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Strategy

​How ESK took an evidence-based approach to customer retention

An investigation of Australia’s bathroom cabinets is likely to reveal an assort of expired and neglected skincare products, used only a few times and then consigned to posterity as expensive follies, never to be purchased again. This, however, was not a fate general practitioner, Dr Ginni Mansberg, and her husband, Daniel Rubinstein, were prepared to accept when they launched their cosmetics brand, Evidence Skincare (ESK).

Violet Crumble goes local with latest brand collaboration

Australia’s rejuvenated Violet Crumble brand has struck a new partnership with fellow South Australian FMCG, Bickford’s, to create a chocolate honeycomb flavoured milk. It’s one of several product collaborations from the iconic chocolate brand since its return to shelves last year.

Leadership

From Ampol to Polly Waffle: Lessons in reviving a brand

Two long-dormant brands are set to be revived in the Australian market, with news the Polly Waffle chocolate bar is coming back to supermarket shelves and drivers will soon see Ampol back at the petrol bowser. But is the nostalgia both represent enough to win back consumers?

Digital Marketing

Field and Binet: Addressing acute short-termism in FMCG

The seductive appeal of short-termism is "very acute" in the fast moving consumer goods space, according to Peter Field and Les Binet, two of the most influential marketing commentators in the world. And it shouldn't be.

Digital Marketing

FMCG Forum: Finding growth in mature food markets

“Innovation is a great way to get famous,” said Megan Brownlow, principal, Housten Consulting and former PwC media guru, presenting at the inaugural FMCG Forum in Sydney last week on the subject of the need to innovate to find growth in mature markets.

Digital Marketing

Coca-Cola launches latest recycling initiative and sponsorship

Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil, recently announced that all Coca-Cola soft drink brands bottles (600ml and below) and all water brands (600ml and below) in Australia are produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

CMO50 2018 #14: Paul Connell

Marketing can play a unique role in grounding business decisions in consumer insight and innovation. But if that isn’t also intrinsically linked to the goals of the business and the CEO’s agenda, then you will always be at odds, says Paul Connell, refreshments GM and marketing director at Unilever.

Digital Marketing

What large brands can do to break down barriers and innovate like a startup

Large established companies need to take a “best of both worlds” approach to innovation in order to be competitive and meet ongoing consumer expectations, according to Daniela Simpson, a FMCG executive and a newly appointed general manager of a $1.1 billion candy and fruit snacks business unit of Ferrero USA.

Digital Marketing

Experts weigh in on ‘integrity’ of digital supply chain

​Controversial comments made by Procter and Gamble’s brand chief, Marc Pritchard, about the “murky” and “fraudulent” digital marketing practices - and the FMCG giant’s plans to overhaul its agency contracts and embrace transparency and viewability standards - has met with agreement and welcome relief by some industry players.

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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

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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You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

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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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

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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