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Food for Thought: Is the return to analogue marketing a thing?

Do consumers have digital advertising and marketing fatigue? Recently there has been talk of a return to ‘analogue’ marketing, such as snail mail, brochures, and face-to-face engagement, and away from digital marketing. CMO asks the experts.

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Telstra appoints first CMO since 2016

​Telstra has its first chief marketing officer (CMO) since Joe Pollard, announcing CMO50 honouree Jeremy Nicholas has taken up the role.

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New body for independent media agencies launched

A new industry body aiming to give independent media agencies a voice has been launched. Independent Media Agencies of Australia (IMAA) is a new, national, not for profit body with 20 founding members.

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How to apply startup marketing thinking to all organisations

The CMO of tech startup, Silver Peak, has been lucky enough to be one of those few with a long career in marketing, and as such, has seen its evolution from using transparencies on projectors, to being data-driven and targeted.

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​5 brands taking direct climate action

Brand purpose is not just making nice words and taking no action. The increasingly savvy consumer demands a demonstrating of what brands are dong to make the world a better place before handing over their money.

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What CMOs need to know about addressable TV right now

In just weeks, Australian advertisers will get what many in the industry see as a game-changing capability for gauging what modern television consumption, reach and frequency truly looks like.

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Report: CMO tenure shortest of the C-suite

​The CMO’s short tenure, exposed by CMO’s ​State of the CMO research​, has been backed by a recent global study, which found the average tenure of the job role was only 3.5 years – the shortest of the c-suite.

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Why it's time for brands to abandon negative messaging

At a time of increased competition in almost every industry, getting messaging cut through has never been more important. And yet, as marketers increasingly personalise and try to engage with targeting, the consumer has never been more zoned out.

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State of the CMO 2019

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Non-linear transformation: The internal struggle

Let’s face it, transformation is messy. Every business is different, with a set of specific challenges based on a mixture of external (the market, competitors, regulation) and internal factors (technology, people and process investments over time).

Neil Kelly

Partner, transformation, Wunderman Thompson

7 ways to champion a human centred design culture

Human Centred Design (HCD) has come a long way in the last decade with many forward-thinking organisations now asking for HCD teams on their projects. It’s increasingly seen as essential to unlocking innovation, driving superior customer experiences and reducing delivery risk.

Shane Burford

Head of research and design, RXP Group

Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

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Henry Reid

9 Ways to Improve Your Company's CRM System

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It's a useful info for small businesses owners. We can't live without mobile apps. They are so helpful! It's hard to deny that.

Mae Davis

7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

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Hi Jennifer,Fascinating read about design-led companies!If you would like to learn more, our Design Thinking and Innovation programme mig...

Andrea Foster

How to spot a ‘design-led’ versus ‘design-fed’ company

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ABC web-site not easy to use/navigate. Even getting this far in sign-on to ABC My Space was problematic - it was asking for my password,...

Vee.

How the ABC used an online community to help build a movement

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Thank you for your feedback, Astha! Always appreciated.

Vanessa Skye Mitchell

5 things marketers should know about data privacy in 2020

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