Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

How video is helping this insurer deliver on engagement

It’s not always possible for a brand to provide personalised contact through every engagement with a customer. But for workplace injury insurance provider, Employers Mutual Limited (EML), it may have found the next best thing.

Why partnerships and people are key to building The Big Issue brand

Few charities put the people they help at the apex of their branding strategy. But for The Big Issue, those homeless or disadvantaged people who don the bright yellow vest don’t just sell the fortnightly magazine, they are also the public expression of the organisation’s ethos as a social enterprise.

Digital Marketing

How blockchain could help this project give people their digital data back

We may not be consciously aware of it, but each of us carries dozens of digital tokens around with us.Our ability to use each of these services is governed by a string of numbers – a digital token. And according to the proponents of the open source crypto-wallet called the Pillar Project, the way they are managed is fundamentally broken.

Digital Marketing

Driven to distraction: The rise of the self-driving car experience

Driverless cars will very likely save lives and reduce congestion. But for those of us enslaved to the daily commute, they might also mean the emancipation of countless minutes and hours spent stuck behind the wheel. So what will we do with our regained time, now that we are no longer distracted with the task of actually driving?

Leadership

CMO interview: How this CMO is writing a new story for data management

While explosive growth in data volumes presents a challenge for many marketers, for US-based data storage technology company, NetApp, servicing that storage need has helped it grow to US$5.5 billion in annual revenue. But the company’s success has also come at a cost, serving to typecast and limit its visibility. Enter the CMO.

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.

Digital Marketing

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.

Leadership

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.

Social Media

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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Well done, team at Larsen. Fantastic story of how to continually invest in customer experience.

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A designer jewellery brand's take on customer relations

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Great piece Katja. It will be fascinating to see how the shift in people's perception of value will affect design, products and services ...

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ACCC launches fresh legal challenge against Google's consumer data practices for advertising

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IMHO a logo that needs to be explained really doesn't achieve it's purpose.I admit coming to the debate a little late, but has anyone els...

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Blog Posts

Why marketing technology utilisation is taking on new urgency

Disparate data sources, fragmented technology and a lack of funding has left many brands struggling in the battle for online customer attention amid a global pandemic. Now more than ever, brands need to focus on unlocking the value of their marketing technology.

Suzanne Croxford

Marketing technology partner, Wunderman Thompson Australia

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

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