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How Spacenow increased reach by 600 per cent during the pandemic

Some businesses owe their rapid growth to being in the right place at the right time. But such a feat should almost be expected of Sydney-based startup, Spacenow, whose entire business model is based on putting clients into the right space at the right time.

Leadership

Conversations over a cuppa with CMO: Craig Davis

​Leadership resilience, startups scaling up, marketing best practices, customer insights - these are just a few of the topics we manage to explore in the latest episode of Conversations over a Cuppa with CMO featuring Craig Davis.

Digital Marketing

GetReminded makes pitch to disrupt customer loyalty

GetReminded, a new consumer platform for contract, loan, insurance and other renewal reminders, has been steadily adding users while honing the technology and carefully tracking acquisition cost as it gears up /eye its expansion plans.

Digital Marketing

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.

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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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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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