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Brene Brown: What it takes to be a brave leader right now

Organisations and leaders need to stop seeing results-driven performance, accomplishment and achievement, and empathy, care and connection, as mutually exclusive items and focus instead on uniting the two for corporate success.

Strategy

Catch Group and flybuys hook up

Catch Group has joined forces with the flybuys customer loyalty program to provide rewards to its customer base.

People

CMO interview: Building sustainable brand connection at Kathmandu

More and more, consumers are looking for brands they can have an emotional connection with, says Kathmandu’s chief customer officer, Eva Barrett. And for the Australia and New Zealand-based outdoor apparel brand and retailer, credibility around sustainability will be key to achieving this as it works to build engagement locally and abroad.

Leadership

Why Bega Cheese needed a high-tech bee hive

Bega Cheese has expanded its product line-up and now moved into the honey aisle with the arrival of B honey, its 100 per cent Australian honey sourced directly from local beehives. And in the process, developed a high-tech bee hive to protect local honey bees.

Digital Marketing

Westpac signs up to Verizon DSP

Westpac has positioned its rollout of Verizon’s DSP solution across its portfolio of brands as a step towards sustaining advertising activities without the cookie.

Digital Marketing

The state of wearables in 2020

Smart wearable devices, from smartwatches to health trackers, are giving brands interactive ways to communicate with customers and leading to new types of insights from real-time and location-based data. And with COVID-19, we could see new devices and services developing to address some of the emerging health and medical issues.

Digital Marketing

Survey: COVID-19 prompts shift to digital advertising

The shift towards online advertising will continue and it’s share of total media spend will accelerate with the COVID-19-related economic crisis, according to new research from the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) and Ipsos.

Leadership

Study: Emotional connection key to brand longevity

The FutureBrand Index 2020 has just been released, the first comprehensive global study into the perception of global brands since the outbreak of COVID-1. And the findings show well-perceived companies can consistently align the full picture of the experiences they create with their wider corporate purpose.

Digital Marketing

Industry: Snapchat's first B2B marketing push is a timely, smart move

Snapchat’s first global B2B marketing campaign is being positioned as an overdue and clever step in solidifying the social media brand’s position as its platform rivals face claims of racial insensitivity and advertising boycotts through to data privacy challenges.

Digital Marketing

Adtech industry reacts to latest universal ID updates

The adtech industry is responding favourably to efforts to provide alternative user identification data mechanisms to replace traditional cookie tracking. But several have warned privacy and security concerns remain a significant hurdle to adoption.

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Why marketing technology utilisation is taking on new urgency

Disparate data sources, fragmented technology and a lack of funding has left many brands struggling in the battle for online customer attention amid a global pandemic. Now more than ever, brands need to focus on unlocking the value of their marketing technology.

Suzanne Croxford

Marketing technology partner, Wunderman Thompson Australia

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

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