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Marketing ecommerce when you're on The Block

Many business owners are familiar with seasonally-driven demand. But for Emma Garland, peak seasons lasts only three months of the year, and there is never any guarantee it will ever come again.

Leadership

CMO profile: Unlocking Jurlique's brand DNA

For more than 30 years, South Australian-based skincare brand, Jurlique, has been synonymous with natural, high-quality, botanical-based products. But three owners and a succession of leaders in recent years, along with six short-lived marketing chiefs and a few misguided assumptions about the brand’s strengths with a geographically disperse consumer base, led to inconsistencies in approach that impeded growth.

Sparks & Honey outlines its ‘cultural mapping’ vision

US agency, sparks & honey, is using cultural mapping through data and social insight to identify emerging cultural trends, helping brands make important decisions and gain greater insights at the tipping point of their popularity.

Digital Marketing

Why it's time to start planning your marketing around machines

Algorithms have taken over who we connect to, what we buy, where we go, how much we earn and even who we marry. And marketers who don’t start hatching a plan for how they’re going to tap this new phenomenon are at risk of giving competitors an unassailable advantage, according to We Are Social.

Leadership

Does your brand look like garbage to your customers?

Big brands spend millions on branding, packaging and marketing their wares. Yet when empty plastic bottles and bags end up scattered along beaches and parks, all that brand equity looks like nothing more than garbage.

Digital Marketing

Is brand success all in your name? We ask the expert

What’s in a name? If you asked employees of the soon-to-be-merged companies, AOL and Yahoo!, apparently there’s quite a lot. Social media has lit up as staff and bystanders have weighed into the parent company’s decision to name the new entity ‘Oath’.

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Blog Posts

Why marketing technology utilisation is taking on new urgency

Disparate data sources, fragmented technology and a lack of funding has left many brands struggling in the battle for online customer attention amid a global pandemic. Now more than ever, brands need to focus on unlocking the value of their marketing technology.

Suzanne Croxford

Marketing technology partner, Wunderman Thompson Australia

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

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