Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

Navigating the future of omni-channel retailing

When ecommerce burst across the Internet in the late 1990s, it was natural to see it as something new and different. Traditional retailers regarded pure-play online competitors as alien invaders, and those who set up a clicks-and-mortar model often did so using separate divisions with unique tools and processes.

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How Australia Post is using digital insight to get to know its customers

It can be hard to build a relationship with someone whose name you don’t know. Turning anonymous transactions into relationships is a challenge that’s also confronted Australia Post, which each day provides services to tens of thousands of anonymous walk-in customers. Anonymous transactions deliver revenue, but they reveal nothing about the demographics, motivations or past histories of those making them.

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How Citrix is driving customer conversions with a new startup technology

For as long as companies have been selling online, they have struggled to match the offline world’s ability to have someone stand alongside the buyer to walk them through a product’s features and benefits. US-based collaboration software maker, Citrix, believes it has found the next best thing, thanks to technology from startup company, WalkMe.

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How to choose a customer experience management platform

The growing desire among brands to improve customer experience has created a massive opportunity for technology suppliers to provide tools that help them build and deliver that experience. But as with many fast-growing segments of the marketing technology stack, confusion remains regarding exactly what a customer experience management (CEM) platform should do.

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What the new breed of Data Management Platforms mean for marketers

The sheer volume of data generated by online consumers has proven both a bonanza and a curse for marketers: a bonanza in terms of providing a rich source of information for finding and targeting consumers, and a curse in terms of sorting and making use of it.

Leadership

MetLife's B2B consumer challenges

The migration of consumers to online channels is providing B2C companies with ample opportunity to gather and analyse data. But what do you do when you are a B2B company that sells mostly through partners, and are a long way from having a regular online interaction with your eventual consumers?

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NASCAR's journey into digital and the customer experience

Many sports get their start from participants practicing their abilities to outperform each other. But digging into the origins of NASCAR racing in the late 1940s reveals a sport born not just from the technical and driving capabilities of participants in outrunning each other, but also in evading the local law enforcement as well.

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What happens when data goes wrong? BAT's CMO discusses

Analytics vendors are keen to describe how they can divine insights from the world’s vast troves of data. But in the eyes of BAT head marketing intelligent and deployment, Paul Ormonde-James, even the smallest slice of the wrong data can through all predictions out of kilter.

Leadership

Dan Murphy's CDO reveals why the spotlight is on the customer journey

During her time as Dan Murphy's CDO, Faye Ilhan has helped drive a number of innovations, including being the first retailer to launch click-and-collect across all outlets, and introducing Dan Murphy’s ShipSmart, which enables customers to receive unlimited deliveries.

Digital Marketing

Are startups disrupting the traditional business model?

The power of technology-driven startups to adversely impact traditional businesses is such that Uber and Airbnb have now become clichéd discussion points at innovation conferences the world over. But many are also coming to realise the same tools that make startups so nimble and disruptive are equally accessible to them – if they only learn how to use them.

Digital Marketing

The great big data debate

Big Data is often described as a technology. But according to one of America’s foremost practitioners of data analytics, when it comes to putting together a top-flight analytics capability, the critical ingredient is people.

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Searching for social and marketing data

Many marketers, agencies - and everyone in between - get caught up on bubble references and data points. They’ll use Facebook best practice as the only best practice for Facebook executions and only consider metrics and responses of the one channel they’re expected to deliver on.

Isaac Lai

Connections strategy lead, VMLY&R Sydney

Why Australia needs more leaders

A few weeks ago, our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison took it upon himself to tell companies and their CEOs where to go when it came to societal issues. It wasn’t an organisation’s place to get involved. Instead, he said it should be left to governments to solve societies challenges.

Dan Banyard

Managing director, Edentify

3 skills you need to drive better collaboration

A study published in The Harvard Business Review found the time spent in collaborative activities at work has increased by over 50 per cent in the past two decades. Larger projects; complicated problems; tighter timeframes: These require bigger teams with specialised skillsets and diverse backgrounds, often dispersed globally.

Jen Jackson

CEO, Everyday Massive

Informative blog. Xero is a well-known revolutionized accounting software, specifically developed to provide best User Experience and mak...

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Xero evolves to fit a changing marketplace

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>Writes article about how to show diversity in an authentic way>All featured opinions are from white women

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Food for Thought: How can brands show diversity in an authentic way?

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The B2C and B2B marketing transformation helping Invisalign win more smiles

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Great article - but regarding "For a team to achieve their full potential, Edmonson also advises leaders balance psychological safety wi...

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3 skills you need to drive better collaboration - Business leadership - CMO Australia

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I would invest money in machine learning. I think it's important to do that. Don't you agree?

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Metcash to use AI for promotional planning optimisation in liquor division

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