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Cover-More Group recruits first global CMO

Cover-More Group has confirmed a new group chief marketing officer to oversee its travel insurance business across more than 15 countries including Australia.

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9 lessons in building a purposeful brand

An ambition to attach meaning to money through brave and purposeful brand work is the key to making an impact for Future Super’s chief marketing officer, Grace Palos. Here, she shares 9 elements key to the way the business builds out its brand strategy.

Digital Marketing

CMO interview: Building consumer credit and insight at Citi

As Aussies gain access to alternative payment services such as Afterpay, as well as strive to better manage debt, credit card applications have been declining. Put this together with the emergence of new digital-first banks locally, a Royal Commission, and an Open Banking regime allowing consumers to more easily share personal data with another financial services provider, and you’re looking at a perfect storm of disruption for established players such as Citi.

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Setting up a new Australian digital bank: A CMO’s story

​This week, Australia officially got a new digital bank: 86 400. Pitching itself as a smarter way to do banking, the offering centres around making money management easier by helping consumers see what’s actually going on with their finances through app-based tools and data insights.

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CMO interview: Hitting the ground running at Suncorp

​There has been no ease-in period for ​Mim Haysom, Suncorp’s CMO/EGM brand & marketing​ of just three months. Haysom has already helped deliver a new app, and is leading the marketing to bring 12 separate brands together under the one Suncorp Group.

Data brings banks closer to customers

Banks are seeking closer relationships with customers through greater use of customer data and new technologies, according to banking and telecom officials at the CeBIT Financial Tech conference in Sydney.

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In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

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Business storytelling leader

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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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The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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