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Digital Marketing

How to choose a data analytics provider

The explosion of interest in predictive analytics among Australian marketers has been met by similarly-explosive growth in the number of vendors and consultancies vying to meet their needs.With such rapid growth in demand, how can marketers be assured they are getting the best result for their money?

Digital Marketing

Adgorithms: The new Albert of marketing science

IBM has Watson. Now Israeli startup, Adgorithms, has Albert. And while Albert has been trained to execute large-scale digital marketing campaigns more effectively than humans, he is not out to take your job – at least not yet.

Digital Marketing

Why iiNet is tuning into voice analytics

Your customers are usually more than willing to tell you what is wrong with your business – and occasionally even what is right. Unfortunately, however, many businesses just don’t have the capability to listen effectively to all of that volunteered information and act on what they hear.

Digital Marketing

HubSpot eyes Australia's mid-market

US-based inbound marketing platform, HubSpot, is ramping up its assault on the Australian marketplace, investing in new offices and launching a CRM tool that significantly expands its functionality.

Social Media

Why Open Colleges, Virgin Mobile are backing a new tool for brand advocacy

Personal recommendations have long been perceived as one of the most persuasive forms of marketing, especially when they are delivered by trusted parties such as friends and family. But despite social media’s ability to connect individuals, it has not proven effective in harnessing recommendations for brands.

Digital Marketing

How Australia Post is improving testing

In the race to get new products and services out to customers, compromise can be inevitable. But when those compromises impact usability and customer satisfaction, any advantage gained from rapid release can quickly be lost.

Digital Marketing

Why BBVA is opening up customer data

Banks have worked hard to accumulate their vast customer data repositories, and guard them jealously. But Spanish bank, BBVA, has determined the best way to profit from its data is to give it away for free.

Leadership

Former Tesco CEO talks loyalty cards

There were no Big Data systems in 1995. In fact the term wasn't even be discussed until more than a decade later. But that didn’t stop the UK-based retailer Tesco going ahead and building a Big Data capability.

Digital Marketing

Recommendations top big data use

The appetite for big data projects within marketing functions has been revealed through internal customer polling at the Hadoop specialist technology developer, MapR.

Leadership

How innovation labs are helping organisations think like startups

In recent years, there has been a strong focus on organisations embracing ‘innovation’ as a means of gaining competitive advantage. But with the term innovation seemingly resisting definition, it is not surprising the paths organisations are taking to innovate are following a number of routes.

Leadership

Why it's time to bring mindfulness into marketing leadership

We live in a world of distraction, where mobile technology and relentless brand marketing clamour compete for our attention and tear us away from the present. So it is perhaps ironic that one of the most intriguing concepts sweeping across the marketing industry today is one encouraging us to switch back into appreciating the present moment.

Digital Marketing

How Leto Bank is maximising customer cross-selling with marketing smarts

Launching a new bank is rarely an easy proposition, so why not do so with grand ambitions? This has certainly been the intention behind Moscow-based Leto Bank. Launched in 2012 with consumer-oriented products including cash loans, point-of-sale credit, deposits and payments, the bank aims to a leading position across various segments of the Russian consumer lending market.

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Taking performance cues from east Asian markets

As the ‘Asian century’ becomes ever more prevalent and the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers speed, marketers are having to surf a tidal wave of creative destruction. The choice is stark: Embrace change, or resign yourself to a Darwinian fate.

Dr Chris Baumann

Associate professor, Macquarie University

Searching for social and marketing data

Many marketers, agencies - and everyone in between - get caught up on bubble references and data points. They’ll use Facebook best practice as the only best practice for Facebook executions and only consider metrics and responses of the one channel they’re expected to deliver on.

Isaac Lai

Connections strategy lead, VMLY&R Sydney

Why Australia needs more leaders

A few weeks ago, our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison took it upon himself to tell companies and their CEOs where to go when it came to societal issues. It wasn’t an organisation’s place to get involved. Instead, he said it should be left to governments to solve societies challenges.

Dan Banyard

Managing director, Edentify

Well, you can always improve your service. Your customers will appreciate your efforts.

Mike Thompson

Report: Australian customer experience good but not great

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How data is driving the customers of a lifetime for BaubleBar

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Xero evolves to fit a changing marketplace

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Jennifer Metcalfe

Food for Thought: How can brands show diversity in an authentic way?

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Prof Paulo Coelho

The B2C and B2B marketing transformation helping Invisalign win more smiles

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