Brand Purpose

Leadership

10 lessons in making a rebrand a whole of organisation job

On June 1 2021, Credit Union Australia officially switched its branding over to Great Southern Bank and debuted a fresh purpose and new set of propositions targeting first-home buyers. As Great Southern Bank’s chief customer officer, Megan Keleher, put it to CMO, the task of transitioning the banking provider to a fresh brand and purpose was the biggest change the organisation has faced in its 70-plus year history. Which made it vital every person across the organisation was onside.

Leadership

Local rideshare company aims to get fair dinkum with drivers

When someone books a rideshare car there’s a good chance they are thinking more about when it will arrive and how long their trip will take than about the company itself and how it treats its drivers. But Rajesh Vuppala believes that if riders knew more about how the industry worked, they might choose a service they thought treated its drivers more fairly, especially if it gave back something to the local community.

Leadership

MOOD tea brand launches to fight youth suicide

New purpose-driven brand, MOOD tea, has launched in a bid to help fight youth suicide. The purpose-driven tea brand, created by the Australian media, marketing and creative industry, is a first social enterprise product to raise funds for youth mental health programs.

Leadership

Mardi Gras 2021: How brands are showing their support

In 2020 political division and instability shocked the world, and it came in a year with protests and a new movement for racial equality, all while the world grappled with the coronavirus pandemic. The events of last year have thrown the role of brands into sharp relief as many people looked to them for their support and leadership on these health, social, racial and progressive crises.

Strategy

Explainer: What is the circular economy?

The circular economy is expected to be worth $4.5 trillion by 2030, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Transforming the old ‘take, make and waste’ cycle with one that is structured around re-use, recycle and re-design will provide a host of new challenges and opportunities.

Leadership

9 lessons in building a purposeful brand

An ambition to attach meaning to money through brave and purposeful brand work is the key to making an impact for Future Super’s chief marketing officer, Grace Palos. Here, she shares 9 elements key to the way the business builds out its brand strategy.

Leadership

Marketing and the power of storytelling for a better world

It’s critical enterprises have a higher-level purpose which can be translated by the individual employees into their work to aid productivity and engagement, according to the founder and executive director of the Centre for the Future, ​​Dr Richard Hames.

People

CMO interview: Building sustainable brand connection at Kathmandu

More and more, consumers are looking for brands they can have an emotional connection with, says Kathmandu’s chief customer officer, Eva Barrett. And for the Australia and New Zealand-based outdoor apparel brand and retailer, credibility around sustainability will be key to achieving this as it works to build engagement locally and abroad.

Leadership

Study: Emotional connection key to brand longevity

The FutureBrand Index 2020 has just been released, the first comprehensive global study into the perception of global brands since the outbreak of COVID-1. And the findings show well-perceived companies can consistently align the full picture of the experiences they create with their wider corporate purpose.

Customer Experience Management

Redefining the human-centred approach to marketing

We’re living in a time of the ‘#noveleconomy’, a new and unusual time marked by the coronavirus, where the number one driver has to be customers and employees, Salesforce global innovation evangelist, Brian Solis, claims.

Social Media

Lessons in brand authenticity from an Australian success story

Being authentic to your brand values is more important than ever in times of crisis, according to the co-founder and CEO of Australian luxury leather brand, Maison de Sabre. Because there are plenty of brands who haven’t been and could lose customer standing as a result.

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Blog Posts

Getting privacy right in a first-party data world

With continued advances in marketing technology, data privacy continues to play catchup in terms of regulation, safety and use. The laws that do exist are open to interpretation and potential misuse and that has led to consumer mistrust and increasing calls for a stronger regulatory framework to protect personal information.

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​Beyond greenwashing: Why brands need to get their house in order first

Environmental, Social and (Corporate) Governance is a hot topic for brands right now. But before you start thinking about doing good, Craig Flanders says you best sort out the basics.

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​The value of collaboration: how to keep it together

Through the ages, from the fields to the factories to the office towers and now to our kitchen tables, collaboration has played a pivotal role in how we live and work. Together. We find partners, live as families, socialise in groups and work as teams. Ultimately, we rely on these collaborative structures to survive and thrive.

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