Stories by Rebecca Merrett

Leadership

Best CX Companies List profile: TAFE gets personal with education

For Theresa Collignon, executive director of TAFE Directors Australia, going through tertiary education was in no way personalised: There were lecture rooms filled with almost 1000 students, and lecturers often used the same method to deliver lessons to a wide variety of students.

Digital Marketing

Digital advertising dominates in first half of 2014: report

A new report from the Commercial Economic Advisory Service of Australia (CEASA) revealed the Australian digital advertising market was worth $2.3 billion or 37 per cent of the total $6.2 billion advertising spend in the first half 2014.

Digital Marketing

How data analytics is driving sponsorship for Football NSW

When it comes to getting sponsorship for sporting events and clubs, Football NSW knows how important data is in making a compelling proposition. CEO of Football NSW, Eddie Moore, talks about the not-for-profit’s use of data analytics for driving revenue and investment into the game.

Digital Marketing

Do we put a limit on our close social networks?

For leaders in the marketing industry, there’s no such thing as having too many friends in your social network. But a new study has shown that people inadvertently limit the number of close social contacts.

Digital Marketing

There’s money to be made in mobile

The ever-increasing mobile population is triggering a rise in users not only sourcing information on their handset device, but also purchasing goods and services through it.

Digital Marketing

NFC and QR drive consumer engagement for Google billboard

A new advertising campaign for for Google's Play app store for Android employs wireless near-field communications (NFC) technology and QR codes to get consumers to engage with content from billboards in non-traditional ways.

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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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