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Why SugarCRM acquired AI specialist Node

SugarCRM recently acquired artificial intelligence (AI) outfit Node, which leverages CRM and external data sources to deliver improved predictability across businesses. The acquisition fuels Sugar’s time-aware CX platform by forecasting expected outcomes and highlighting previously unforeseen challenges and opportunities.

Strategy

Tealium CRO: Customer data boon yet to be unlocked

​There is a massive opportunity for brands to engender even more consumer loyalty, as the true potential of data and the harnessing of technologies like customer data platforms (CDPs) and artificial intelligence (AI) become apparent in the coming years.

Measurement & Analytics

InMoment and MaritzCX to merge

InMoment is merging with MaritzCX in a deal aiming to create the world’s largest enterprise customer experience technology company.

Digital Marketing

Report: Confusion still rife over CDPs

Most marketers are planning on switching their customer data platform (CDP) in the next 12 months, despite being happy with their current provider, a new report has found.

Digital Marketing

LogMeIn to be acquired by private equity for US$4.3bn

Cloud-based connectivity vendor and Bold360 owner, LogMeIn, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm.

Measurement & Analytics

The power of combining X-data and O-data

Consumers are bombarded with thousands of brand messages every day. Which makes it increasingly important for marketers to understand the complete brand experience and have rich, actionable insights through a broad array of data.

Measurement & Analytics

NRMA: Getting smarter about the voice of customer

​For a company that receives over 200,000 customer responses each year, implementing a voice of customer (VoC) platform can seem more than a little daunting. Add in some 25 different trackers (most companies have two), and the program can become downright unmanageable.

Digital Marketing

SAP rebrands to signal customer experience technology agenda

SAP is dropping the ‘Hybris’ name and repositioning its portfolio of marketing, ecommerce, service and customer data cloud platforms under SAP C/4Hana as part of efforts to capture the end-to-end customer experience management market.

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Blog Posts

Why conflict can be good for your brand

Conflict is essentially a clash. When between two people, it’s just about always a clash of views or opinions. And when it comes to this type of conflict, more than the misaligned views themselves, what we typically hate the most is our physiological response.

Kathy Benson

Chief client officer, Ipsos

Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

Gabrielle Dolan

Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

Zac Martin

Senior planner, Ogilvy Melbourne

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