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National Heart Foundation undergoes historic changes

National Heart Foundation CMO, Chris Taylor, is carving out a new consolidated marketing strategy amid sweeping transformational changes to the organisational structure. He is tasked to develop a single marketing function for the national body for the first time.​

Leadership

Why customer trust is more vital to brand survival than it's ever been

Customer trust is not only vital in an environment where customer expectations are increasing daily and competition is fierce, it is a brand differentiator that could make or break a business. You only have to look at the recent scandals around Facebook or the Australian Banks to see this happening.

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Latest report links brand value and CX to business growth

​The importance of building brands and customer experience has never been more vital for the bottom line and shareholder value. This is just one of the findings from the WPP BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2018 report.

Leadership

Print is not dead: NAB takes out newspaper ads to apologise for outage

NAB has followed the lead of Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, KFC UK and other high-profile brands looking to gain back customer trust and used a full-page print ad to apologise for a weekend server failure that left customers without access to bank accounts for five hours.

Leadership

What 5 years of the CMO brand has taught us about marketing leadership

Five years ago in May, IDG tasked me with launching CMO as a brand in Australia. It was a decision driven by two factors: One, the exponential growth of technology in the marketing sphere; and two, the rising role of the marketer as an executive leader of influence.

Digital Marketing

How Lego infuses social media marketing with play

Lego is a brand synonymous with play. Indeed, its name is derived from the Danish words for ‘play well’ – leg godt. So it is perhaps not surprising to hear senior global director at Lego Group, Lars Silberbauer, uses similar language when referring to his own job.

Digital Marketing

AMEX debuts Aussie iteration of global brand overhaul

​American Express has taken the Australian wrappers off its first united global brand platform, ‘Powerful Backing: Don’t do business / Don’t live life without it’, a program of activity that includes a $1 million investment into Australia’s music scene.

Leadership

CMO interview: Why CX, martech is vital for charity growth

Teresa Sperti has had a busy year. As the first ever CMO of World Vision Australia, she has hit the ground running, focusing on bringing a consumer customer experience perspective to the global charity through a combination of martech, data and analytics and marketing smarts.

Digital Marketing

Michel's trials online delivery for cakes

Australian café chain, Michel’s, is claiming an Australian first for franchise café brands after launching an online home delivery service for cakes.

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Blog Posts

How the CMO can get the board on the customer’s side

For some CMOs, it’s easy to feel alone in the undying quest to better serve the customer. At times, it feels like the marketing department and the boards are speaking a different language, with one side trying to serve the customer, and the other side more focused on the shareholders and financials.

Jeff Cooper

CMO and board, Business Excellence Australia

The Secret Ingredients of a CX-Led Company Culture

When I talk to organisations around the world about their customer experience strategy, it is often the CMOs and their marketing teams who take the lead. They’re keen to improve the ways they attract and engage customers, and they want to understand the technologies that can help them make their customer experience truly outstanding.

Steven van Belleghem

Author, CX expert

The Future Of Social Is Joyful, Pass It On

2019 was a horror year for social media. But in 2020 something different emerged that has shifted the tone, format and intent of the medium. A new social vibe born out of the pandemic and fuelled by the emergence of a platform tailor made for the next generation of consumers.

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Managing director, Pulse

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