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It's a question of trust......

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” Friedrich Nietzsche There’s that old adage – never debate politics or religion at a dinner party. Well the news coverage in recent mo...

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CCA on the road!

It’s been another busy week at CCA with lots of information sharing and thought-leadership discussions both across the country and across the Atlantic! I was delighted to present yesterday at Verint’s Global Sales Kick-Off event in Atlan...

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The Future of Work - A long running paradox

Employment figures announced this week showed that UK unemployment fell in the three months to December, while the number of people in work jumped to a new record. The figures from the Office of National Statistics indicate that more than 580,000 mo...

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RIP Landline - You'll cold call me no longer

This was a headline from an interesting article in The Times last Saturday emphasising how the humble landline, once the much loved communication for friends and family to share intimate conversations, has now become an object of mistrust with many p...

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Get ready for the omni-channel customer revolution

The rise of multi-channel customer contact puts an onus on all of us to identify and deploy the best technologies out there to help us do our jobs better and keep our increasingly demanding customers happy. Sounds simple, doesn’t it ? We all...

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2013 agenda beginning to take shape!

It’s been another exciting week consulting with key members of our network to finalise the focus for CCA’s research agenda for 2013. An early meeting in the week with the Professor for Marketing at University of Strathclyde got the intel...

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Uncomfortable Truths ...

This week has revealed more high street casualties with HMV and Blockbuster, together with disappointing results from M&S. There has been a deluge of reporting from all sorts of analysts, but one thing is becoming clear - a failure to act on what...

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2013 - Another Challenging Year Ahead!

As we begin our journey into 2013 we know there are some key challenges ahead. I recently spoke to Neil Davey at myCustomer.com about predictions for the big issues for 2013 and you can view the full article here. The first week of 2013 has seen lo...

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Best wishes for the festive season

If your office is anything like the CCA office then it will be pandemonium with all the last minute planning before we all take a well deserved break. It has been an amazing year in so many ways but also probably one of the most challenging in mem...

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Getting ready for 2013

I don't know about you but I' m a real fan of beautiful historic buildings and it's great to see so many being restored and indeed enhanced beyond their former glory. The calmness can be truly inspiring in an age where we are always on and increas...

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There is no silver bullet

Over the past few weeks we have attended various meetings and conferences with analysts, industry experts and a range of other experienced and qualified academics and business people. There are certainly lots of very exciting and interesting things...

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A picture paints a thousand words

It has been an exciting few weeks and I am delighted at the level of input and feedback we have received from Convention delegates - this will really help shape our agenda for 2013. One of the highlights from the event itself has been the fresh ...

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Good luck for CCA Convention next week!

I am looking forward to meeting around 1,000 professionals who will convene in Glasgow next week for the CCA Annual Convention and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner. A huge thanks in advance to all our sponsors and to our keynote speakers and panelists....

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Government Energy Bill: Friend or Foe

This week has seen energy companies confused as PM David Cameron announced plans to introduce an Energy Bill to ensure customers get the lowest tariffs available. While this plan will be welcomed by millions of consumers; energy companies are left wo...

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At what price value?

'Mostly value is understood when we lose something' The subject of how we value customer service in contact centres is in some ways an old chestnut, however the debate has reemerged with vigour recently. Most people I speak to agree that we don't p...

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Smart Service Research

I am really looking forward to seeing the first results coming through from our recent research project with KANA on ‘Smart Service – Will the contact centre remain the cornerstone of your customer service offering?’ Our Customer...

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What does the future hold?

With the pace of change in relation to today's customers, new technologies and business planning, is it possible to predict with any sort of certainty what our businesses may look like in 5-10 years time? Over the past 8 months we have been working ...

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