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CMO50 class of 2019: Where are they now?

​It’s nominations time for the CMO50, the annual list of the most effective and innovative marketing leaders across the country. As we look to hear from those who’ll make our 2020 ranks, the CMO team decided to look at our 2019 over-achievers to see who has since spread their wings to seek new professional opportunities.

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CMO50 nominating: Our judges share their tips and tricks

CMO50 nominations are now open for 2020, and CMO is calling on Australian marketing leaders to put themselves forward for our list of effective and innovation marketing chiefs this year. To help, we’ve asked several of this year’s judging panel to share what it is they’re looking for in a submission.

Innovating marketing

Leadership and anticipating customer needs have been key in this unprecedented time, says Adobe’s regional marketing chief, Duncan Egan. And they’re going to be critical as we progress to a new world state reflective of transformed consumer behaviours and expectations.

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McDermott leaves Seafolly

​After three years at the marketing helm of one of Australia’s most iconic swimwear brands, Adriane McDermott has wrapped up her role as CMO of ​Seafolly​.

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Telstra appoints first CMO since 2016

​Telstra has its first chief marketing officer (CMO) since Joe Pollard, announcing CMO50 honouree Jeremy Nicholas has taken up the role.

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5 CMOs reflect on 2019, achievements and lessons learnt

It’s been another year of disruption, change and transformation for chief marketing officers. And as we reach the end of 2019 and take a break to recharge before assuming the modern marketing mantle once more in 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened, what’s been achieved, and what experiences can inform better decision making in the New Year.

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5 fascinating facts about the CMO50 2019

It’s been five years since CMO took the wrappers off our inaugural CMO50 of Australia’s most innovative and effective marketing leaders. And during that time we’ve seen a transformation of the modern marketing function and leadership remit.

First pics: CMO50 2019 dinner

​More than 100 of Australia's most innovative and effective marketing leaders celebrated the achievements of their CMO peers at the CMO50 2019 dinner in Sydney on 17 October. Here are first pics - including the top 10 for 2019.

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The CMO50 2019 is revealed

Marketing chiefs from digital-first companies, FMCG, media, retail and ecommerce have dominated the fifth annual CMO50 list for 2019.

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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.

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