Innovation & Digital

Conversations: word of mouth marketing in a socially savvy world

First, some history. I have spent a great deal of my business life running advertising agencies. For twenty years I was an agency CEO and Chairman. Before that I was…

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Mobile, console or virtual: the rise and rise of gaming

The world’s biggest video games convention E3 has just finished in Los Angeles with an estimated attendance of over 48,000 attendees and representation from every major video game designer and manufacturer,…

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I HEART PICTURES. And your clients probably do too

Savouring Delicious Food. Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes. Clinking Beer Mugs. No, not a disastrous attempt at haiku but the text description of these emoji: Cute, but – you might…

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Where are all the Australian unicorns? How to build more billion dollar startups in Australia

Just last week, I returned from two weeks in the U.S with elevate61, KPMG Australia and Advance’s rapid growth entrepreneur program. Over these two weeks, we toured across the country…

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Not for the faint hearted

I have a personal ambition to help our firm grow faster than trend and not just by implementing cost reduction and efficiency programs. I want to seek out disruptive, game…

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#budget 2015. The power, the passion and the influence of social media conversations

Every month, around the world over 1 billion people log onto Facebook, 13 million of those are from Australia. There are over half a billion tweets sent per day and…

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Periscope and Meerkat: both watching the world

In the coming months you are likely to hear a lot more about two apps called Periscope and Meerkat. Put simply, these apps allow you to live stream video from…

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BEWARE technology traps

Right across corporate Australia, companies are utilising technology in ways not possible even just a few short years ago. Incredible advancements in devices, infrastructure, software solutions and telecommunications have powered…

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The future of television – consumers win

Australians have never had so much choice when it comes to viewing media content and unsurprisingly we are viewing more content than ever. In the average month: Each Australian watches…

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Meet George Jetson

Successful innovation requires both great ideas and execution. We often marvel at the ideas wondering “why didn’t I think of that!” The idea though is just the beginning and nothing…

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Data Analysis – it’s just not cricket: or is it?

Ian Welch argues that England’s obsession with data has proved costly. It has not been a good week to be an England cricket fan living in Sydney. Our dismal exit…

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Get outta my dreams, get into my car

Treasurer Joe Hockey has been much in the news recently with his enthusiasm for the concept of the driverless car. First he raised the possibility that driverless cars – which…

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Howzat? : don’t be caught out by social media

All cricket eyes, of both ‘tragics’ and casual observers, are on our corner of the globe as Australia hosts the Cricket World Cup alongside New Zealand. As is the case…

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