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Why it's time to find your purpose

Marketers have traditionally relied on the four ‘Ps’ principle to get their message across to consumers. But brands need to now articulate a clear purpose, engage with personality and promise possibility if they’re to remain relevant in the new age of authenticity and dynamic one-to-one consumer exchange.

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How Bupa is building a customer analytics framework

Brands ramping up their analytics capabilities need suitable frameworks in place to translate data into business insights that can be actioned by the right teams for maximum benefit, Bupa’s strategy leader claims.

Digital Marketing

How the TAB was dragged into the customer age

For a long time, Tabcorp could enjoy the kind of complacency former government monopolies often feel entitled to: The luxurious lifestyle of the incumbent. We look at how the changing gambling industry transformed its customer view.

Digital Marketing

Australian online ad spending hits $3.6bn: IAB

Online advertising expenditure in Australia in the past year to 30 June has leapt 14.6 per cent to $3.6bn, according to the latest Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) figures.

Digital Marketing

Angry Birds: From gaming hit to media platform

Rovio, the Finland-based publisher of the super-popular series of Angry Birds mobile games has undergone a dramatic evolution since the first incarnation of its most famous title hit handhelds in 2009.

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Digital's rise into the heart of marketing: Adobe's Brad Rencher

Despite their obvious importance, digital and social remain distinct activities within many marketing teams. But CMOs must integrate these channels into the one customer journey if they’re to remain at the top of their game, Adobe’s digital chief claims.

Digital Marketing

Five reasons Jeff Bezos wants the Washington Post

There's no shortage of speculation about why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post. It could be for access to local news, content deals involving the Amazon Kindle, political self-interest or even ego.

Digital Marketing

Is Amazon really a low-margin cloud business?

A startup competitor to Amazon Web Service's cloud computing platform is accusing the company of engaging in a "fake price war" and inflating the prices of its services.

Digital Marketing

5 Ways to Track In-Store Customer Behavior

There's a fine line between tracking the behaviors of customers in your brick-and-mortar store and spying on them. The technology discussed here uses data from customers' smartphones in conjunction with opt-in apps to offer patrons deals and show retailers what's happening in their stores.

Digital Marketing

Market automation reaches tipping point with CMOs: Ovum

Marketing automation is reaching a tipping point that will see it become more readily adopted across organisations, according to new research from Ovum’s Digital Marketing and Connected Customer practice.

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Why your B2B content marketing strategy isn’t working

B2B marketers have become obsessed by content marketing, but their approach is largely mediocre and isn’t changing the customer’s behaviour enough to move the commercial needle, an industry advisory group claims.

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Warren Buffet is an unlikely ally for marketers. But his belief businesses need strategic moats that increase their value in the market while acting as barriers to competitors can offer marketers a new playbook for brand building and driving growth.

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