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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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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

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

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

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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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It's a pretty interesting article to read. I will learn more about this company later.

Dan Bullock

40 staff and 1000 contracts affected as foodora closes its Australian operations

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If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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