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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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Life beyond the cookie: 5 steps to mapping the future of marketing measurement

​There’s no denying there’s been a whirlwind of response to the imminent demise of the third-party cookie from all parts of the industry. But as we’ve collectively come to better understand the implications, it’s clear this change is giving the digital advertising industry the opportunity to re-think digital marketing to support core industry use cases, while balancing consumer privacy.

Natalie Stanbury

Director of research, IAB Australia

Ensuring post-crisis success

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed brands’ CX shortcomings and a lack of customer understanding. Given ongoing disruption, customer needs, wants and expectations are continually changing, also causing customers to behave in different ways. Just look at hoarding toilet paper, staple and canned food, medicinal and cleaning products.

Riccardo Pasto

senior analyst, Forrester

A few behavioural economics lesson to get your brand on top of the travel list

Understanding the core principles of Behavioural Economics will give players in the travel industry a major competitive advantage when restrictions lift and travellers begin to book again. And there are a few insights in here for the rest of the marketing community, too.

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