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Purple WiFi lets businesses trade free wireless for valuable customer data

Thanks to McDonald's and Starbucks, free wireless networking is available every 200 yards or so, at least in metropolitan areas of the United States. Still, many merchants--especially smaller "mom & pop" establishments--don't provide the service. Purple WiFi has a business model that can help these businesses offer free Wi-Fi, and seems like a win-win for both the business and the customers.

Digital Marketing

Westfield rolls out ‘searchable mall’ app

Westfield Group has unveiled a “searchable mall” app that helps consumers find items to purchase before they visit one of the company’s shopping centres.

Digital Marketing

Australian online ad spending reaches over $1bn in one quarter: IAB

Online advertising expenditure exceeded $1bn in the September 2013 quarter for the first time, according to new figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). The category also recorded 25 per cent year on year growth since September 2012.

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Does social media make astroturfing acceptable?

News that Samsung was fined $US340,000 in Taiwan after paying people to post negative comments about competitors on online user forums is definitely not the first case of astroturfing to occur, and it’s unlikely to be the last.

Leadership

How to win your marketing team over to the data side

Industry research and results point to data-driven marketing being THE way forward for CMOs looking to achieve the ultimate in customer engagement. Getting your marketing team and the rest of the organisation to commit to such an approach, however, can be a challenge.

Digital Marketing

Beyond Verbal gets inside your customers' heads

Think of the situations when knowing customers' moods, attitudes, and personalities could improve your ability to serve them. Beyond Verbal, an Israeli startup, has developed a cloud platform that uses efficiency, cooperation, and composure engines to extract more than 400 variants of moods by listening to a person's voice.

Digital Marketing

Face recognition technology raises fresh consumer privacy concerns

News of Tesco’s plan to deploy face recognition technology to deliver targeted advertising to UK customers has raised fresh questions around how Australian marketers can use emerging data-driven methods and still comply with new consumer privacy laws.

Digital Marketing

Why Responsive Web Design Is Here to Stay

Most Web design trends are just that. But in an increasingly mobile world, with an increasingly diverse number of mobile devices, the principles of responsive Web design aren't going to go away. Here are three ways developers need to respond to the demands of responsive Web design.

Leadership

8 things CMOs should know about CDOs

Digital is becoming a cornerstone of competitive advantage and innovation for all businesses, so no one should be surprised that a new dedicated c-suite role, the chief digital officer, is being offered up as the key to success.

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State of the CMO 2019

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Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

How do we break out of our marketing echo chambers?

Clients and agencies can get stuck into a particular way of behaving and viewing the world, but there are ways to break out of our marketing echo chamber.

Steve O'Farrell

Managing Partner, The Royals

It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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The saying is pretty tongue in cheek. It's not saying that marketers are bad people, nor that they don't take themselves seriously. There...

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The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

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Given Scotty's failed track-record in the marketing realm the memes and the ridicule is very apt and is in no way a reflection on marketi...

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The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

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