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Nine out of ten Australians are a member of at least one loyalty program. On average, people are members of four loyalty programs, but active in only half of them. Nowadays, there is a plethora of loyalty programs to join. Which isn’t surprising when it...

Recently walking past a coffee shop in Melbourne I saw this sign: Coffee $5 Coffee please $4 The first thing it reminded me of was my mother nagging me as a child of the importance of always saying please when you ask for something. The second, a much...

Packaging is a valuable owned media asset; however, it only has positive value if its social cost is lower than the value it creates. If your brands packaging is harming the environment, regardless of the media value, it is simply a cost to society. A...

This week we celebrate one of America’s and P&G’s most iconic brands, Tide, reaching 10 years in the dry-cleaning business. What began as an innovative brand extension into a complex, competitive industry, has become a highly successful business as well as an impressive owned media...

If you read retail trade press regularly, it won’t be feeling like a happy new year. As the above headlines show, in just the first few weeks of 2020 we have seen at least 11 established Australian retailers either closing stores, going bankrupt, issuing profit...

Many towns and cities in Australia are facing a Christmas shrouded in thick smoke, or worse, from raging bushfires. While the overworked volunteer Rural Firefighters are putting out deadly real fires, retailers have been putting out their own fires in 2019. It’s safe to say it’s...

Retailers are the new media moguls Retailers are poised to generate highly profitable revenue through their media argues Sonder’s Jonathan Hopkins. The Gruen Transfer’s Russel Howcroft said it best when he remarked live on-air how Chemist Warehouse are shrewdly making millions from their suppliers before they’d even...

First-up, this post has nothing to do with Harry and Meghan. You see, there was another high-profile royal event that occurred in 2018 (just not as photogenic) and it’s being hailed as the reason for a “patchy” Christmas retail period. Last year’s Royal Commission into Banking...

According to the esteemed UK publication Marketing Week, the primary media trend for 2019 is growth of owned media monetisation in ecommerce. Zenith predict it will add around $100bn of new money into the global advertising market next year. If it follows a similar path...

Ethical consumerism recognises that every purchase decision comes with a moral choice. Retail brands have to continually improve their sustainability and ethical practices because, in many ways, shopping is the purest expression of morality and, some believe, is more important than voting. Think I’m kidding?...