Coles Group

Strategy

Why Coles is ramping up investment in a customer data platform

The supermarket shopping experience of the future will not only be driven by seamless and personalised omnichannel experiences that mitigate friction in the buyer journey for customers, they’ll be predictive, Coles’ technology and customer experience chief says.

Leadership

Why marketers should stop emphasising ESG in creative

A new research paper by Forethought advisory is encouraging marketers to leave environmental, social and governance messaging and stories to the corporate affairs or PR teams and focus instead on attributes truly driving consumer brand choice.

Leadership

Coles funds mini MBA for marketing team

The Coles class of 2021 is busily graduating from Professor Mark Ritson’s Mini MBA in Marketing as the retailer positions itself as an employer of choice.

Leadership

Coles launches new sustainability initiative

Coles is launching a new sustainability strategy built around the theme of ‘Together to Zero’, which includes targets to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a commitment to 100 per cent renewable electricity and sets a course to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Leadership

Women in leadership the focus on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic unequally affected women, from losing jobs to having a greater care burden. CMO examines some of the measures organisations are taking to help redress that imbalance.

Digital Marketing

Coles launches new brand positioning

Coles has launched its new brand positioning celebrating the Australian way of life centering around food and gatherings of friends and family. The new campaign ‘Value the Australian Way’ celebrates the role Coles plays in feeding Australians and champions it at the heart of the nation.

Customer Experience Management

Coles, Woolworths respond to virus-related shopping spikes

Supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths, have moved to introduce a number of temporary measures in a bid to help support the shopping needs of the elderly and people with a disability in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Marketing

Making merry: How brands share the Christmas cheer

CMO has filled our virtual sack with Christmas campaigns from the supermarket chains and big retailers to department stories and even the postal service to see how they’re sharing the message of Christmas this year. And we’ve canvassed some industry insiders and experts who share their reactions and analysis on this year’s batch of Christmas campaigns.

Coles CMO emphasises marketing's brave agenda

The CMO of one of Australia's largest supermarket chains has defended the group's focus on reducing prices in the face of farmer backlash while also stressing the importance of courage in a modern brand strategy.

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3 things marketing leaders need to do to effectively lead hybrid teams

Many marketing leaders are scrambling to give their people more flexible work. And they need to: PWC’s Future of Work report showed 90 per cent of staff want some form of hybrid or remote workplace.

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Leadership consultant

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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.

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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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