Retail Market

What makes the Chatime brand tick with consumers

Tea, cheese and tapioca are three ingredients not normally associated in the standard western palate – and certainly not mixed into a beverage. But they are also three of the key ingredients behind a rapidly-emerging force in Australia’s quick-service food and beverage category.

Leadership

David Jones aiming to be Australia's premier retail destination

​David Jones’ drive for its Elizabeth Street store to be a global premier retail destination has been boosted by a new partnership with Disney, and exclusive partnerships with iconic, luxury global brands, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci.

Digital Marketing

Why it’s time more Aussie businesses embraced location-based marketing

Global businesses serious about getting noticed through the noise of digital, mobile and social are turning to location-based marketing more than ever before. But Australian businesses still show an alarming level of complacency, according to SweetIQ founder, Mo El Barachi.

Digital Marketing

The rise of online retail marketplaces and what they mean for brands

The impending arrival of Amazon on Australian shores has left many brands and retailers scrambling to implement a response. And it’s the way in which Amazon will serve the market that arguably offers the biggest industry shake-up and reshape how consumers access products and services for brands and retailers alike.

Social Media

​Complacency kills CX: lessons learnt from the Aussie retail meltdown

David Lawrence, Marcs, Herringbone, Rhodes & Beckett, Pumpkin Patch and Dick Smith – the growing list of retailers hitting the wall in Australian is a wake-up call for other retailers to re-examine the ways in which they attract and retain customers in order to compete in today’s digitally savvy consumer world.

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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.

Zac Martin

Senior planner, Ogilvy Melbourne

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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