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People

Xero: Customer trust only occurs from the inside-out

Rachael Powell’s job title tells us all we need to know about marketing right now. As chief customer, people and marketing officer at Xero, she is the embodiment of the evolution of marketing and how, in order to achieve true connection with the customer, trust must occur from the inside before it can go out to the customers.

Leadership

Xero evolves to fit a changing marketplace

​A new tagline is the beginning of Xero’s evolution from a pure accounting software supplier to a more holistic small business platform, a move, it says, is vital in a changing market.

Digital Marketing

How video production is helping Xero attract and retain customers

From his studio in Auckland, Pat MacFie leads a team of video professionals that would put some independent production houses to shame. But he's not running an independent video production house. Instead, his group is part of an internal marketing agency producing content to help attract and retain customers for the online business software maker, Xero.

Leadership

Culture and customer voice the key for first Xero CMO

The first global marketing chief at cloud-based accounting software provider Xero has highlighted culture and embracing the brand’s ‘alternative’ position with small businesses as key to his success.

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Why conflict can be good for your brand

Conflict is essentially a clash. When between two people, it’s just about always a clash of views or opinions. And when it comes to this type of conflict, more than the misaligned views themselves, what we typically hate the most is our physiological response.

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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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