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Expedia spends big money on predictive analytics search engines

Expedia is spending over US$500 million ($521 million) a year on its in-house technology, most of which is being ploughed into new platforms that allow the company to better predict itineraries for those searching for travel options on its website.

Digital Marketing

Galaxy Glass? Samsung files patent for smart spectacles

Samsung gets criticised for copyingApple's design techniques,colour choices, and even unannounced products, but the iPhone maker isn't the only company Samsung is willing to imitate. The Korea-based electronics maker has apparently set its sight on creating its own version of Google Glass.

Digital Marketing

End of an era: Banner ads coming to Google search results

Google has rolled out a limited test of a new banner ad for Southwest Airlines that will display atop the results page for queries about that company, contradicting a long-standing pledge to never run such advertising.

Leadership

Big data analytics: The new black magic of marketing?

In the realm of marketing, data is definitely the new black. But to hear it spoken of at conferences, you might also assume it is the new black magic, capable of doing everything from enabling accountability of every marketing dollar spent through to predicting customer behaviour. Either concept would be considered fantastical, were they also not increasingly becoming true.

Social Media

Why word-of-mouth marketing is driving purchasing decisions

Word-of-mouth marketing is responsible for up to 50 per cent of all purchase decisions and should be an increasingly important part of a marketer’s on and offline brand approach, global word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing expert, Geno Church, claims.

Social Media

Dynamics gets more social

The latest version of Microsoft's cloud-based CRM system, released today, offers users in-applications access to 30,000 sources of news, financial and social information.

Digital Marketing

CPC down for Google

The average cost-per-click for Google’s ads, both on the search giant’s own sites and those of its network members, have declined by 8 per cent year-on-year, the company revealed in its Q3 results.

Digital Marketing

HP's big data platform tends to digital marketing

Hewlett-Packard has assembled a number of its data-mining software programs into a service, called the HP Digital Marketing Hub, that can synthesize multiple sources of marketing data to help organizations better identify potential customers.

Social Media

What three big Google updates mean for your SEO strategy

Recent changes to Google's search algorithm, its keyword planner tool and the availability of search query data may have you rethinking your SEO and online marketing strategies, but experts say it's best not to overthink things.

Leadership

CMOs talking digital delivery part 3: Carsguide's Collette van Rooyen

In the third of CMO’s new series looking into what three marketing and digital chiefs think about a key topic or trend influencing their business performance, we ask the head of product at Carsguide, Collette van Rooyen, her opinion on the importance of the chief digital officer (CDO) role.

Digital Marketing

Melbourne's virtual tourists go global

Twenty one coffees, 14 desserts, two kung fu lessons and one (so far) busking sesson are not typical measures of ROI for a campaign, but when Tourism Victoria reflects on the Melbourne Remote Control Tourist experience – part of the Play Melbourne campaign – those figures will probably be part of the post-mortem.

Digital Marketing

Wearable devices help marketers 'join the dots'

Wearable computing provides great opportunities for marketers to reach customers with more relevant advertising, so long as the user’s privacy is respected, according to Christian DeFeo, eSupplier manager at electronics distributor Newark element14.

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Lee Naylor

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Sport and sponsorship: The value of event sponsorship

Australia’s cricketers captured the nation’s attention during their recent run to the semi-final of the ICC Men’s World Cup. While the tournament ultimately ended in defeat, for over a month it provoked a sense of belonging, hope and empowerment for millions of people across Australia. Cricket, and sport in general, has a near-unique ability to empower individuals, irrelevant of their background, demographic or nationality.

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Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Hi Harry, thank you for pointing this out I can confidently say both these bottles are in transition away from PET as we continue to impr...

David Freeman

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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I’m confused. He has a giant 2l hard plastic bottle in Coles and his pink bottle is also in plastic??

Harry

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Great message from an Aussie company about sustainable business practices, particularly packaging. Wish more businesses would think more ...

Krisy

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Does social media make astroturfing acceptable?

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