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CMOs must have courage to lead successfully

A new consultancy group’s report on the changing role of marketing has stressed the importance of courage, collaboration and commercial instinct if marketing leaders want to continue to be successful.

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Even Data-Driven Businesses Should Cultivate Intuition

The desire to make better decisions faster is one of the fundamental drivers of new big data analytics technologies and a general push toward data-driven decision-making. But the relationship between data and intuition -- the old 'gut feeling' -- is a complicated one, says Peter Swabey, senior editor, technology at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group.

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Dialling into customer advocacy: Telstra CMO Mark Buckman

One-to-one engagement has become a catchcry of the marketing community, but in reality many still haven’t worked out how to act at such a personalised level. A massive organisation like Telstra would once have been placed firmly in this group, but its CMO, Mark Buckman, believes the company’s heft is actually helping drive its one-to-one strategy and improve customer services and advocacy.

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Apple's History Offers Insight Into CMO-CIO Relationship

Liz Allen, a former Apple marketing executive, has seen the volatile relationship between CMOs and CIOs evolving over the years. CMOs were worshipped and CIOs despised at Apple, but Allen isn't taking sides: 'If you're at odds, your competition is going to win.'

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Co-creating with customers: AustralianSuper’s digital innovation journey

If you ask your customers what they think of you, your products and services, they may very well tell you. But what if the people using your products and services were the same ones that had designed them? How would that change their attitudes towards you, and what new ideas might the design process uncover?

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CMO to CEO: Taming modern leadership

Chief executive of Australia’s Taronga Zoo Cameron Kerr is a great believer in the power of people to transform brands as well as leadership. He discusses his rise from marketer to business leader

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Will your business be a digital predator or prey?

Organisations that don’t make the transition to digital in the next 10 years will either be acquired by firms that have, or go out of business as new technologies transform the way companies interact with their customers.

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3 ways the CMO can win over the CIO

The challenges of striking a successful relationship between marketing and IT are well documented, and yet we’re still not sure of the best way to get there. There’s no getting away from the fact that these two leaders come from different backgrounds and have, until now, been speaking very different languages.

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CMO food for thought: The talent debate

In our new series of insights into a key topic or issue for marketers, we ask three CMOs: What skill sets does today’s ideal marketing team need to have and why?

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Mars CDO: We're only halfway through the digital journey

Digital and technology may have already triggered bucket loads of change within our organisations and transformed our interactions as consumers, but Mars Australia’s chief digital officer claims we’re only halfway into the digital journey.

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Using artificial intelligence to surprise your customers

​We have expected artificial intelligence (AI) will become part of our everyday lives for quite some time.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

Is customer segmentation dead?

Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, announced the death of customer segmentation five years ago saying, "The shift is to go from the segment to the individual. She might have been a bit premature for most marketers, but if customer segmentation isn't dead yet, it's definitely on life support.

Richard Taylor

Senior digital strategist, Spinach

How people buy brands

Andrew Ehrenberg was a giant in the field of marketing science. He believed scientific methods could reveal law-like patterns of how people buy. In this post, I summarise one of Ehrenberg’s most important discoveries and its implications on how people buy brands.

Kyle Ross

Strategist, TRP

If a business games me happy than there is a higher chance I will go to them.

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The Iconic: becoming customer-focussed transformed our business

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