Retailing

CMO50 2018 #26-50: Mark Baartse

If there’s one thing Showpo believes in, it’s listening to its customers. For Showpo CMO, Mark Baartse, too many companies talk about customer experience, but don’t actually talk to them enough to get the facts.

Leadership

Myer resurrects its 'My Store' campaign following massive loss

Myer is resurrecting its ‘My Store’ campaign once again in an attempt to turn around its fortunes. The new follows the beleaguered retailer's near $500 million loss in the year to June 2018, leading to the plan to stop discounting by getting rid of clearance floors by mid-2019, reduce floor space, and focus on exclusive brands.

Leadership

Myer announces half-billion dollar loss

Myer will stop discounting - getting rid of clearance floors by mid-2019 - reduce floor space, and focus on exclusive brands, as it fights to come back from a shocking near $500 million loss in the year to June 2018.

Digital Marketing

Getting under the cloak of Woolmark's digital and innovation efforts

​AI-powered research, voice-based care instructions, ‘adjacent possible’ marketing principles, augmented reality on farms and eco-storytelling in immersive retail stores – they’re all in a day’s work for the innovation and digital team at The Woolmark Company.

Digital Marketing

Report: Amazon launch lifts Aussie online retail sales but not all brands benefit

Amazon’s launch in Australia has significantly boosted online shopping behaviour across the wider local retail landscape, generating more sales across a wider array of local ecommerce and brand websites. But not everyone is benefitting and those in the mid-share, mid-market space stand to lose the most from the US giant’s arrival on our shore long term.

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Marketing prowess versus the enigma of the metaverse

Flash back to the classic film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Television-obsessed Mike insists on becoming the first person to be ‘sent by Wonkavision’, dematerialising on one end, pixel by pixel, and materialising in another space. His cinematic dreams are realised thanks to rash decisions as he is shrunken down to fit the digital universe, followed by a trip to the taffy puller to return to normal size.

Liz Miller

VP, Constellation Research

Why Excellent Leadership Begins with Vertical Growth

Why is it there is no shortage of leadership development materials, yet outstanding leadership is so rare? Despite having access to so many leadership principles, tools, systems and processes, why is it so hard to develop and improve as a leader?

Michael Bunting

Author, leadership expert

More than money talks in sports sponsorship

As a nation united by sport, brands are beginning to learn money alone won’t talk without aligned values and action. If recent events with major leagues and their players have shown us anything, it’s the next generation of athletes are standing by what they believe in – and they won’t let their values be superseded by money.

Simone Waugh

Managing Director, Publicis Queensland

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