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Leadership

Mark Reinke joins News Corp

Well-respected marketer and former Suncorp customer experience chief, Mark Reinke, has joined the leadership team at News Corp as part of an executive reshuffle.

Leadership

Wilks moves from marketing to sales at Volkswagen

​The convergence between marketing and sales is continuing, with Volkswagen’s general manager of marketing, Ben Wilks, moving into the general manager of sales, passenger vehicles role in a company reshuffle.

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson, chief customer officer at Powershop Australia says always look and listen beyond the marketing department for feedback and ideas.

People

Xero: Customer trust only occurs from the inside-out

Rachael Powell’s job title tells us all we need to know about marketing right now. As chief customer, people and marketing officer at Xero, she is the embodiment of the evolution of marketing and how, in order to achieve true connection with the customer, trust must occur from the inside before it can go out to the customers.

Leadership

Baker appointed to MD of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

​Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s chief customer officer has been appointed to the position of managing director, effective from early July. Marnie Baker, who will take over from Mike Hirst in the role of MD, has worked across all facets of the Bank since 1989 and led the Bank’s entry into the new payments platform and digital banking.

Leadership

UPDATED: Lark takes the CMO reins at Foxtel

Highly regarded marketing leader, Andy Lark, has joined Foxtel as its chief marketing officer, overseeing brand, content, customer management, acquisitions, digital and product management.

Customer Experience Management

10 ways Volkswagen’s first chief customer officer is driving a new experience agenda

Jason Bradshaw was ​appointed Volkswagen Group Australia’s first director of customer experience​ 12 months ago, an executive-level role he claims is also a first for Australia’s automotive industry. The remit: Put the customer front and centre across HQ, as well as its dealership network, making customers the first, second and third priority behind every business decision.

Leadership

Westpac appoints first customer chief

Westpac has appointed its first chief customer officer, hiring a former Disney executive from the US as part of a series of executive changes.

Featured Whitepapers

State of the CMO 2019

CMO’s State of the CMO is an annual industry research initiative aimed at understanding how ...

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Blog Posts

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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