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Marketing ecommerce when you're on The Block

Many business owners are familiar with seasonally-driven demand. But for Emma Garland, peak seasons lasts only three months of the year, and there is never any guarantee it will ever come again.

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How Dell EMC's marketing chief is getting the martech stack to work

The US$67 billion takeover in 2016 by Austin-based technology maker, Dell, of its Boston-based rival, EMC¸ represented the largest merger in the technology industry. In the months that followed, the two companies worked to bring disparate products and cultures together, relaunching as Dell EMC. Much of that integration work has now been done.

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How Lego built its culture of innovation, brick by brick

​Give a group of children a pile of plastic bricks and they will instinctively start building. With some experimentation, they might soon produce something recognisable. With so many organisations now striving to build a culture of innovation, could the same process work for a group of adults?

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How video production is helping Xero attract and retain customers

From his studio in Auckland, Pat MacFie leads a team of video professionals that would put some independent production houses to shame. But he's not running an independent video production house. Instead, his group is part of an internal marketing agency producing content to help attract and retain customers for the online business software maker, Xero.

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What's driving The PAS Group's customer engagement success

It’s been some years since every brand on earth decided it desperately needed an app to a forge a ‘meaningful’ connection with its loyal consumers. But with many of those apps now neglected or forgotten in the back folders of consumers’ phones, can apps still create a connection between the brand and its consumers?

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CMO interview: Sponsoring a new way to brand engagement at CMC Markets

Sponsoring sporting teams to boost your brand image can seem like a great idea when the team you back is winning. Less so of course when their fortunes turn. But for independent financial services provider, CMC Markets, supporting the NSW Waratahs Super Rugby team has helped align the company with a key customer segment and shared values in the Australian market.

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Is brand success all in your name? We ask the expert

What’s in a name? If you asked employees of the soon-to-be-merged companies, AOL and Yahoo!, apparently there’s quite a lot. Social media has lit up as staff and bystanders have weighed into the parent company’s decision to name the new entity ‘Oath’.

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Wi-Fi helps Mirvac to better understand customer behaviour

There was once a time when a shopping centre operator might have regarded is tenants as its primary customers. But as consumers have come to find new options for where and how they spend their time and money, centre operators have had to better understand consumer needs, and make better decisions about how they meet them.

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Why marketing technology utilisation is taking on new urgency

Disparate data sources, fragmented technology and a lack of funding has left many brands struggling in the battle for online customer attention amid a global pandemic. Now more than ever, brands need to focus on unlocking the value of their marketing technology.

Suzanne Croxford

Marketing technology partner, Wunderman Thompson Australia

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

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