Brand Strategy

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Breaking taboos: Marketing socially awkward products

There are some products and services consumers can’t help but shout about from the rooftops. Then there are plenty of others which many people wouldn’t be caught dead discussing in public.

Leadership

Mindfulness: How it can supercharge your marketing function

Mindfulness. Say the word and you tend to get one of two reactions: People love it, or they roll their eyes. But what does that actually means to and for marketers in a world of deadlines and diminishing consumer attention?

Digital Marketing

Emotion analytics: The X factor in CX?

“Focus on your customers”, Warren Buffet reportedly said. Savvy marketers take note: The renowned investor’s advice is borne out by the latest CX research from Forrester. According to the analyst firm’s 2018 Australian Customer Experience Index, emotion has a bigger impact on brand loyalty than ease or effectiveness and is the critical piece in becoming a standout CX leader.

Digital Marketing

Nearmap takes its marketing, and products, global

​The new CMO of Nearmap, Harvey Sanchez, has got a big job to do. But then, Nearmap itself could be said to have the biggest job of all, given to date it has performed analysis on over one million square kilometres of imagery across Australia and the US, which constitutes about 80 million properties, and is performing more every day.

People

NRMA disrupted: Launching a new membership platform

For almost a 100 years, millions of Australians have relied on the NRMA for roadside assistance, advice on buying a car and road safety. But the motoring organisation has felt the force of digital disruption. In an era when cars are more reliable and mobile phones do the job of maps, travel guide and emergency help, its relevance has been challenged.

More than a campaign: ICC Sydney details latest brand efforts

​Keeping the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney brand front of mind with the international convention community by highlighting experiences and the people behind its offering is the cornerstone of the venue’s new multi-pronged marketing campaign.

Leadership

Saving hearts and capturing minds: Heart Foundation CMO on his purpose-driven marketing plan

The Heart Foundation found itself in the eye of a storm recently after its campaign to raise awareness about heart disease, the single biggest killer of Australians, attracted a swift, vocal barrage of criticism. The not-for-profit has since apologised and pulled the ads, although it defends the need for strong messaging on what's a life and death issue.

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Blog Posts

When friction can be a brand’s best friend

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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CEO, FutureBrand A/NZ

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.

Nickie Scriven

CEO, Zenith

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.

Hamish Thomson

Author, former regional president and global brand head, Mars Incorporated

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