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Creative is not a department

The creative department is changing. What was once a traditional, distinct team (often in twins and more recently triple...

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Happy Marriages

What’s really going on in loyalty marketing? According to the consumer press loyalty marketing is all on the decline.....

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Pigs transformed

Earlier in my career, we used one expression a little too much - “putting lipstick on a pig”......

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What’s missing?

The National Innovation and Science agenda is a massive step forward for us, so rather than view this as a criticism......

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Customer Experience

A study by SDL suggests that of great customer experiences, only 7% are created by technology alone. 42% are created by ...

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Digital marketing is dying

It stuns me to see (what should be respectable) marketers "trailing" mobile ads and eDMs in irrelevant places, at irrele...

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Serif to Sans Serif

The age of traditional branding is well and truly over. What is "on brand" is determined by a sense of the values behind...

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Punching above our weight

Australian businesses think of Australia as a staid, backward nation. But this is an outdated view built on clichés tha...

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Retail Transformation

If you’re an avid marketing reader, no doubt you will have been inundated with daily blog posts of the goings on at SX...

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Is Advertising Anti-Social

The Super Bowl has always been known as the pinnacle of American advertising. The guaranteed eyeballs have afforded mark...

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2015 Marketing themes

The year is barely a fortnight old, and we’ve already had our first news of terror. The Charlie Hebdo tragedy is an un...

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Insights…

There are no coincidences in marketing. But sometimes there are remarkable similarities. Take, for example, the new Q...

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Cause-related marketing?

Bob and Bono are at it again. Just in time for Christmas. Do they know it’s Christmas? has been brought back for anoth...

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Dead truth

When it comes to interplay between politics and journalism, the debate is vigorous. In the past few weeks Sharri Markson...

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YouTube Stars

If you’ve never heard of Troye Sivan you’re not alone. In the comments section of the latest YouTube promotional vid...

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#epicfail

There are more than a few formerly cool businesses that must be wringing their hands at this point, wondering what on ea...

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Victory

I’ve written about Malcolm Gladwell before. I’m a fan because the trends and patterns he identifies always make intu...

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Briefs

If you are a marketer or business owner reading this, and you’ve ever briefed an agency to help you, there is a near 1...