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Unisys: Why storytelling is key to B2B brand awareness

How do you take a 140-year-old B2B IT company and transform its marketing? Easy, you find a startup marketing and silicon valley guru, like Ann Sung Ruckstuhl, and have her lead a transformation.

Digital Marketing

Coca-Cola upping its digital game with startups investment

​Coca-Cola Amatil is making good its promise to transform the enterprise for the digital era, by increasing its stake in startups with an investment in TabSquare. It announced it has taken a minority stake in the Singapore-based restaurant tech startup via its corporate venturing platform, Amatil X.

Digital Marketing

Found co-creator shares his checklist for startup marketing

If there’s one thing Andrew Joyce has learnt being co-founder of Australian mobile-oriented jobs startup, Found, it’s that he is hopeless at predicting what millennials and Gen Z consumers are going to like in an advertisement.

Leadership

Airbnb strategy and marketing lead joins Sendle as CMO

Airbnb business, marketing and operations leader, Eva Ross, has returned to Australia to become Sendle’s new chief marketing officer following co-founder and CMO, Craig Davis’ decision to step back from day-to-day operations.

Digital Marketing

What large brands can do to break down barriers and innovate like a startup

Large established companies need to take a “best of both worlds” approach to innovation in order to be competitive and meet ongoing consumer expectations, according to Daniela Simpson, a FMCG executive and a newly appointed general manager of a $1.1 billion candy and fruit snacks business unit of Ferrero USA.

Digital Marketing

CUA reveals new customer-led hackathon

Australian credit union, CUA, has kicked off a new customer-led hackathon calling for innovative health and finance tech solutions that resonate with millennials.

Leadership

CMO Interview: How Credit Simple is disrupting the fintech marketing landscape

The credit industry is fiercely competitive, and major banks have strong and deeply established roots offering credit scores and advice. But New Zealand fintech startup, Credit Simple, is fast making inroads across the Tasman as well as in Australia thanks to its ability to engage customers in a more agile way.

Digital Marketing

How these 4 brands are getting value out of growth hacking

Growth hacking - which uses rapid experimentation and new tools and techniques to engage and grow a business's customer base - is popular with not only the startup community, where it was born, but with big companies recognising its promise and appeal in building their overall customer base.

CUA kicks off its own startup partnership efforts

Member-owned financial services provider, CUA, has become the latest corporate to seek innovation through startup partnerships, launching its first hackathon to find new products and solutions for customers.

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State of the CMO 2019

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Blog Posts

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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