Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

Why artificial intelligence is set to automate marketing

Computers long ago surpassed human beings in logic-based tasks such as computation. But it has taken much longer for them to even passingly mimic human beings in many of the chaotically-structured tasks that we undertake each day. So can artificial intelligence really contribute anything of value to a process as personally oriented as sales and marketing?

Digital Marketing

How beacons and nearables are giving marketers new customer know-how

It’s been a long-held dream of many marketers to better engage with customers within their physical premises. But even the old solution of employing more floor staff is unlikely to help if there is no way easy of first identifying who each customer is.

Digital Marketing

Digital agencies — brand custodians?

The prominence of digital agencies within the roster of major brands has increased markedly in the past decade, reflecting in part the rise of digital to become the most lucrative individual advertising category in Australia.

Social Media

Getting to grips with social commerce

Social media provides a window into consumer sentiment, and is proving to be a highly effective advertising tool. But can it actually drive sales conversion?

Digital Marketing

How retargeted advertising works

The concept of retargeting consumers in the hope they might complete an action – such as finalising an abandoned purchase – is now common practice among many online retailers and other transaction-based organisations.

Digital Marketing

How PaaS is helping Volkswagen to deliver customer leads on mobile

The rapid adoption of mobile devices has led many organisations to accelerate plans for content delivery via apps and optimised Web pages. For marketers, however, this is creating headaches around developing multiple variations for different operating systems and form-factors.

Leadership

How CMOs make themselves invaluable to the CEO

They are two of the most important functions within any business, but it seems that for many organisations, the gulf between executive management and marketing remains as wide as it has ever been.

Social Media

How Dark Social is affecting your content marketing strategy

Publishers have always known social media likes and shares does not paint a complete picture of how their content is being passed along. Social sharing and search has never been able to entirely account for the number of visitors they receive via deep links.

Digital Marketing

A new kind of solicitude: Co-creation with customers

Social media and digital have not only changed the way customers perceive brands, they’ve also changed the way brands perceive the input of their customers. Brad Howarth reports on the rise of co-creation and how it’s transforming innovation

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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

Better the bank you know?

In 2018, only 21 per cent of customers believed that banks in general had their customers best interests at heart and behave ethically. Only 26 per cent believed that banks will keep their promises; views cemented further following the Hayne Financial Services Royal Commission.

Carolyn Pitt

Head of account management, Hulsbosch

What 15 years of emotional intelligence told us about youth media audiences

Taking people on an emotional journey through content is the most critical part of being a publisher. Which is why emotion lies at the heart of VICE Media.

Stephanie Winkler

Head of insights, VICE Asia-Pacific

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The CIO and CMO Perspective on Big Data

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Thanks for sharing the insights. The findings are spot on according to several encounters we had with various brands in the luxury retail...

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Report: Only 11 per cent of brands use customer data effectively

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I think they are overpriced. Don't you think so? I won't buy them.

Donna Green

Apple Watch arrives April 24, some models top $10K

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How one energy company is giving itself a social media makeover

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That's an interesting use for biometrics, to actually assist in predictive analysis of campaign success.

Simon Smith

Facial recognition technology being used in a new out-of-home campaign

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