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3 ways this CMO tackled a brand and business launch

It’s been 12 months since a group of ex-banking executives joined forces to build Finspo, a new digital broker proposition aiming to help level the playing field between banks and Australian consumers. And according to Finspo CMO, Dylan Keath, realising the brand and product has required adopting several critical marketing and business priorities.

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Chris Taylor new Movember chief experience officer

CMO 50 alumni, Chris Taylor, has been appointed chief experience officer at global men’s health charity, Movember and it comes after he spent three years at the Heart Foundation as its first CMO. He has also held senior marketing roles across a range of industries and brands, including Woolworths and Visa International, and has a strong focus on data and insights, innovation, user experience, loyalty, channel and product development.

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How NT Tourism avoids the potential pitfalls of partnership

External partnerships are a crucial part of brand building and growth. But fail to look beyond audience and brand synergies when inspecting a partner’s potential and you risk unexpected consumer and market backlash, NT Tourism executive GM of marketing, Tony Quarmby, says.

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Report: Marketing job ads showing strong recovery

Marketing and communications job ads were up 23 per cent in February from January 2021, according to the latest SEEK Employment report. It was the biggest rise across all the sectors, including trades, accounting, engineering and ICT.

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RMIT CMO: Marketers now have end-to-end jobs

Insights and analytics capabilities will be a key focus this year, according to the Adobe Digital Trends 2021 report. While digital disruption hit organisations as the COVID-19 pandemic broke last year, it has had a lasting effect on predictability.

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How Pizza Hut gave away 10,000 pizzas in 70 seconds

A digital transformation overhaul and collaboration between CMO, CIO and operations proved the driving forces behind a highly successful 50th anniversary marketing activation for the team at Pizza Hut Australia.

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CMO profile: Redhill reflects on 18-year career with Deloitte

Creativity at the heart of strategy is the interesting place to be, says Deloitte Consulting global CMO, David Redhill. And having occupied such a position with the consulting giant for over 18 years, it’s one he’s confident he can find in his next professional role.

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Women in leadership the focus on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic unequally affected women, from losing jobs to having a greater care burden. CMO examines some of the measures organisations are taking to help redress that imbalance.

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CMO profile: How JCDecaux is making advertising dynamic by default

‘Dynamic by default’ is fast becoming the catchcry for JCDecaux’s chief marketing officer, Essie Wake, as the business extends its data-driven offerings and audience-based approach in response to Australia’s fast-changing out-of-home landscape.

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MOOD tea brand launches to fight youth suicide

New purpose-driven brand, MOOD tea, has launched in a bid to help fight youth suicide. The purpose-driven tea brand, created by the Australian media, marketing and creative industry, is a first social enterprise product to raise funds for youth mental health programs.

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Bringing the local flavour to an international consumer brand

When Farzeen Quadir-Hegde joined Taipei-based technology maker, ASUS, as its head of marketing for Australia in October 2019, her goal was to localise what had previously been a headquarters-centric marketing program. Her timing was fortuitous however, with COVID-driven lockdowns soon highlighting the need for on-the-ground experience.

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Report: Australia's trust levels at all-time high

Trust is at an all-time high across Australia’s government, media and corporate institutions according to the latest Edelman Barometer Index - even as the trust-inequality gap remains significantly larger here than globally.

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CMO profile: How Compare Club is zooming into the service comparison market

For experienced digital marketer, Rich McPharlin, his decision to take on the CMO role at comparison service, Compare Club, was motivated by his positive impressions of the company’s culture and growth potential. But it was his recollection of his own experience with the business that led him to see the true opportunity it presented.

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Mardi Gras 2021: How brands are showing their support

In 2020 political division and instability shocked the world, and it came in a year with protests and a new movement for racial equality, all while the world grappled with the coronavirus pandemic. The events of last year have thrown the role of brands into sharp relief as many people looked to them for their support and leadership on these health, social, racial and progressive crises.

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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.

Gabrielle Dolan

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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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

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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