Entries by Ben Basche

Concierge Commerce: Rebirth of a Salesman

The Rise and Fall of Mass Marketing Conversations have been the native interface for business since the dawn of commerce, and it has only been in the past 50 years or so of mass production and mass marketing that these conversations have been distorted or killed altogether. Even before the concept of sales, there was […]

Messaging 101 Series: The Importance of Avatars

Messaging 101 Series: What to Know about Avatars! Guide to Messaging & Avatars They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But who says pictures can’t be worth more than just a thousand words? In your messaging experience, pictures/avatars could make the difference between lasting customer engagement and losing business to competitors. At a […]

Messaging, Voice and Video: Asynchronous to Synchronous and Back Again

Messaging: Synchronous and Asynchronous We’ve been trained to expect friction in communications when we’re at work. But what about friction in communicating…about communicating? How many times have you been on a conference call, waiting 5 minutes and started wondering whether or not the other person would dial in? How many all-hands meetings have you coordinated […]

Messaging: Do You Have to Worry About Sorting Conversations?

Sorting Conversations Messaging 101 Series: Do You Have to Worry About Sorting Conversations? Think about how your text messages are sorted on your phone. Every time a new message comes in, it appears at the top of your conversation list and stands out from the rest of the threads. But what if the UI didn’t […]

Why Chatbots Aren’t Enough for Your Messaging Strategy

Chatbots and Messaging Strategy It’s been just about a year since Facebook announced its support of chatbots in Messenger. This one announcement sparked “the year of the chatbot,” making automated messaging available to companies of all sizes. As messaging continues to solidify itself as the universal communication channel, chatbots will become integral parts of our […]