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More than a campaign: ICC Sydney details latest brand efforts

​Keeping the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney brand front of mind with the international convention community by highlighting experiences and the people behind its offering is the cornerstone of the venue’s new multi-pronged marketing campaign.

Digital Marketing

Bringing lead gen and marketing smarts to dentistry

Niche industries can be small, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be lucrative. And as Aligner Advantage has found, even the most specialised of industries can also harbour their own lucrative niches.

Leadership

CMO Momentum returns to Sydney on 8 August

CMO is delighted to confirm our CMO Momentum conference focused on inspired and sustainable marketing and customer leadership, is returning to the ICC in Sydney on 8 August!

Leadership

Saving hearts and capturing minds: Heart Foundation CMO on his purpose-driven marketing plan

The Heart Foundation found itself in the eye of a storm recently after its campaign to raise awareness about heart disease, the single biggest killer of Australians, attracted a swift, vocal barrage of criticism. The not-for-profit has since apologised and pulled the ads, although it defends the need for strong messaging on what's a life and death issue.

Leadership

Australia Post seeking new CMO

​Australia Post’s foray into appointing its first CMO is off to a shaky start, with ex-Officeworks marketer, Karl Winther, leaving the role after four months.

Digital Marketing

Report: Retailers must up the speed, accessibility of ecommerce

Australia Post’s most recent annual online shopping report (2019), confirmed what good marketers already know: Online shopping is undergoing significant growth in Australia, customers expect seamless and rapid delivery, and are shopping more on their mobiles. What's more, direct email marketing remains vital to get consumer attention.

Digital Marketing

Updated: Amazon buys Sizmek Ad Server, DCO

Amazon has confirmed it is acquiring the ad server and creative optimisation divisions of Sizmek’s ailing business, strengthening its own offering against the might of Google.

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State of the CMO 2019

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Blog Posts

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

3 ways to leverage the talents of your team to avoid disruption

​According to the World Economic Forum in its most recent The Future of Jobs report, the most important skills for the future are not technical, task-oriented skills, but higher-order skills such as creativity, social influence, active learning, and analytical thinking.

Gihan Perera

Futurist, leadership consultant

An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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The popularity of loyalty programs is diminishing, though I'd say it is because customers are savvy enough to recognise when a loyalty pr...

Heather

It’s time for marketers to rethink their approach to ‘loyalty’

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