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​ACCC eyes merger challenges for digital platforms

Digital giants like Google and Facebook that pro-actively buy up start-ups poses significant challenges for merger laws, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims.

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Facebook to no longer be the 'town square'

Facebook is expanding upon the privacy announcements it made in March this year, saying it is building a more privacy-focused social platform moving forward.

Digital Marketing

AMSRO launches new data privacy initiatives

Following the almost daily data privacy breaches going on around the world, the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) has launched new data privacy initiatives.

Digital Marketing

News Corp: Social media is facing a reckoning

Social media platforms are set to face a commercial reckoning as news media organisations harness the power of customer data with contextual and professional editorial experience, News Corp Australia’s COO, Publishing, and former CMO, Damian Eales, says.

Digital Marketing

What Google's hefty GDPR fine means for Australian marketers

​In the wake of Google’s 50 million Euro fine, the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and an increasingly educated and concerned consumer, experts are stressing Australian businesses and brands, marketers, and ad tech businesses can no longer afford to assume having generic consent policies in place for data use are adequate.

Digital Marketing

CMO’s top 18 stories for 2018

The digitisation and transformation of marketing, power of the personal, building and retaining customer trust, and striving for online retail relevancy are just some of the big themes to dominate the news this year.

Digital Marketing

Brand reputation: Why marketers need to be making data security a priority

​Hot on the heels of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach comes the news the Marriott has suffered a breach affecting up to 500 million guests and NASA suffered an employee data breach in October. This is on top of PageUp, an Australian SaaS provider, announcing it had suffered a significant security breach in May. Over the years, Yahoo, Google, Equifax and many other companies have suffered the same fate.

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10 examples of cutting-edge marketing tech

CMO takes a look at 10 real-life examples of brands utilising new technologies such as augmented reality, NFC, facial recognition, 3D scanning and more to breathe new life into their campaigns

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Embracing social media in an age of distrust

In an age where consumer trust in banking couldn’t be lower, Bank of Queensland is leading the way by embracing social media and making itself more available to its customers.

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If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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