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CMO profile: Redhill reflects on 18-year career with Deloitte

Creativity at the heart of strategy is the interesting place to be, says Deloitte Consulting global CMO, David Redhill. And having occupied such a position with the consulting giant for over 18 years, it’s one he’s confident he can find in his next professional role.

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Women in leadership the focus on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic unequally affected women, from losing jobs to having a greater care burden. CMO examines some of the measures organisations are taking to help redress that imbalance.

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CMO profile: How JCDecaux is making advertising dynamic by default

‘Dynamic by default’ is fast becoming the catchcry for JCDecaux’s chief marketing officer, Essie Wake, as the business extends its data-driven offerings and audience-based approach in response to Australia’s fast-changing out-of-home landscape.

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MOOD tea brand launches to fight youth suicide

New purpose-driven brand, MOOD tea, has launched in a bid to help fight youth suicide. The purpose-driven tea brand, created by the Australian media, marketing and creative industry, is a first social enterprise product to raise funds for youth mental health programs.

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Bringing the local flavour to an international consumer brand

When Farzeen Quadir-Hegde joined Taipei-based technology maker, ASUS, as its head of marketing for Australia in October 2019, her goal was to localise what had previously been a headquarters-centric marketing program. Her timing was fortuitous however, with COVID-driven lockdowns soon highlighting the need for on-the-ground experience.

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Report: Australia's trust levels at all-time high

Trust is at an all-time high across Australia’s government, media and corporate institutions according to the latest Edelman Barometer Index - even as the trust-inequality gap remains significantly larger here than globally.

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CMO profile: How Compare Club is zooming into the service comparison market

For experienced digital marketer, Rich McPharlin, his decision to take on the CMO role at comparison service, Compare Club, was motivated by his positive impressions of the company’s culture and growth potential. But it was his recollection of his own experience with the business that led him to see the true opportunity it presented.

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Mardi Gras 2021: How brands are showing their support

In 2020 political division and instability shocked the world, and it came in a year with protests and a new movement for racial equality, all while the world grappled with the coronavirus pandemic. The events of last year have thrown the role of brands into sharp relief as many people looked to them for their support and leadership on these health, social, racial and progressive crises.

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Food for Thought: How marketers need to approach 2021

CMO asks four marketing leaders about where do we go from here and what can be expect now that’s it’s 2021 and whether we continue to operate in short timelines and get backer to longer term planning.

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CMO profile: Playing the long brand game at Monash IVF

Keeping one eye firmly fixed on the long game while securing incremental wins – and executive trust – is the best way of describing Monash IV chief marketer, Fiona Allen’s, approach to the fertility service provider’s marketing strategy.

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How BlackBerry has taken its brand essence from mobiles to enterprise security

Over the last eight years BlackBerry has gone through a huge transformation, from a consumer brand selling hardware to an enterprise brand focused on software. “We still have a focus on what we’re good at - productivity, security, mission critical systems - we’ve never moved away from that, BlackBerry CMO, Mark Wilson, says. And recently, building off the idea of ‘intelligent security, everywhere’ the company is unveiling a new campaign aimed at securing all businesses across the globe, regardless of their location, workforce or user device.

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Highlights of 2020 deliver necessity for Circular Economies

The lessons emerging from a year like 2020 are what make the highlights, not necessarily what we gained. One of these is renewed emphasis on sustainability, and by this, I mean complete circular sustainability.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

Have customers really changed?

The past 12 months have been a confronting time for marketers, with each week seemingly bringing a new challenge. Some of the more notable impacts have been customer-centric, driven by shifting priorities, new consumption habits and expectation transfer.

Emilie Tan

Marketing strategist, Alpha Digital

Cultivating engaging content in Account-based Marketing (ABM)

ABM has been the buzzword in digital marketing for a while now, but I feel many companies are yet to really harness its power. The most important elements of ABM are to: Identify the right accounts; listen to these tracked accounts; and hyper-personalise your content to these accounts to truly engage them. It’s this third step where most companies struggle.

Joana Inch

Co-founder and head of digital, Hat Media Australia

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