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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.

Digital Marketing

What you need to know about voice-based marketing

When Google first demonstrated its Duplex service in mid-2018, it stunned the world by making relatively complex bookings over the telephone using a system that sounded very close to how a human might sound. It also breathed new interest into a technology that has become both increasingly prevalent in consumer devices, and an increasing source of frustration – the voice-based user interface.

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Why marketing technology utilisation is taking on new urgency

Disparate data sources, fragmented technology and a lack of funding has left many brands struggling in the battle for online customer attention amid a global pandemic. Now more than ever, brands need to focus on unlocking the value of their marketing technology.

Suzanne Croxford

Marketing technology partner, Wunderman Thompson Australia

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

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