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CBA delivers a flat first-half result following scandals

​CBA has delivered a $4.8 billion half year profit, despite the financial giant being plagued with scandals that have seen it become the subject of a royal commission, and forced to pay millions in ASIC fines and customer refunds.

Digital Marketing

Upcoming CIO-CMO Exchange brings global futurist to Auckland

Most organisations today will boast they’re on a transformation journey, prompted by digital disruption and led by technological innovation. But just banking on a digital strategy and new platform won’t help anyone keep up with the emerging era of intelligence and experience that’s upon us.

People

CBRE CX chief: Why the job is about remediating pain points

For Shelley McDowell, director of customer experience at CBRE, some days the customer is the building owner or landlord. On others it is the building’s tenant organisation. Then there are the people who actually work in buildings.

CMO launches CMO CX, customer experience maturity assessment tool

​There’s no doubt digital disruption has led us all into a new era of experience, where customer engagement is the only true competitive advantage. And in the face of such transformation, the role of CMO as chief customer custodian has never been more important.

Digital Marketing

Why Mercer is betting on an AI-powered voice interface

Mercer is taking a big step into the world of artificial intelligence-powered robots with a prototype that allows consumers to access customer services, transact and glean personal financial advice using their voice.

Strategy

How Aussie brands are bringing personalisation into CX

Personalisation is a cornerstone of delivering relevant and real-time experiences to customer that count. In our latest Food for Thought series with leading marketers, we asked three brands: What does personalisation mean for your marketing mix and how does it drive better customer experience?

Digital Marketing

Why plausability is more important to your brand strategy than ever

There is well-worn Venn diagram that describes three overlapping circles of ‘good’, ‘fast’ and ‘cheap’. The central point is usually labelled ‘impossible’. But that hasn’t stopped many brands trying to claim at least two of those attributes, if not occasionally all three – and failing badly.

Leadership

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.

Report: 4 ways to generate customer loyalty

The top four actions for marketers to generate loyalty are ensuring quality of product or service; making customers feel important when purchasing; fostering consumer belief in brand; and offering value for money.

Digital Marketing

CMO Interview: Domino's Allan Collins on tapping social and AI for consumer engagement

It’s been a year of stellar sales and international expansion, technology advancement and food menu improvements for ASX-listed pizza maker, Domino’s. But equally, consumer data breaches, franchisee complaints and a legal dispute with a technology supplier around its flagship tracking app have made it a difficult year for brand management.

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The great unlearning: How brands can assist with the adoption of voice

Mainstream adoption of voice technology will be all about what consumers are learning not to do.

Ash Mustchin

Director, digital and experiences, Principals

Why getting intimate is key to creating a great customer experience

According to CMO’s State of the CMO 2017 research, 83 per cent of CMOs believe customer experience to be central to their role. An interesting stat considering few of us experience great brand experiences.

Pip Stocks

CEO and founder, BrandHook

Creating the ultimate customer-centric environment in 2018

All businesses today that are serious about being successful have adopted a customer-centric environment.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

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Andrew Ward

Golden Circles invests in content play to drive brand purpose

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Hey Nadia, interesting read. We have all read about what your chatbots should offer or have but haven't came across with anything about w...

Ashish K Jain

What not to do when building chatbots and voice-based brand interactions

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There are some many other great solutions compared to the ones you listed here. Our clients left some of those and switched to MARA (getM...

Alexandru Rada

CMO's top 10 martech stories for the week - 9 June

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Charming Shane. You know this is a public forum, right ?

Peter Strohkorb

​CMO Interview: Why aligning sales and marketing drives innovation at Konica Minolta

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I agree customer intimacy is a great way of creating better customer experience. Especially in the Insurance and Financial industry. Her...

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Why getting intimate is key to creating a great customer experience and optimising customer value

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