Marketing Strategy

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MyState Bank’s play for heart and heartland

MyState Bank’s latest campaign, created during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, turns on the themes of balance and simplifying life, and was produced in an unusual way, with virtual casting sessions, talent from the same family and a strict enforcement of a two-metre distancing rule on set.

Leadership

CMO50 nominating: Our judges share their tips and tricks

CMO50 nominations are now open for 2020, and CMO is calling on Australian marketing leaders to put themselves forward for our list of effective and innovation marketing chiefs this year. To help, we’ve asked several of this year’s judging panel to share what it is they’re looking for in a submission.

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Hacking the marketing remit

As the coronavirus pandemic forces business functions to be reconfigured as virtual events, one CMO has turned to a hackathon as a collaborative, online initiative to problem solve and broaden marketing with the company’s extended ecosystem.

Digital Marketing

How this alcohol-free spirits brand rode the health and wellness wave

When Carl Hartmann and Mark Livings set out to build Lyre’s Spirit Co, they were looking to create a product and brand that would provide a palatable and socially acceptable alternative to alcoholic spirit-based beverages. Little did they know, the COVID-19 crisis was about to deliver a hoard of potential customers looking for a healthier lifestyle while in lockdown.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: ABC's Leisa Bacon

In this episode of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO, ABC's director of audiences, Leisa Bacon, shares how she's navigated the COVID-19 crisis, the milestones and adaptability it's ushered in, and what sustained lessons there are for marketers as we start to recover.

Digital Marketing

TikTok makes play for marketers

TikTok has launched its marketing offering, encouraging brands not to make ads, but instead TikToks. The Chinese-backed platform, which is owned by ByteDance, specialises in short dance, lip sync and performance videos and has seen an uptick in use, particularly during the COVID-19-enforced lockdown.

Leadership

CMOs in the spotlight on consumers and the crisis

At the Cannes Lion Live 2020 event last week, a group ofmarketing leaders spoke about their experience leading the marketing mission for their organisations through this time of coronavirus crisis

Digital Marketing

How this financial services marketer has found agility in a crisis

There are few marketers who haven’t seen their plans derailed by COVID-19. Even for those brands that have traded successfully during this period, success has usually come as the result of being able to flex marketing programs quickly to suit changing conditions.

Digital Marketing

HSBC CMO's three lessons from brand transformation

HSBC CMO, Leanne Cutts, speaking at the Cannes Lion Live 2020 ​virtual event, explained how the multinational bank began a global refresh on its brand identity, “because we know successful brands need to be true to their DNA and their original values and heritage, but also to be fresh for what audiences and customers need today”.

Digital Marketing

Cracking the effectiveness code

A new framework designed to create a universal definition and language of effectiveness, the Creative Effectiveness Ladder, has been launched by James Hurman and Peter Field at the Cannes Lions Live 2020 event. The Creative Effectiveness Ladder outlines six main levels of effectiveness achievement, from least, such as just an influential idea, to most commercially impactful, an enduring icon.

Leadership

Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: The Star's George Hughes

It's been an incredibly tough three months for the Star as it shut its doors and stood down staff in response to the COVID-19 lockdown. Yet innovation has shone through, and if the CMO, George Hughes, has anything to say about it, such lateral thinking will continue as we start to recover from the crisis.

Strategy

Study finds freemium won’t get paid customers

Providing a free or lower cost trial of a paid version of a service for a short period helps the take-up of the paid version. But freemium models aren't quite so successful, a new paper, Experience Effect in the Impact of Free Trial Promotions, published in Management Science, claims.

Leadership

Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Suncorp's Mim Haysom

​The crisis has become catalyst for changing marketing dynamics as we recover and find our way to a new normal. In this latest episode of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO, Suncorp executive general manager brand and marketing, Mim Haysom, shares how she's adapted her brand strategy and what she believes it'll take as marketers in the next phase.

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Blog Posts

MYOD Dataset: Building a DAM

In my first article in this MYOD [Make Your Organisation Data-Driven] series, I articulated a one-line approach to successfully injecting data into your organisation’s DNA: Using a Dataset -> Skillset -> Mindset framework. This will take your people and processes on a journey to data actualisation.

Kshira Saagar

Group director of data science, Global Fashion Group

Business quiet? Now is the time to review your owned assets

For businesses and advertiser categories currently experiencing a slowdown in consumer activity, now is the optimal time to get started on projects that have been of high importance, but low urgency.

Olia Krivtchoun

CX discipline leader, Spark Foundry

Bottoms up: Lockdown lessons for an inverted marketing world

The effects of the coronavirus slammed the brakes on retail sales in pubs, clubs and restaurants. Fever-Tree’s Australia GM Andy Gaunt explains what they have learnt from some tricky months of trading

Andy Gaunt

General manager, Fever-Tree Australia and New Zealand

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