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Digital Marketing

CMO profile: Navigating the ecommerce boom

Rapid uptake of ecommerce was an inevitable outcome of the events of 2020, and naturally, those companies that supplied the picks and shovels of the digital goldrush were among the biggest winners.

Digital Marketing

Report: Covid has changed Australian shopper behaviour forever

Consumer shopping habits formed in lockdown are here to stay, according to Opinium Research, which was commissioned by payments platform Adyen. While COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst for change, it’s also solidified our preference for certain activities, including shopping in-store.

Digital Marketing

What Farmlands did to digitally accelerate member engagement in the crisis

It’s a problem many brands have been working for years to solve: Growing interest in digital engagement and commerce and a need for greater capability to meet it. But in Farmlands New Zealand’s case, the timeframe for a response was shortened to just three weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown struck antipodean shores.

Strategy

Report: 10 digital commerce trends here to stay

Contactless payments, 2D and 3D visualisations allowing consumers to better experience products they want to order, B2B consumerisation and live and experience-led commerce are here to stay post-COVID crisis, a new report claims.

Strategy

5 steps Cue clothing took to adapt to the new normal of COVID-19 retail

There’s no doubt COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to digital channels and transactions for Australian retailers. Here, Cue Clothing’s CIO, Shane Lenton, shares how the iconic Australian fashion brand adapted to the new normal of retail presented by the pandemic, the virtual and digital offerings it’s rapidly created, and the longer-term innovations they’re helping inform.

Digital Marketing

How fashion house Aje styled a new digital experience

Needing to revamp its online presence, high-end fashion house Aje tapped Shopify to improve its online metrics, which came at just the right time for the sudden reliance on ecommerce with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Customer Experience Management

COVID economy creates new digital consumers

The digital habits of consumers have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, although many still prefer to shop in-store, the latest Toluna COVID-19 Barometer has found.

Strategy

Behind the scenes of IGA's digital grocery offer

The launch of IGA’s online grocery delivery service is a lesson in developing minimum viable product that responds quickly to the needs of customers during a rapidly evolving crisis, its shopper engagement leader says.

Digital Marketing

CBA launches its own AfterPay, Zip payment option

Commonwealth Bank has launched a service in direct competition with AfterPay and Zip, as the Australian Financial Industry Association (AFIA) announced a new Code of Practice for buy now pay later (BNPL) providers.

Digital Marketing

How Total Tools overhauled its omnichannel marketing

Total Tools, a professional tool retailer, admits it was a little behind the eight ball when it come to marketing. But since overhauling strategy over the last two years, the company has caught up to the tune of a 1100 per cent growth in online.

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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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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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