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Leadership

Digital drive creating war for executive talent

Attraction and retaining talent is the top issues facing businesses today, according to a new report, with 43 per cent of CEOs globally citing lack of talent and skills as a barrier to future innovation.

Digital Marketing

The mobile and digital transformation behind Afterpay's rapid international rise

Australian payments company, Afterpay, is one of the relatively few tech success stories this country has produced. And it’s through a consistently stable yet increasingly diverse approach to mobile and Web capability that the business is capitalising on growing international consumer demand, its chief product officer says.

Digital Marketing

What the 5G revolution will do to mobile marketing

It’s taken just a decade for mobile advertising to rise from relative obscurity to represent a billion dollars of ad expenditure in Australia (according to the IAB), and account for 62 per cent of general digital display spending.

Digital Marketing

SXSW Day 5: It's the end of the world as we know it

SXSW 2019 has confirmed the extent to which technology will impact every aspect of our lives in deep and profound ways. I’m 15 sessions in, spanning a range of topics from flying vehicles, smart cities, neuro-science, nano-technology, to how the CIA uses creativity to solve complex counter-terrorism challenges.

Customer Experience Management

Salesforce: There is a global crisis of trust

The world is experiencing a crisis of trust as digital and the fourth industrial revolution disrupt industries and jobs. And it's the way organisations harness technology for customer good that will get us through it.

Digital Marketing

Dickens switches Seven for Optus

Seven West Media chief digital officer, Clive Dickens, will leave the organisation to join Optus, a move triggering a series of leadership digital, technology and content leadership changes at the ASX-listed SWM group.

Customer Experience Management

How Medibank achieved digital experience transformation

Medibank recently underwent a digital experience transformation, a move that's resulted in the My Medibank app becoming the highest-rated private health insurance app in the Apple Store in June 2017 and led to a raft of other benefits.

Strategy

Why the University of Canberra is so keen on chatbots

Being able to deliver a virtual personalised assistant to every staff member and student on campus is a step closer to reality for the University of Canberra after it signed up to a new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot platform.

Digital Marketing

UNSW bets big on Adobe Experience Cloud to lift digital game

The University of NSW has thrown its dollars behind Adobe’s Experience Cloud as part of a digital experience transformation aimed at lifting its reputation and standing to the top echelons of tertiary providers globally.

Strategy

Why this design leader doesn't mind if he's with the CIO or CMO

For many organisations, the emergence of digital channels necessitated creation of an entirely new business function to support them. A key question then is where to house that function – within marketing, IT, operations, customer, or someplace else?

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Blog Posts

Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

It's a pretty interesting article to read. I will learn more about this company later.

Dan Bullock

40 staff and 1000 contracts affected as foodora closes its Australian operations

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If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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I tried www.analisa.io to see my Instagram Insight

Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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