Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

Digital Marketing

Kaiju distills CX strategy to become truly immersive brand

Craft beer brand, Kaiju! Beer, is brewing up a customer experience strategy that aims to spread its message of ‘quirkiness’ to a wider audience and gain competitive advantage over larger multinational brewers.

Digital Marketing

Advertising supply chain woes can be solved by blockchain: Adbank

Adbank co-founder and CMO, Angelo Dodaro, is on a mission to solve the advertising industry’s transparency issue and is using the power of blockchain and artificial intelligence to “follow the money” and fight the $50 billion ad fraud problem.

Digital Marketing

In depth: The art of dealing with Generation Z

The generation after Millennials, Generation Z - defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s - represents a dominant and powerful group. Considered a larger cohort than both the Baby Boomers and the Millennials, brands are starting to take notice and crafting strategies on how to deal with this ‘powerhouse’ group.

Digital Marketing

4 reactions to Fairfax-Nine media shake-up

Nine Network and Fairfax sent shockwaves through the media industry yesterday after announcing the companies are merging to become Australia's biggest integrated media company.

Social Media

Facebook takes historic dive

Facebook has suffered the biggest one-day wipeout in US stock market history one day after executives forecast lower profit margins.

Digital Marketing

Assignar lifts game with sales and marketing overhaul

Sydney startup, Assignar, has overhauled the communications of its sales and marketing departments, both internally and externally, a move that’s increased monthly website traffic by 83 per cent and grown the customer base by 120 per cent.

Measurement & Analytics

Alvin Electronics leaps into realm of machine learning

Specialist independent wholesaler, Alvin Electronics, is using the power of analytics and machine learning to assist in its customer retention efforts, a move that helps level the playing field for this small business provider.

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Blog Posts

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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