Stories by Brad Howarth

Social Media

How Mars tapped social sentiment to win over millennial consumers

When Mars Chocolate announced it would set the price of a Snickers bars based on the mood of the Internet, it did more than just create a cool integrated online and offline campaign – it set in motion a fundamental rethink of how Mars reaches specific audiences.

Digital Marketing

How artificial intelligence is transforming marketing

In an industry known for its love of buzzwords and hype, artificial intelligence (AI) has become marketing’s new ‘big data’. But where big data ultimately led to new layers of complexity, AI promises the opposite.

Digital Marketing

Why GlamCorner is investing more into email marketing

There are few companies that can claim to have doubled their revenue in a year. But for online dress rental service, GlamCorner, that milestone was achieved in the last four months alone, helped along by the Spring Racing carnival and an often-neglected form for digital marketing – email.

Digital Marketing

Helping marketers focus on the negative side of brand engagement

Marketers talk incessantly about their desire to forge stronger relationships with customers. But relationships are not all wine and roses. Relationships come with their fair share of negative emotions – frustration, anger, jealousy and, in some cases, betrayal. Doesn’t it seem naive then that in the quest to build brand relationships, the negative side is often ignored altogether?

Digital Marketing

New association aims to bring order to data strategy chaos

A new industry association is seeking to bring order to data chaos for advertisers and media partners through the creation of an industry code of conduct for the collection, use and management of data in Australia.

Leadership

Building customer insights in the data and digital age

The arrival of big data has delivered a plethora of new data for insights into customer preference and behaviour. Online browsing activity, for instance, presents a rich tapestry of customer preferences and sentiment, and has been used almost exclusively to build behemoths such as Amazon and Google.

Digital Marketing

How The Iconic is tackling mobile engagement

With the launch of the seventh edition of Apple’s iPhone last week, it is easy to forget the smartphone device category is actually less than 10 years old. Yet it’s a trend heavily influencing the development decisions at five-year-old online fashion retailer, The Iconic, which has adopted a mobile-first approach to how it reaches its customers.

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Blog Posts

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

How do we break out of our marketing echo chambers?

Clients and agencies can get stuck into a particular way of behaving and viewing the world, but there are ways to break out of our marketing echo chamber.

Steve O'Farrell

Managing Partner, The Royals

It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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I tried www.analisa.io to see my Instagram Insight

Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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The saying is pretty tongue in cheek. It's not saying that marketers are bad people, nor that they don't take themselves seriously. There...

LYF Solutions

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

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Given Scotty's failed track-record in the marketing realm the memes and the ridicule is very apt and is in no way a reflection on marketi...

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The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

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