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5 strategic tips for avoiding a big data bust

Big data has arrived as a big business initiative. But the hip, experimental, ad hoc veneer of blending data streams to surface bold discoveries belies a massive cultural and technological undertaking not every organisation is ready for.

Leadership

How to master creative thinking

Just how did Steve Jobs and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com fame become the gurus of creative thinking? Were they born with an inherent talent, or can you in fact learn to become a leading marketing innovator?

Digital Marketing

News from around the water cooler

This week's round-up of marketing news around the globe looks at why CMOs are analytically challenged, the rockers of content marketing, mobile tagging and more

Social Media

Yahoo buys teenager's mobile app company

Yahoo announced that it is buying Summly, a company that developed an app that condenses information and makes it easily and quickly readable on mobile devices.

Digital Marketing

Tech in marketing: Personalising email-based customer communication

When your sole customer touchpoint is an email address, it’s only natural your marketing strategy will rely heavily on digital marketing. So for Hoyts Kiosk, investing in a comprehensive and customised email marketing platform was not only a no-brainer, but a decision that has boosted customer acquisition and retention, and helped to drive rapid growth in the company.

Social Media

How you can prepare for real-time marketing

Real-Time Marketing (RTM) isn’t just about responsive or event-based campaigns but about truly understanding and anticipating the needs of the individual customer, Altimeter’s founder said.

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Data-Driven Companies Outperform Competitors Financially

Working with and making business decisions based on data is good for your company's bottom line. Companies that have embraced a data-driven culture--rating themselves substantially ahead of their peers in their use of data--are three times more likely to rate themselves as substantially ahead of their peers in financial performance, according to findings by the Economist Intelligence Unit in a survey sponsored by Tableau Software.

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Transformation: The Co-op's CMO Greg Smith

Greg Smith is The Co-op's first CMO in its 55-year history. It's no wonder his to-do list stretches a mile and includes everything from brochures to outlet transformations, Facebook strategies and more.

Social Media

SXSW 2013: No new Twitter, but marketing and hardware stand out

South by Southwest Interactive is best known as the technology festival that put such social networking mainstays as Twitter and Foursquare on the map. But if there was a 'next big thing' at this year's event, finding it would be pretty hard.

Digital Marketing

Big Data hype still here, but maturity beckons

Few tech industry buzzwords have gotten as vigorous a workout as "big data," but while the hype remains plentiful, it is starting to give way to real-life successes as well as formal ways companies can develop big data strategies, according to a number of IDC analysts.

Leadership

10 leadership strategies you should be embracing

It’s a wonderful time to be leading as CMO - assuming you’re up to the challenge. As companies face growing pressure to drive growth in this unpredictable environment, marketing is increasingly on your CEO’s agenda and, rest assured, it is being hotly debated in the boardroom, as well.

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The massive flaw in customer-centric marketing CMOs need to know about

Behavioural biases mean customers, most of the time, have no idea what they want, despite what they tell you.

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Co-founder, Hardhat

When friction can be a brand’s best friend

I always enjoy those oft-forgotten, in-between moments in any experience. These moments are not necessarily part of any defined experience per se. They likely wouldn’t show up in an organisation’s plans or ideas to help make the customer journey or user flow as simple, easy and seamless as possible.

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How much attention should we be paying to the ‘attention economy’?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the advertising industry lately about what’s coined the ‘attention economy’. And it’s fast becoming the new battleground for media channels to prove their wares and to develop and espouse new attention metrics.

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