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CMO50 2019 #26-50: Kenton Elliot

​​Any retail business will struggle if it does not truly understand its customer and ensures its brand proposition delivers what they are looking for, Target’s Kenton Elliot believes.

Leadership

Kennedy returns to Cotton On

Marketer Col Kennedy has returned to Cotton On after a stint with both Country Road and Grill’d.

Leadership

CMO interview: Turning around Target

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Wesfarmers appointed Kmart turnaround champion, Guy Russo, to institute a transformation of ailing sister department store chain, Target, and restore the 92-year brand to its former glory.

Leadership

Target CEO: We want brand love with mass reach

Target is resetting its marketing strategy to actively seek “brave love with mass reach” and it’s going to use customer insights and digital to achieve it, CEO, Guy Rosso says.

Leadership

Target MD resigns amid accounting probe

Target Australia’s managing director, Stuart Machin, has resigned from the embattled retailer with immediate effect following the emergence of accounting issues in its last half-year results.

Leadership

Kmart CEO details priorities to turn Target around

Restoring Target to its former glory could well come at some cost to Kmart, its new chief, Guy Russo, admits. But he’s equally bullish about turning the business around and claims both retailers can co-exist – even if it does mean stores could switch.

Digital Marketing

Coming soon to a fridge near you -- targeted ads

Targeted advertisements are headed to smart fridges, smart thermostats and other Internet-connected devices, raising potentially new privacy issues for consumers who use those products.

Digital Marketing

Target breach notifications are a perfect example of what not to do

Hopefully your company will never be the victim of a massive data breach. If it is, though, and customer data is compromised, make sure you don't follow Target's lead when it comes to notifying customers. Target's customer notification efforts are wrong on almost every level.

Breach goes from bad to worse for Target and its customers

Target's acknowledgement Friday that personal data of 70 million people, not 40 million as previously thought, may have been exposed to hackers in a recent data breach raises new questions about the incident and how it could affect victims.

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