Agency Management

Digital Marketing

Why more CMOs are investing in an in-house agency model

One of the great benefits of digital media is the speed at which an idea can be brought to market. So when Sportsbet general manager of marketing, Tim Hernadi, heard that a video of Indian cricketer star, Virat Kohli, smacking balls around in the Adelaide nets had gone viral, he knew this was something his team could jump on.

Customer Experience Management

Publicis Sapient acquires ThirdHorizon

​Publicis Sapient has acquired Australian-based management consultancy, Third Horizon. The acquisition gives Third Horizon clients access to Publicis Sapient’s network of staff and offices, while Publicis Sapient’s connected digital business transformation offering in the market will be boosted thanks to the deal.

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WPP finalises Kantar sales to strengthen balance sheet

WPP announced it has completed 90 per cent of the transaction to sell 60 per cent of Kantar, its global data, research, consulting and analytics business, to Bain Capital Private Equity, in a deal worth around £2.4 billion.

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Publicis Groupe continues Kiwi expansion

​Hot on the heels of its ​recent acquisition of New Zealand’s largest independent agency, MBM​, Publicis Groupe announced customer experience agency Affinity ID has joined the Publicis Groupe’s global network and will relaunch this month under the ‘Digitas’ brand.

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Former Virgin Australia customer chief joins KPMG

Former Virgin Australia chief customer officer, Mark Hassell, has become the latest high-profile brand marketing and customer executive to join a big consultancy, taking up a post with KPMG.

Digital Marketing

Shapiro: YouTube content stars could lead to death of creative agencies

The emergence of YouTube stars is doing more than providing a new avenue for brands to reach out to the younger consumer audience. According to two-time Emmy Award-winning producer and innovator, Seth Shapiro, it is also throwing into question the value added by large creative and media agencies.

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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.

Digital Marketing

Digital agencies — brand custodians?

The prominence of digital agencies within the roster of major brands has increased markedly in the past decade, reflecting in part the rise of digital to become the most lucrative individual advertising category in Australia.

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How the pandemic revealed the antidote to marketing’s image problem

What does marketing truly ‘own’ in most organisations? Brand and campaigns, definitely. Customer experience? That remains contested ground.

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Still pursuing a 360-degree view of the customer?

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” It may have been true in 1993 when this caption to a Peter Steiner cartoon appeared in the New Yorker. But after 30 years online, it’s no longer the case.

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