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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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

Gabrielle Dolan

Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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