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Marketing history: ANZ Stadium's Melinda Madigan

ANZ Stadium is in the midst of its biggest sporting year since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Driving customer engagement with this historic array of content along with digital transformation are key for new marketing chief, Melinda Madigan.

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The keys to smarter data analytics

During the IBM Smarter Analytics conference in Sydney this month, four of its key session speakers from Australia Post, IBM consulting,Telstra and American Express closed off the day by outlining their top tips for improving your approach to data analytics.

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4 barriers stand between you and Big Data insight

Over the past three years, the buzz around big data has continued to grow. While some dismiss it as so much hype, businesses around the world are taking notice: In its recently released 5th annual Digital IQ Survey, consulting firm PwC found 62 per cent of respondents believe big data can give them a competitive advantage.

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7 attributes of highly effective tech company CEOs

When I was at IBM, I spent some time in the Executive Resource program, which is designed specifically to prepare someone to be a CEO. The program includes classes by top executives and military officers who either were CEOs themselves or were on the short path to becoming a CEO.

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5 strategic tips for avoiding a big data bust

Big data has arrived as a big business initiative. But the hip, experimental, ad hoc veneer of blending data streams to surface bold discoveries belies a massive cultural and technological undertaking not every organisation is ready for.

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How to master creative thinking

Just how did Steve Jobs and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com fame become the gurus of creative thinking? Were they born with an inherent talent, or can you in fact learn to become a leading marketing innovator?

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Transformation: The Co-op's CMO Greg Smith

Greg Smith is The Co-op's first CMO in its 55-year history. It's no wonder his to-do list stretches a mile and includes everything from brochures to outlet transformations, Facebook strategies and more.

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Data-Driven Companies Outperform Competitors Financially

Working with and making business decisions based on data is good for your company's bottom line. Companies that have embraced a data-driven culture--rating themselves substantially ahead of their peers in their use of data--are three times more likely to rate themselves as substantially ahead of their peers in financial performance, according to findings by the Economist Intelligence Unit in a survey sponsored by Tableau Software.

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10 leadership strategies you should be embracing

It’s a wonderful time to be leading as CMO - assuming you’re up to the challenge. As companies face growing pressure to drive growth in this unpredictable environment, marketing is increasingly on your CEO’s agenda and, rest assured, it is being hotly debated in the boardroom, as well.

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Finding the return on marketing investment: PGi’s Melissa Wong

Given her solid background in the software and telecoms space, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn PGi’s marketing chief Melissa Wong is a passionate believer in CMOs embracing technology. What will arguably raise more eyebrows is that she doesn’t like to be called a marketer.

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CMOs: Redefining the rulebook

The CMO has finally arrived. It might have taken five years to get there and involved a radical transformation of marketing as a practical function and principle, but the CMO has officially become a leader of corporate strategy.

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Why you should bother with the CIO

Gartner’s report on the decline of the CIO and rise of the marketer as the key technology buyer made plenty of waves last year. According to the analyst group, 35 per cent of enterprise IT expenditure by 2015 will be out of the CIO’s hands, with CMOs responsible for the majority of technology purchasing by 2017.

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Non-linear transformation: The internal struggle

Let’s face it, transformation is messy. Every business is different, with a set of specific challenges based on a mixture of external (the market, competitors, regulation) and internal factors (technology, people and process investments over time).

Neil Kelly

Partner, transformation, Wunderman Thompson

7 ways to champion a human centred design culture

Human Centred Design (HCD) has come a long way in the last decade with many forward-thinking organisations now asking for HCD teams on their projects. It’s increasingly seen as essential to unlocking innovation, driving superior customer experiences and reducing delivery risk.

Shane Burford

Head of research and design, RXP Group

Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

Hi Jennifer,Fascinating read about design-led companies!If you would like to learn more, our Design Thinking and Innovation programme mig...

Andrea Foster

How to spot a ‘design-led’ versus ‘design-fed’ company

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How the ABC used an online community to help build a movement

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Thank you for your feedback, Astha! Always appreciated.

Vanessa Skye Mitchell

5 things marketers should know about data privacy in 2020

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Hey Vanessa, thanks for providing us the things marketers should know about data privacy. This was really an informative post.

astha sharma

5 things marketers should know about data privacy in 2020

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Well, that's good to know that. Any other news you want to share here? I can't wait to see more.

Phil Godfrey

Queensland appoints first chief customer and digital officer

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