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Spotlight on facial recognition after IBM, Amazon and Microsoft bans

IBM was the first big tech outfit to announce it is closing down its facial recognition system amid the Black Lives Matter racial discrimination protests in the US and around the world. Since then, Amazon and Microsoft have followed suit, with all three wanting to no longer provide the technology for policing in the US.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Suncorp's Mim Haysom

​The crisis has become catalyst for changing marketing dynamics as we recover and find our way to a new normal. In this latest episode of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO, Suncorp executive general manager brand and marketing, Mim Haysom, shares how she's adapted her brand strategy and what she believes it'll take as marketers in the next phase.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: The Iconic's Alexander Meyer

In this episode of Conversations over a cuppa with CMO, we hear from The Iconic's chief marketing officer, Alexander Meyer, about the changing nature of consumer needs during the crisis and how he sees the role of marketing evolving over the next decade.

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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.

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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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For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

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Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

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