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Why creativity puts the magic in marketing leadership

In a recent survey by IBM, CEOs from around the world confirmed creative thinking as the number one asset needed to capitalise on complexity and competency within their organisation. But are we doing enough to generate the right ideas?

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6 lessons from startup culture on how to innovate

One of the biggest challenges faced by marketers and established organisations today is how to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of customers, as well as the digital environment.

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ATO deploys voice biometrics to enhance customer experience

Nuance Communications announced The Australian Taxation Office is set to deploy Nuance’s voice biometrics solutions in its call centre, in order to build stronger customer relationships with taxpayers and enhance authentication by replacing intrusive security questioning. With the introduction of its voice biometrics systems, ATO becomes the first organisation in Australia to deploy voice biometrics in this manner.

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Westpac appoints first customer chief

Westpac has appointed its first chief customer officer, hiring a former Disney executive from the US as part of a series of executive changes.

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Samsung appoints new CMO

Samsung has promoted its head of consumer electronics to VP and chief marketing officer, effective immediately.

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Isuzu brings on first marketing leader for digital and CRM

Customers are increasingly in charge of their own purchase experience, making it vital that brands invest in digital technologies to help guide and manage those expectations, Isuzu’s new CRM and digital marketer claims.

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Customer engagement: The past, present and future

The future of customer engagement will see roles such as director of sales and marketing removed in favour of cross-functional teams and empowered employees that deliver ‘digihuman’ experiences, according to Bain and Company’s customer experience expert.

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Ergon Energy CX manager on innovation

Innovation requires creativity but won’t succeed unless it’s also backed by strong execution, consumer focus and a change-ready company culture, Ergon Energy’s group manager of retail customer experience and marketing claims.

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Simplot's digital transformation

In the last five years, Simplot CMO and chief digital officer, Fiona Allen, has made a concerted effort to become a digital transformation leader. And it's this quest for reinvention that led her to to the post of CMO and chief digital officer at Australian food manufacturer, Simplot.

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5 lessons for companies to become more agile

The globally competitive landscape is putting pressure on organisations to find innovative and more rapid-fire ways to improve their products and service offerings. One principle and practice helping to achieve this is a sustainable agile environment. Keynote speakers at this year’s 2015 Agile Australia conference in Sydney revealed their top lessons around building a successful agile environment and culture.

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How to design for a speculative future

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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The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

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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.

Michael Neale and Dr David Corkindale

University of Adelaide Business School and University of South Australia

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