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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Coles Group's Lisa Ronson

​In this week's instalment of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO, we talk with Coles Group CMO and our former #1 in the CMO 2018, Lisa Ronson, about how the supermarket giant has approached marketing and customer engagement and how she's coped with the transformative and significant impact of the COVID-19 crisis as a leader and brand strategist.

Digital Marketing

Report: Customer and innovation focus rule

Rising customer expectations have pushed marketers into being engagers, beyond just messengers, fostering customer engagement well beyond the first purchase, according to the latest Salesforce State of Marketing report. And in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, standards of customer engagement are shifting yet again, with marketers on the forefront of new trends.

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Ad Standards CEO to depart

Ad Standards CEO, Fiona Jolly, is set to depart from the industry body after nearly 15 years at the helm.

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From Ampol to Polly Waffle: Lessons in reviving a brand

Two long-dormant brands are set to be revived in the Australian market, with news the Polly Waffle chocolate bar is coming back to supermarket shelves and drivers will soon see Ampol back at the petrol bowser. But is the nostalgia both represent enough to win back consumers?

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Sportsbet's Barni Evans

In our latest episode of Conversations over a cuppa with CMO, we talk to Sportsbet chief executive and former CMO50 #1, Barni Evans, about lessons in the crisis and the more innovative ways it's working to keep customers engaged.

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Scribner to exit oOh!media

oOh!media chief customer officer, David Scribner, is heading for the exit after what the company says has been an executive review of its business plans for the future.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: UNSW's Fiona Docherty

​The University of NSW was arguably one of Australia's first institutions to gain direct experience of the COVID-19 crisis when one of its new Chinese students tested positive for the virus. Here, in this latest Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO episode, UNSW CMO, Fiona Docherty, shares the incredible transformation and pivot the university has had to take in order to cope with the unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in.

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COVID-19 effect: How Mable pivoted to support vulnerable Australians

Mable is an online platform which connects people with disability and older Australians with independent care and support workers, nurses and allied health professionals in their community. It differs from other provider models, as it gives more choice to both users and the independent support workers, so they feel they’re in control – something that can often feel ‘taken away’ in these groups.

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How RACQ is pivoting marketing to suit members facing a crisis

RACQ has repurposed funds allocated to the cancelled Motorfest 2020 into a $100,000 donation to the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine research program. It’s just one of the steps the brand has taken to support community and members and pivot its marketing approach during the current crisis.

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HESTA has new brand and acquisition GM

HESTA has announced a new brand and acquisition GM, among a raft of new appointments for the health and community services sector superannuation fund.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: David Morgan

​In this latest episode, we catch up with one of Australia's most experienced marketing leaders and our long suffering CMO50 judge, David Morgan, to explore key questions marketing leaders should be asking of their marketing plans in this current phase of the crisis, how the situation changes the nature of customer value and delivery, and the importance of CMOs working with the CFO.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: The Star's George Hughes

It's been an incredibly tough three months for the Star as it shut its doors and stood down staff in response to the COVID-19 lockdown. Yet innovation has shone through, and if the CMO, George Hughes, has anything to say about it, such lateral thinking will continue as we start to recover from the crisis.

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Blog Posts

MYOD Dataset: Building a DAM

In my first article in this MYOD [Make Your Organisation Data-Driven] series, I articulated a one-line approach to successfully injecting data into your organisation’s DNA: Using a Dataset -> Skillset -> Mindset framework. This will take your people and processes on a journey to data actualisation.

Kshira Saagar

Group director of data science, Global Fashion Group

Business quiet? Now is the time to review your owned assets

For businesses and advertiser categories currently experiencing a slowdown in consumer activity, now is the optimal time to get started on projects that have been of high importance, but low urgency.

Olia Krivtchoun

CX discipline leader, Spark Foundry

Bottoms up: Lockdown lessons for an inverted marketing world

The effects of the coronavirus slammed the brakes on retail sales in pubs, clubs and restaurants. Fever-Tree’s Australia GM Andy Gaunt explains what they have learnt from some tricky months of trading

Andy Gaunt

General manager, Fever-Tree Australia and New Zealand

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