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Data analytics: Are we there yet?

Remember what travel was like before GPS? You could usually manage if you were traveling along familiar roads, but go on a long trip and it could get exciting. Which exit were we looking for? Had we passed the red barn? Did the gas station attendant say to turn after three lights or four? And let's not forget the kids in the back seat asking, "When will we get there?" Okay, that part hasn't changed, although the good news is that they can usually see the GPS screen too and answer their own questions.

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4 CMOs share their advice on embracing failure

‘Failure’ is a term that is seemingly in vogue, but are marketing leaders truly embracing what it stands for? We asked 4 Aussie CMOs to share how failure fits in their team’s innovation and development mindset.

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The top marketing and CMO skills in demand in 2015

We all know marketing as a function has undergone substantial change in recent years, largely thanks to the rise of digital connectivity and the ever-demanding customer. So as organisations look to improve their customer game plan this year, what are the top skills in demand in 2015?

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Biennale of Sydney hunts for new CMO

The Biennale of Sydney is on the hunt for a new CMO following the departure of head of marketing and sponsorship, Ashley de Silva.

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Mondelez Australia MD: What partnering with startups has taught me as a brand leader

In December, Mondelez International revealed the results of its inaugural Mobile Futures program in Australia, partnering five key brands with local technology startups. We catch up with the company's MD for Australia and New Zealand, Amanda Banfield, to hear her views as a leader on how the program has impacted the rest of the business.

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How Flight Centre is mapping out a new kind of customer journey

It’s the destination every brand wants to reach: Personalised customer engagement. And at Flight Centre, the ticket is booked and the trip well underway thanks to investments in customer journey mapping, marketing resources, content delivery and omni-channel retailing.

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The rise of marketing-as-a-service for CMOs

Too many CMOs haven’t invested enough in platform-based marketing technology systems and resources to meet and drive customer expectations, according to IDC. But making that leap into marketing technology doesn’t have to mean owning the infrastructure yourself.

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Todd Sampson joins Qantas board

Leo Burnett Group CEO and high-profile marketing and advertising personality, Todd Sampson, has joined the Qantas board.

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The good, the generous and the galvanic: Marketing with purpose

The Marketing Society defines marketing’s primary role as follows: “To create sustainable growth by understanding, anticipating and satisfying customer need”. Yet in our ongoing quest to deliver bottom-line results, many marketers tend to overlook the very fundamental aspect of sustainable growth.

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An innovation revolution

The rapid march of technology and changing consumer expectations are driving organisations to release new products and services at an ever increasing rate. In marketing, this translates to delivering campaigns and interactions at greater speed, with flexibility and customer responsiveness to match. But if handled poorly, such rapid product and process development can also translate to a drop in quality.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: ABC's Leisa Bacon

In this episode of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO, ABC's director of audiences, Leisa Bacon, shares how she's navigated the COVID-19 crisis, the milestones and adaptability it's ushered in, and what sustained lessons there are for marketers as we start to recover.

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Blog Posts

MYOD Dataset: Building a DAM

In my first article in this MYOD [Make Your Organisation Data-Driven] series, I articulated a one-line approach to successfully injecting data into your organisation’s DNA: Using a Dataset -> Skillset -> Mindset framework. This will take your people and processes on a journey to data actualisation.

Kshira Saagar

Group director of data science, Global Fashion Group

Business quiet? Now is the time to review your owned assets

For businesses and advertiser categories currently experiencing a slowdown in consumer activity, now is the optimal time to get started on projects that have been of high importance, but low urgency.

Olia Krivtchoun

CX discipline leader, Spark Foundry

Bottoms up: Lockdown lessons for an inverted marketing world

The effects of the coronavirus slammed the brakes on retail sales in pubs, clubs and restaurants. Fever-Tree’s Australia GM Andy Gaunt explains what they have learnt from some tricky months of trading

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General manager, Fever-Tree Australia and New Zealand

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