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Marketing can get too personal: Panel

Inspired marketing is increasingly reliant on data and analytics for customer relevancy, but can your efforts become too personalised?

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CMO interview: Becoming a change agent

Erin Mulligan Nelson surprised many peers in 2010 when she quit her post as CMO of Dell to join a start-up focused on social data. But after 11 years with the enterprise giant, preceded by a stint in consumer packaged goods at Proctor and Gamble, she was looking for a different challenge.

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What makes a data scientist?

Ask a dozen CMOs or CIOs what tops their list of strategic priorities and odds are exceedingly good that "big data" ranks either first or second. One of the greatest challenges, they'll tell you, is finding the talent they need to analyse and wring business value from the ever-increasing volume of complex data flooding their enterprises. What they need, they say, are good data scientists -- and lots of them.

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5 quick steps for using LinkedIn for recruitment

If you're only using LinkedIn as a glorified business-card collector, an email replacement or some kind of Facebook counterpart for business contacts, you're missing out on its recruitment potential.

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Updated: Why predictive analytics matters

Predictive analytics is being touted as the best way for marketers to unearth fresh insights using the wealth of data, technology tools and data science skills now at their disposal. But without the right approach projects are likely to fail.

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CMO tenure rises to 45 months

The average tenure of chief marketing officers has increased to 45 months, according to the latest report from executive recruitment and consulting group, Spencer Stuart.

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Marketing rapid growth: Creating a new flight path at Skyscanner

In the third instalment of CMO’s series on marketing chiefs at fast-growing companies, we talk to Andrew Cocker, CMO of global travel search site Skyscanner about being the company’s first board-level marketing chief and why the company is doubling the size of its marketing team.

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CMOs facing identity crisis: report

A new vendor-sponsored report claims chief marketing officers at manufacturing companies are in the midst of an identity crisis as they struggle to deliver a satisfying customer experience.

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Marketing rapid growth: Eventbrite's ticket to ride

Just what makes the marketing chief of a rapidly growing company tick? Do they need specific skills in order to cope with the fast-paced nature of their evolving brand and business? Are they better multi-taskers than most? Do they have an entrepreneurial streak most of us should envy? And how much say do they have in shaping the products and solutions their company offers?

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How to choose the right software

How do you choose the right software (or app) for your organisation? How do you sort through the sales hype? And how can you tell which vendor will be with you for the long haul and which will disappear after the sale?

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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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A few behavioural economics lesson to get your brand on top of the travel list

Understanding the core principles of Behavioural Economics will give players in the travel industry a major competitive advantage when restrictions lift and travellers begin to book again. And there are a few insights in here for the rest of the marketing community, too.

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Predicting the Future: Marketing science or marketing myth?

Unicorns, the Sunken City of Atlantis, Zeus: They are very famous. So famous in fact, that we often think twice about whether they are real or not. Sometimes if we talk about something widely enough, and for long enough, even the strangest fiction can seem like fact. But ultimately it is still fiction - stories we make up and tell ourselves over and over until we believe.

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Winning means losing in the game of customer retention

At a time of uncertainty and economic hardship, customer retention takes on much greater importance. CX Lavender’s Linda O’Grady examines the big grey area between ‘all’ and ‘best’ customers when deciding who is worth fighting for and how.

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