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CMO’s top 10 marketing leadership profiles of 2019

This year has seen the mission of marketing turn its attention to the customer, through creating an internal customer culture and a laser focus on the customer and customer advocacy, while elsewhere the marketing mandate has become disruptive.

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CMO's 19 most-read articles in 2019

​Change, disruption, uncertainty and engagement on the customer’s terms – looking at this year’s list of most-read stories on CMO, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d actively sought out these topics as areas to focus on. Yet it’s clear the transformation of marketing from broadcast to two-way engagement, thanks to the ongoing disruptive impact of digital and connectivity, has continued to dominate marketing industry discussions and thinking in 2019.

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Why marketers need to engage long-term memory

We’ve all seen it happen: You spend months creating an ad or a marketing campaign. Blood, sweat and tears have gone into it, the boardroom applauds it, and yet it results in no discernible uptick in sales or brand awareness. Or worse, it gives a competitor, who may be better known in the space, a free kick.

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5 CMOs reflect on 2019, achievements and lessons learnt

It’s been another year of disruption, change and transformation for chief marketing officers. And as we reach the end of 2019 and take a break to recharge before assuming the modern marketing mantle once more in 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened, what’s been achieved, and what experiences can inform better decision making in the New Year.

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UBank uses machine learning in new spending tracker

UBank is embracing the industry shift to Open Data through a partnership with Australian fintech, Basiq, leveraging machine learning (ML) to give customers a more complete picture of their finances.

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WPP finalises Kantar sales to strengthen balance sheet

WPP announced it has completed 90 per cent of the transaction to sell 60 per cent of Kantar, its global data, research, consulting and analytics business, to Bain Capital Private Equity, in a deal worth around £2.4 billion.

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Holden CMO steps into interim MD role

The leader of GM Holden’s commercial operations, Kristian Aquilina, has been appointed interim chairman and managing director, GM Holden, succeeding Dave Buttner, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.

Digital Marketing

Does stereotypical marketing arise from a stereotypical industry?

In February this year, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority banned two television commercials. While far from being the first ads to ever be banned, they were the first found to violate new rules prohibiting the depiction of men and women in gender-stereotypical activities.

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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

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

It's a pretty interesting article to read. I will learn more about this company later.

Dan Bullock

40 staff and 1000 contracts affected as foodora closes its Australian operations

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If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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I tried www.analisa.io to see my Instagram Insight

Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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