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From CMO to CEO: BlackBerry's Matt Ball

An early focus on customer experience with the help of his grandfather has helped Matt Ball immensely as he transitioned through a series of marketing roles to MD of BlackBerry A/NZ.

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How you can be a digital CMO

What does it take to be a digital CMO? According to new research from analyst group, Gartner, success comes down to a host of factors including strategic campaign investment, staff skill sets, consistent customer experience and telling the right story with the help of data analytics.

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The CMO's Zero Moment of Truth

Technology has disrupted all walks of life and business. How can then the business of marketing remain untouched by the waves of disruptive technologies?

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Andy Lark: Technology is the core brand differentiator

Whether your brand is virtual or physical, technology is the core differentiator and those with the best digital platforms will win the battle for customers’ minds and hearts, Commonwealth Bank’s outgoing CMO, Andy Lark, claims.

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Living on the data analytics edge: SEEK

There are some organisations that pay lip service to data analysis, and there are others that live by it. Australia and New Zealand employment site SEEK, is definitely the latter.

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Culture and customer voice the key for first Xero CMO

The first global marketing chief at cloud-based accounting software provider Xero has highlighted culture and embracing the brand’s ‘alternative’ position with small businesses as key to his success.

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Big Data jumps to the cloud

Big Data-as-a-Service offers quick, inexpensive, targeted analytics. The information is coming in fast, at high volumes, in a variety of formats. It's too much for human beings to handle – it's a job for big data analytics.

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Why CMOs need to subscribe to a new marketing economy

The economic shift from transaction-based purchasing to subscription models has huge implications on how marketers interact with their customers, as well as perform their role as business leaders, Zuora’s CMO claims.

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Half of Aussie organisations fail big data quest

Big data analytics are being increasingly infiltrating Australian businesses but more than half claim their attempts to leverage such information to improve customer experience have failed, a new report claims.

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How Analytics Is Helping IT Vendors Sell Actual Solutions

For decades, IT vendors have offered small 's' solutions that were really bundles of hardware, software and services that they wanted to sell regardless of what customers actually needed. Now firms such as Dell, IBM and EMC are using analytics to help customers decide which products are best for their needs. Oracle, HP and others struggling with big 'S' solutions may get left behind.

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14 proven ways to connect with customers

There are many ways to connect with customers, but which ways are the most effective? Business owners and managers as well as customer relationship experts share their tips on how and where to best engage with existing and prospective customers.

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Aussie businesses are not data-driven: PwC outlook

Many Australian businesses claim to be data driven but are in fact using information to support existing beliefs rather than achieve new and valuable consumer insights, a senior PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) senior partner claims.

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Why are we dubious about deep learning?

The prospect of deep learning gives those of us in the industry something to get really excited about, and something to be nervous about, at the same time.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

Why you can’t afford to fail at CX in 2019

In 1976 Apple launched. The business would go on to change the game, setting the bar for customer experience (CX). Seamless customer experience and intuitive designs gave customers exactly what they wanted, making other service experiences pale in comparison.

Damian Kernahan

Founder and CEO, Proto Partners

Natural born leaders

Many business and marketing managers progressing to leadership positions face evolving their focus from operational matters to strategic decision making and planning.

Jean-Luc Ambrosi

Author, marketer

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Facebook: Friction is costing Australian businesses $29 billion a year

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Thanks for writing about chatbots. Definitely bots have the exciting future when it comes to customer engagement, transactional and conve...

Sanket Nair

7 businesses successfully implementing chatbots

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Interesting article but what about the employees? There needs to be access to quick cash for everyone involved lest we have yet another '...

Joel Pencer

Suncorp outlines customer investments, digitisation as key to business improvement

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Just printed out this Brad Howarth screed to read tomorrow. I need a good laugh once in a while. Or maybe shed some manly-man tears at th...

Larry A Singleton

What a diversity agenda has done for Kellogg's staff and innovation engagement

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Morons. PC Nazis infiltrating and subverting every level in our lives.These scum have destroyed our education system.Read FrontPage Magaz...

Larry A Singleton

What a diversity agenda has done for Kellogg's staff and innovation engagement

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