Brand Strategy

Report: Quality of content impedes meaningful brand success

A new list of Australia and the world’s most ‘meaningful’ brands has found fewer than half of consumers see organisations contributing to their well-being and quality of life and that most are failing to resonate because of the quality of their content.

Leadership

Medibank CEO: We're getting better at customer experience

Reducing customer complaints, digitisation, a change to executive incentives and exposing non-customer facing staff to the end consumer are all helping Medibank start to turn the corner on customer experience, its chief executive claims.

Digital Marketing

Nova CMO on the radio group's rebranding strategy

Nova’s first holistic rebrand in five years is about giving the radio station owner the opportunity to reinvigorate and strengthen its standing with the under-40s consumer market, its CMO says.

Telstra remains Australia's most valuable brand

Telstra has retained top standing in Australia’s list of most valuable brands while Commonwealth Bank remains Australia’s most valuable banking brand, the latest top 100 list reports.

Leadership

CMO interview: Carving out marketing’s commercial role at Myer

Any marketing leader worth their salt will tell you customer data is the backbone of the programs they plan and decisions they make today. And for Myer executive general manager for brand and marketing, Mike Scott, the retailer’s customer loyalty program is the “sleeping giant” that can provide the insights it needs to win over modern consumers.

CMO50 2016 #26-50: Jamie McDonald, Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia (FedUni) boasts of a strong heritage as a regional university, providing education and training for more than 145 years. Despite this, the brand is relatively young as a result of merging the University of Ballarat with Monash University Gippsland campus and creating Federation University Australia in 2014.

CMO50 2016 #26-50: Paul Stern, Kathmandu

“When I commenced my studies 27 years ago, marketing was about ‘satisfying the needs and wants of customers’,” Kathmandu’s GM of marketing and international, Paul Stern, comments. “You can’t do that unless you know who you are targeting.”

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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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