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How Slack is taking a 'human approach' to reaching customers

Compelling customer experiences require “a constant stream” of customer feedback, Slack’s global vice-president of marketing, Kelly Watkins, says. It's sound advice and not overly complicated, but often, it’s difficult for companies to achieve.

Strategy

What Zappos is doing to personalise customer experience and services

Few companies of the digital era are as synonymous with the concept of great customer service as Zappos. Continuing to keep customers happy is a key focus for the group’s head of customer research, Alex Genov, who is speaking at the forthcoming CX Innovation & Tech Fest in Melbourne.

Strategy

In Pictures: Creating intelligent customer connections

​More than 50 marketing and CX managers and leaders gathered at Melbourne's Crown Casino on 24 May for CMO's latest breakfast on creating intelligence customer connections, sponsored by InMoment. Here are some pictorial highlights of the morning.

Leadership

What 5 years of the CMO brand has taught us about marketing leadership

Five years ago in May, IDG tasked me with launching CMO as a brand in Australia. It was a decision driven by two factors: One, the exponential growth of technology in the marketing sphere; and two, the rising role of the marketer as an executive leader of influence.

Digital Marketing

How Lego infuses social media marketing with play

Lego is a brand synonymous with play. Indeed, its name is derived from the Danish words for ‘play well’ – leg godt. So it is perhaps not surprising to hear senior global director at Lego Group, Lars Silberbauer, uses similar language when referring to his own job.

APN confirms $500m bid for Adshel

​​The bidding war for Adshel is heating up. APN Outdoor Group has confirmed it’s put in a $500 million bid for rival out-of-home provider, Adshel, an acquisition it says would complement its Australian product offering.

Leadership

Kantar: Customer journeys must be redefined

Empowerment of customers has required almost every business to transform, whether they know it or not, and customer journeys need to be ex-examined if true CX transformation is to be achieved.

Digital Marketing

What Oracle’s marketers are learning from machine learning

Machine learning has become one of the hottest topics in marketing circles in 2018, as organisations strive to understand what it can do and how it works. But as with most emerging technologies, there is limited experience in market against which to make decisions.

Leadership

What 14 years at Suncorp taught Mark Reinke about CX

Organisations that don't adjust their business models to deliver shared value, and put product ahead of customers, will not fare well in the future. This is the opinion of Suncorp's Mark Reinke, who is leaving the organisation after 14 years. After almost unheard-of career longevity with a single business, Reinke knows a thing or two about business transformation. And this will place him in great stead as he leaves his current role as advisor to Suncorp’s CEO to pursue his own projects.

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Cannes 2018: The Big Not Easy

This year’s Cannes Lions program is packed full of data, robots, algorithms, voice technology, blockchain, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine creativity. But I’m just as interested in more subtle trends and insights.

Richard Brett

CEO, opr

CMOs are talking the CX talk, but not yet walking the walk

Customer experience is eclipsing product as a competitive differentiator. CMOs are recognising this shift and talking the talk. But are they also walking the walk?

Will our manners go the same way as texting when robotic servants take over?

Much of the talk in the industry is focused on the limited amount of time that screens have left in our lives.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

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Janice Tollis

Why Gartner thinks brands are too uptight about strategy

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Lunna Walker

Xero evolves to fit a changing marketplace

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Treasury Wine Estates ramps up consumer engagement with augmented reality app portfolio

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Rafe Frost

3 brand new virtual reality experiences in action

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Image intelligence:10 must-see infographics for marketers

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