Stories by Rohan Pearce


Coles trials voice-recognition gizmo Hiku

Coles is conducting an in-home customer trial of Hiku: A device that incorporates voice-recognition capabilities and allows users to add items to an online shopping list.


CMO interview: Marketing open source (to marketers)

It's a product that costs nothing, is up against entrenched competitors, and exists in a category that enterprises have in the past been wary of. All in all, marketing open source software to other marketers was never going to be an easy job.


Telstra expands Buckman's role

Telstra's chief marketing officer, Mark Buckman, will join the telco's executive committee effective immediately. Telstra announced this morning that Buckman's role will be expanded to group managing director, media and marketing.

Social Media

Dynamics gets more social

The latest version of Microsoft's cloud-based CRM system, released today, offers users in-applications access to 30,000 sources of news, financial and social information.

Digital Marketing

CPC down for Google

The average cost-per-click for Google’s ads, both on the search giant’s own sites and those of its network members, have declined by 8 per cent year-on-year, the company revealed in its Q3 results.

Social Media

Pinterest referrals up two-thirds: Shareaholic

In the 12 months to September, traffic referrals from image-focussed social network Pinterest grew 66.52 per cent across the network of Shareaholic's 200,000 partner publishers.

Digital Marketing

Melbourne's virtual tourists go global

Twenty one coffees, 14 desserts, two kung fu lessons and one (so far) busking sesson are not typical measures of ROI for a campaign, but when Tourism Victoria reflects on the Melbourne Remote Control Tourist experience – part of the Play Melbourne campaign – those figures will probably be part of the post-mortem.

Move store blends fashion with technology

A new resident of Westfield's Bondi Junction store opens its doors this Saturday: The Move store, which aims to sell bring the worlds of fashion and technology together.

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How can a brand remain human in a digital world?

Some commentators estimate that by 2020, 85 per cent of buyer-seller interactions will happen online through social media and video*. That’s only two years away, and pertinent for any marketer.

James Kyd

Global head of brand strategy and marketing, Xero

​Relevance and substance are the keys to marketing’s future

Marketing’s evolution and increased value-add to organisations is making headway in one essential direction: Driving brands to achieve maximum relevance in the heart and minds of customers.

Jean-Luc Ambrosi

Author, marketer

Why doing your job well is the key to innovation

The words ‘power company’ and ‘innovation’ probably don’t seem like a natural combination. In fact, when I first went for a marketing role with an electricity company, I semi-dreaded the work I thought I’d be doing.

Catherine Anderson

Head of marketing, Powershop Australia ICO relaunch March 14 - April 14 2018. Building a bigger community and more holders will surely move Krios to top exchan...

Mark Dalton

Blockchain pitched as answer to influencer marketing management

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Lok knocks it out the park and predicts the future...“People are starting to understand they own their own data, and this will come to a ...


Data regulation key to marketing innovation

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It needs to come from the top. It's not just about buy-in from the leadership team, leadership should be part of the development process ...

Stephen Houraghan

Why getting intimate is key to creating a great customer experience and optimising customer value

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Report Reveals the Channels That Really Influence Consumer Purchase Decisions

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5 ways Australian Unity is driving innovation

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