Stories by Brad Howarth

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

Digital Marketing

How Seek is using continuous delivery to bring agility to marketing

Agile development abandons traditional notions of lengthy planning and development cycles with testing at the end in favour of rapid prototyping, development and ongoing testing. That same thinking is starting to find its way into other business processes, and marketing is no exception.

Leadership

Co-creating with customers: AustralianSuper’s digital innovation journey

If you ask your customers what they think of you, your products and services, they may very well tell you. But what if the people using your products and services were the same ones that had designed them? How would that change their attitudes towards you, and what new ideas might the design process uncover?

Digital Marketing

SurveyMonkey looks to provide the 'why' in analytics

Australians sure do like to ask a lot of questions. Of all the countries where the US online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, is available, it turns out Australia has the highest per capita use.

Digital Marketing

Using machine data to drive marketing decisions

For any marketer struggling under the weight of the data generated by CRM and other marketing systems, the last thing you may want to hear is that there is another class of data just waiting to be exploited.

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State of the CMO 2019

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Blog Posts

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...

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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