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Acoustic CEO: What we’re doing to be the best-of-breed marketing cloud alternative

It was a little over 12 months ago Acoustic entered the martech scene, a freshly branded marketing software offering spun out of the IBM business. Here, its global chief talks to CMO about the product roadmap, transformation and efforts to become a viable best-of-breed alternative to the enterprise marketing clouds.

How Boost Mobile has kept its brand identity

Telecommunications can be a brutal game, with brands coming and going faster than Australian prime ministers. So for Australian-born Boost Mobile to have survived for 20 years is a noteworthy feat, especially given that many of its much larger US carrier partners, including Nextel and Sprint, have come and gone in that time.

Qantas confirms end of Wallabies sponsorship

Qantas has dropped its Wallabies team sponsorship and is ending a number of arts and creative associations as it works to cope with the COVID-19 crisis fallout and to conserve cash.

Measurement & Analytics

InMoment pitches for improvement with latest CX platform

InMoment has launched Experience Intelligence (XI), a new platform that brings together a collection of software and services designed around the concept of owning and improving the key moments in customer and employee journeys.

Digital Marketing

Why Box Hill Institute turned to games to boost conversion

Box Hill Institute, in downtown Melbourne, relaunched its website, but after an initial surge in interest soon found conversion wasn’t what it had expected. And with the global pandemic seeing people rely on websites more than ever for researching and choosing between educational providers, a call was made to deploy some additional tools.

Digital Marketing

Kmart launches AR-powered KBot

Kmart has launched an Australian-developed augmented reality (AR) tool, the KBot, with its latest home decor catalogue.

Digital Marketing

AANA releases new advertising code of ethics

The AANA has released its new code of ethics for advertising, following a comprehensive review, initiated in 2019. The new code applies to all advertising in Australia and is intended to ensure advertising is legal, honest and reflects prevailing community standards.

Strategy

Why the art of human-centred design has become a vital CX tool

Human-centred design was once seen very much as a ‘nice to have’ but has increasingly become an essential element to a digital change project. And indeed, it's a key element of the success, or otherwise, of this kind of innovation, says a global expert in the practice.

Digital Marketing

Why marketers need to think outside the data box

We all hear it all the time: Data is the be all and end all of marketing. What does the data say? Does the data support decision making? Have we checked data for customer insight?

Strategy

5 steps Cue clothing took to adapt to the new normal of COVID-19 retail

There’s no doubt COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to digital channels and transactions for Australian retailers. Here, Cue Clothing’s CIO, Shane Lenton, shares how the iconic Australian fashion brand adapted to the new normal of retail presented by the pandemic, the virtual and digital offerings it’s rapidly created, and the longer-term innovations they’re helping inform.

Strategy

How NRMA’s Arlo the Koala chatbot won over customers

IAG’s NRMA insurance achieved record online customer engagement and successfully reached business objectives thanks to its Stevie award-winning ‘Arlo the Koala’ chatbot, an extension of its ‘Arlo the Koala’ advertising campaign that made headlines across marketing and media press.

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​In this latest episode of our conversations over a cuppa with CMO, we catch up with the delightful Pip Arthur, Microsoft Australia's chief marketing officer and communications director, to talk about thinking differently, delivering on B2B connection in the crisis, brand purpose and marketing transformation.

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Life beyond the cookie: 5 steps to mapping the future of marketing measurement

​There’s no denying there’s been a whirlwind of response to the imminent demise of the third-party cookie from all parts of the industry. But as we’ve collectively come to better understand the implications, it’s clear this change is giving the digital advertising industry the opportunity to re-think digital marketing to support core industry use cases, while balancing consumer privacy.

Natalie Stanbury

Director of research, IAB Australia

Ensuring post-crisis success

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed brands’ CX shortcomings and a lack of customer understanding. Given ongoing disruption, customer needs, wants and expectations are continually changing, also causing customers to behave in different ways. Just look at hoarding toilet paper, staple and canned food, medicinal and cleaning products.

Riccardo Pasto

senior analyst, Forrester

A few behavioural economics lesson to get your brand on top of the travel list

Understanding the core principles of Behavioural Economics will give players in the travel industry a major competitive advantage when restrictions lift and travellers begin to book again. And there are a few insights in here for the rest of the marketing community, too.

Dan Monheit

Co-founder, Hardhat

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