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Analysis: ​Is the proof of influencer marketing in the pudding?

Amid all the jokes of ‘Scotty from Marketing’ and the general cries of a lack of authentic leadership in the current bushfire crisis, one Australian has used the power of social marketing to raise over $51 million in support of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Digital Marketing

Report: Confusion still rife over CDPs

Most marketers are planning on switching their customer data platform (CDP) in the next 12 months, despite being happy with their current provider, a new report has found.

Leadership

CMO interview: How this marketing leader approached an IPO

Becoming the Salesforce or Workday of security is firmly in the sights of cybersecurity company, CrowdStrike. And judging by its successful initial public offering (IPO) last June, valuing the business at nearly US$7 billion, the market agrees the cloud native provider has the goods to achieve its mission.

Leadership

CMO profile: Building a brand community via timbersports

As a young girl, Joanne Katsos would marvel at the strength of the timbersports competitors at the Royal Melbourne Show as they chopped and sawed their way to glory. Little did she know that as an adult she would find herself in the role of marketing director for the Australian operations of an organisation that is one of the world’s key supporters of timbersports.

Leadership

CMO’s top 10 marketing leadership profiles of 2019

This year has seen the mission of marketing turn its attention to the customer, through creating an internal customer culture and a laser focus on the customer and customer advocacy, while elsewhere the marketing mandate has become disruptive.

Digital Marketing

CMO's 19 most-read articles in 2019

​Change, disruption, uncertainty and engagement on the customer’s terms – looking at this year’s list of most-read stories on CMO, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d actively sought out these topics as areas to focus on. Yet it’s clear the transformation of marketing from broadcast to two-way engagement, thanks to the ongoing disruptive impact of digital and connectivity, has continued to dominate marketing industry discussions and thinking in 2019.

Digital Marketing

Why marketers need to engage long-term memory

We’ve all seen it happen: You spend months creating an ad or a marketing campaign. Blood, sweat and tears have gone into it, the boardroom applauds it, and yet it results in no discernible uptick in sales or brand awareness. Or worse, it gives a competitor, who may be better known in the space, a free kick.

Leadership

5 CMOs reflect on 2019, achievements and lessons learnt

It’s been another year of disruption, change and transformation for chief marketing officers. And as we reach the end of 2019 and take a break to recharge before assuming the modern marketing mantle once more in 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened, what’s been achieved, and what experiences can inform better decision making in the New Year.

Digital Marketing

What digital channels are marketers looking to in 2020?

According to recent research by WARC, marketers are looking to increase marketing investment in emerging social media channels, such as TikTok, and away from old channels such as Twitter and Snapchat.

Digital Marketing

What ResMed is doing to address Australia's sleep crisis

With more than 3000 people dying as a result of sleep-related issues each year, it’s clear Australia’s sleep health needs to be put in the spotlight. And that’s exactly what ResMed hopes to do with a rebrand, omni-channel investment plan and its largest marketing campaign to date.

Digital Marketing

​Predictions: 9 digital marketing predictions for 2020

What does 2020 hold for digital marketers, and marketing generally? We ask a raft of industry experts from the marketing technology and industry community to give us their thoughts on 2020 and beyond, and what marketers will need to know moving forward.

Digital Marketing

Report: Account-based marketing results in better ROI

According to a new study, 71 per cent of companies that invest in account-based marketing (ABM) report their return on investment is somewhat or significantly higher than traditional marketing programs.

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Blog Posts

How the CMO can get the board on the customer’s side

For some CMOs, it’s easy to feel alone in the undying quest to better serve the customer. At times, it feels like the marketing department and the boards are speaking a different language, with one side trying to serve the customer, and the other side more focused on the shareholders and financials.

Jeff Cooper

CMO and board, Business Excellence Australia

The Secret Ingredients of a CX-Led Company Culture

When I talk to organisations around the world about their customer experience strategy, it is often the CMOs and their marketing teams who take the lead. They’re keen to improve the ways they attract and engage customers, and they want to understand the technologies that can help them make their customer experience truly outstanding.

Steven van Belleghem

Author, CX expert

The Future Of Social Is Joyful, Pass It On

2019 was a horror year for social media. But in 2020 something different emerged that has shifted the tone, format and intent of the medium. A new social vibe born out of the pandemic and fuelled by the emergence of a platform tailor made for the next generation of consumers.

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Managing director, Pulse

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