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Disruptive Trends: How’s Your Bot?

August 19, 2016 | Ingrid Cliff

Bot Technology

Talking to people is so last century. In the never ending quest to streamline life, tech explorers are looking at ways to automate conversations through advanced chat bots. Chat bots are simply pieces of software that run automated tasks at pace faster than a human can, usually in response to questions or actions. At its […]

What do LinkedIn and Supermarkets Have in Common?

April 3, 2016 | Robyn Henderson

LinkedIn Statistics

Are you crazy Robyn, they are totally different? Well, you may be surprised to find that LinkedIn and supermarkets  have a lot in common apart from the fact that both are dependant on regular customers/shoppers. In fact, there are 3 things we must do to stay on top of this commonality. Firstly, picture yourself zipping […]

Disruptive Trends: Say Goodbye To Cash

March 23, 2016 | Ingrid Cliff

Cashless society

Most women hate heavy purses full of coins. With the trend to non-cash purchases, soon cash (and coin purses) could be a thing of a very archaic past. Where are we now? Australia is one of the world leaders when it comes to the move towards a cashless society. Trends reported by the Reserve Bank […]

Disruptive Trends: The Changing Face of Retail

February 22, 2016 | Ingrid Cliff

Overseas buying trip

The collapse of Dick Smith has highlighted that traditional bricks and mortar stores, and retail models are on the way out. Consumers now purchase differently than they did 10 years ago with people taking up online shopping at an increasing rate. Australians spent over $18.1 billion in online retail in the twelve months leading up […]

Do You Have The Right Marketing Tools?

February 2, 2016 | Danielle MacInnis

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic

In this ever changing marketing landscape it is not surprising that most of us don’t have the marketing tools we need. If we look at the marketing technology landscape put together by, how could we? Scott Brinker has a great free download book called A New Brand of Marketing that explains some of this landscape and […]

Marketing With Social Media

December 16, 2015 | Sigrid de Kaste

Digital Age Marketing Ideas

Social media is one of the new Buzz terms people use as if it is a new innovation recently invented. But it isn’t….. only the implementation is new. A hundred years ago, if you were the local business, people came to you because you were there. They knew you because you lived in the local community. You […]

The Franchisee Structure – Get It Right

December 15, 2015 | Simone Pentis

Taking the time to get your Franchisee structure  right, could save you more than just money in the long run.

The franchisee entity can take many forms, varying from individual sole trader, partnership, joint venture, trust, corporate and/or mix of these structures. While most franchisees tend to operate as a corporate structure, what is the best structure will depend on the personal circumstances of those who will make up the franchisee entity and any franchisor […]

Disruptive Trends: Personalised Medicine

December 11, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff


One of the things that makes us human is that each one of us has a unique genetic make-up. My combination of genes determine what I look like which is different to how you look. The problem arises when we start to look at medicines to treat our illnesses and injuries. Until recently, the best […]

Disruptive Trends: The Death of Coal Power Stations

November 12, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

The rise of battery storage might see the decline of coal power for electricity.

Forget all the arguments and debates about the need to crank up coal production. That’s about as useful as arguing that we need to crank up the number of courses on offer for typewriter technicians. The energy industry has shifted dramatically in the past few years, and it is all because of the not so […]

Disruptive Trends: The Uberisation of Everything

October 13, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

Uber and other disruptive technology are increasing the sharing economy.

We have all heard of Uber – the radical platform that turns potentially every car into a taxi, and every car driver into a taxi driver. It is turning a highly regulated industry on its ear and causing massive disruption and civil unrest wherever it lands. Where are we now? Uber is the poster child […]