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Walt Disney Australian CMO on marketing the Star Wars franchise

Taking on guardianship of the Star Wars franchise is not for the light-hearted, nor is it something that comes along every day. Walt Disney’s local CMO, Gavin Ashcroft, shares how the local team worked in advance of the launch of the Star Wars franchise’s first film in 10 years, The Force Awakens.

Leadership

How Mattel is getting back to its creation brand roots

It’s a story all too many established brands face: How to retain relevancy and purpose when the competitive landscape, digital disruption and customer expectations move well beyond anything they’ve seen before. And it’s this challenge toy giant, Mattel, has been working to overcome through a brand and corporate transformation.

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Kmart CEO details priorities to turn Target around

Restoring Target to its former glory could well come at some cost to Kmart, its new chief, Guy Russo, admits. But he’s equally bullish about turning the business around and claims both retailers can co-exist – even if it does mean stores could switch.

Leadership

Seek appoints new marketing leader

Online employment search giant, Seek, has appointed a new marketing leader as its looks to kick off a brand transformation.

Digital Marketing

The pros and cons of a masterbrand strategy

In the past few years, more and more brands have jumped on the masterbrand bandwagon, merging product offerings into one overarching campaign in an effort to emotionally connect with their customer on a more holistic level.

Social Media

Holden shares its 5 key brand strategies

Like any sector in Australia, the motor industry is seeking to find more innovative and creative ways to engage customers through digital and social channels.

Leadership

CMO’s most-read stories of 2015

With 2015 coming to a close, we thought it would be a good time to look into the most read articles of 2015 on the CMO website to see what was top of mind for modern marketing leadership this year.

Digital Marketing

​Report: Brand reputation costs $200K to repair

Every second company affected by a data leak suffers reputational damage, with the cost of repair for enterprises costing $200,000 and for SMEs approximating $8,000, a recent report found.

Leadership

8 steps to modern marketing

Over the past four years, Jackie Yeaney has been crafting a strategic corporate marketing function at open source software vendor, Red Hat. Here, she shares the core pillars propping up her marketing strategy.

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State of the CMO 2020

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Microsoft's Pip Arthur

​In this latest episode of our conversations over a cuppa with CMO, we catch up with the delightful Pip Arthur, Microsoft Australia's chief marketing officer and communications director, to talk about thinking differently, delivering on B2B connection in the crisis, brand purpose and marketing transformation.

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Companies don’t have policies to disrupt traditional business models: Forrester’s McQuivey

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Have customers really changed? - Marketing edge - CMO Australia

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The biggest concern is the lack of awareness among marketers and the most important thing is the transparency and consent.

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Data privacy 2021: What should be front and centre for the CMO right now

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The new rules of Millennial marketing in 2021

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Blog Posts

Highlights of 2020 deliver necessity for Circular Economies

The lessons emerging from a year like 2020 are what make the highlights, not necessarily what we gained. One of these is renewed emphasis on sustainability, and by this, I mean complete circular sustainability.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

Have customers really changed?

The past 12 months have been a confronting time for marketers, with each week seemingly bringing a new challenge. Some of the more notable impacts have been customer-centric, driven by shifting priorities, new consumption habits and expectation transfer.

Emilie Tan

Marketing strategist, Alpha Digital

Cultivating engaging content in Account-based Marketing (ABM)

ABM has been the buzzword in digital marketing for a while now, but I feel many companies are yet to really harness its power. The most important elements of ABM are to: Identify the right accounts; listen to these tracked accounts; and hyper-personalise your content to these accounts to truly engage them. It’s this third step where most companies struggle.

Joana Inch

Co-founder and head of digital, Hat Media Australia

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