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CMO interview: Building sustainable brand connection at Kathmandu

More and more, consumers are looking for brands they can have an emotional connection with, says Kathmandu’s chief customer officer, Eva Barrett. And for the Australia and New Zealand-based outdoor apparel brand and retailer, credibility around sustainability will be key to achieving this as it works to build engagement locally and abroad.

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Gloster exits WPP AUNZ

WPP AUNZ has confirmed the departure of its chief customer officer, Sunita Gloster, after less than 18 months in the role and a month after the group posted more than $230 million in losses in the first-half 2020.

Queensland appoints first chief customer and digital officer

The newly created role of chief customer and digital officer for the state of Queensland has gone to Chris Fechner, whose job will be to implement the government's digital vision. Fechner was most recently chief digital and product officer at Service NSW.

Measurement & Analytics

7 ways to bridge the chasm between marketing and customer experience

Nine out of 10 CEOs agree: Mastering the customer agenda is the primary challenge their organisations face now and into the future. Yet when it comes to actually orchestrating the people, process and technological changes necessary to ensuring an organisation delivers and exceeds modern customer expectations, many are struggling to truly break ground.

Strategy

​4 brand leaders building the bridge between marketing and customer service

As organisations look to compete on customer experience, it’s to be expected the people, processes and technologies supporting all touchpoints within their customers’ journeys operate more in harmony. And arguably, there are no two more important teams in this picture than marketing and customer service.

People

Forrester predictions 2020: Link CX metrics to money or lose your job

One in four customer experience (CX) professionals will be out of a job in 2020, according to the latest Forrester 2020 predictions. But don’t read that as a sign interest in CX is waning: On the contrary, the level of c-suite and high-level CX managers is set to increase.

CMO50 2019 #26-50: Catherine Anderson

It was when Catherine Anderson was promoted from CMO to Powershop’s chief customer officer in mid-2018 she felt her mindset shift from marketing to all-of-business.

CMO50 2019 #26-50: Andrew Chanmugam

Bankwest’s Andrew Chanmugam is a firm believer in marketing as both an art and a science. “Marketing gives us a natural opportunity to balance the creative with the commercial,” the EGM of customer experience, who oversees brand and marketing, five customer tribes, three organisational chapters and line-one risk functions, says.

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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

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You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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