Microsoft

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.

Digital Marketing

The US government files antitrust suit against Google

Google has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search and search advertising, in what the DOJ says is a violation of US antitrust laws.

Social Media

Microsoft looks to buy TikTok

Short-form video app Tik Tok is in line to be acquired by Microsoft in the US, with the computing giant saying it’s discussions are continuing. It comes after TikTok recently launched its marketing offering, encouraging brands not to make ads, but instead TikToks.

Leadership

Spotlight on facial recognition after IBM, Amazon and Microsoft bans

IBM was the first big tech outfit to announce it is closing down its facial recognition system amid the Black Lives Matter racial discrimination protests in the US and around the world. Since then, Amazon and Microsoft have followed suit, with all three wanting to no longer provide the technology for policing in the US.

CMO50 2019 #13: Pip Arthur

​The most creative marketing typically starts with a deep appreciation of the audience you serve, says CMO and head of communications at Microsoft Australia, Pip Arthur.

Digital Marketing

CMO's top 10 martech stories for the week - 18 July 2019

All the latest martech and adtech news this week from Near, Adobe, Avanade, Emarsys, IRI, Rightpoint, Bowfin, IgnitionOne, Clarus, True Influence, OneTrust, HubSpot, Verint, Microsoft, Flybits, and more.

Digital Marketing

CMO's top 10 martech stories for the week - 27 June 2019

All the latest martech and adtech news this week from Dun & Bradstreet, Lattice Engines, Appian, Twilio, Salesforce, Microsoft, VidMob, Automation Anywhere, MediaMath, Rubicon, Actito, SmartFocus, Longtail UX, Sitecore, SimilarWeb and IntentData.io.

Customer Experience Management

Report: Data blindspots leading to digital and customer transformation failure

While most larger Australian companies are intent on achieving digital transformation for a better customer experience (CX), research commissioned by Microsoft Australia has revealed while 69 per cent of local enterprises say they have an integrated digital transformation strategy, only 28 per cent have a company-wide strategy for sharing data, meaning projects are failing.

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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

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Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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