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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.

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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.

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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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Juggling data with delivery at Harris Farm

If traditional businesses are to thrive in this era of digital disruption, it is going to take some non-traditional thinking to get them there. It is also probably going to take a few more executives like Harris Farm Markets’ Simon Maizels.

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Shapiro: YouTube content stars could lead to death of creative agencies

The emergence of YouTube stars is doing more than providing a new avenue for brands to reach out to the younger consumer audience. According to two-time Emmy Award-winning producer and innovator, Seth Shapiro, it is also throwing into question the value added by large creative and media agencies.

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SurveyMonkey touts tools for insights into audiences

SurveyMonkey has become the tool for businesses wanting to know a little more about what their customers think. But if new Australian managing director, Tony Ward, gets his way, it will also be the tool of choice for marketers and agencies wanting to gain an insight into the minds of Australian audiences.

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Fastway marketing chief: Making the switch from B2B to consumer connections

The rapid growth of ecommerce in Australia has opened up a lucrative new opportunity for Australia’s logistics industry. But for many of those companies, who previously were deeply entrenched in the world of business-to-business relationships, the switch to servicing consumers has required a switch in customer service mindset.

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Marketing's time to embrace test-and-learn

There is a mantra in the technology startup community that says failure is actually a good thing. That people who try something and fail are actually better investments than those who try nothing, or who have never known failure. This same ethos is also starting to find favour within some marketing teams.

Digital Marketing

Interview: Cracking the digital video code for brands

With more than 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, ensuring that even a short film can capture an audience’s attention is no easy task. But when you’ve been making short films for more than 25 years, there are a few tricks you pick up along the way.

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Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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I tried www.analisa.io to see my Instagram Insight

Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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The saying is pretty tongue in cheek. It's not saying that marketers are bad people, nor that they don't take themselves seriously. There...

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The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

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