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October 19, 2019

Developing Strategies for a Sunset Industry

The economic downturn and increasing digital disruption has led to some businesses and industries folding. We use the Step Change strategic lens to explore what businesses in a sunset industry can do to rise above.

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October 18, 2019

Meet Domenico De Rosa: Art & Motion Director and the Animator Extraordinaire

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Throughout the years, Step Change’s creative offerings have also grown massively in scale. And we couldn’t have done it without our creative team who have been so brilliant from ideation to execution and project delivery. This week, let’s get to know the extraordinary Dom, one of the creative pillars of the agency and our Art & Motion Director.

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October 15, 2019

An Invitation: Digital Transformation Breakfast

Our friends at Lanrex are hosting a Digital Transformation Breakfast to equip business leaders on the best way to optimise operations and empower their people in the digital era — and we’d like to extend the invitation to you and your team. 

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October 11, 2019

What Would Genghis Khan Do During a Recession?

Business Strategy, History's Greatest Strategists

The latest economic figures released by the Bureau of Statistics show that the Australian economy is slowing down. What can businesses do to thrive in a recession? We turn to one of history’s greatest strategists and a ruthless warrior, Genghis Khan.

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October 10, 2019

Meet Jack Williams, Strategy Development Exec & Trailblazer

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

We have grown so much as an agency in 10 years’ time, and through it all, we fondly look back at how Steppers started their stories with Step Change. How Jack William’s story started with us is definitely one for the books.

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October 5, 2019

Beat Your Competitors at Disruptive Innovation

Business Strategy

Many Australian companies are complacent about the effect of disruption in their industries. But disruption today can displace market leaders, their products, and their services. Responding to disruption means businesses need to think fast and act fast.

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October 4, 2019

Strategies and Tactics to Build Your Ecommerce Brand Online in 2019

Marketing Strategy, Digital

To stand out in a competitive ecommerce market, your brand has to be visible and distinct. It’s not enough to just create products: you need to build an iconic brand that your customers trust. 

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September 30, 2019

You’re Invited: Predatory Marketing Masterclass

Step Change, Marketing Strategy

Learn predatory marketing from one of Australia’s leading predatory and strategic marketers, Ashton Bishop.

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September 27, 2019

How to Rebrand Your Business without Losing Customers

Branding, Marketing Strategy

At some point, a business may need to rebrand to stay competitive in the market. But how do you ensure a smooth transition and not lose any customers in the process? 

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September 25, 2019

Meet Melissa Brown, Senior Client Success Executive & Animal Trainer

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

In the Stepper Story series, we want the whole world to know the talented and quirky individuals that make Step Change who we are.  We also celebrate our team members and their journey with the agency. Today, let’s get to know Mel.

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September 24, 2019

What Makes a Good Business Strategy?

Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy

There’s a need for strategy because time, dollars, and focus are scarce and limited resources. A strong business strategy is the application of these resources for maximum leverage.

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September 22, 2019

Here’s Your Invitation to the Customer-Centricity Masterclass

Step Change, Customer Centricity

The Customer-Centricity Masterclass is back due to public demand. We will only accommodate 40 guests, and it’s filling up quickly! Register today to save your spot.

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September 20, 2019

How Google’s Bidding Score Has Changed over Time

Digital

Tracking your Cost-per-Click (CPC) has long been an essential marketing technique to measure your marketing expenditure and generate the best results for your online presence. But data shows that the cost of CPC targeting SEO has been halved, reflecting agencies and clients moving away from it.  

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September 17, 2019

Meet Laura Webster, Strategy Executive & Office Mermaid

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

In the Stepper Story series, we celebrate our talented team members and learn more about their personal journey with the agency.

Today, let’s get to know Laura, our Strategy Executive.   

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September 12, 2019

What Is User-Owned Social Media?

Marketing Strategy, Digital

With reports around privacy issues, censorship, and loss of data on social media higher than ever before, alternative user-owned social networks are gaining popularity. But how does this impact brands and their social media strategy?

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September 10, 2019

Meet Kerstin Allin, Senior Digital Executive & Plant Master

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

The Stepper Story series has been all about getting to know the rich personal lives of every member of our team and their journey with the agency.

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September 6, 2019

How to Increase Conversion through Subconscious Marketing

Marketing Strategy

With over 90% of a prospect’s buying decisions influenced by their subconscious mind, many leading companies are targeting the subconscious in their marketing campaigns. But how does this work, and does it really make a difference? 

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September 3, 2019

What is Exponential Marketing?

Step Change, Marketing Strategy

The rules of the marketing game most of us grew up playing have changed. Marketing in this day and age takes more than just the right message. It takes knowing where your customers are and showing up with an exceptional value.

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August 29, 2019

Marketing Innovative Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Marketing Strategy, FMCG

In the race towards brand growth and relevance, leading FMCG businesses rely heavily on innovation. Those who rest on their laurels are finding themselves at the back of the pack. In this article, you will learn that with great innovation comes great marketing.

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August 27, 2019

Meet Caitlin Perz, Creative Production Executive & Wild Explorer

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

We’ve always believed that companies are only as great as its people. As a company, we pride ourselves in the culture that we have fostered at work, which allows the individuals of our team to shine through and feel supported whether they are at work or at home. 

We are proud of our team members, and we want the whole world to know the talented and quirky individuals that make Step Change who we are. This week, get to know Caitlin, our Creative Digital Executive.

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August 23, 2019

What Makes a Unique Value Proposition?

Branding, Marketing Strategy, Challenger Brands

Value is in the eye of the beholder. In a world teeming with new product offerings, a critical question we need to ask today is: in a sea of undifferentiated offerings, how do we make our product or service stand out so people will buy from us?

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August 20, 2019

Meet Chau Tran, Step Change’s Digital Manager & Resident Rum Runner

Culture & Leadership

As a strategically-led digital creative agency, Step Change is mighty proud of our people and the unique circumstances that make them so invaluable to the team. In this series, we give you a sneak peek into their intricate lives. 

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August 15, 2019

The Missing Pieces in Your Digital Transformation Initiative

Digital

Many CEOs in Australia are under pressure to execute a winning digital transformation strategy. But why are so many organisations failing? 

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August 13, 2019

Meet Madeleine Robson, Our Bright-Eyed Wordsmith

Step Change

We are mighty proud of our people here at Step Change. So in this brand-new series, we feature their unique stories and their thoughts on what the future of business looks like. Today, we introduce you to one of our Digital Executives, Maddy.

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August 9, 2019

What Is Customer-Led Transformation?

Business Strategy, Customer Centricity, Transformation

There’s no getting around it. Today’s consumers hold the power to dictate business outcomes. But with more businesses struggling with their digital transformation initiatives, how can taking a customer-led approach to transformation lead to better results? 

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August 6, 2019

How to Reach the Next Funding Stage for Your Business

Business Strategy, Business Growth

Even with the best ideas to market, many challenger businesses are struggling to get their business from the ground up. But if you’re lucky enough to be one of the very few startups that receive Venture Capital funding, the next step is knowing how to maintain your competitive edge for the next funding round.

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August 1, 2019

Loss of Power Pattern: How Powerful Leaders Move beyond Blame

Powerful Presence, Culture & Leadership

The biggest hindrance to transformation and innovation in the workplace is blame culture. Throughout most times, many do not realise that an atmosphere of blame can be deeply rooted in leadership.

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July 23, 2019

Customer Journey Mapping: How to Design a Better User Experience

Marketing Strategy, Digital

To take the next step in transforming the customer experience and growing your business, having a clear visual of the customer journey is crucial.

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July 19, 2019

How to Become a Customer-Centric Organisation

Step Change, Culture & Leadership, Customer Centricity, Transformation

It’s easy to say your business is customer-centric; in fact, many businesses would claim they are putting their customers at the heart of what they do. 

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July 16, 2019

Join the Step Change Customer-Centricity Masterclass

Step Change, Culture & Leadership, Customer Centricity

Modern customers are savvy and sceptical. Businesses can no longer win because of their scale, professionalism, and history. It’s those that put the customer’s best interest at heart who perform better and win.

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