Trends and Markets

2022 highlights from our customer service blog

Published on: January 06, 2023
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

2023 promises to be a challenging year economically, directly impact customer service teams. What can we learn from 2022 as we set out strategies for the year ahead?

How customer service needs to embrace change in housing associations

Published on: July 01, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

From the rise of multichannel to the evolving regulatory landscape and the shift towards hybrid working triggered by the pandemic, customer service in housing associations is continually changing.

5 ways collaboration tools benefit customer service

Published on: April 09, 2021
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

How are collaboration and communication tools benefiting the contact centre? New research from ContactBabel highlights 5 areas where adopting these solutions is helping improve CX...

Contact centre predictions to watch for in 2021

Published on: December 03, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

As contact centres come to terms with the disruption caused by COVID-19, what are the trends to focus on in 2021? Based on our experience and talking to partners and customers, we’ve highlighted 5 key areas that will impact customer service in the coming year – starting with employee well-being...

How to prepare your contact centre for Black Friday and beyond

Published on: November 06, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Thanks to the pandemic this year the Christmas shopping season will take place increasingly online, with consumers embracing ecommerce, many for the first time. What does this mean for customer service and how can companies prepare?

Two key themes that are driving UK customer experience post-pandemic

Published on: September 16, 2020
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

2020 has been a turbulent year for everyone – but what has been the impact on customer experience in general, and contact centres in particular? Based on primary research, Contact Babel’s 2020-21 Customer Experience Decision-Makers’ Guide delivers deep insight into the current state of the industry...

Why you can no longer ignore the cloud for CX applications

Published on: June 17, 2020
Author: Tom Walmsley - Business Development Manager

Customer service departments have been transformed by COVID-19 - 84% of UK contact centres have now moved from a centralised model to one based on home working. We explain how moving to the cloud delivers the flexibility required for changing times.

11 Tips to Ensure You Achieve ROI from Your VoC Program

Published on: June 12, 2019
Author: Guest author: Annette Franz

Brands have been running Voice of the Customer programs for years, but customer experience has generally not improved. How can brands make sure that their VoC programs deliver ROI?

5 top priorities for today’s contact centers

Published on: April 25, 2019
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager

The last 25 years have seen the rise of contact centers, both within organizations and in the public mind. What is the state of the industry today at a time of rising customer expectations and the growth of artificial intelligence? Based on the latest Contact Babel research, here are 5 key priorities for CX and customer service today...