Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

How facial recognition is prompting a new way of marketing innovation

You’ve pulled up outside a property from your preferred hotel chain, ready to check in for the night. You’re a stranger in a new city, but the concierge greets you personally and by name. Before you know it, you’re handed your keys and are heading to the elevator. Check in is complete. It’s a scenario that’s not so far from reality thanks to advances in technology for facial recognition in crowded situations.

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How this startup is using design thinking to tackle Uber

When you are battling a competitor valued at US$62.5 billion, any edge you gain may prove crucial in securing your position. Such is the situation for Sydney-based taxi booking service, Ingogo, which is tapping design thinking in order to compete in the broader point-to-point transportation market against US-based behemoth, Uber.

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Digital change for Perpetual's CMO

There are few industries that have been as resistant to digitisation as financial advice and wealth management. But just as automation and online servicing have reinvented stock broking and other services in the greater wealth management sector, traditional advisors are also turning increasingly to digital tools to boost their service offerings.

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Why CMOs should be paying more attention to cybersecurity

There aren’t many marketers who would rate their ongoing interest and involvement in their company’s cybersecurity defences as ‘high’. But for Carilu Dietrich, San Francisco-based head of corporate marketing for Australian-born collaboration software maker, Atlassian, checking in on the status of its ‘severity 1’ support tickets is part and parcel of the job. And it is not just Atlassian she is worried about.

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Optimising CX online and offline at John Lewis

The lure of technology can be a tempting one for retailers, with its promise of data-rich platforms generating deep customer insights and new fulfilment capabilities. But when your proposition is built around offering a great instore personal experience, how do you translate that into the somewhat soulless environment of online?

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Why Tourism Victoria decided to go agile

Government agencies are not renowned for their willingness to adopt avant-garde systems and processes. But for destination marketing agency, Tourism Victoria, a decision to adopt an agile development methodology for its refreshed website has delivered greater certainty and overall value for money.

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Mobile payments: The new future of commerce

Many sales and marketing campaigns would be pointless if they didn’t eventually lead to the brand collecting money from its customer. And the goal is to make the payments process as painless as possible, if not entirely invisible.

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Adelaide City: Using location data analytics to improve destination marketing

Typical destination marketing programs have a tendency to fall back on the usual clichés of landmarks, icons and cultural attractions. But for Adelaide City Council, making the city a more attractive destination has meant reimaging what it means for a visitor or resident to interact with the location.

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Broadsheet: Make content marketing about audiences first

With content marketing and native advertising hailed as the latest saviour for publishers, Rene L’Estrange-Nickson is puzzled by the number of publishers, brands and agencies that seem to be getting it wrong.

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Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

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

It's a pretty interesting article to read. I will learn more about this company later.

Dan Bullock

40 staff and 1000 contracts affected as foodora closes its Australian operations

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If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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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...

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Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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

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7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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