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How Lenovo's social strategy is helping bridge the marketing/sales divide

Sales and marketing are supposed to work in harmony, with one supporting the other to achieve the organisation’s revenue goals. In reality, the two functions often are at war. But a new social media strategy, coupled with some good old fashioned sales experience is helping Lenovo to finally bridge the gap.

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Marketing ecommerce when you're on The Block

Many business owners are familiar with seasonally-driven demand. But for Emma Garland, peak seasons lasts only three months of the year, and there is never any guarantee it will ever come again.

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​10 epic marketing campaign fails pulled after public backlash

Kendall Jenner’s recent Pepsi ad caused an intense social media backlash as people interpreted it as co-opting protest imagery to sell soda, but Pepsi is not the only brand guilty of generating a marketing campaign causing public shock and outrage.

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​Complacency kills CX: lessons learnt from the Aussie retail meltdown

David Lawrence, Marcs, Herringbone, Rhodes & Beckett, Pumpkin Patch and Dick Smith – the growing list of retailers hitting the wall in Australian is a wake-up call for other retailers to re-examine the ways in which they attract and retain customers in order to compete in today’s digitally savvy consumer world.

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5 ways to create great real-time marketing campaigns

Brands and businesses serious about getting noticed in the fast-paced digital arena are turning to more strategic and creative ways to leverage real time campaign management, according to Alterian’s CSO, Jeff Hassemer.

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​Are the Wild West days of influencer collaboration over?

The rapid rise of the social influencer has given brands new and exciting ways to get noticed by customers, and while experts welcome the recent AANA rules, which push brands to disclose they are collaborating with social influencers on sponsored posts, many think more needs to be done.

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Why brands are increasingly attracted to Snapchat

​Is Snapchat the new sweet spot for brands? The company, which recently recorded the tech industry's biggest IPO in years, has come into the spotlight by brands and agencies alike.

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Is Snapchat the new ‘sweet spot’ for brands?

​Businesses are increasingly using Snapchat as an alternative to other social media sites in a bid to reach target audiences and communicate in a direct form with followers, without getting too personal, according to a new survey by Snaplytics.

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​Facebook agrees to independent metrics testing

Facebook has bowed to pressure and agreed be more accountable via an audit and third-party verification, providing increased transparency on how advertisers run campaigns across its platforms.


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Hi James, shouldn't marketers also be focusing on collecting and utilizing up to date first-party profiling data on customers so that mes...

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Thanks for the article Jennifer, you raise some interesting points. The supermarket and shopping centre examples particularly struck a c...

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Excellent article, Thank you.

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