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Former CMO Holly Kramer to join AMP board

AMP Limited Chairman Mr Simon McKeon AO announced former Best & Less CEO and Telstra CMO, Holly Kramer, will join the AMP Limited Board as a non-executive director.

Social Media

Report: Companies struggle with org branding

Activating and engaging an always-connected, social media-minded workforce can make a big contribution to cultivating the brand and shaping the ethos of a company, according to The CMO Council’s latest report.

Leadership

Companies are failing to realise creativity across the organisation: Nicole Velik

The marketing and advertising industry has done more than any other to enshrine the term ‘creative’ as a job description rather than simply as a personal characteristic. But to assume that creativity resides in one set of individuals alone is to ignore the latent creativity scattered across an organisations.

Leadership

CMO Interview: How McDonald's is putting customer centricity back on the menu

McDonald’s A/NZ CMO, Mark Lollback, isn’t someone who backs away from a challenge or the need to change. So when he was offered the opportunity to help McDonald's turn its go-to-market strategy around and find a way to deliver stronger long-term value to its customers to drive sustainable business growth, he jumped at it.

Leadership

Marketing's time to embrace test-and-learn

There is a mantra in the technology startup community that says failure is actually a good thing. That people who try something and fail are actually better investments than those who try nothing, or who have never known failure. This same ethos is also starting to find favour within some marketing teams.

Leadership

Streaming a new brand: Rdio's Colin Blake

There aren’t that many marketers who boast both solid branding roots and broader business leadership and development experience. But head of territory Australia and New Zealand for music streaming company Rdio, Colin Blake, not only possesses these skills, he’s also coached the Canadian Olympics snowboarding team.

Leadership

Updated: 5 ways CMOs can get their CFO onside

If you hadn’t noticed, we’re in the midst of a marketing revolution that has made it imperative for CMOs to better align with their c-suite peers. One of the challenging relationships they need to forge is with the CFO.

Social Media

Why CMOs can't ignore social media governance

Social media has become an intrinsic part of our brand and corporate lives. Yet the number of organisations lacking governance strategies around these highly interactive and dynamic channels is alarming.

Leadership

How to start the journey towards customer-centricity

Chief marketers struggling to put customer experience at the heart of their corporate culture should start by identifying clear areas of opportunity they can build off, Westpac’s head of CRM claims.

Leadership

From CMO to CEO: Heat Group's Gillian Franklin

Gillian Franklin has built the Heat Group into one of Australia’s most successful cosmetics companies off the back of a career in marketing. But it was never her original intention to forge such a path.

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Does your brand need a personality review?

There are five tell-tale signs your brand needs to take a long hard look at itself.

Charlie Rose

Senior Strategy Consultant, Principals

How to create profitable pricing

How do we price goods and services? As business leaders, we have asked ourselves this question since the history of trading.

Lee Naylor

Managing partner, The Leading Edge

Sport and sponsorship: The value of event sponsorship

Australia’s cricketers captured the nation’s attention during their recent run to the semi-final of the ICC Men’s World Cup. While the tournament ultimately ended in defeat, for over a month it provoked a sense of belonging, hope and empowerment for millions of people across Australia. Cricket, and sport in general, has a near-unique ability to empower individuals, irrelevant of their background, demographic or nationality.

Nikhil Arora

Vice-president and managing director, GoDaddy India

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David Freeman

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Hi Harry, thank you for pointing this out I can confidently say both these bottles are in transition away from PET as we continue to impr...

David Freeman

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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I’m confused. He has a giant 2l hard plastic bottle in Coles and his pink bottle is also in plastic??

Harry

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Great message from an Aussie company about sustainable business practices, particularly packaging. Wish more businesses would think more ...

Krisy

Sustainability of message: H2coco founder's commitment to consumers

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Well, I wish we could change the situation. But I am not sure it's possible.

Patricia Miller

Does social media make astroturfing acceptable?

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