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RMIT, MyState, Clubs Australia and Dexus on the keys to CMO-CIO alignment

Digital is a driver and catalyst for delivering company growth and transformation across industries. And both marketing and IT teams recognise its importance as a strategic tool and mechanism to deliver growth ambitions and outcomes. But without alignment between the two functions, organisations will only get so far in disrupting themselves and achieving the customer-led transformation required today, both sides agree.

Strategy

Behind the scenes of IGA's digital grocery offer

The launch of IGA’s online grocery delivery service is a lesson in developing minimum viable product that responds quickly to the needs of customers during a rapidly evolving crisis, its shopper engagement leader says.

Digital Marketing

Bringing back the Max Brenner brand

An online shop, mobile app, fresh take on customer loyalty and new product ranging are just some of the steps Max Brenner’s local marketing chief says it’s taking to prepare the once-embattled brand as Australia recovers from COVID-19.

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.

Customer Experience Management

Queensland creates first government chief customer officer

​Queensland is soon set to have a public chief customer and digital officer, the first of its kind in Australia, the state’s government has announced​. The role will have responsibility for advancing global technology and supporting the needs of Queenslanders and Queensland businesses in this arena.

Leadership

How Sitecore's CMO balances digital technology with cultural change

​ Balancing technological change with cultural change is part and parcel of digital transformation. And yet even at digital experience platform provider, Sitecore, its chief marketing officer found many employees were still not clear on why culture was as important as technology in transformation.

Digital Marketing

QBE, MinterEllison share insights into digital transformation

Sticking to your guns, having realistic expectations on technology rollout timeframes, getting the right people to set the cadence of work, and executive advocacy are all key for organisations looking to successfully digitally transform.

Digital Marketing

Winning over the Next Generation in the 4th Industrial Age

The confluence of demographic change associated with millennials and digital technology will have profound impact in the world of business and beyond, says renowned futurologist and director of the Centre for Industry 4.0, Rocky Scopelliti​.

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ACCC launches fresh legal challenge against Google's consumer data practices for advertising

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Brand Australia misses the mark

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Brand Australia misses the mark

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Blog Posts

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

Michael Neale and Dr David Corkindale

University of Adelaide Business School and University of South Australia

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