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CMO50 2018 Ones to watch: George Hughes

In his first 12 months as The Star’s inaugural CMO, George Hughes has been tasked with nothing less than complete reorganisation of the marketing function from a generalist, state-based model to a national, unified and functional specialist model.

CMO50 2018 #2: Martine Jager

2017 was a very big year for Martine Jager and the Westpac marketing team. Tasked with helping the organisation celebrate 200 years in the Australian market, she joined forces with her leadership team and a cross-functional group to inject history, traditional and emotional back into the Westpac brand.

CMO50 2018 #15: Mohit Bhargava

Village Entertainment's Mohit Bhargava says the changing nature and scope of marketing as a profession in today’s corporate landscape means the very definition of what a business and/or a CEO recognises as the role of marketing varies from one organisation to another.

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Renae Smith

It might feel like the latest corporate buzz phrase, but AIA Australia CMO, Renae Smith, doesn’t believe customer centricity is a new strategy for organisations to be adopting. What has been missing, she says, is the connection between customer and people.

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Just over 2 weeks left to get those CMO50 submissions in!

There’s only 2.5 weeks left to get your entries in for the 2018 edition of CMO50, Australia’s list of the 50 most innovative and effective marketers in the country. Don’t miss this opportunity for you and your team to be recognised amongst our country’s top marketing performers.

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Andrew Knott leaves NAB

​In a shock departure, National Australia Bank’s CMO, Andrew Knott, is leaving the organisation after two-and-a-half years in the role.

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CMO’s top 17 marketing stories of 2017

It’s been yet another big year of disruption in marketing. To help highlight some of the biggest trends of the year, CMO has pulled together a list of our most-read stories for 2017 to showcase how marketers are working to modernise their approach and what’s grabbed their attention.

In pictures: First pics of the CMO50 2017 - top 10

​More than 80 of Australia's most successful marketing leaders descended on Sydney's L'Aqua to celebrate the third-annual CMO50 list. Here are our first pictorial highlights from this very special event.

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CMO50 2017 #6: Nick Reynolds

Executives running businesses today are ultimately looking for marketers to go beyond marketing. And that’s never been more apparent than in the computing sector, a brutal industry that survives on waves of annual or biannual product improvement and has seen price points decrease by more than half in a decade, Lenovo’s Nick Reynolds says.

CMO50 2017 One to watch: Natalie Robinson

The task set for Natalie Robinson when she became director of marketing and communication at Melbourne Polytechnic two-and-a-half years ago was immense. She inherited a brand with close to zero brand awareness, for one.

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CMO50 2017 #2: Leisa Bacon

ABC’s Leisa Bacon is a “complete content junkie”. She’ll even be the first to say so - and that’s a good thing considering she’s director of audiences for the nation’s public broadcasting network and working to make a difference in the community.

CMO50 2017 #26-50: Paul Stern

Paul Stern’s proudest moment in the last 12 months was representing Kathmandu at the European Outdoor trade show. The reason? He’s spearheading a transformation of the outdoor clothing and accessories manufacturer and retailer’s international go-to-market strategy.

CMO50 2017 #20: Andrew Knott

It’s the mission of modern marketers to demonstrate marketing as one of the few genuine drivers of growth within an organisation, NAB’s CMO, Andrew Knott, says.

CMO50 2017 #24: Vanessa Lyons

If she had to pick her proudest moment over the last 12 months, AUB Limited’s Vanessa Lyons says it’d be pioneering the development and implementation of the group’s purpose with a customer-centred outlook.

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