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Cover-More Group recruits first global CMO

Cover-More Group has confirmed a new group chief marketing officer to oversee its travel insurance business across more than 15 countries including Australia.

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CMO role opens at Domino’s

Domino’s is on the hunt for a new ANZ Chief Marketing Officer following the resignation of Allan Collins, who has been in the role for almost 15 years. In 2016, Collins was number one in CMO’s CMO50 and made it into the top 50 in several years.

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10 lessons Telstra has learnt through its T22 transformation

​ There isn’t a business in Australia that hasn’t experienced some form of transformation as digital connectivity pervades every aspect of our products, services and experiences as consumers and businesses. Australia’s largest telecoms provider, Telstra, however, is arguably on one of the most ambitious programs of work right now.

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Launch Marketing Council Episode 1: Launching in the beverage sector

Welcome to Launch Marketing Council’s new 3-part series focused on unlocking the secrets of launching brands, products and service by exploring real-life examples from Australia’s marketing elite, in conjunction with the independent agency Five by Five Global.

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Explainer: What is B Corp status?

When people think of an ethical company, Patagonia will often come to mind. It takes a minimalist approach to its environment impact with its materials and recycling and reuse policies for instances. It’s also a B Corp organisation, but it’s not alone on this. There’s a growing number of organisations looking to prove their credentials as businesses that care about more than just profit. So is doing good also good business sense?

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Coles launches new sustainability initiative

Coles is launching a new sustainability strategy built around the theme of ‘Together to Zero’, which includes targets to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a commitment to 100 per cent renewable electricity and sets a course to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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7 ways to build your business and brand partnership muscle

The reasons for striking a partnership with another brand are wide and diverse. From extending audience reach and brand attributes to product and services expansion, cultural and social alignment, improving commercial dividends and solving a customer pain point, the list feels seemingly endless and full of opportunity. But just what kind of external partnership are worth pursuing? And how do you shore up the best chances of success when you do partner with an external player?

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The Marketing Academy 2021 scholars revealed

The Marketing Academy has confirmed its intake of 30 up-and-coming executive marketing leaders for the 2021 edition of its Australian program, a list that covers sectors from retail, financial services and FMCG through to agencies, publishers and technology providers.

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The internal transformation that led to Camp Australia's rebrand

A rebrand is often one of the first things a chief marketing officer will look to do when they arrive in a new business. And it’s certainly something Camp Australia chief marketing and sales officer, Tom Dusseldorp, weighed up when he joined the 30-year-old provider of outside school hours care for children.

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Lollback calls time on GroupM CEO role

Mark Lollback is calling time on his GroupM CEO role at the end of this week after a five-year stint at the helm of the WPP AUNZ media business.

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3 ways this CMO tackled a brand and business launch

It’s been 12 months since a group of ex-banking executives joined forces to build Finspo, a new digital broker proposition aiming to help level the playing field between banks and Australian consumers. And according to Finspo CMO, Dylan Keath, realising the brand and product has required adopting several critical marketing and business priorities.

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Chris Taylor new Movember chief experience officer

CMO 50 alumni, Chris Taylor, has been appointed chief experience officer at global men’s health charity, Movember and it comes after he spent three years at the Heart Foundation as its first CMO. He has also held senior marketing roles across a range of industries and brands, including Woolworths and Visa International, and has a strong focus on data and insights, innovation, user experience, loyalty, channel and product development.

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How NT Tourism avoids the potential pitfalls of partnership

External partnerships are a crucial part of brand building and growth. But fail to look beyond audience and brand synergies when inspecting a partner’s potential and you risk unexpected consumer and market backlash, NT Tourism executive GM of marketing, Tony Quarmby, says.

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Report: Marketing job ads showing strong recovery

Marketing and communications job ads were up 23 per cent in February from January 2021, according to the latest SEEK Employment report. It was the biggest rise across all the sectors, including trades, accounting, engineering and ICT.

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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

Gabrielle Dolan

Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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