The chatbot is an information gatherer and entertainer. Think of it as the performer who covers the stage changes during a vaudeville show. While they tap dance (e.g. chat engagingly with the customer, collecting requirements and information), the backend of a marketing platform needs to be ready to customize messages and offers based on the information collected by the chatbot.
Chatbots are the new, active “on hold” experience. Understand them.
Before you get chatty, here are some basics on bots.