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A new frontier: CMO50 and their team leadership firsts in 2021

As well as facing into the challenges of delivering marketing programs in the midst of the pandemic over the past year, marketing leaders have also had the very real issue of keeping teams engaged, resilient and motivated. As part of this year’s CMO50 program, CMO was keen to understand some of the leadership ‘firsts’ our alumni experienced as they strived to manage teams remotely.

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CMO to CEO: What iSelect's chief did to get to the top job

Having the respect of the CFO and an ability to speak to both cause and effect is one of the vital skills CMOs need to earn their place at the executive leadership table today. And it’s also instrumental to making the leap up to CEO, iSelect CEO, Warren Hebard, says.

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5 ways leading CMOs are building connection with their CEOs

According to CMO’s annual State of the CMO research, marketing leaders rate the CEO/MD as their biggest champion and advocate within the organisation. So what does it take to truly build a great, strategic connection with your CEO/MD? We ask leading marketers from Greencross, MyDeal, Audi, NAB and West HQ for their valuable insights.

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Exploring Reckitt’s future of work strategy

With the Covid-19 crisis accelerating future ways of working while presenting unique leadership challenges to navigate, one organisation that’s been spending time and effort to build out its future of work approach is Reckitt.

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How CMOs should play their first 60-90 days in a new role

Those first 60 to 90 days in your new role are crucial. In fact, they’re so crucial, you’ll find dozens, if not hundreds, of books written on the subject. And chief marketing officers are no different in their need to prove their worth and importantly, set themselves up as big ‘M’ marketers to the CEO and executive team in those early days.

AANA appoints interim CEO

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has confirmed former CEO of Free TV Australia, Julie Flynn, as its new interim CEO.

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Nick Baker appointed CEO of Reflections Holiday Parks

Nick Baker, former Triptech CEO, is set to take the reins of Reflections Holiday Parks from July, with a remit to continue to advance the holiday parks as a leading provider of home-grown caravan and camping experiences.

Strategy

10 lessons Telstra has learnt through its T22 transformation

​ There isn’t a business in Australia that hasn’t experienced some form of transformation as digital connectivity pervades every aspect of our products, services and experiences as consumers and businesses. Australia’s largest telecoms provider, Telstra, however, is arguably on one of the most ambitious programs of work right now.

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Women in leadership the focus on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic unequally affected women, from losing jobs to having a greater care burden. CMO examines some of the measures organisations are taking to help redress that imbalance.

Strategy

Why it’s time for CMOs to embrace disruptive external partnerships

One of the clear trends to emerge during 2020 was brands striking external partnerships. And if Deloitte’s recent Marketing Trends 2021 report is to go by, such partnership aspirations remain firmly in the spotlight this year as a way to drive growth, meet changing customer needs, lift cultural credentials and drive innovation.

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CES: Why partnerships and shared values must be rewritten for future commercial and cultural prosperity

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and technology, globalisation and cultural conscience is creating a perfect storm of economic and societal change businesses and consumers must navigate. And if several CEOs and industry leaders speaking at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show are to be the guide, seeking out and rewriting the rules of partnership and pursuing value alignment not just between companies but also humans and machines will be vital to ensuring cultural equality and in turn, commercial success.

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The 5 big trends Julia Gillard sees defining 2021

There aren’t many of us who haven’t felt the profound impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our professional and personal lives. But just as it’s been a time of trauma, it’s also one of growth and opportunity to learn, says Australian former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

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