Design Thinking

Strategy

How SAP is building engagement through co-creation

The enterprise software industry emerged in the 1990s as an attempt to bring standardisation to business processes and fast-track outcomes for clients. But in an era where personalisation of experiences is now critical, software makers are having to rethink how to bring flexibility back into these products.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 9 digital marketing trends for 2019

If there's one thing about marketing that can be said to be constant, it's that it always changes. With new technologies, such as voice, AI, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, natural language processing and facial recognition, about to become mainstream, it can feel as marketers, that we are always chasing our tails.

Strategy

Why this design leader doesn't mind if he's with the CIO or CMO

For many organisations, the emergence of digital channels necessitated creation of an entirely new business function to support them. A key question then is where to house that function – within marketing, IT, operations, customer, or someplace else?

Leadership

Why you need to design CX change, not just do it

Too many organisations are “doing” before “designing” when it comes to digital and customer transformation, and not going deep enough into insights analysis and cultural change.

Leadership

Why design and human-centred design thinking is so important to IBM

Design thinking began in the realm of design, academia and startups. But it’s increasingly gaining favour in the corporate world as a tool and methodology for designing business processes, products and services, problem identification and problem solving and ensuring a more human and customer-centric approach.

Digital Marketing

Design thinking: Leading with experience

​Marketers spend a lot of their time convincing people to buy their organisation’s products and services. But what if those same products and services were so well designed, they simply sold themselves?

Leadership

How this startup is using design thinking to tackle Uber

When you are battling a competitor valued at US$62.5 billion, any edge you gain may prove crucial in securing your position. Such is the situation for Sydney-based taxi booking service, Ingogo, which is tapping design thinking in order to compete in the broader point-to-point transportation market against US-based behemoth, Uber.

Leadership

Five things marketers can learn from designers

Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, hired Mauro Porcini to serve as the company’s first chief design officer. The goal: To help Pepsi grow its core brands. Likewise, venture firm, Kleiner Perkins, wooed designer John Maeda to become the firm’s design partner. So why are highly successfully companies putting top-notch designers in key leadership roles?

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State of the CMO 2019

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Blog Posts

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

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

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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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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