Stories by Azadeh Williams

Digital Marketing

Adobe's new interactive shoppable video experience

By 2019, video is set to command an estimated of 80 per cent of all Internet traffic. To leverage this proliferation of video consumption, Adobe is integrating a new shoppable video platform in a bid to enhance the next generation in digital consumer interaction.

Digital Marketing

How Billabong keeps its brand relevant

From humble beginnings on the Gold Coast in the 1970s, to growing global household name, Billabong’s brand journey has been about consistently evolving to meet customer needs. And its expansion into digital is no different.

Leadership

Report: Most companies can better leverage content marketing

A recent report by the CMO Council reveals only 12 percent of marketers believe they have high-performance content marketing engines that are strategically programmed to target the right audiences with relevant and persuasive content.

Social Media

Salesforce: How smart brands are starting to think like customers

Organisations must think more like customers and find their own procurement processes to better leverage brand awareness. Speaking at the Salesforce’s Future of Marketing in Sydney, head of product marketing, Derek Laney said brands like L’Oréal, Mattel and Room and board are achieving this greater customer engagement by using platforms that enable them to engage, listen and respond at every step, from advertising to mobile and social.

Leadership

Why creativity puts the magic in marketing leadership

In a recent survey by IBM, CEOs from around the world confirmed creative thinking as the number one asset needed to capitalise on complexity and competency within their organisation. But are we doing enough to generate the right ideas?

Digital Marketing

Marketing professionals prove hot property in Australian jobs market

A new jobs report has revealed an upward trend around rewards, salaries and recruitment for marketing professionals. But despite hot demand for talent, most marketers don’t feel budget allocation for project delivery is enough to deliver the best possible results.

Leadership

5 lessons for companies to become more agile

The globally competitive landscape is putting pressure on organisations to find innovative and more rapid-fire ways to improve their products and service offerings. One principle and practice helping to achieve this is a sustainable agile environment. Keynote speakers at this year’s 2015 Agile Australia conference in Sydney revealed their top lessons around building a successful agile environment and culture.

Featured Whitepapers

State of the CMO 2021

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Latest Videos

Launch marketing council Episode 5: Retailer and supplier

In our fifth and final episode, we delve into the relationship between retailer and supplier and how it drives and influences launch marketing strategies and success. To do that, we’re joined by Campbell Davies, group general manager of Associated Retailers Limited, and Kristin Viccars, marketing director A/NZ, Apex Tool Group. Also featured are Five by Five Global managing director, Matt Lawton, and CMO’s Nadia Cameron.

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Very true. Team development helps improve collaboration among the team members. I was able to improve my team's collaboration skills by t...

Quent Sinder

Why empowering others can help make you a great leader

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CRM is a very good software that can help you succeed in your business. In my company, this system has allowed me to improve customer rel...

Anna Janicka

Sensis rebrands to Thryv and brings business software to Australian SMBs

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AI Leasing Assistants have finally arrived for the multifamily industry. With so many to choose from it can be hard to figure out which i...

Alice Labs Pte. Ltd.

CMO's top 8 martech stories for the week - 6 May 2021

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Nowadays, when everything is being done online, it is good to know that someone is trying to make an improvement. As a company, you are o...

Marcus

10 lessons Telstra has learnt through its T22 transformation

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Hey Emilie - great read, and I particularly liked the section on the pressure of having brand purpose/Gen Z spending habits. It's great t...

Chris Thomas

Have customers really changed? - Marketing edge - CMO Australia

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Blog Posts

Why if marketing is all you do, you’ll never be very good at it

OK, so you’re probably thinking: “Here comes another article to badger me about living in my bubble.” And also, “I bet this bubble-bashing piece will go on to explain how I can achieve better results through some heady dose of new life experiences, new routines and annoyingly different opinions on social media.”

Dane Smith

Behavioural science lead and regional consulting partner, Ogilvy

A leader’s role in rebuilding a culture of confidence

Every day, there are new predictions and studies on the future of work, the state of the economy and the unfolding global pandemic. All of which creates uncertainty and heightens the imperative of effective leadership.

Michelle Gibbings

Workplace expert, author

Confused About Your Customers?​

​I've worked in brand and marketing for more than 20 years. But there’s one area where I’ve found myself going around in circles and I must admit I'm becoming increasingly confused.

Rich Curtis

CEO, FutureBrand A/NZ

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