Getting Intimate with CX Ep8: Making the brand exchange easy

In Episode 8 of this new podcast series, BrandHook MD, Pip Stocks, talks with Meridian Energy Australia and Powershop Australia CEO, Ed McManus, about the importance of creating easy and quick experiences for customers - and being honest about what you can truly deliver as a brand.

Ed became the CEO of Powershop Australia and Meridian Energy Australia in January 2016. Beginning his career as a medical research scientist after completing a PhD in Biochemistry, he spent several years working for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline. This was followed by a move into the media industry, working for realestate.com.au in roles across sales and marketing, operations, and pricing strategy.

Ed then made the decision to do something that would positively impact the future of his children’s lives and sought out an opportunity in the renewable energy space. This led to his leap to Powershop, ranked by Greenpeace as Australia’s greenest energy company (2014 & 2015). Powershop gives customers transparency and control over their energy and now powers more than 100,000 households and businesses from across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Meridian Energy Australia owns and operates the Mt Mercer wind farm in Victoria and the Mt Millar wind farm in South Australia, and is part of Meridian, the largest 100% renewable energy company in Australasia.

Distributed through CMO from IDG, this 11-part podcast series by BrandHook explores customer intimacy, what makes a great customer experience and which brands Australian leaders think are doing it well. It does this by asking leading brand makers 7 key questions about what makes excellent CX tick.


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