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Digital Marketing

Food for Thought: Is the return to analogue marketing a thing?

Do consumers have digital advertising and marketing fatigue? Recently there has been talk of a return to ‘analogue’ marketing, such as snail mail, brochures, and face-to-face engagement, and away from digital marketing. CMO asks the experts.

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Telstra appoints first CMO since 2016

​Telstra has its first chief marketing officer (CMO) since Joe Pollard, announcing CMO50 honouree Jeremy Nicholas has taken up the role.

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How to apply startup marketing thinking to all organisations

The CMO of tech startup, Silver Peak, has been lucky enough to be one of those few with a long career in marketing, and as such, has seen its evolution from using transparencies on projectors, to being data-driven and targeted.

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How Hydralyte made the case to shift to digital and social media

It’s a business objective many FCMG and B2C brands will be all-too- familiar with: How to increase sales and household penetration of products. For Care Pharmaceuticals head of marketing A/NZ, Daniela Fra, this was the catalyst for what became an ambitious shift of Hydralyte’s advertising away from TV and above-the-line to a digital-first media strategy and approach.

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Why smoothfm has switched up personalities and undertaken a rebrand

One of the most iconic TVCs from radio stations in recent years would have to be the smoothfm ad featuring Michael Buble. The ad, along with the station’s niche targeting, helped propel it to the number one FM station in Sydney and number two in Melbourne.

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Why it's time for brands to abandon negative messaging

At a time of increased competition in almost every industry, getting messaging cut through has never been more important. And yet, as marketers increasingly personalise and try to engage with targeting, the consumer has never been more zoned out.

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5 ways for CMOs to win over the CFO

There’s no doubt marketers are facing a critical commercial crisis and must get better at selling the business value they create, IPA UK consultant and principle of Cassidy Media Partnership, Fran Cassidy, says.

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What this millennial marketer is doing to shake up conveyancing

A marketer who switched from British American Tobacco to a property conveyancing law firm isn’t someone you come across every day. But for Ladybird Conveyancing sales and marketing manager, Mikala Fair, it’s an example of how marketing skills can transcend industries – and how to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

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Alibaba Group CMO talks Olympics, globalisation and innovation

Being the CMO for CMOs and showcasing Alibaba’s technology innovations to the world dominate the marketing strategy of its CMO, Chris Tung. And he sees the group’s 12-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a key way of achieving both aims.

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Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Microsoft's Pip Arthur

​In this latest episode of our conversations over a cuppa with CMO, we catch up with the delightful Pip Arthur, Microsoft Australia's chief marketing officer and communications director, to talk about thinking differently, delivering on B2B connection in the crisis, brand purpose and marketing transformation.

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Blog Posts

Creating a culture club builds ownership of teamwork

Workplace cultures are the sum of everyone’s beliefs, behaviours, attitudes and skills. This means that no single person is responsible for culture, it belongs to the team.

Colin D Ellis

Culture change expert, author

A Brand for social justice

In 2020, brands did something they’d never done before: They spoke up about race.

Dipanjan Chatterjee and Xiaofeng Wang

VP and principal analyst and senior analyst, Forrester

Determining our Humanity

‘Business as unusual’ is a term my organisation has adopted to describe the professional aftermath of COVID-19 and the rest of the tragic events this year. Social distancing, perspex screens at counters and masks in all manner of situations have introduced us to a world we were never familiar with. But, as we keep being reminded, this is the new normal. This is the world we created. Yet we also have the opportunity to create something else.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

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