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What digital channels are marketers looking to in 2020?

According to recent research by WARC, marketers are looking to increase marketing investment in emerging social media channels, such as TikTok, and away from old channels such as Twitter and Snapchat.

Digital Marketing

​Predictions: 9 digital marketing predictions for 2020

What does 2020 hold for digital marketers, and marketing generally? We ask a raft of industry experts from the marketing technology and industry community to give us their thoughts on 2020 and beyond, and what marketers will need to know moving forward.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 10 Customer experience trends for 2020

These days, most marketers recognise customer experience (CX) is vital for a healthy, profitable brand. But while most marketers want to offer good CX, how best to go about it seems to be the sticking point.

People

Forrester predictions 2020: Link CX metrics to money or lose your job

One in four customer experience (CX) professionals will be out of a job in 2020, according to the latest Forrester 2020 predictions. But don’t read that as a sign interest in CX is waning: On the contrary, the level of c-suite and high-level CX managers is set to increase.

Measurement & Analytics

CX: An exercise in constant change and measurement

Measuring the impact of customer experience programs of work on the customer, business and resources is vital in the ever-important quest to keep up with market expectations, Forrester's senior analyst, Riccardo Pasto, says.

Digital Marketing

Emotion analytics: The X factor in CX?

“Focus on your customers”, Warren Buffet reportedly said. Savvy marketers take note: The renowned investor’s advice is borne out by the latest CX research from Forrester. According to the analyst firm’s 2018 Australian Customer Experience Index, emotion has a bigger impact on brand loyalty than ease or effectiveness and is the critical piece in becoming a standout CX leader.

Leadership

Forrester to acquire SiriusDecisions

Forrester has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions, a business-to-business research and advisory firm, for US$245 million in cash, subject to adjustment.

Strategy

Contextualising with consent

Online consent can be a minefield for brands, and just doing enough to fulfil legal obligations no longer cuts it. Transparency is key, balanced with the right amount of information.

Leadership

​ADMA: In the age of data and technology, is creativity dead?

The role of creativity in an increasing tech and data-driven world was one of the topics discussed at the ​ADMA​ global forum last week, with the overwhelming response being that creativity and storytelling is more important than it’s even been.

Strategy

4 core operating principles to accelerate CX: Forrester

Forrester APAC vice-president and research director, Michael Barnes, is convinced CX leaders need to “fundamentally change” the core operating principles of their organisations in order to become a more customer-centric entity and be the engine of growth.

Digital Marketing

CMO interview: Calling bingo on the technology sector

As the CMO at a company focused on helping clients make better technology decisions, it’s no surprise to Forrester’s Victor Milligan that much of his time is spent providing that same service to marketers.

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Why marketing technology utilisation is taking on new urgency

Disparate data sources, fragmented technology and a lack of funding has left many brands struggling in the battle for online customer attention amid a global pandemic. Now more than ever, brands need to focus on unlocking the value of their marketing technology.

Suzanne Croxford

Marketing technology partner, Wunderman Thompson Australia

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

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?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

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