Stories by Brad Howarth

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.

Leadership

Why one technology start-up is ditching the role of CIO

While the boundaries around the roles and responsibilities of CIOs and CMOs at large organisations continue to shift and morph, an interesting trend is emerging across Australia’s technology-based start-ups.

Digital Marketing

Thinking of fans as customers: Australian Rugby Union's data journey

Football fans are used to putting up with a lot – poor weather, poor umpiring and for some teams, poor performances. But in an era where competition for fans – and their money – is fierce, football codes need to begin thinking of them more like customers than hardcore loyalists.

Social Media

Open Colleges taps into social for better student interaction

The benefits of Facebook as a platform for communication between organisations and their fans or followers is well established. But Australia’s largest private distance education provider is taking that one step further by using Facebook as a primary platform for supporting students.

Digital Marketing

What you need to know about location-based mobile marketing

Ever since smartphone makers began incorporating GPS receivers into their handsets, marketers have dreamed about making use of the technology. Their goal has been to use location to target consumers with messages based on not just who they are, but where they are.

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

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A designer jewellery brand's take on customer relations

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Great piece Katja. It will be fascinating to see how the shift in people's perception of value will affect design, products and services ...

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How to design for a speculative future - Customer Design - CMO Australia

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ACCC launches fresh legal challenge against Google's consumer data practices for advertising

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“This new logo has been noticed and it replaces a logo no one really knew existed so I’d say it’s abided by the ‘rule’ of brand equity - ...

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Brand Australia misses the mark

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IMHO a logo that needs to be explained really doesn't achieve it's purpose.I admit coming to the debate a little late, but has anyone els...

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Brand Australia misses the mark

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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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