Creativity

CMO50 2016: #21: Lisa Ronson

A key metric Lisa Ronson uses to demonstrate the effectiveness of marketing with her c-suite peers at Tourism Australia is “living up to our vision to be the most desirable and memorable destination on Earth”.

Digital Marketing

Ogilvy data chief: Why data disruption is about people

Data disruption is as transformative and game-changing to customer engagement as digital disruption, it just hasn’t received enough focus yet, Ogilvy’s head of data claims. There’s also too much emphasis on technology generating data, and not enough attention placed on the people behind the insights.

Digital Marketing

Closing the gap Episode 7: Kristian Taylor Wood on digital storytelling

In the first part of the seventh episode of the Closing the Gap podcast series, produced by BrandHook, we chat to acclaimed UK portrait photographer, Kristian Taylor Wood, about the importance of storytelling in understanding what consumers are doing in a digital world.

Leadership

6 lessons from startup culture on how to innovate

One of the biggest challenges faced by marketers and established organisations today is how to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of customers, as well as the digital environment.

Digital Marketing

Shapiro: YouTube content stars could lead to death of creative agencies

The emergence of YouTube stars is doing more than providing a new avenue for brands to reach out to the younger consumer audience. According to two-time Emmy Award-winning producer and innovator, Seth Shapiro, it is also throwing into question the value added by large creative and media agencies.

Leadership

Companies are failing to realise creativity across the organisation: Nicole Velik

The marketing and advertising industry has done more than any other to enshrine the term ‘creative’ as a job description rather than simply as a personal characteristic. But to assume that creativity resides in one set of individuals alone is to ignore the latent creativity scattered across an organisations.

Digital Marketing

10 views on creativity versus technology from marketers at CES 2015

As technology permeates every aspect of marketing and advertising, there is ongoing debate as to its impact on creativity and innovation. Here, brand owners, publishers, vendors and agencies discuss their views on creativity in a technology saturated world, and how technology is helping – or hindering – their creative thinking.

Digital Marketing

Why creativity wins out over big data

Creativity can’t match response-based activity in delivering quick results, but it is vital in long-term brand success, finds research that challenges today’s obsession with data-based marketing.

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Cannes Part 1: Why brands must put human interactions at the heart of their business

As a Media Juror at this year’s Cannes Lions, I was fortunate enough to attend the world’s most influential festival of creativity and listen to thought-leading marketers from around the globe.

Nickie Scriven

CEO, Zenith

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

Being an investor who has an understanding of the finance industry, I would question the validity of this article, judging by the impairm...

Rowan

How a customer-led digital transformation has helped this CMO generate $6m in incremental business

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An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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