Innovation

CMO roundtable: Customer engagement and building the new marketing remit

The rise of connected, ever-more knowledgeable customers has changed the very nature of modern marketing. In our first New Zealand roundtable, CMO and our event sponsor, Microsoft, brought local marketers and digital leaders together to debate customer-centric marketing, the challenges in orchestrating customer-led change within organisations, and increasingly, how marketing is taking a leading role in product innovation.

Leadership

OgilvyVentures: Finding an alternative way to innovate

There’s no doubt brands are increasingly looking to innovation as a way of coping with digital disruption. But according to Anthony Johnston, head of new commercialisation business, OgilvyVentures, many are still struggling with how to take a new idea and turn it into a viable model that the business will actually support.

Digital Marketing

Retailers must embrace the Me2B revolution

Traditional department stores must be reimagined as showrooms or experience centres in the digital ecommerce revolution, and as just one touchpoint in a shopper’s journey.

Leadership

How Australia Post’s IT and marketing chiefs lead digital change - together

There’s been plenty of speculation over Australia Post’s future in the face of digital disruption. Two senior executives tasked with leading Australia Post into the new age are one-time CIO and now executive GM of trusted services, Andrew Walduck, and CMO and now executive GM of consumer and SMB products, Greg Sutherland.

Leadership

Why creativity puts the magic in marketing leadership

In a recent survey by IBM, CEOs from around the world confirmed creative thinking as the number one asset needed to capitalise on complexity and competency within their organisation. But are we doing enough to generate the right ideas?

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State of the CMO 2019

CMO’s State of the CMO is an annual industry research initiative aimed at understanding how ...

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Blog Posts

Cannes Part 1: Why brands must put human interactions at the heart of their business

As a Media Juror at this year’s Cannes Lions, I was fortunate enough to attend the world’s most influential festival of creativity and listen to thought-leading marketers from around the globe.

Nickie Scriven

CEO, Zenith

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

Being an investor who has an understanding of the finance industry, I would question the validity of this article, judging by the impairm...

Rowan

How a customer-led digital transformation has helped this CMO generate $6m in incremental business

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An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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