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January 7, 2020

Top 10 Articles C-Suites Read in the Step Change Blog [2019 Edition]

Business Strategy, Step Change, Branding, Marketing Strategy, Culture & Leadership, Fintech, Marketing Automation

The new year is here! And as we venture forward with fresh business insights and useful strategy, here are the top 10 articles most popular with C-suites in 2019 that you may have missed. 

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December 24, 2019

Meet Amandine Saille, Digital Director & the Wandering Traveller

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

It’s time for another Stepper Story, and today, we get to know the lovely Amandine, who helps us deliver and implement digital strategies as Step Change’s Digital Director.

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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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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July 15, 2019

Customer-Centricity and the Banking Royal Commission

Finance, Culture & Leadership, Financial Services, Customer Centricity, Transformation

In the past, customers often trusted banks on the basis of their scale, professionalism, and history. Today, customers are more likely to measure the trustworthiness of a bank based on their customer service and support. Customer-centricity is likely to be the key to winning over customers again.

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May 9, 2019

How to Build a Customer-Centric Culture: Key Takeaways from Our Event

Culture & Leadership, Customer Centricity

Here’s a recap on the biggest takeaways from last month’s Step Change Open Haus event, How to Build a Customer-Centric Culture.

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March 22, 2019

Customer-Centricity: Developing a Company Culture Your Customers Will Love

Culture & Leadership, Customer Centricity

There is no question about it. Customer-centric companies perform better and are far better able to drive customer loyalty. If you‘re a company looking to adopt a more customer-centric culture, where do you start and how exactly do you make that transition?

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March 16, 2019

Financial Services Royal Commission: High-Level Key Insights around Culture

Finance, Culture & Leadership

Poor culture leads to poor conduct. Following the release of the Commissioner’s final report, it’s clear that businesses need to get their culture and governance right.

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March 8, 2019

Customer-Centric Culture: Why Being Customer-Obsessed Leads to Greater Revenue

Digital, Culture & Leadership, Customer Centricity

Many informed businesses today are actively looking for ways to transform their business model or their culture to become more customer-centric, but many struggle to implement it or just don’t know where to start.

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December 4, 2018

Kevin Roberts on Creative Process: How to Become a Creative Leader

Creativity, Culture & Leadership

In today’s diverse business landscape, creativity is an essential skill that modern business leaders need to have. It is synonymous to imagination and innovative thinking — specific skill sets that are necessary in pushing workforces to be progressive.  

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November 22, 2018

An Effective Framework for Strategic Decision-Making

Decision Making, Culture & Leadership

Companies do not come to faster decisions by osmosis — it is always the result of a better decision-making framework.In agile organisations, the ability to make nimble decisions lead to 2.5x the growth, twice the profit, and a 30% higher ROI on investments.

Read on to find out how you can unlock your ability to make great, smarter decisions.

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November 2, 2018

Reporting on Transformational Activities to the Board

Culture & Leadership, Change Management

In disruptive times, change may be essentially imposed to improve what is not working or steer the wheel towards a new direction.

No matter what type of change your organisation is going through, having the means to measure success and being able to report the progress to the board are crucial to ensuring that your organisation stays afloat as it wades through these challenging times.

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October 26, 2018

Change Communications: A Leader’s Guide to an Effective Transformation

Culture & Leadership

The need to lead change is growing. But leaders who have done it before can attest that going through a transformation is a complicated process. Explore one of the key factors that helps leaders successfully lead transformations: change communications.

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September 14, 2018

How to Find Your Next Big Step Change [Podcast]

Business Strategy, Step Change, Marketing Strategy, Creativity, Digital, Culture & Leadership, Business Growth

Our CEO, Ashton Bishop, reveals what businesses can do to find their next step change, and how to implement the Big 6 Challenges for business growth in this 7-minute Marketing the Invisible podcast with Tom Poland.

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August 2, 2018

Kevin Roberts’s Lessons on Failing Fast

Culture & Leadership

Running a business or managing a team is no walk in the park. Along the way, we realise that failure is unavoidable and sometimes even necessary. In this fourth video of a five-part interview series, we asked former Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts on what we can learn from failure and how to make the most of it.

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July 26, 2018

Life after the Merger: How Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media Can Redefine Their Company Culture

Business Strategy, Culture & Leadership

A four-billion dollar merger is underway between two of the country’s media player giants, Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. The new company name after the merger is Nine, and it is set to become Australia’s formidable integrated media player.

With two giants combining forces to create one formidable integrated media player, there is one worthy question that begs an answer.

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