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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.

Digital Marketing

​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.

Digital Marketing

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.

Digital Marketing

​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.

Digital Marketing

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.

Digital Marketing

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.

Social Media

​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.

Digital Marketing

How Mars tapped social sentiment to win over millennial consumers

When Mars Chocolate announced it would set the price of a Snickers bars based on the mood of the Internet, it did more than just create a cool integrated online and offline campaign – it set in motion a fundamental rethink of how Mars reaches specific audiences.

Digital Marketing

Why TEG has set up a data analytics business based on affinity data

Ticketek’s parent company is building out a data analytics and services division that not only wants to help brands derive better customer insight from first-party data, but also tap into the wealth of ‘affinity’ data generated by the live experience economy.

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Blog Posts

Is your content marketing missing the mark?

Does it ever seem like the content you create falls flat on its face or that the leads you’re generating aren’t worth following up?

Dan Ratner

managing director, uberbrand

​ Creating a purpose-driven brand

So you want to be a brand with purpose. But what does it actually mean to build a brand with real meaning?

Paul Chappell

Partner and managing director, Brand + Story

Customer experience crisis: Proactively mitigating the risk of broken promises

Last Friday, three weeks after United Airline’s spectacular customer experience disaster, customers received a letter from the company’s CEO, Oscar Munoz.

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​CMO Interview: Why aligning sales and marketing drives innovation at Konica Minolta

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CMO interview: Why Box's marketing chief is rewarding staff for failing

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