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C-suite perspectives: How Ray White's executive perceive marketing's role today

In September, Ray White launched the first brand campaign in its 116-year history. Following up from the news, and in the style of CMO’s ongoing c-suite perspective series, we caught up with Ray White director, Dan White, to understand how the broader executive team perceives the role of marketing and the CMO today,

CMO50 2018 #4: Leisa Bacon

For ABC director of audience and marketing, Leisa Bacon, modern CMO leadership is an art in influencing and working more collaboratively with other parts of the organisation as well as the increasingly diverse marketing function.

CMO50 2018 Ones to watch: Caroline Patrick

Over the last 12 months, Caroline Patrick has created a new brand to take the Radio Rentals Group into the NSW market. She says it’s been one of the most important – and arguably the most challenging – decisions she’s made so far at the South Australian-based retailer and household goods financier.

CMO50 2018 #20: Cambell Holt

If there’s one thing holding marketing leaders back, it’s their inability to think of themselves as business owners, Mercer’s Cambell Holt claims.

CMO50 2018 #16: Teresa Sperti

If you want to get your CEO onside as a CMO, then you'd better start demonstrating how marketing makes an essential contribution to achieving enterprise objectives, World Vision Australia’s Teresa Sperti says.

CMO50 2018 #5: Nick Reynolds

Over the past 12 months, Lenovo has been on a mission to boost customer centricity, creating a discrete global CX entity of 150 people dedicated to looking at customer journeys and finding ways to improve them.

CMO50 2018 #23: Alison Levins

Marketing at its best is an “alchemy of science and art”, Mars Wrigley Confectionery CMO, Alison Levins, believes.

CMO50 2018 Ones to watch: Chris Taylor

“Consumers are not rational and never will be,” National Heart Foundation’s Chris Taylor says. “Connect on an emotional level and you’re half-way there.”

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Jane Power

No matter how busy you get as a CMO, it’s vital you stay tuned into raw insights on your customers by spending time listening to calls, and getting on the front line, Bupa’s chief marketing and customer officer, Jane Power, advises.

CMO50 2018 #3: Susan Massasso

The a2 Milk Company is an A/NZ success story, rapidly growing to $8 billion market capitalisation and NZ$922 million in revenue in the 2018 financial year.

CMO50 2018 #8: Steve Brennen

“Relationships really matter. If you want to be successful in your business as a CMO, you have to have relationships outside of your team.”

CMO50 2018 #21: Brent Hill

​Being brave comes with the territory of being a successful marketing chief, South Australian Tourism Commission’s Brent Hill claims.

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Kieren Cooney

Marketers need move past the idea that our job is one of storytelling, Kieran Cooney, chief marketing officer and content officer of REA Group, says.

CMO50 2018 #22: Michael Laxton

​Building adaptability and resiliency as core capabilities across marketing teams is vital to ensuring relevancy in these times of disruption, Michael Laxton says.

CMO50 2018 Ones to watch: George Hughes

In his first 12 months as The Star’s inaugural CMO, George Hughes has been tasked with nothing less than complete reorganisation of the marketing function from a generalist, state-based model to a national, unified and functional specialist model.

CMO50 2018 #2: Martine Jager

2017 was a very big year for Martine Jager and the Westpac marketing team. Tasked with helping the organisation celebrate 200 years in the Australian market, she joined forces with her leadership team and a cross-functional group to inject history, traditional and emotional back into the Westpac brand.

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