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Why content marketing can make the difference amid the COVID-19 closures

With events and roundtables being cancelled in all industries across the globe in the wake of COVID-19, and no indication when they may be able to start up again, content marketing is going to be vital for lead generation. However, according to a new report, only 12 per cent of marketers believe their content marketing programs target the right audiences with relevant and persuasive content.

Digital Marketing

The top 6 content challenges facing B2B firms

No matter how much you believe in the benefits of content or are committed to creating a content strategy, it can be a struggle to execute a successful content marketing approach. In working with a variety of B2B firms across a range of industries, I’ve discovered six common challenges facing marketing professionals and executives when it comes to content marketing.

Digital Marketing

​CMO Council: Marketers are struggling to personalise

Marketers looking to deliver exceptional customer experiences are increasingly turning to personalisation. But a new report has found most are still struggling to deliver, with less than three in 100 boasting the single customer view needed to turn discrete marketing activities into ongoing, targeted customer engagements.

Digital Marketing

Thinking big data for marketing? Get small data right first

Ah, big data. It’s hyped as the panacea for everything from identifying new market opportunities to personalising one-to-one conversations with your customers and supercharging your social media program. The problem? Most companies do not use their small data well across many functions, including marketing.

Leadership

The chief marketer of 2016

What will the future of marketing and the role of the CMO look like in 2016? What marketing tools will be employed? How will marketing metrics be applied? Will data-driven marketing fulfill its potential?

Brand creation: It’s just a name…or is it?

Creating a name for a new brand—either a company or a product—is an exciting venture. You are preparing to attend the very birth of what will hopefully become a profitable and dynamic force in the market.

Leadership

Five things marketers can learn from designers

Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, hired Mauro Porcini to serve as the company’s first chief design officer. The goal: To help Pepsi grow its core brands. Likewise, venture firm, Kleiner Perkins, wooed designer John Maeda to become the firm’s design partner. So why are highly successfully companies putting top-notch designers in key leadership roles?

Leadership

Why marketers hold the keys to the competitive kingdom

Business has changed significantly during the past few decades, fuelled by low cost and ubiquitous communications technologies. Innovation has been layered on top of innovation, irrevocably altering human behaviour and causing seismic shifts in business philosophy, practices and careers.

Leadership

B2B marketers need to stop playing the victim

B2B marketers need to stop playing the victim and spend more time learning customer centricity from their consumer counterparts if they wish to remain relevant in five years’ time.

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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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