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What the Alan Jones advertising exodus says about modern brand strategy

Brands pulling advertising from 2GB following Alan Jones’ derogatory comments against New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinta Ardern, is yet another sign of how intertwined brand association with societal and cultural trends has become, industry and marketing leaders say.

Digital Marketing

Performance vs brand marketing: Is it one or the other?

Can brands striving for inspirational brand building also achieve performance marketing success? Or is brand work inconsistent with the metrics, measurement and real-time nature of performance marketing?

Leadership

Event sponsorship: A marketing yay or nay?

Given marketing and brand strategy have evolved so much in the past five years, thanks mostly to technology and new metrics, is event sponsorship still relevant to marketers?

Leadership

T2's Nicole Sparshott: Lessons in making the leap from CMO to CEO

Selling tea to the English. Invoking ancient tea-making rituals in Asia. Giving tea a fresh face in the US. Re-invigorating retail tea stores in Australia. These were just a few of the challenges T2 Tea set itself in re-invigorating the brand and bringing it to a global audience.

Leadership

Are brand ambassadors worth it?

Earlier this week, WA Tourism dropped George Calombaris from its most recent campaign in the wake of the chef’s underpayment of staff wages scandal.

Social Media

Keeping it real: Social influence manipulation, fake reviews and the power of influence

Dubbed the “Donald Trump of TripAdvisor” by The Washington Post, Oobah Butler turned a non-existent restaurant, The Shed, into the top rated dining establishment in London on TripAdvisor through social manipulation. Speaking at this week’s Online Retailer conference, Oobah Butler delivered his keynote on ‘Cutting through the bullsh*t of social influence manipulation’ where he detailed his scheme while working as a journalist for Vice.

Digital Marketing

​Where Australian brands are up to in the voice journey

While consumer adoption of voice technology in Australia is booming, brands are lagging behind incorporating voice into their marketing strategies, seeing it as more of a novelty than as a viable branding tool. However, it is the brands that get on the front foot of voice which will have an advantage as the technology matures, experts say.

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Searching for social and marketing data

Many marketers, agencies - and everyone in between - get caught up on bubble references and data points. They’ll use Facebook best practice as the only best practice for Facebook executions and only consider metrics and responses of the one channel they’re expected to deliver on.

Isaac Lai

Connections strategy lead, VMLY&R Sydney

Why Australia needs more leaders

A few weeks ago, our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison took it upon himself to tell companies and their CEOs where to go when it came to societal issues. It wasn’t an organisation’s place to get involved. Instead, he said it should be left to governments to solve societies challenges.

Dan Banyard

Managing director, Edentify

3 skills you need to drive better collaboration

A study published in The Harvard Business Review found the time spent in collaborative activities at work has increased by over 50 per cent in the past two decades. Larger projects; complicated problems; tighter timeframes: These require bigger teams with specialised skillsets and diverse backgrounds, often dispersed globally.

Jen Jackson

CEO, Everyday Massive

Informative blog. Xero is a well-known revolutionized accounting software, specifically developed to provide best User Experience and mak...

NavkarConsultancyServices

Xero evolves to fit a changing marketplace

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>Writes article about how to show diversity in an authentic way>All featured opinions are from white women

Jennifer Metcalfe

Food for Thought: How can brands show diversity in an authentic way?

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Prof Paulo Coelho

The B2C and B2B marketing transformation helping Invisalign win more smiles

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Great article - but regarding "For a team to achieve their full potential, Edmonson also advises leaders balance psychological safety wi...

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3 skills you need to drive better collaboration - Business leadership - CMO Australia

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I would invest money in machine learning. I think it's important to do that. Don't you agree?

Polly Valentine

Metcash to use AI for promotional planning optimisation in liquor division

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