Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

The rise of online retail marketplaces and what they mean for brands

The impending arrival of Amazon on Australian shores has left many brands and retailers scrambling to implement a response. And it’s the way in which Amazon will serve the market that arguably offers the biggest industry shake-up and reshape how consumers access products and services for brands and retailers alike.

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How this brand is tackling the Amazon retail problem

While many Australian brands struggle with what impact Amazon’s arrival in Australia might have on their sales channel, at least one has had first-hand experience with the American online behemoth for years.

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What CMOs need to do to cope with marketing change management

Digital technology has wrought unprecedented change on marketing, rewriting both the media landscape and the back-end systems and processes that marketers use to reach it. With so much focus on the technologies transforming marketing, it is not surprising managers and employees feel they are scrambling to keep up.

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How Lenovo's social strategy is helping bridge the marketing/sales divide

Sales and marketing are supposed to work in harmony, with one supporting the other to achieve the organisation’s revenue goals. In reality, the two functions often are at war. But a new social media strategy, coupled with some good old fashioned sales experience is helping Lenovo to finally bridge the gap.

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Marketing ecommerce when you're on The Block

Many business owners are familiar with seasonally-driven demand. But for Emma Garland, peak seasons lasts only three months of the year, and there is never any guarantee it will ever come again.

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How Dell EMC's marketing chief is getting the martech stack to work

The US$67 billion takeover in 2016 by Austin-based technology maker, Dell, of its Boston-based rival, EMC¸ represented the largest merger in the technology industry. In the months that followed, the two companies worked to bring disparate products and cultures together, relaunching as Dell EMC. Much of that integration work has now been done.

Leadership

How Lego built its culture of innovation, brick by brick

​Give a group of children a pile of plastic bricks and they will instinctively start building. With some experimentation, they might soon produce something recognisable. With so many organisations now striving to build a culture of innovation, could the same process work for a group of adults?

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How video production is helping Xero attract and retain customers

From his studio in Auckland, Pat MacFie leads a team of video professionals that would put some independent production houses to shame. But he's not running an independent video production house. Instead, his group is part of an internal marketing agency producing content to help attract and retain customers for the online business software maker, Xero.

Digital Marketing

What's driving The PAS Group's customer engagement success

It’s been some years since every brand on earth decided it desperately needed an app to a forge a ‘meaningful’ connection with its loyal consumers. But with many of those apps now neglected or forgotten in the back folders of consumers’ phones, can apps still create a connection between the brand and its consumers?


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When growth stalls: How to boost growth in large organisations

The push to start new businesses continues. In Q1 2017, the number of seed and angel deals increased by 1.4 per cent compared to Q1 2016.

Con Frantzeskos

CEO, Penso

Why we need diversity in marketing

​When we read articles about the need for increased diversity in marketing land, it is often through the lens of gender.

Jodie Sangster

CEO, ADMA

How to leverage the Internet of Things to understand consumer intent

'Intent' is the single largest performance marketing variable. It shapes our search queries, dictates our purchase paths and mediates meaningful interactions with brands regardless of channel, media or content type.

Oliver Smith

Business development, Performics Australia

Interesting insight, well explained and the examples are just apt.Thanks for sharing!

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The politics of branding - Brand science - CMO Australia

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When the world that we live in floods with gigabytes of content every day, we have to learn to be selective about it. Such educational we...

Paulina Cameron

ADMA launches education program to tackle viewability, ad fraud and brand safety

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Hi, i am an Aistralian ALK patient, been on xalkori dec 13 to oct 15 and achieved remission of disease, since been on Ceritinib until no...

gary packer

Pfizer Australia adopts AI-powered digital analyst tool for sales and marketing decision making

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Hi James, shouldn't marketers also be focusing on collecting and utilizing up to date first-party profiling data on customers so that mes...

Tom

3 ways customer data can increase online sales conversion

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Wouldn't reconnecting with younger consumers be in direct contravention of the code on alcohol advertising?

Tim Palmer

Vodka Cruiser reconnects with younger consumers via category-first Facebook Live campaign

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