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Culture and customer voice the key for first Xero CMO

The first global marketing chief at cloud-based accounting software provider Xero has highlighted culture and embracing the brand’s ‘alternative’ position with small businesses as key to his success.

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Big Data jumps to the cloud

Big Data-as-a-Service offers quick, inexpensive, targeted analytics. The information is coming in fast, at high volumes, in a variety of formats. It's too much for human beings to handle – it's a job for big data analytics.

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Why CMOs need to subscribe to a new marketing economy

The economic shift from transaction-based purchasing to subscription models has huge implications on how marketers interact with their customers, as well as perform their role as business leaders, Zuora’s CMO claims.

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Half of Aussie organisations fail big data quest

Big data analytics are being increasingly infiltrating Australian businesses but more than half claim their attempts to leverage such information to improve customer experience have failed, a new report claims.

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How Analytics Is Helping IT Vendors Sell Actual Solutions

For decades, IT vendors have offered small 's' solutions that were really bundles of hardware, software and services that they wanted to sell regardless of what customers actually needed. Now firms such as Dell, IBM and EMC are using analytics to help customers decide which products are best for their needs. Oracle, HP and others struggling with big 'S' solutions may get left behind.

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14 proven ways to connect with customers

There are many ways to connect with customers, but which ways are the most effective? Business owners and managers as well as customer relationship experts share their tips on how and where to best engage with existing and prospective customers.

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Aussie businesses are not data-driven: PwC outlook

Many Australian businesses claim to be data driven but are in fact using information to support existing beliefs rather than achieve new and valuable consumer insights, a senior PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) senior partner claims.

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Tech talent wars spill into marketing

With the unemployment rate for tech workers below 4 per cent across the US, there's growing competition for IT talent. Lately, some of the demand for tech candidates is coming from outside the IT department. Who's behind it? Marketing.

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Balancing brand maturity with the new cloud journey: MYOB

Well-known Australian accounting products producer, MYOB, is one of many software vendors embracing the cloud with a range of subscription-based solutions. But like all cases of disruptive change, the transition raises questions around how to juggle loyal and new customers.

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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.

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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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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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