Stories by Christine Powis

Leadership

Acorn's growth strategy sees marcomms leader join as Australian GM

​Marketing communications agency, Acorn Strategy, has brought on experienced brand marketing and communications leader, Suzannah Marinkovic, as its new general manager of Australia. The appointment comes as the agency expands out of its Perth footprint and relocates headquarters to Melbourne.

Social Media

Mars loses face of Uncle Ben in rebrand as Ben's Original

Following public criticism in the US about racist advertising and a name-change announced last year, Mars Food is now airing its rebrand of Uncle Ben’s rice as Ben’s Original, in new packaging minus the smiling face of ‘Uncle Ben’, a person of colour.

ACCC: Current powers no match for Google

The ACCC’s just-released report on its inquiry into digital advertising services concludes that existing competition laws do not enable the ACCC to adequately address the sector’s competition issues and Google's dominant position in the adtech ecosystem.

Measurement & Analytics

Mate gets a hand with brand and customer decisions from SourseAI

Fast-growing, independent telco, Mate, has signed up with SourseAI to synthesise Mate’s customer data and combine it with market data. The results include defined audience segments, characterised personas and customer and market behaviour insights as the basis for a brand refresh, customer engagement strategies and product development.

12 examples of brands pushing the vaccination cause

Brands advocating vaccinations for all are working to present themselves as good citizens with a leadership role in the community that enables them to give consumers, and often their staff, advice on what we ought to do. Here’s a sample of the ways a dozen brands are approaching this controversial topic.

Digital Marketing

University of Sydney goes cleverly social

With a view of only four out of 36 official social channels, the University of Sydney’s corporate communications team found it impossible to coordinate messaging, content, or measurement and reporting - let alone work strategically with its eight faculty comms teams.

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State of the CMO 2021

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So many words, so little business benefit.

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How JobAdder's CMO is bringing the human truth to B2B rebranding

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Gartner 2022 Digital Experience Platforms reveals leading vendor players

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Blog Posts

The 15 most-common persuasion mistakes

As workers across the country slowly head back to the office, many of us might have forgotten how to deal with one another in person and the best way to persuade someone in a working environment.

Michelle Bowden

Author, consultant

5 commonly missed opportunities when marketing to multicultural customers

The latest census data shows Australia has become a majority migrant nation for the first time. According to the new national data, more than 50 per cent of residents were born overseas or have a migrant parent.

Mark Saba

Founder and CEO, Lexigo

Post-Pandemic Business Playbook: An Opportunity Unlike Ever Before

Covid-19 created a shift in the customer and economic-based reality unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. Customers have changed from routinised pre-pandemic shopping behaviours to frequently purchasing new brands and suppliers.

Ofer Mintz

Associate Professor of Marketing, UTS Business School

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