Stories by Vanessa Mitchell

Digital Marketing

Data and insights help lead Pillow Talk to a rebrand

It’s rare to find a company that has been in business long enough to have completely transformed the way it does business, and still thrive in what is an increasingly dynamic and demanding consumer market.

Leadership

Report: Retailers must redefine what loyalty means to consumers

​Consumers are looking for in store experience and convenience, rather than loyalty programs. This is the word from tcc global, which recently ran a global research study of 15,000 shoppers in 15 countries to map the behavioural triggers, identify preferences, and define what loyalty means in today’s retail world.

Digital Marketing

7 businesses successfully implementing chatbots

Chatbots are the customer-experience (CX) buzz technology of 2018, and there is no doubt that when implemented properly, they can improve CX for thousands of consumers, freeing up call centre staff to focus on higher-value conversations.

Digital Marketing

Mindshare gets behind blockchain advertising alliance

Mindshare and blockchain provider, Zilliqa, have partnered with MediaMath, Rubicon Project and Integral Ad Science to build a programmatic alliance on blockchain designed to address industry challenges in programmatic advertising.

Leadership

Myer announces half-billion dollar loss

Myer will stop discounting - getting rid of clearance floors by mid-2019 - reduce floor space, and focus on exclusive brands, as it fights to come back from a shocking near $500 million loss in the year to June 2018.

Leadership

Juniper Networks brand relaunch: standing out from the crowd

​In a sea of blue, grey and white, Juniper Networks has decided to go green. Not only in the environmental sense, but also for its new logo. And the stand-out colour is just part of what has been a global brand refresh for Juniper Networks this year.

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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.

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

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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