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How Breathe Education revamped its marketing and its business

In March 2020, Breathe Education was operating in-person, combined with some elements of its pilates instructor training course delivered online. Then Covid hit and as many places were shuttered, the training business was facing an uncertain future.

Strategy

​How ESK took an evidence-based approach to customer retention

An investigation of Australia’s bathroom cabinets is likely to reveal an assort of expired and neglected skincare products, used only a few times and then consigned to posterity as expensive follies, never to be purchased again. This, however, was not a fate general practitioner, Dr Ginni Mansberg, and her husband, Daniel Rubinstein, were prepared to accept when they launched their cosmetics brand, Evidence Skincare (ESK).

Digital Marketing

Volley, Rolling Stone explore new brand partnerships

Iconic music publication, Rolling Stone, has a new collab with boutique brewer, Young Henrys, with the Sydney-based brewery announcing the launch of The Unifier beer. The limited-edition beer is inspired by music’s power to bring people together throughout the ages and marks Rolling Stone’s first co-branded collaboration with an Australian craft beer.

Digital Marketing

Report: Two-speed ad recovery underway

A two-speed recovery from the COVID advertising downturn is underway in the local ad market, with advertisers showing clear preferences for media less impacted by the pandemic, according to the latest Standard Media Index (SMI) report.

Digital Marketing

CMO profile: Navigating the ecommerce boom

Rapid uptake of ecommerce was an inevitable outcome of the events of 2020, and naturally, those companies that supplied the picks and shovels of the digital goldrush were among the biggest winners.

Measurement & Analytics

Iron Mountain's Covid-driven rebrand

As the COVID crisis revealed the critical need for businesses to have a strong digital strategy in order to evolve and meet new demands, Iron Mountain knew the time was right for a rebrand.

Leadership

Cover-More Group recruits first global CMO

Cover-More Group has confirmed a new group chief marketing officer to oversee its travel insurance business across more than 15 countries including Australia.

Leadership

CMO role opens at Domino’s

Domino’s is on the hunt for a new ANZ Chief Marketing Officer following the resignation of Allan Collins, who has been in the role for almost 15 years. In 2016, Collins was number one in CMO’s CMO50 and made it into the top 50 in several years.

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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.

Gabrielle Dolan

Business storytelling leader

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.

Zac Martin

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

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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