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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.

Leadership

Preparing for the future of work and leadership

Successful business leaders of the future don’t have all the answers and embrace authenticity, innovation, and an emotional connection with their staff, a panel of business and innovation advisors claims.

Leadership

From CMO to CEO: BlackBerry's Matt Ball

An early focus on customer experience with the help of his grandfather has helped Matt Ball immensely as he transitioned through a series of marketing roles to MD of BlackBerry A/NZ.

Leadership

Updated: Why predictive analytics matters

Predictive analytics is being touted as the best way for marketers to unearth fresh insights using the wealth of data, technology tools and data science skills now at their disposal. But without the right approach projects are likely to fail.

Leadership

7 attributes of highly effective tech company CEOs

When I was at IBM, I spent some time in the Executive Resource program, which is designed specifically to prepare someone to be a CEO. The program includes classes by top executives and military officers who either were CEOs themselves or were on the short path to becoming a CEO.

Leadership

How to master creative thinking

Just how did Steve Jobs and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com fame become the gurus of creative thinking? Were they born with an inherent talent, or can you in fact learn to become a leading marketing innovator?

Leadership

10 leadership strategies you should be embracing

It’s a wonderful time to be leading as CMO - assuming you’re up to the challenge. As companies face growing pressure to drive growth in this unpredictable environment, marketing is increasingly on your CEO’s agenda and, rest assured, it is being hotly debated in the boardroom, as well.

4 way to play nicer with IT

As corporate marketing campaigns become all-digital affairs, IT and marketing execs find themselves wrangling over territory. Here are 4 tips for sorting out who does what.

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When friction can be a brand’s best friend

I always enjoy those oft-forgotten, in-between moments in any experience. These moments are not necessarily part of any defined experience per se. They likely wouldn’t show up in an organisation’s plans or ideas to help make the customer journey or user flow as simple, easy and seamless as possible.

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How much attention should we be paying to the ‘attention economy’?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the advertising industry lately about what’s coined the ‘attention economy’. And it’s fast becoming the new battleground for media channels to prove their wares and to develop and espouse new attention metrics.

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CEO, Zenith

Sometimes the best solutions are some of the most counterintuitive

Exceptional CMOs do exceptional things for themselves and for those they inspire. At your best you are creative, innovative and inspirational. We have a problem though. We now live in a corporate world that demands sensibility where everything you do is measurable and stakeholders demand predictability – the antithesis of breakthrough and transformation.

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