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Customer-led innovation in a time of crisis and beyond

At its most basic, innovation is the introduction of something new. And in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of innovating has flourished across Australian marketing and customer teams as they strive to keep up with the rapidly evolving crisis and its impact on customers, business models and market dynamics. CMO caught up with five marketing leaders from the 2019 CMO50 list of Australia’s most innovative and effective marketing leaders to find out more.

Digital Marketing

CMO profile: Building the growth engine during a pandemic

​It’s a process Maria Robinson has applied to every new role she’s held as a marketer since cutting her teeth in the dotcom era: The no-fly zone. And it’s one that’s particularly useful when you’re the first CMO appointed to a company like Nitro, looking to ride the rapid growth opportunity presented by COVID-19.

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McDonald’s Australia appoints Chris Brown as new CMO

McDonald’s Australia has appointed Chris Brown as VP and CMO for the iconic fast food business. With over 23 years’ experience leading creative and digital agencies in Australia and overseas, Chris will join the McDonald’s Australia senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO, Andrew Gregory.

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Learn how to rewrite the marketing playbook with CMO Momentum's latest keynote speakers

Every marketing leader is endeavouring to transform their marketing organisation to be more customer-led. But what does it really take to disrupt your approach to achieve success?Mastercard global CMO, Raja Rajamannar, has done just that, and he’s going to share his very valuable insights at this year’s CMO Momentum conference, reimagined as a virtual event and taking place 11-12 November 2020.

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Report: What will 2021 bring for CMOs?

CMOs will need to drive customer obsession within their firms, rather than simply guiding ad procurement and promotions, according to Forrester’s 2021 prediction. This means marketing teams will need to put the customer at the center of everything they do, including leadership, strategy and operations.

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​ 4 ways for CMOs to face-off the post-COVID recession

With Australia entering the uncharted waters of a pandemic-driven recession, it is becoming harder and harder make predictions about future customer sentiment and behaviour. There are signals and trends, however, that are evident today which begin to describe likely scenarios and outcomes. So here are four factors marketers need to prepare for in the post-COVID recession.

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What it takes for CMOs to prepare for an uncertain future

The words ‘new normal’ have quickly emerged as the go-to phrase for describing the world created by the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy and national psyche. But have we even reached the ‘new normal’ yet?

Leadership

9 lessons in building a purposeful brand

An ambition to attach meaning to money through brave and purposeful brand work is the key to making an impact for Future Super’s chief marketing officer, Grace Palos. Here, she shares 9 elements key to the way the business builds out its brand strategy.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Craig Davis

​Leadership resilience, startups scaling up, marketing best practices, customer insights - these are just a few of the topics we manage to explore in the latest episode of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO featuring Craig Davis.

Leadership

Food for Thought: After Covid, then what?

CMO asks four industry leaders to shake their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what the business landscape might look like as we make our way through the coronavirus pandemic. On the other side, how will things look?

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Microsoft's Pip Arthur

​In this latest episode of our conversations over a cuppa with CMO, we catch up with the delightful Pip Arthur, Microsoft Australia's chief marketing officer and communications director, to talk about thinking differently, delivering on B2B connection in the crisis, brand purpose and marketing transformation.

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Life beyond the cookie: 5 steps to mapping the future of marketing measurement

​There’s no denying there’s been a whirlwind of response to the imminent demise of the third-party cookie from all parts of the industry. But as we’ve collectively come to better understand the implications, it’s clear this change is giving the digital advertising industry the opportunity to re-think digital marketing to support core industry use cases, while balancing consumer privacy.

Natalie Stanbury

Director of research, IAB Australia

Ensuring post-crisis success

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed brands’ CX shortcomings and a lack of customer understanding. Given ongoing disruption, customer needs, wants and expectations are continually changing, also causing customers to behave in different ways. Just look at hoarding toilet paper, staple and canned food, medicinal and cleaning products.

Riccardo Pasto

senior analyst, Forrester

A few behavioural economics lesson to get your brand on top of the travel list

Understanding the core principles of Behavioural Economics will give players in the travel industry a major competitive advantage when restrictions lift and travellers begin to book again. And there are a few insights in here for the rest of the marketing community, too.

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