Managing Technology

Digital Marketing

Demonstrating marketing ROI: Ezidebit's automation journey

Demonstrating marketing’s direct revenue contribution is the ‘holy grail’ for CMOs today. Scaling customer acquisition and retention activity without increasing headcount is also pretty up there on the Richter scale.

Digital Marketing

Managing community engagement technology: MMGN

Responding to and acting on social community interactions presents significant management challenges around IT infrastructure, bandwidth, and tailoring real-time content through analysis to keep the community thriving.

Leadership

CMO Interview: Building customer connections using art and science

Data-driven marketing has become the catchcry for marketers striving to achieve real-time customer interactions in a world where consumers have all the brand power. But it’s those who also invest in creating an emotional link with the customer that will win.

Coming to grips with omni-channel retailing

A successful omni-channel strategy is an organisation-wide change that requires solid technology foundations and a clear strategic roadmap incorporating the ideas and support of the entire business.

Digital Marketing

Market automation reaches tipping point with CMOs: Ovum

Marketing automation is reaching a tipping point that will see it become more readily adopted across organisations, according to new research from Ovum’s Digital Marketing and Connected Customer practice.

Digital Marketing

Fine-tuning the art of customer entertainment

What is the dollar value of a customer unsubscribing from your email services? That was a key question for the team at online retailer, Elan Media Partners, when it began looking to improve its utilisation of customer data.

Leadership

The CMO's Zero Moment of Truth

Technology has disrupted all walks of life and business. How can then the business of marketing remain untouched by the waves of disruptive technologies?

Leadership

Andy Lark: Technology is the core brand differentiator

Whether your brand is virtual or physical, technology is the core differentiator and those with the best digital platforms will win the battle for customers’ minds and hearts, Commonwealth Bank’s outgoing CMO, Andy Lark, claims.

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State of the CMO 2019

CMO’s State of the CMO is an annual industry research initiative aimed at understanding how ...

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Blog Posts

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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