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Predictions: 10 technology trends in marketing for 2021

While 2020 might have been the year of accelerated digital transformation, marketers will have a host of other technologies on their radar in 2021. From artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT to mixed reality (MR) and robotic process automation, marketing leaders will increasingly tap technology to make informed, responsive decisions with tightened budgets and changing consumer behaviour.

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UBank uses machine learning in new spending tracker

UBank is embracing the industry shift to Open Data through a partnership with Australian fintech, Basiq, leveraging machine learning (ML) to give customers a more complete picture of their finances.

Digital Marketing

Puma launches AI athlete

Puma and M&C Saatchi have joined forces on an artificial intelligence (AI) athlete using machine learning to assess people’s movements.

Digital Marketing

Explainer: What are deepfakes?

​Have you seen the video with US speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to be drunk and slurring her words? Or perhaps you’ve seen the one with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joking about knowing the public’s secrets? Or the videos of Rasputin singing Beyonce, Andy Warhol eating a Burger King burger or Salvadore Dali being brought back to life? In 2018, Barack Obama warned in a video about enemies making it look like anyone is saying anything at any time.

Digital Marketing

Emotion analytics: The X factor in CX?

“Focus on your customers”, Warren Buffet reportedly said. Savvy marketers take note: The renowned investor’s advice is borne out by the latest CX research from Forrester. According to the analyst firm’s 2018 Australian Customer Experience Index, emotion has a bigger impact on brand loyalty than ease or effectiveness and is the critical piece in becoming a standout CX leader.

KPMG acquires Love Agency to strengthen digital services

KPMG Australia has acquired UX, web and mobile app technology firm, Love Agency, which specialises in building solutions for enterprise and government clients. The acquisition will boost KPMG’s digital strategy, AI, machine learning, IoT, data and analytics services.

Digital Marketing

Report shows Aussie enterprises not ready for AI

​While the majority of Australian businesses agree AI will provide them with a significant competitive advantage in the coming years, few are prepared for the implementation and risks that go along with AI, a new report shows.

Digital Marketing

​AI-driven CX delivers Foxtel a cricketing win

Foxtel and Mindshare are taking customer experience to the next level for cricket fans using AI. ‘Monty’, a machine learning (ML) model, has been spotting when and how wickets would fall in live games, in real time, and alerting fans before it happens.

Digital Marketing

Predictions: 9 AI trends in marketing for 2019

You can't talk about marketing today without the conversation steering to artificial intelligence or machine learning. Once touted as a silver bullet for data collation, analysis, as well as customer service, AI and ML have grown past the original hype and smart marketers are using them as a way to amplify human intelligence, rather than as a replacement for it.

Digital Marketing

Report: AI proliferation sees rise of new marketing leadership roles

Data and artificial intelligence are fundamentally changing how marketing is deployed as the industry sees the rise of the emotion economy and the emergence of both the ‘martecheter’ and director of marketing data, according to IBM Watson’s latest report.

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Highlights of 2020 deliver necessity for Circular Economies

The lessons emerging from a year like 2020 are what make the highlights, not necessarily what we gained. One of these is renewed emphasis on sustainability, and by this, I mean complete circular sustainability.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

Have customers really changed?

The past 12 months have been a confronting time for marketers, with each week seemingly bringing a new challenge. Some of the more notable impacts have been customer-centric, driven by shifting priorities, new consumption habits and expectation transfer.

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Marketing strategist, Alpha Digital

Cultivating engaging content in Account-based Marketing (ABM)

ABM has been the buzzword in digital marketing for a while now, but I feel many companies are yet to really harness its power. The most important elements of ABM are to: Identify the right accounts; listen to these tracked accounts; and hyper-personalise your content to these accounts to truly engage them. It’s this third step where most companies struggle.

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