Lean Mean Marketing Teams with Ty Hayes

Discover how to create a high-performance marketing team by joining Ty Hayes as he interviews leading CMOs, authors and experts at the top of their game.


35. How this uni used its challenger status to rebrand and rebuild

Murdoch Uni CMO shares his free thinking on branding and team design

Neil Cullingford is the Director Marketing & Communications at Murdoch University, a university based in Western Australia with a global presence in Singapore, Dubai and Myanmar. As Ty has spent a fair part of his working career working in tertiary institutions, this episode is a great opportunity for our listeners to discover a range of pertinent topics in this area from two experts.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The impact that COVID-19 has had on the tertiary sector including the devastating effect on student mobility;
  • The decline of admissions clearing houses like TISC as universities fight it out for direct domestic applications;
  • Some of the positives from the pandemic, including the fast-tracking of online learning;
  • The rebrand that Neil has led at Murdoch, including the rollout of new campaigns and a new visual identity; and
  • How Neil is building a modern marketing team, including all the mod cons of an in-house creative production team through to a combined digital and physical engagement and experience team down to a marketing team divided into the long and the short of it. 

If you liked this episode, you might also like one of our early episodes with Fabian Marrone, CMO from Monash University.

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About the Show

In today’s fast paced world, your team is your ultimate competitive advantage. Join Ty each week to discover the dynamic team structures, agile practices, leadership and culture behind some of the world’s most successful brands and the teams driving their marketing. If you’re a marketer looking to enhance your leadership and boost your team’s capability, then this is your must-listen podcast.

Your Host – Ty Hayes

Ty is an award-winning former CMO turned business founder, who built and led the #1 marketing team in Australia (AMI Awards) and was ranked the #10 CMO in Australia (CMO50) whilst CMO for a global university. Ty now hosts this podcast and runs Growth Generators with the mission to help CMOs build modern marketing teams that drive growth.