Cmo Interviews

Leadership

CMO interview: How Amaysim built its customer credentials as a challenger brand

Having built his CMO credentials in startups across Australia and Europe, Amaysim’s Christian Magel has a wealth of knowledge about building brands, consumer experiences and a customer base. But he’s also one of the first to point out a modern marketing leader can’t sit in their silo and expect to succeed.

Leadership

CMO interview: Globys’ Lara Albert talks technology in marketing

Getting to the heart of how customers behave through data and analytical insight has become a pre-requisite for CMOs looking to keep ahead of disruptive competitors and consumer expectations. As a result, building technology know-how, as well as the teams and operational capabilities to do this at scale, has become priority number one.

Leadership

CMO interview: Marketing open source (to marketers)

It's a product that costs nothing, is up against entrenched competitors, and exists in a category that enterprises have in the past been wary of. All in all, marketing open source software to other marketers was never going to be an easy job.

Leadership

CMO interview: Travelling with a clear brand direction

When it comes to being a marketing chief these days, emphasis is often placed on the importance of an analytical, data-driven approach. But for Wotif Group’s general manager of marketing, Michael Betteridge, success comes from having the best of both science and art.

Leadership

CMO interview: Marketing the wool off a sheep’s back

Many marketers can count the number of Australian owned, globally recognised brands on one hand. So it’s no surprise that experienced marketer and strategist, Rob Langtry, considers being brand custodian for the country’s wool industry a rare privilege.

Leadership

CMO Interview: Building customer connections using art and science

Data-driven marketing has become the catchcry for marketers striving to achieve real-time customer interactions in a world where consumers have all the brand power. But it’s those who also invest in creating an emotional link with the customer that will win.

Leadership

CMO interview: Selling the story of cyberterrorism

When we think of great marketing, we tend to visualise consumer brands like Coca-Cola or Nike. So it’s no surprise that a defence stalwart like BAE Systems hasn’t previously thought marketing necessary.

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CMO interview: Becoming a change agent

Erin Mulligan Nelson surprised many peers in 2010 when she quit her post as CMO of Dell to join a start-up focused on social data. But after 11 years with the enterprise giant, preceded by a stint in consumer packaged goods at Proctor and Gamble, she was looking for a different challenge.

Leadership

Marketing rapid growth: Creating a new flight path at Skyscanner

In the third instalment of CMO’s series on marketing chiefs at fast-growing companies, we talk to Andrew Cocker, CMO of global travel search site Skyscanner about being the company’s first board-level marketing chief and why the company is doubling the size of its marketing team.

Leadership

Finding the return on marketing investment: PGi’s Melissa Wong

Given her solid background in the software and telecoms space, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn PGi’s marketing chief Melissa Wong is a passionate believer in CMOs embracing technology. What will arguably raise more eyebrows is that she doesn’t like to be called a marketer.

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2 hidden ingredients for leadership success CMOs need to know

Your success as a senior marketing professional has much in common with your success as a leader. Both marketing, and leadership activities, depend on building trust, encouraging action, and reliably fulfilling promises that have been made.

Gerard Penna

Leadership advisor, coach

How shifting economic trends are impacting digital media

Between further interest rate rises, inflation​, empty shelves, extortionate lettuce prices, supply chain issues and the barely believable events in Eastern Europe, the past six months there’s been a cacophony of environmental factors.

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5 ways to turn imposter syndrome into confidence and conviction

Imposter syndrome. That feeling others will discover you are actually not as good as they expect, and at any point you will be exposed and ridiculed as a fraud. If you can relate to this, then you are not alone.

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