Stories by Rohan Pearce


Coles trials voice-recognition gizmo Hiku

Coles is conducting an in-home customer trial of Hiku: A device that incorporates voice-recognition capabilities and allows users to add items to an online shopping list.


CMO interview: Marketing open source (to marketers)

It's a product that costs nothing, is up against entrenched competitors, and exists in a category that enterprises have in the past been wary of. All in all, marketing open source software to other marketers was never going to be an easy job.

Digital Marketing

Telstra expands Buckman's role

Telstra's chief marketing officer, Mark Buckman, will join the telco's executive committee effective immediately. Telstra announced this morning that Buckman's role will be expanded to group managing director, media and marketing.

Digital Marketing

Dynamics gets more social

The latest version of Microsoft's cloud-based CRM system, released today, offers users in-applications access to 30,000 sources of news, financial and social information.

Digital Marketing

CPC down for Google

The average cost-per-click for Google’s ads, both on the search giant’s own sites and those of its network members, have declined by 8 per cent year-on-year, the company revealed in its Q3 results.

Social Media

Pinterest referrals up two-thirds: Shareaholic

In the 12 months to September, traffic referrals from image-focussed social network Pinterest grew 66.52 per cent across the network of Shareaholic's 200,000 partner publishers.

Digital Marketing

Melbourne's virtual tourists go global

Twenty one coffees, 14 desserts, two kung fu lessons and one (so far) busking sesson are not typical measures of ROI for a campaign, but when Tourism Victoria reflects on the Melbourne Remote Control Tourist experience – part of the Play Melbourne campaign – those figures will probably be part of the post-mortem.

Move store blends fashion with technology

A new resident of Westfield's Bondi Junction store opens its doors this Saturday: The Move store, which aims to sell bring the worlds of fashion and technology together.

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Blog Posts

Un-complicating multi-channel marketing: 5 actionable steps

There’s so much choice available that customers can pick and choose who they buy from and where, when, and how it happens. They want to discover, research, evaluate, and purchase on their preferred channel. Give them that option, and they’re more likely to choose you. That’s the whole point behind the multi-channel approach.

Aaron Agius

Co-founder and managing director, Louder Online

People in vegan houses shouldn't throw bacon

Picture this. You’re at a Gourmerican burger joint chomping a cheeseburger, when an outspoken vegan friend starts preaching that you’re killing the planet. Last week, that same vegan downed a pricey glass of pinot before their flight to a far-flung destination, armed with their strongest mossie repellant and first aid kit. Anything amiss?

Abbie Love

Strategist, Ikon Communications

The role of the CMO is evolving: Are you keeping up?

My (amazing) vacation in the Galapagos Islands earlier in the year got me thinking about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. What does this have to do with the role of today’s CMO, you ask? Plenty.

Sheryl Pattek

Vice-president, executive partner

It’s excellent aiming to resurrect the complete within the hearts and minds of connected customers, moreover because the terribly relevan...

CMO Interview: How Kodak’s global CMO is bringing the brand back from the brink

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Great to see ActiveCampaign's growth funded with some serious money.As a platform, it's up there with the usual suspects in terms of feat...

Lawrence Ladomery

CMO's top 10 martech stories for the week - 13 October

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Kerry Edwards

Open Colleges taps into social for better student interaction

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Or just go to sites like www.shopsthatshiptoaustralia.c... and others and be sure that the stores will send to where you live :-)


Why online shopping is like dating – RedBalloon CEO

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Personalisation is the key. Customers demand a very relatable and well defined CX where the sincerity and understanding of their disposit...

Hitesh Parekh

In pictures: Improving cutomer experiences through smart personalisation

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