticking point.

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.

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How the CMO can get the board on the customer’s side

For some CMOs, it’s easy to feel alone in the undying quest to better serve the customer. At times, it feels like the marketing department and the boards are speaking a different language, with one side trying to serve the customer, and the other side more focused on the shareholders and financials.

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CMO and board, Business Excellence Australia

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