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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

Virgin Australia sets path to reemerge amid ongoing COVID crisis

Virgin Australia will cut 3000 jobs, drop the Tiger brand and restructure as it begins the path out of voluntary administration under new owners, Bain Capital. The airline noted it will carry over all travel credits and Velocity frequent flyer points.

Digital Marketing

Inside Sonder’s elevator pitch rebrand

Personal safety and well-being support outfit, Sonder, recently debuted a new customer value proposition and core brand messaging with the aim of quickly and succinctly telling its brand story to executives, when time and attention is precious, and limited.

Digital Marketing

Why Include a Charity opted for a rebrand

Looking to change the focus for charitable giving in wills, Include A Charity has undertaken a complete refresh of its 12-year-old organisation and launched a new brand identity and logo.

Digital Marketing

Brand Australia misses the mark

Australia’s new international logo, which is to be used for overseas trade missions and business exchange programs, came into the spotlight last week - but for all the wrong reasons.

Digital Marketing

MyState Bank’s play for heart and heartland

MyState Bank’s latest campaign, created during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, turns on the themes of balance and simplifying life, and was produced in an unusual way, with virtual casting sessions, talent from the same family and a strict enforcement of a two-metre distancing rule on set.

Digital Marketing

Brand safety in a changing digital landscape

So profound are the changing dynamics in the online world - the increasing shift to digital and the ongoing disruption of the coronavirus - brand safety givens are being rapidly overturned and even discarded.

Leadership

CMOs in the spotlight on consumers and the crisis

At the Cannes Lion Live 2020 event last week, a group ofmarketing leaders spoke about their experience leading the marketing mission for their organisations through this time of coronavirus crisis

Digital Marketing

First national seafood campaign gets government boost

​Seafood Industry Australia, the seafood industry's national peak-body, has found itself with a $4 million federal government grant, which will be used for the sector's first ever whole-of-industry national marketing campaign.

Digital Marketing

HSBC CMO's three lessons from brand transformation

HSBC CMO, Leanne Cutts, speaking at the Cannes Lion Live 2020 ​virtual event, explained how the multinational bank began a global refresh on its brand identity, “because we know successful brands need to be true to their DNA and their original values and heritage, but also to be fresh for what audiences and customers need today”.

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How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

Michael Neale and Dr David Corkindale

University of Adelaide Business School and University of South Australia

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