Brand Strategy

Audible's brand plan to build the value of audiobooks

Audible’s latest campaign highlighting how busy Aussies can fit audiobooks into their lives ties into wider efforts by the brand to position the value-add credentials of its subscription offering, its chief says.

Digital Marketing

The digital story behind Hisense's NRL sponsorship agreement

​A digital-first approach, content play and commitment to sports marketing as a vehicle for emotional consumer connection lie at the heart of Hisense Australia’s new major sponsorship with the National Rugby League (NRL), its marketing chief says.

Leadership

Brand purpose must be all year round

​Brands that do not stand for something are wasting their power and their voice, not to mention commercial opportunities, said a professor of management at Macquarie Business School.

When it’s time to retire a brand

When news of General Motors’ decision to ‘retire’ the iconic Australian Holden brand broke in early February, public outcry and a wave of nostalgia washed through the digital and print channels. With news of such a significant brand ‘retirement’, and the outpouring it generated, the team at CMO wanted to ask a bigger question: Just how do you know when it’s time to retire a brand?

Digital Marketing

Why smoothfm has switched up personalities and undertaken a rebrand

One of the most iconic TVCs from radio stations in recent years would have to be the smoothfm ad featuring Michael Buble. The ad, along with the station’s niche targeting, helped propel it to the number one FM station in Sydney and number two in Melbourne.

Leadership

​5 brands taking direct climate action

Brand purpose is not just making nice words and taking no action. The increasingly savvy consumer demands a demonstrating of what brands are dong to make the world a better place before handing over their money.

Digital Marketing

Ovolo CMO details its brand evolution

Hotel group Ovolo has set out to create a brand evolution which celebrates the unique character of each hotel, along with its eclectic portfolio of restaurants and bars, which are experience destinations brimming with character, full of eye-catching art and vibrant atmosphere.

Leadership

Why it's time for brands to abandon negative messaging

At a time of increased competition in almost every industry, getting messaging cut through has never been more important. And yet, as marketers increasingly personalise and try to engage with targeting, the consumer has never been more zoned out.

Leadership

5 ways for CMOs to win over the CFO

There’s no doubt marketers are facing a critical commercial crisis and must get better at selling the business value they create, IPA UK consultant and principle of Cassidy Media Partnership, Fran Cassidy, says.

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Life beyond the cookie: 5 steps to mapping the future of marketing measurement

​There’s no denying there’s been a whirlwind of response to the imminent demise of the third-party cookie from all parts of the industry. But as we’ve collectively come to better understand the implications, it’s clear this change is giving the digital advertising industry the opportunity to re-think digital marketing to support core industry use cases, while balancing consumer privacy.

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Director of research, IAB Australia

Ensuring post-crisis success

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed brands’ CX shortcomings and a lack of customer understanding. Given ongoing disruption, customer needs, wants and expectations are continually changing, also causing customers to behave in different ways. Just look at hoarding toilet paper, staple and canned food, medicinal and cleaning products.

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A few behavioural economics lesson to get your brand on top of the travel list

Understanding the core principles of Behavioural Economics will give players in the travel industry a major competitive advantage when restrictions lift and travellers begin to book again. And there are a few insights in here for the rest of the marketing community, too.

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