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CMO profile: Building a brand community via timbersports

As a young girl, Joanne Katsos would marvel at the strength of the timbersports competitors at the Royal Melbourne Show as they chopped and sawed their way to glory. Little did she know that as an adult she would find herself in the role of marketing director for the Australian operations of an organisation that is one of the world’s key supporters of timbersports.

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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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Channelling climate positive design

As we enter 2020, the new decade spells infinite possibility in digital and design. Yet ironically, the biggest trend we’re facing has nothing to do to with innovative technology. It is something much more ‘down to earth’: The state of our planet. Or more specifically: Climate change.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

Non-linear transformation: The internal struggle

Let’s face it, transformation is messy. Every business is different, with a set of specific challenges based on a mixture of external (the market, competitors, regulation) and internal factors (technology, people and process investments over time).

Neil Kelly

Partner, transformation, Wunderman Thompson

7 ways to champion a human centred design culture

Human Centred Design (HCD) has come a long way in the last decade with many forward-thinking organisations now asking for HCD teams on their projects. It’s increasingly seen as essential to unlocking innovation, driving superior customer experiences and reducing delivery risk.

Shane Burford

Head of research and design, RXP Group

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Emily Walsh

Why negative messaging isn’t working for your brand

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Wollermann Business Brokers

Aus Post recruits tasks new CMO with building modern iconic brand

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Henry Reid

9 Ways to Improve Your Company's CRM System

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Mae Davis

7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

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Hi Jennifer,Fascinating read about design-led companies!If you would like to learn more, our Design Thinking and Innovation programme mig...

Andrea Foster

How to spot a ‘design-led’ versus ‘design-fed’ company

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