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What's the question again?

I suspect many of you felt as I did on hearing the General Election news - head under a duvet and please make it all go away! Or maybe Netflix to block out the incessant verbiage from the informed and not so well informed on 24/7 news. The annou...

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Heroes and Zeroes

The death of Arnold Clark aged 89, Britain’s first £billion car sales business evoked an outpouring of warm tributes from politicians, employees and business leaders. A life well lived, a business well-run, a passion for his product, his ...

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It's only words

This week the Prime Minister and others expressed outrage at the apparent omission of the word 'Easter' from 'egg' from none other than the National Trust and Cadbury - except the omission wasn't really a deliberate omission, but ...

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It's only words

This week the Prime Minister and others expressed outrage at the apparent omission of the word 'Easter' from 'egg' from none other than the National Trust and Cadbury - except the omission wasn't really a deliberate omiss...

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The legs have it

Tomorrow is of course April Fools’ day ironically ending a tumultuous week where many may feel that the triggering of Article 50 is no laughing matter. And yet humour has been a constant since the vote to leave in June last year with Twitter fe...

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Shine a light...

Each week there is something in the news about disgruntled customers. Citizens Advice announced their findings around who’s winning and losing the customer service battle ratings amongst the energy firms. The research stated that while...

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You can U-turn if you want to

This week we could almost hear the screeching tyres and smell the burning rubber as Philip Hammond performed a handbrake sort of U-turn about national insurance contribution increases announced in last week’s budget for the 4 million or so self...

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You can U-turn if you want to

This week we could almost hear the screeching tyres and smell the burning rubber as Philip Hammond performed a handbrake sort of U-turn about national insurance contribution increases announced in last week’s budget for the 4 million or so self...

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Leading from the top or not?

This week has involved quite a lot of travel which of course affords the luxury of catching up with news and actually reading articles and reports rather than snatching at twitter headlines. As usual there's the "must do this more often&...

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Who really controls the conversation?

The greatest challenge facing customer contact operations in 2017 isn’t a technology issue – it’s the corporate mindset Back-in-the-day, brands were accustomed to being in control of their own communication channels for marketing, ...

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Who really controls the conversation?

The greatest challenge facing customer contact operations in 2017 isn’t a technology issue – it’s the corporate mindset Back-in-the-day, brands were accustomed to being in control of their own communication channels for marketing, ...

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Oh what a night!

Comedy and satire can't trump the real madness of today's US and UK politics, fake news and of course this week’s Oscars fiasco. The night to remember became a night never to forget for all the wrong reasons, and reactions were polarised an...

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Dancing with Doris

As storm Doris hit the UK shores yesterday I was feeling a tad smug that I had chosen Gatwick to fly to from Glasgow, rather than other airports as my flight seemed to be going as others were severely delayed or cancelled. My smugness was short l...

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Old chestnuts

It's been a busy and enjoyable week meeting with members to finalise our programme for 2017, and making sure we have captured all the current hot topics. There's been a sense of 'deja vu' too, issues that used to...

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Old chestnuts

It's been a busy and enjoyable week meeting with members to finalise our programme for 2017, and making sure we have captured all the current hot topics. There's been a sense of 'deja vu' too, issues...

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Old chestnuts

It's been a busy and enjoyable week meeting with members to finalise our programme for 2017, and making sure we have captured all the current hot topics. There's been a sense of 'deja vu' too, issues that used to dominate the agenda 10 years ago are ...

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Who said winning isn't everything?

There’s a modern mantra that says winning isn’t everything – it’s the taking part that counts! That’s all well and good when perhaps we are trying to encourage our children and young people to have the confidence to part...

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Who said winning isn't everything?

There’s a modern mantra that says winning isn’t everything – it’s the taking part that counts! That’s all well and good when perhaps we are trying to encourage our children and young people to have the confidence to part...

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A new game....?

This week I was a speaker at the Oracle Modern Business Experience event in London where some 3,500 delegates gathered to get insight into how their organisations can adopt a digital-first approach. Critically this involves becoming more agile; both ...

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Press option 1 for truth

The addition of the word 'post truth' in the Oxford dictionary as word of the year 2016 is evidence; if any was required, of rapid cultural changes in how we perceive ‘the truth'. 2017 opened with hefty fines levied against EE fo...

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