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Etihad Airways bets big on sonic branding

Etihad Airways has adopted sonic branding in a big way, extending its new audio marketing efforts across the full customer journey in a bid to raise unprompted awareness and brand connection.

People

Why hipages continues to invest in mainstream media

A 50/50 split between brand and performance marketing spend isn’t something that seemed conceivable at hipages three years ago. But that’s exactly what has occurred at the ASX-listed tradie marketplace thanks to the impact of its mainstream media investments on consumer awareness and consideration.

Digital Marketing

Game on: Brands and the rising popularity of esports

When COVID-19 led to the postponement of major sporting competitions around the globe, there was one form of contest that surged – even if some pundits might not recognise it as such. The esports sector was the clear winner in 2020, with burgeoning player participation and viewer numbers coming through on platforms such as YouTube Gaming and Amazon’s Twitch.

Digital Marketing

Why the Wisr rebrand hit on money smarts

Fintech and neo-lender, Wisr, opted for a brand redesign around the tagline, ‘For your smart part’ to emphasise its proposition of helping Australians improve their financial wellness.

Leadership

How ANZ's CMO has brought financial wellbeing brand purpose to life

​Being the customer’s champion, providing the glue that drives alignment across the organisation and enabling innovation are three ways ANZ’s marketing team is working to bring the financial services giant’s purpose of helping people and communities thrive to life.

Leadership

7 lessons in embracing modern B2B marketing

Brand reinvigoration has sat top of the agenda for Epicor’s global chief marketing officer, Paul Stoddart, since taking up the reins just over 12 months ago. But rather than fall into the trap of traditional B2B marketing, Stoddart has set up a distinct playbook for how he’s approaching the task.

Leadership

Managing brand reputation in the midst of cancel culture

In the era of cancel culture, one poorly thought-out message can do sudden and severe damage to a brand. But marketers today find themselves on the hook for more than just what brands say to the world. Bad executive behaviour, supply chains issues and poorly thought-out operational decisions, such as the dynamiting of sacred sites, can quickly damage brands, professional reputations, and the bottom line.

Strategy

Inside SiteMinder’s brand repositioning

While grounded planes and shuttered hotels were stark visual symbols of how the global coronavirus pandemic hit travel and tourism, what wasn’t so obvious was the impact on technology platforms that support the industry.

Leadership

How these 4 CMOs are helping drive the sustainability agenda

Sustainability isn’t a new phenomenon, but the acceleration of social and cultural conscience over the past year has seen it increasingly become an actionable goal for organisations. Here, we explore how CMOs are driving the sustainability agenda

Digital Marketing

Kiwi brand No Ugly sets its sights on Australia

Kiwi brand, No Ugly, crossed the ditch earlier this year to launch in Australia. The health drink business, which is built around the philosophy of balance, spruiks its health credentials as helping people get back to gorgeous with its wellness tonics.

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.

Digital Marketing

How Breathe Education revamped its marketing and its business

In March 2020, Breathe Education was operating in-person, combined with some elements of its pilates instructor training course delivered online. Then Covid hit and as many places were shuttered, the training business was facing an uncertain future.

Strategy

​How ESK took an evidence-based approach to customer retention

An investigation of Australia’s bathroom cabinets is likely to reveal an assort of expired and neglected skincare products, used only a few times and then consigned to posterity as expensive follies, never to be purchased again. This, however, was not a fate general practitioner, Dr Ginni Mansberg, and her husband, Daniel Rubinstein, were prepared to accept when they launched their cosmetics brand, Evidence Skincare (ESK).

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Blog Posts

Why if marketing is all you do, you’ll never be very good at it

OK, so you’re probably thinking: “Here comes another article to badger me about living in my bubble.” And also, “I bet this bubble-bashing piece will go on to explain how I can achieve better results through some heady dose of new life experiences, new routines and annoyingly different opinions on social media.”

Dane Smith and Toby Harrison

Ogilvy Australia

A leader’s role in rebuilding a culture of confidence

Every day, there are new predictions and studies on the future of work, the state of the economy and the unfolding global pandemic. All of which creates uncertainty and heightens the imperative of effective leadership.

Michelle Gibbings

Workplace expert, author

Confused About Your Customers?​

​I've worked in brand and marketing for more than 20 years. But there’s one area where I’ve found myself going around in circles and I must admit I'm becoming increasingly confused.

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