Covid-19

Digital Marketing

CMO profile: Building the growth engine during a pandemic

​It’s a process Maria Robinson has applied to every new role she’s held as a marketer since cutting her teeth in the dotcom era: The no-fly zone. And it’s one that’s particularly useful when you’re the first CMO appointed to a company like Nitro, looking to ride the rapid growth opportunity presented by COVID-19.

Digital Marketing

Research: Covid to curb festive season this year

This festive season is set to be a Covid Christmas, marked by less spending, less socialising and less traveling internationally, although there’ll be an increased focus on exploring local attractions, according to new Pureprofile research.

Measurement & Analytics

The Covid effect: Which brand has fared best this year?

Technology brands have dominated the top global brands of 2020 ,with Apple coming in first place, followed by Amazon and Microsoft, according to Interbrand’s 21st annual Best Global Brands report.

Strategy

Report: 10 digital commerce trends here to stay

Contactless payments, 2D and 3D visualisations allowing consumers to better experience products they want to order, B2B consumerisation and live and experience-led commerce are here to stay post-COVID crisis, a new report claims.

Leadership

​ 4 ways for CMOs to face-off the post-COVID recession

With Australia entering the uncharted waters of a pandemic-driven recession, it is becoming harder and harder make predictions about future customer sentiment and behaviour. There are signals and trends, however, that are evident today which begin to describe likely scenarios and outcomes. So here are four factors marketers need to prepare for in the post-COVID recession.

Leadership

What it takes for CMOs to prepare for an uncertain future

The words ‘new normal’ have quickly emerged as the go-to phrase for describing the world created by the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy and national psyche. But have we even reached the ‘new normal’ yet?

What the Federal Budget means for the marketing industry

The Federal Budget’s investment into digitisation, younger job seeker support, hefty tax write-offs and income tax cuts are being generally welcomed as big business boosters for recovering from the COVID-inspired economic crisis. Yet views on whether the Government’s skills and hiring emphasis will directly benefit the marketing and advertising industry diverge.

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.

Digital Marketing

How Spacenow increased reach by 600 per cent during the pandemic

Some businesses owe their rapid growth to being in the right place at the right time. But such a feat should almost be expected of Sydney-based startup, Spacenow, whose entire business model is based on putting clients into the right space at the right time.

Digital Marketing

How Squarespace is building community in the face of COVID-19

Squarespace has just launched its first major creative campaign in Australia, ‘Launch It’, aimed at encouraging people to take the next steps in making their dreams a reality and launch their business with the all-in-one website launching platform. Yet it hasn’t been the usual path to a launch.

Strategy

5 steps Cue clothing took to adapt to the new normal of COVID-19 retail

There’s no doubt COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to digital channels and transactions for Australian retailers. Here, Cue Clothing’s CIO, Shane Lenton, shares how the iconic Australian fashion brand adapted to the new normal of retail presented by the pandemic, the virtual and digital offerings it’s rapidly created, and the longer-term innovations they’re helping inform.

Leadership

Food for Thought: After Covid, then what?

CMO asks four industry leaders to shake their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what the business landscape might look like as we make our way through the coronavirus pandemic. On the other side, how will things look?

Digital Marketing

Survey: Covid boosts all digital entertainment

With a global pandemic upon us, news, rather than film, is the must-see event of 2020, according to the latest Deloitte Australia Media Consumer Survey. From Covid to bushfires, Australians have binged on news content updates on the small screen and social channels, reflected in an overall increase in all news sources across all demographics during lockdown.

Digital Marketing

Inside the Business Australia COVID pivot

When COVID-19 hit, Business Australia was days away from launching its planned ‘In the business of better’ messaging, forcing it to drop the planned campaign and instead prioritise business support and survival as the country went into lockdown.

Digital Marketing

The campaign to combat Covid drinking

A new campaign from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation has been rolled out with a message urging Australians to examine their drinking habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The integrated campaign, developed by Icon Agency and funded by the federal government, is titled ‘Break the Habit’ and aims to highlight that it takes only around 66 days, on average, to form a habit – roughly the amount of time many Australians spent in lockdown.

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Blog Posts

Life beyond the cookie: 5 steps to mapping the future of marketing measurement

​There’s no denying there’s been a whirlwind of response to the imminent demise of the third-party cookie from all parts of the industry. But as we’ve collectively come to better understand the implications, it’s clear this change is giving the digital advertising industry the opportunity to re-think digital marketing to support core industry use cases, while balancing consumer privacy.

Natalie Stanbury

Director of research, IAB Australia

Ensuring post-crisis success

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed brands’ CX shortcomings and a lack of customer understanding. Given ongoing disruption, customer needs, wants and expectations are continually changing, also causing customers to behave in different ways. Just look at hoarding toilet paper, staple and canned food, medicinal and cleaning products.

Riccardo Pasto

senior analyst, Forrester

A few behavioural economics lesson to get your brand on top of the travel list

Understanding the core principles of Behavioural Economics will give players in the travel industry a major competitive advantage when restrictions lift and travellers begin to book again. And there are a few insights in here for the rest of the marketing community, too.

Dan Monheit

Co-founder, Hardhat

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