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CMO50 2019 nominations are now open

The CMO team is delighted to announce nominations for the 2019 edition of the CMO50, Australia’s list of most innovative and effective marketers, are now open!

Experience making with Adobe's APAC marketing chief

Fostering an organisational mindset shift to experience-driven business is a key task marketers must own, says Adobe VP marketing for APAC, Alvaro Del Pozo. As nominations for the 2019 CMO50 list open, we catch up with the marketing chief to find out how he’s ensuring his approach to modern marketing is a winning one.

Leadership

Kennedy returns to Cotton On

Marketer Col Kennedy has returned to Cotton On after a stint with both Country Road and Grill’d.

Digital Marketing

CMO’s top 18 stories for 2018

The digitisation and transformation of marketing, power of the personal, building and retaining customer trust, and striving for online retail relevancy are just some of the big themes to dominate the news this year.

Leadership

Hickford moves from Bulla to Don

​Former Bulla executive, Nick Hickford, has been appointed marketing and innovation director for Don Smallgoods (George Weston Foods).

Leadership

CMO editorial: 4 lessons from the 4th annual CMO50 list

Four years ago, CMO launched the first CMO50 list of Australia’s most innovative and effective marketers. And like most of the work we’ve been doing at CMO since we launched five years ago, we’ve been witnessing an incredible evolution story during that time.

In pictures: The CMO50 2018 event

​More than 90 of Australia's leading marketers joined CMO and Adobe at the 2018 CMO50 event in Sydney on 18 October to celebrate the courage and success of the country's most innovative and effective marketers. Here are pictorial highlights from the night.

Leadership

Announcing the CMO50 for 2018

Marketing leaders from the tourism, banking and FMCG sectors have taken out top three honours in the fourth-annual CMO50 for 2018.

CMO50 2018 #4: Leisa Bacon

For ABC director of audience and marketing, Leisa Bacon, modern CMO leadership is an art in influencing and working more collaboratively with other parts of the organisation as well as the increasingly diverse marketing function.

CMO50 2018 Ones to watch: Caroline Patrick

Over the last 12 months, Caroline Patrick has created a new brand to take the Radio Rentals Group into the NSW market. She says it’s been one of the most important – and arguably the most challenging – decisions she’s made so far at the South Australian-based retailer and household goods financier.

CMO50 2018 #20: Cambell Holt

If there’s one thing holding marketing leaders back, it’s their inability to think of themselves as business owners, Mercer’s Cambell Holt claims.

CMO50 2018 #13: Jonathan Kerr

One of the most important decisions Auto & General’s Jonathan Kerr has made in his 12 years with the group is to build an in-house department of marketing and digital experts.

CMO50 2018 #16: Teresa Sperti

If you want to get your CEO onside as a CMO, then you'd better start demonstrating how marketing makes an essential contribution to achieving enterprise objectives, World Vision Australia’s Teresa Sperti says.

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Tim Hodgson

Establishing a completely new event in Australia, and the fast-paced change this requires is challenging enough, without it also being not for profit.

CMO50 2018 #5: Nick Reynolds

Over the past 12 months, Lenovo has been on a mission to boost customer centricity, creating a discrete global CX entity of 150 people dedicated to looking at customer journeys and finding ways to improve them.

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4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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