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CMO Momentum 2020: How to embrace agile marketing

At this week’s CMO Momentum virtual conference, four marketing chiefs from areas as varied as the university sector, airlines and real estate shared their insights and experience on working in an agile way in the marketing remit.

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Predictions 2018: 5 ways the CMO role will change

Experts warn that as pressure mounts to deliver more business growth and meet customer expectations against a backdrop of tighter budgets and economic conditions, the role of the CMO will need to rapidly evolve in 2018.

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Rolling out agile marketing at Deakin

If this year’s CMO50 nominations are anything to go by, ‘agile’ has become the buzzword of 2017. Marketers striving to build more adaptability, resiliency and a culture of continuous improvement are all turning to the lessons of software’s Agile methodology as a way of reshaping their function for the future, albeit with varying degrees of success.

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CMO50 2017 #1: Barni Evans

Getting specialist marketers to appreciate each other’s prowess is one thing; getting them to work truly collaboratively is another. Which is why Sportsbet’s CMO and now chief commercial officer, Barni Evans, decided to switch around his brand and creative head with his head of media and data-driven marketing.

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How these 4 brands are getting value out of growth hacking

Growth hacking - which uses rapid experimentation and new tools and techniques to engage and grow a business's customer base - is popular with not only the startup community, where it was born, but with big companies recognising its promise and appeal in building their overall customer base.

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Why Tourism Victoria decided to go agile

Government agencies are not renowned for their willingness to adopt avant-garde systems and processes. But for destination marketing agency, Tourism Victoria, a decision to adopt an agile development methodology for its refreshed website has delivered greater certainty and overall value for money.

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Marketing's time to embrace test-and-learn

There is a mantra in the technology startup community that says failure is actually a good thing. That people who try something and fail are actually better investments than those who try nothing, or who have never known failure. This same ethos is also starting to find favour within some marketing teams.

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An innovation revolution

The rapid march of technology and changing consumer expectations are driving organisations to release new products and services at an ever increasing rate. In marketing, this translates to delivering campaigns and interactions at greater speed, with flexibility and customer responsiveness to match. But if handled poorly, such rapid product and process development can also translate to a drop in quality.

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How Seek is using continuous delivery to bring agility to marketing

Agile development abandons traditional notions of lengthy planning and development cycles with testing at the end in favour of rapid prototyping, development and ongoing testing. That same thinking is starting to find its way into other business processes, and marketing is no exception.

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CMO food for thought: Agile marketing

In our latest Food for Thought series with leading marketers, we asked three brands: What does agile marketing and being responsive mean, and how do CMOs achieve it?

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I always enjoy those oft-forgotten, in-between moments in any experience. These moments are not necessarily part of any defined experience per se. They likely wouldn’t show up in an organisation’s plans or ideas to help make the customer journey or user flow as simple, easy and seamless as possible.

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How much attention should we be paying to the ‘attention economy’?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the advertising industry lately about what’s coined the ‘attention economy’. And it’s fast becoming the new battleground for media channels to prove their wares and to develop and espouse new attention metrics.

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Sometimes the best solutions are some of the most counterintuitive

Exceptional CMOs do exceptional things for themselves and for those they inspire. At your best you are creative, innovative and inspirational. We have a problem though. We now live in a corporate world that demands sensibility where everything you do is measurable and stakeholders demand predictability – the antithesis of breakthrough and transformation.

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