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Spotlight on facial recognition after IBM, Amazon and Microsoft bans

IBM was the first big tech outfit to announce it is closing down its facial recognition system amid the Black Lives Matter racial discrimination protests in the US and around the world. Since then, Amazon and Microsoft have followed suit, with all three wanting to no longer provide the technology for policing in the US.

Digital Marketing

Updated: Amazon buys Sizmek Ad Server, DCO

Amazon has confirmed it is acquiring the ad server and creative optimisation divisions of Sizmek’s ailing business, strengthening its own offering against the might of Google.

Digital Marketing

Is Amazon Advertising a threat, or a boon?

Opinion is divided over the news of Amazon launching its advertising services in Australia, with some saying it will make little impact, and others saying that Amazon will not only take a large place in the sales funnel, they will be the entire funnel.

Digital Marketing

SXSW Day 5: It's the end of the world as we know it

SXSW 2019 has confirmed the extent to which technology will impact every aspect of our lives in deep and profound ways. I’m 15 sessions in, spanning a range of topics from flying vehicles, smart cities, neuro-science, nano-technology, to how the CIA uses creativity to solve complex counter-terrorism challenges.

Digital Marketing

CMO’s top 18 stories for 2018

The digitisation and transformation of marketing, power of the personal, building and retaining customer trust, and striving for online retail relevancy are just some of the big themes to dominate the news this year.

Digital Marketing

Report: Amazon launch lifts Aussie online retail sales but not all brands benefit

Amazon’s launch in Australia has significantly boosted online shopping behaviour across the wider local retail landscape, generating more sales across a wider array of local ecommerce and brand websites. But not everyone is benefitting and those in the mid-share, mid-market space stand to lose the most from the US giant’s arrival on our shore long term.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 8 digital marketing trends for 2018

The age of customer centricity is here, and as experience increasingly becomes the biggest driver of digital transformation and marketing strategy, 2018 will be about moving the customer relationship to an even deeper and more dynamic level of personalised engagement.

Digital Marketing

The rise of online retail marketplaces and what they mean for brands

The impending arrival of Amazon on Australian shores has left many brands and retailers scrambling to implement a response. And it’s the way in which Amazon will serve the market that arguably offers the biggest industry shake-up and reshape how consumers access products and services for brands and retailers alike.

Digital Marketing

How this brand is tackling the Amazon retail problem

While many Australian brands struggle with what impact Amazon’s arrival in Australia might have on their sales channel, at least one has had first-hand experience with the American online behemoth for years.

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