Stories by Brad Howarth

Digital Marketing

Bringing lead gen and marketing smarts to dentistry

Niche industries can be small, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be lucrative. And as Aligner Advantage has found, even the most specialised of industries can also harbour their own lucrative niches.

Digital Marketing

Why channel-based marketing is becoming obsolete

Things were so easy for digital marketers in the 1990s, when the world simply consisted of desktop Web pages and email. Now, as we exit the 2010s, digital channels have proliferated, with chatbots, voice assistants and half a dozen messenger apps all vying for customers’ attention.

Strategy

How SAP is building engagement through co-creation

The enterprise software industry emerged in the 1990s as an attempt to bring standardisation to business processes and fast-track outcomes for clients. But in an era where personalisation of experiences is now critical, software makers are having to rethink how to bring flexibility back into these products.

Digital Marketing

How 10 All Access entered The Twilight Zone

Network 10 gave Sydney residents a chance to experience a little of what the fictional realm might be like through an experiential installation at Westfield Sydney in late April, in support of the launch of a new The Twilight Zone series on its '10 All Access' service.

Digital Marketing

How Accolade Wines lifted its email marketing success

With the global wine market softening and competition growing, wine producers and retailers are having to work harder to maintain their customer bases. For Accolade Wines, that has meant getting much smarter about how it communicates.

Leadership

CMO to CEO: Bringing brand thinking to pet care

It should be no surprise that Anneke van den Broek would run a pet care company someday. At the age of eight, she had made her first foray into the industry by breeding mice and selling them to the local pet store.

Digital Marketing

What the 5G revolution will do to mobile marketing

It’s taken just a decade for mobile advertising to rise from relative obscurity to represent a billion dollars of ad expenditure in Australia (according to the IAB), and account for 62 per cent of general digital display spending.

Digital Marketing

How to be CMO of a startup, starting up

Few startups take on a marketing executive at inception. The focus on product development and driving immediate sales revenue tends to soak up whatever cash the founders have got their hands on.

Strategy

When brands make chatbots too personal

Brand owners often talk about their brand having a personality. Some are sassy, others are authoritative, and a few are cheeky. But when it comes to bringing the brand to life through a chatbot interface, focusing in on the personality might be the last thing you want to do.

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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.

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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?

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Head of data, Verizon Media

Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

Michael Neale and Dr David Corkindale

University of Adelaide Business School and University of South Australia

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