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December 10, 2019

Meet Shiela Pantaleon, Our Managing Editor and Marvel Movie Buff

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

A company’s success largely rests on the strengths of its people. Step Change would not be what it is now without the amazing team that it has assembled. So we want the whole world to know the talented and quirky individuals that make Step Change who we are. Today, let’s get to know Shiela, our Managing Editor. 

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December 10, 2019

#KatieTalks to Step Change’s Robert Steers [PODCAST]

Digital, Social Media

Robert Steers, our Director and Head of Digital, made a special guest appearance in the #Katietalks podcast to share his insights on social media trends and the changes he’s seeing in today’s business environment.

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December 9, 2019

Are You Tracking the Right Social Media Metrics?

With over 18 million active social media users in the country, having a social media platform is vital for the success of your brand. But it’s not enough to post content regularly. It’s all about the long game, so it’s equally vital to know if your efforts have a positive impact on your brand. 

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December 3, 2019

Meet Ryan Santua, Graphic Designer & Tech Wiz

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

We’ve always believed that companies are only as great as its people. Step Change prides itself in the culture that we have fostered at work with our team, wherever they may be in the world. So we want the whole world to know the talented and quirky individuals that make Step Change who we are.

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November 29, 2019

Is the Board Keeping an Eye on the Business Measures that Matter?

Business Strategy

In the first article of our 10-part series on Thinking Tools for Boards, Jeff Cooper, Founding Partner at Step Change, talks about identifying the mix of business metrics that help move the needle and are predictive of business success.

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November 26, 2019

Meet Robert Steers, Partner & Head of Digital and Football Coach

Step Change

It’s amazing to see the growth of every Stepper in the agency and how much they’ve contributed to the overall growth of the company. Rob Steers is definitely one of the pillars of the organisation — and though he heads the Digital team, we sometimes unapologetically turn to him for everything from sage advice on SEO to life. Today, let’s get to know his story.

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November 22, 2019

Step Change Events Not to Miss for the Remainder of 2019

Step Change

The year is coming to a close and we want to end it with a bang through a series of free events and key offerings lined up for you that are sure to help augment your strategy and add value to your business now and into the future. 

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November 21, 2019

Data-Driven Creativity

Marketing Strategy, Creativity

Brands are overwhelming people with so much content when what they actually need are authentic connections. But running on creativity without data just misses the mark. To build authentic and lasting connections with your customers, you need to use data-driven creativity. 

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November 19, 2019

Meet Ashton Bishop, Chief Executive Officer & Ringmaster

Our CEO is best known as Australia’s Predatory Marketer — an expert in pinpointing how brands can grow by outsmarting their competitors. But few know that Ash took the less-travelled path before becoming who he is now.

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November 14, 2019

How to Align Your Content Strategy with Your Brand Strategy

Digital, Content Marketing

Assuming that content strategy and brand strategy are interchangeable is one of the reasons why most strategies fail. So let’s get one thing clear before we dive right into the details: A solid brand strategy informs your content strategy. A well-executed content strategy builds better brand reputation.

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November 12, 2019

Meet Antonette Minguito, Client Success Coordinator and Travel Buff

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Step Change has come a long way as an agency. And though we’ve seen people come and go throughout this time, our remote team in the Philippines continues to provide us with the support we need to shine!  

Today, let’s get to know one of our PH team members, the ever-dependable Antonette. 


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November 8, 2019

Making Customers the Centre of Your Digital World

Step Change, Marketing Strategy

As you strive to become a more customer-centric organisation, putting the customer at the centre of your digital transformation is the key to success. But how do you get started? 

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November 7, 2019

Meet Lucy Tucker, Creative Services Director & Otter Enthusiast

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Step Change’s creative offerings have grown so much in scale over the years. And we couldn’t have done it without our creative team who have been so brilliant from ideation to execution and project delivery.

So we want the whole world to know the talented and quirky individuals from our Creative team. Today, let’s get to know, Lucy, our Creative Services Director.


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October 31, 2019

9 Strategic Ways to Invest in Brand and Strategy in 2020

Growing your business sustainably can be a tough egg to crack in our current condition. The slowing economic growth and faltering customer confidence mean business conditions are declining. One wrong move and you could end up wasting your money on initiatives that are bound to fail. 

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October 31, 2019

Meet Bingle Alisasis, Outbound Lead Generation and Travelling Sage

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

At its core, Step Change is a sum of the smart and talented individuals who make up the heart of the agency. But many people may not know that we have a remote team that provides us with the quiet support we need to deal with all the nitty-gritty. Today, let’s get to know one of our team members from the Philippines, Bingle.

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October 25, 2019

Preparing Your Business for 2020 and Beyond

While disruption has benefited certain businesses with rapid growth, better workforce, efficient operations, and improved customer experiences, many companies are falling behind. Here’s why: leaders don’t have a game plan to better drive their companies in the digital world. 

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October 24, 2019

Digital Marketing Trends and Insights to Inform Your Strategy in 2020

Digital marketing is indispensable to any business and can make all the difference in the success of your overall strategy. But online trends change quickly. We reveal the latest digital marketing insights to bring your A-game for 2020.

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October 22, 2019

Meet Kate Lamont, Operations Manager & All-Around Adventurer

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

We like to think our growth as a company speaks volumes into the hard work that every member of our team has done to help us get to where we are now. Every Stepper contributes in their own way, adding their own spice to our cocktail, delivering a unique strength to who we are as an agency. 

Today, let’s get to know, Kate, our Operations Manager, whom we could not live without, and our resident Queen of Fun.

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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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