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RMIT, MyState, Clubs Australia and Dexus on the keys to CMO-CIO alignment

Digital is a driver and catalyst for delivering company growth and transformation across industries. And both marketing and IT teams recognise its importance as a strategic tool and mechanism to deliver growth ambitions and outcomes. But without alignment between the two functions, organisations will only get so far in disrupting themselves and achieving the customer-led transformation required today, both sides agree.

Digital Marketing

HSBC CMO's three lessons from brand transformation

HSBC CMO, Leanne Cutts, speaking at the Cannes Lion Live 2020 ​virtual event, explained how the multinational bank began a global refresh on its brand identity, “because we know successful brands need to be true to their DNA and their original values and heritage, but also to be fresh for what audiences and customers need today”.

Digital Marketing

How Canva balances experimentation and personalisation at scale

Online design platform, Canva, favoured by Pinterest fans, designers and creatives of all stripes, has made its mark in a short space of time, counting over 20 million monthly active users in 190 countries with a market valuation of A$4.7 billion.

Customer Experience Management

COVID-19 effect: Putting the customer into the pivot

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses are looking to pivot to digital, but now more than ever they must put the customer first. That’s the advice from GoDaddy director of marketing, Suzanne Mitchell, who told CMO it’s about being able to connect with customers and be there for them during this time.

Digital Marketing

Fisher & Paykel: We want to be the most human-centred appliance company

Fisher & Paykel has come a long way since its inception in 1934 in New Zealand. This humble antipodean company has grown to be a global appliance powerhouse, and yet still prides itself on being human-centred, even while undertaking its digital transformation over the last seven years.

Customer Experience Management

Publicis Sapient acquires ThirdHorizon

​Publicis Sapient has acquired Australian-based management consultancy, Third Horizon. The acquisition gives Third Horizon clients access to Publicis Sapient’s network of staff and offices, while Publicis Sapient’s connected digital business transformation offering in the market will be boosted thanks to the deal.

Queensland appoints first chief customer and digital officer

The newly created role of chief customer and digital officer for the state of Queensland has gone to Chris Fechner, whose job will be to implement the government's digital vision. Fechner was most recently chief digital and product officer at Service NSW.

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Blog Posts

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

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Head of data, Verizon Media

Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

Michael Neale and Dr David Corkindale

University of Adelaide Business School and University of South Australia

Why CMOs need a clear voice strategy to connect with their customers

Now more than ever, voice presents a clear opportunity to add value to an organisation in many ways. Where operational efficiencies are scrutinised, budgets are tighter and discretionary consumer spend at a low, engaging with an audience is difficult.

Guy Munro

Head of innovation and technology, Paper + Spark

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