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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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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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