Stories by Brad Howarth

Leadership

Marketing's time to embrace test-and-learn

There is a mantra in the technology startup community that says failure is actually a good thing. That people who try something and fail are actually better investments than those who try nothing, or who have never known failure. This same ethos is also starting to find favour within some marketing teams.

Digital Marketing

Interview: Cracking the digital video code for brands

With more than 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, ensuring that even a short film can capture an audience’s attention is no easy task. But when you’ve been making short films for more than 25 years, there are a few tricks you pick up along the way.

Leadership

An innovation revolution

The rapid march of technology and changing consumer expectations are driving organisations to release new products and services at an ever increasing rate. In marketing, this translates to delivering campaigns and interactions at greater speed, with flexibility and customer responsiveness to match. But if handled poorly, such rapid product and process development can also translate to a drop in quality.

Digital Marketing

Why APIs are big business for brands

In 2002 Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, issued an edict that all teams in his company were to expose their data and functionality through service interfaces. The edict gave rise to the creation of a service-oriented architecture within Amazon, with all interactions managed through application programming interfaces (APIs).

Digital Marketing

eBay makes omni-channel retail a reality for other brands

While many Australians know eBay as an ecommerce powerhouse, fewer know that the company also supplies the technology powering many other online retail experiences – and increasingly, a number of offline experiences as well.

Digital Marketing

Getting digital strategy right at Village Roadshow

As anyone who has renovated a house may attest, no matter how good the starting point is, it takes more than a new coat of paint to get results. For Jon Satterley, the task of digitally renovating multi-faceted Australian entertainment company, Village Roadshow, started by pouring new foundations.

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?

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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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