Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

Digital Marketing

Kaiju distills CX strategy to become truly immersive brand

Craft beer brand, Kaiju! Beer, is brewing up a customer experience strategy that aims to spread its message of ‘quirkiness’ to a wider audience and gain competitive advantage over larger multinational brewers.

Digital Marketing

Advertising supply chain woes can be solved by blockchain: Adbank

Adbank co-founder and CMO, Angelo Dodaro, is on a mission to solve the advertising industry’s transparency issue and is using the power of blockchain and artificial intelligence to “follow the money” and fight the $50 billion ad fraud problem.

Digital Marketing

In depth: The art of dealing with Generation Z

The generation after Millennials, Generation Z - defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s - represents a dominant and powerful group. Considered a larger cohort than both the Baby Boomers and the Millennials, brands are starting to take notice and crafting strategies on how to deal with this ‘powerhouse’ group.

Digital Marketing

4 reactions to Fairfax-Nine media shake-up

Nine Network and Fairfax sent shockwaves through the media industry yesterday after announcing the companies are merging to become Australia's biggest integrated media company.

Social Media

Facebook takes historic dive

Facebook has suffered the biggest one-day wipeout in US stock market history one day after executives forecast lower profit margins.

Digital Marketing

Assignar lifts game with sales and marketing overhaul

Sydney startup, Assignar, has overhauled the communications of its sales and marketing departments, both internally and externally, a move that’s increased monthly website traffic by 83 per cent and grown the customer base by 120 per cent.

Measurement & Analytics

Alvin Electronics leaps into realm of machine learning

Specialist independent wholesaler, Alvin Electronics, is using the power of analytics and machine learning to assist in its customer retention efforts, a move that helps level the playing field for this small business provider.

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State of the CMO 2019

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Blog Posts

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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