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Salmat selling its contact centre business for $53 million

​ASX-listed Salmat is selling its contact centre business to funds advised by Five V Capital in combination with the Probe Group for $53 million, in order to free up capital and resources to invest in its Marketing Solutions and MicroSourcing businesses. The sale is expected to be completed at the end of April.

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Baker appointed to MD of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

​Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s chief customer officer has been appointed to the position of managing director, effective from early July. Marnie Baker, who will take over from Mike Hirst in the role of MD, has worked across all facets of the Bank since 1989 and led the Bank’s entry into the new payments platform and digital banking.

Digital Marketing

eHarmony: How machine learning is leading to better and longer-lasting love matches

Once upon a time, meeting a partner online was not seen as conducive to a happily ever after. In fact, it was seen as a forbidden forest. However, in the modern age of time poor, stressed-out professionals, meeting someone online is not only seen as essential, it can also be considered to be the more scientific way to go about the happy ending.

Leadership

Report: Analytics maturity key to success

Higher analytics maturity correlates with higher financial performance, company performance and brand reputation according to a fresh industry report.

Leadership

How agility has transformed data and analytics at ANZ

Two years ago, the data and analytics team was seen as a backwater cost centre within ANZ, a silo to be trimmed when needed that was offering little observable value to anyone. On top of this, the employee NPS score with the team was measured at minus 48, a dire position for any business that relies on its people to deliver customer experience.

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Blog Posts

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?

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