Covid-19

Customer Experience Management

COVID-19 effect: Putting the customer into the pivot

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses are looking to pivot to digital, but now more than ever they must put the customer first. That’s the advice from GoDaddy director of marketing, Suzanne Mitchell, who told CMO it’s about being able to connect with customers and be there for them during this time.

Strategy

Customer loyalty in the time of COVID-19

Customer loyalty programs have become a ubiquitous aspect of brand marketing, adopted as much for their efficiency in harvesting customer data as for their ability to keep customers buying. So what value does a loyalty program hold when a customer can no longer transact? And how can a brand ensure its loyal customers are still loyal once restrictions are lifted?

Customer Experience Management

Medibank offers COVID-19 customer support package

Medibank has brought together a broad range of health services to develop COVID-19 Health Assist, a program of customised health and wellbeing support for customers throughout the pandemic. The program will be offered to all Medibank and ahm customers.

Leadership

Brands partner with charities to offer COVID-19 support

A raft of brands, both local and global, are teaming up with charities and non-for-profits during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to offer support to people and donations of funds as the crisis continues to unfold.

Digital Marketing

New HBF campaign promotes positive COVID-19 message

HBF, WA’s largest not-for-profit health fund, has launched a new campaign with the theme ‘Everything’s gonna be alright’ in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. The fund said it wanted to raise the spirits of the local community and honour those at home as well as the health community during this time.

Digital Marketing

How COVID-19 is impacting digital ad spend

Some 86 per cent of brands have changed their digital ad spend over the last month, with more than half reporting they are reviewing advertising plans on a daily basis, according to the COVID-19 Digital Ad Impact survey conducted by IAB Australia.

Leadership

Editorial: Prototyping in public

It was a comment made by Cancer Council’s Adelaide Thompson which finally prompted me to pen this piece on brands and marketers giving it a go in the face of COVID-19.

Customer Experience Management

Sydney Uni taps AI for new COVID chatbot

The University of Sydney has developed a chatbot utilising artificial intelligence (AI) to help it handle the raft of COVID-19-related student inquires it’s fielding as a result of the pandemic, which has seen classes move online, facilities closed and students unable to attend university.

Digital Marketing

New COVID-19-themed support campaigns launched

A range of new campaigns have launched by brands, charities, supermarkets and advertisers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide support for social distancing, health measures as well as help support local businesses effected by the shutdown.

Digital Marketing

A global B2B marketer’s take on coping with the COVID-19 crisis

B2B marketers must adapt to the shifting sands the COVID-19 crisis has presented them by shifting the brand message from one of product and service capability to one of how they’re helping the community solve an immediate pain point. Unfortunately, too many are still pushing sales or self-serving messages.

Digital Marketing

IAB, AANA trade words over advertisers avoiding news coverage of COVID-19

Brand advertisers are reportedly avoiding advertising on news media websites around coronavirus coverage, prompting an urgent call from both publishers and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) for them to stop the practice and get behind publishers and the media community. And it’s a call that’s now provoked a response from the CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), John Broome, defending brand owners from cutting spend and preserving cash while reiterating the advertising community’s appreciation of trusted news sources and a commitment to working through issues.

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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.

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Predicting the Future: Marketing science or marketing myth?

Unicorns, the Sunken City of Atlantis, Zeus: They are very famous. So famous in fact, that we often think twice about whether they are real or not. Sometimes if we talk about something widely enough, and for long enough, even the strangest fiction can seem like fact. But ultimately it is still fiction - stories we make up and tell ourselves over and over until we believe.

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Winning means losing in the game of customer retention

At a time of uncertainty and economic hardship, customer retention takes on much greater importance. CX Lavender’s Linda O’Grady examines the big grey area between ‘all’ and ‘best’ customers when deciding who is worth fighting for and how.

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