Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

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?

Digital Marketing

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.

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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.

Digital Marketing

How to choose a data analytics provider

The explosion of interest in predictive analytics among Australian marketers has been met by similarly-explosive growth in the number of vendors and consultancies vying to meet their needs.With such rapid growth in demand, how can marketers be assured they are getting the best result for their money?

Digital Marketing

Adgorithms: The new Albert of marketing science

IBM has Watson. Now Israeli startup, Adgorithms, has Albert. And while Albert has been trained to execute large-scale digital marketing campaigns more effectively than humans, he is not out to take your job – at least not yet.

Digital Marketing

Why iiNet is tuning into voice analytics

Your customers are usually more than willing to tell you what is wrong with your business – and occasionally even what is right. Unfortunately, however, many businesses just don’t have the capability to listen effectively to all of that volunteered information and act on what they hear.

Digital Marketing

HubSpot eyes Australia's mid-market

US-based inbound marketing platform, HubSpot, is ramping up its assault on the Australian marketplace, investing in new offices and launching a CRM tool that significantly expands its functionality.

Social Media

Why Open Colleges, Virgin Mobile are backing a new tool for brand advocacy

Personal recommendations have long been perceived as one of the most persuasive forms of marketing, especially when they are delivered by trusted parties such as friends and family. But despite social media’s ability to connect individuals, it has not proven effective in harnessing recommendations for brands.

Digital Marketing

How Australia Post is improving testing

In the race to get new products and services out to customers, compromise can be inevitable. But when those compromises impact usability and customer satisfaction, any advantage gained from rapid release can quickly be lost.

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

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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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