Customer Engagement

Digital Marketing

McDonalds, Target, GM marketers: Digital acceleration is about delivering a human touch

The pandemic may have been a time of digital acceleration, but it’s brought with it the tools and tenacity to enable brands to find more human connections with customers and employees. That is at least is the view of marketing and digital leaders from McDonalds, General Motors, Target US, Instacart and Salesforce, who participated in a panel discussion at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Strategy

12 CX predictions for 2022

As we usher in 2022, CMO asked the industry to share their top predictions around customer experience capability and culture, from the tech innovations driving its advancement, through to communication trends, measurement and the very human elements required in every CX approach.

Strategy

De'Longhi Coffee Lounge debuts as part of CX strategy

Debuting a physical De’Longhi experience centre is the latest step by the coffee machine manufacturer to deliver better customer experiences around the art of at-home coffee making, says its marketing director.

Measurement & Analytics

How Theatre Royal Sydney is putting the theatregoer centre stage

As one of Australia’s oldest theatrical institutions, Theatre Royal Sydney might sometimes take its cues from theatre houses of New York and London, staging shows like Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. But audiences could be surprised to learn this also extends to how it manages customer relations.

Digital Marketing

The lowdown on EA Games' digital engagement platform

Cultural relevance and appealing to a broader array of casual gamers are in the sights of EA Games with this year’s new and improved FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) United global squad-building competition.

Strategy

The secret sauce fuelling Barbeques Galore customer loyalty approach

Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of points-based loyalty programs and spend-and-save offers as marketers have sought to create more regular engagements with customers. But for Barbeques Galore, where the average purchase cycle for a new barbeque is seven to eight years, establishing more regular engagement with customers has been a challenging proposition.

Strategy

6 ways financial services companies are orchestrating personalisation

Personalisation has never been important in the way brands provide experiences to their customers. And in a world where digital is the primary vehicle of engagement, and data is exchanged, customer expectations on how personalised experiences need to be are higher than ever.

Measurement & Analytics

Mate gets a hand with brand and customer decisions from SourseAI

Fast-growing, independent telco, Mate, has signed up with SourseAI to synthesise Mate’s customer data and combine it with market data. The results include defined audience segments, characterised personas and customer and market behaviour insights as the basis for a brand refresh, customer engagement strategies and product development.

Digital Marketing

Kmart connects with customers in the great indoors

​Kmart has joined other retailers by invigorating its online content to engage customers with a series of ‘masterclasses’. The classes also market its expanding furniture range – another response to customers’ increasingly indoor lives.

Digital Marketing

iSelect pins growth strategy on Consumer Data Right

Comparison services provider, iSelect, has highlighted Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation as its next big customer growth opportunity and an instrumental part of its five-year strategy.

Digital Marketing

Report: Customer engagement is more difficult in the Covid era

More than three-quarters of digital marketers are finding customer expectations harder to meet than a year ago, according to the latest State of Marketing Report from customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Salesforce.

Customer Experience Management

A confronting 'plastic reality' stands out among AR customer engagement

Augmented reality (AR) is increasingly being used by brands wanting to engage customers at home or in other spaces to which they can easily relate. June saw brands such as Big W, KFC and Corona launch AR experiences to help customers interact with products in the comfort of home, compete for prizes in a game or even be confronted with their unpleasant, augmented ‘plastic reality’.

Strategy

How Canstar is building out its CDP strategy

Building out a unified view of customers and creating increasingly personalised experiences is firmly in the sites of Australian finance and consumer products comparison website, Canstar, thanks to adoption of a customer data platform (CDP).

Digital Marketing

Report: Covid link to brand loyalty

During the height of the Covid pandemic last year, some 87 per cent of consumers tended to remain with brands they knew, according to the 9th annual Australian customer loyalty and loyalty program research study, For Love or Money 2021.

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How the pandemic revealed the antidote to marketing’s image problem

What does marketing truly ‘own’ in most organisations? Brand and campaigns, definitely. Customer experience? That remains contested ground.

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