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CMO to CEO: Virgin’s David Scribner talks growth

CMOs may be gaining influence across executive teams today, but trying to find marketers who’ve risen up to CEO still isn’t easy in Australia. For the few who have reached this corporate milestone, like Virgin Mobile’s David Scribner, that lack of fellow peer progression is a little sad.

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The marketing technologist: Grant Pattison, IAG Commercial

Grant Pattison talks with CMO about what it takes to be a marketing technologist, his priorities, what technology and cultural frameworks he’s investing in to work with the rest of the business, and friction with the IT department.

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5 ways of coping operationally with digital disruption

One of the key issues discussed at this year’s Adobe Summit was the skills, internal collaboration and organisational frameworks necessary for staff to cope with digital transformation. Here, we share five insights from speakers on what it takes to fuel digital innovation and strategy at an organisational level.

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CMO tenure climbs to 48 months

The latest Spencer Stuart CMO tenure study has found marketing chiefs in the US are now staying in their jobs for 48 months on average.

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Lessons on innovation from 4 millennials

Digital innovation is less about ‘lightbulb’ moments and more about improving inefficiencies and foundational capabilities, such as technology and data, to deliver better experiences.

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A matter of multiple CMO personas

When it comes to today’s CMO, there is no one-size-fits-all skillset. But a new study by Forbes Insights has revealed marketing chiefs are now falling into six clearly defined personas.

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Companies are failing to realise creativity across the organisation: Nicole Velik

The marketing and advertising industry has done more than any other to enshrine the term ‘creative’ as a job description rather than simply as a personal characteristic. But to assume that creativity resides in one set of individuals alone is to ignore the latent creativity scattered across an organisations.

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Baker joins RedBalloon as CEO

Tourism Australia’s former CMO, Nick Baker, has become the new CEO for Australian online gifting site, RedBalloon.

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The chief marketer of 2016

What will the future of marketing and the role of the CMO look like in 2016? What marketing tools will be employed? How will marketing metrics be applied? Will data-driven marketing fulfill its potential?

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CMO Interview: How McDonald's is putting customer centricity back on the menu

McDonald’s A/NZ CMO, Mark Lollback, isn’t someone who backs away from a challenge or the need to change. So when he was offered the opportunity to help McDonald's turn its go-to-market strategy around and find a way to deliver stronger long-term value to its customers to drive sustainable business growth, he jumped at it.

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Changing culture key to achieving digital agility

The cultural aspect to achieving digital agility should not be underestimated, and IT and marketing teams need to work together to convince their boards that moving to agile development processes will positively impact their businesses.

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3 marketing mistakes to overcome when courting prospective customers

Marketing that urges respondents to ‘buy now’ is a little like asking someone to marry you on your first date. At any time, only 3 per cent of the market is looking for what you’re selling, so the chances of your date randomly being ‘The One’ is pretty slim.

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Is design thinking the answer for the next generation of marketing?

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