Customer Experience

Leadership

Wilks moves from marketing to sales at Volkswagen

​The convergence between marketing and sales is continuing, with Volkswagen’s general manager of marketing, Ben Wilks, moving into the general manager of sales, passenger vehicles role in a company reshuffle.

Social Media

Embracing social media in an age of distrust

In an age where consumer trust in banking couldn’t be lower, Bank of Queensland is leading the way by embracing social media and making itself more available to its customers.

Customer Experience Management

Going beyond chatbots to avatars: the next stage of AI for CX

​Artificial intelligence (AI) and emotional intelligence (EI) and how they can optimise the customer experience (CX) is the focus of an investment by Daimler Financial Services into New Zealand start-up Soul Machines.

Strategy

How Mercer, Gartner harness digital experiences for the future

Harnessing digital platforms and AI for customer experience, breaking down situational thinking and embracing journey-based thinking, and finding a north star for engagement are just some of the ways Mercer and Gartner see organisations building better customer experiences.

Leadership

What Myer is doing to disrupt from the inside to improve customer experience

​What do you do when you are faced with a traditional retailer, who has been around for 118 years, that is in decline and unable to quickly effect change? You disrupt it from the inside, said Robbie Tutt, GM of Omni Channel at Myer, who spoke at the Online Retailer conference in Sydney last week about how he has set about turning around the beleaguered retailer’s fortunes.

Measurement & Analytics

CX chief: CMOs must have the same tangible CX metrics as CFOs

CMOs looking to implement a customer experience program need to engage with shareholders with the same amount of tangibility as CFOs if they want to ensure CX as a market share growth driver and competitive advantage.

Strategy

4 core operating principles to accelerate CX: Forrester

Forrester APAC vice-president and research director, Michael Barnes, is convinced CX leaders need to “fundamentally change” the core operating principles of their organisations in order to become a more customer-centric entity and be the engine of growth.

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Blog Posts

Non-linear transformation: The internal struggle

Let’s face it, transformation is messy. Every business is different, with a set of specific challenges based on a mixture of external (the market, competitors, regulation) and internal factors (technology, people and process investments over time).

Neil Kelly

Partner, transformation, Wunderman Thompson

7 ways to champion a human centred design culture

Human Centred Design (HCD) has come a long way in the last decade with many forward-thinking organisations now asking for HCD teams on their projects. It’s increasingly seen as essential to unlocking innovation, driving superior customer experiences and reducing delivery risk.

Shane Burford

Head of research and design, RXP Group

Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

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Henry Reid

9 Ways to Improve Your Company's CRM System

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It's a useful info for small businesses owners. We can't live without mobile apps. They are so helpful! It's hard to deny that.

Mae Davis

7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

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Hi Jennifer,Fascinating read about design-led companies!If you would like to learn more, our Design Thinking and Innovation programme mig...

Andrea Foster

How to spot a ‘design-led’ versus ‘design-fed’ company

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How the ABC used an online community to help build a movement

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Vanessa Skye Mitchell

5 things marketers should know about data privacy in 2020

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