Customer Insights

3 Ways CRM Improves Your Business Processes

Everybody knows that the use case for CRM. It's in its name, after all: Customer relationship management. But how does that really improve the way your company does business?

Digital Marketing

Expedia spends big money on predictive analytics search engines

Expedia is spending over US$500 million ($521 million) a year on its in-house technology, most of which is being ploughed into new platforms that allow the company to better predict itineraries for those searching for travel options on its website.

Customer service and customer loyalty

Companies love touting stories of when their customer service staff have gone above and beyond the call of duty to delight a customer in resolving what might have otherwise been a negative situation.

Leadership

7 CMOs share their content marketing dos and don’ts

Content marketing is the hot area of investment for marketers both in the B2B and B2C space. We asked CMOs and content producing experts to share their experiences with content marketing in an increasingly fragmented and real-time world, and their dos and don’ts when it comes to telling a story.

Leadership

CMO Interview: Building customer connections using art and science

Data-driven marketing has become the catchcry for marketers striving to achieve real-time customer interactions in a world where consumers have all the brand power. But it’s those who also invest in creating an emotional link with the customer that will win.

Leadership

Why digital natives are changing the face of customer delivery

Organisations looking to successfully deal with the next generation of digital-first customers must quickly embrace new technologies and be willing to innovate products and services in an agile fashion if they’re to retain competitive advantage.

Digital Marketing

Why gamification and big data go hand-in-hand

Gamification is winning over the corporate sector as a toolkit for motivating the next generation of consumers and users. But it’s the potential of gamification and big data together that is getting industry pundits increasingly excited.

Leadership

CMO interview: Selling the story of cyberterrorism

When we think of great marketing, we tend to visualise consumer brands like Coca-Cola or Nike. So it’s no surprise that a defence stalwart like BAE Systems hasn’t previously thought marketing necessary.

Digital Marketing

Smart TV ads more effective for brands: Report

Advertising brands across both smart TV and traditional TV platforms increases the awareness, purchase intent and recommendation impact on consumers, according to a new report.

Social Media

Coping with social media's unpredictability

Organisations cannot control social media influencers, but they can improve their ability to cope with the channel’s unpredictability, a customer consultant claims.

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State of the CMO 2020

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Data privacy 2021: What should be front and centre for the CMO right now

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Blog Posts

Highlights of 2020 deliver necessity for Circular Economies

The lessons emerging from a year like 2020 are what make the highlights, not necessarily what we gained. One of these is renewed emphasis on sustainability, and by this, I mean complete circular sustainability.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

Have customers really changed?

The past 12 months have been a confronting time for marketers, with each week seemingly bringing a new challenge. Some of the more notable impacts have been customer-centric, driven by shifting priorities, new consumption habits and expectation transfer.

Emilie Tan

Marketing strategist, Alpha Digital

Cultivating engaging content in Account-based Marketing (ABM)

ABM has been the buzzword in digital marketing for a while now, but I feel many companies are yet to really harness its power. The most important elements of ABM are to: Identify the right accounts; listen to these tracked accounts; and hyper-personalise your content to these accounts to truly engage them. It’s this third step where most companies struggle.

Joana Inch

Co-founder and head of digital, Hat Media Australia

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