Last year we lost a client – something I am not used to, something I take personally and something that bothers me. Since then I have spent time reflecting on what went wrong and how we need to be better next time. Continue Reading…
What’s Shaping Consumers’ Minds?
As a sales and marketing agency, we’re all over it.
Here’s a snapshot of the latest trends and developments shaping our sales, marketing, and retail environment.
Oct 13, 2017 – At last night’s 2017 POPAI Marketing @Retail Awards, Microsoft and their agency partner – Retail Safari – were awarded the “2017 Field Marketing Excellence Award”. The industry event is dedicated to celebrating and recognising the innovations of retail and shopper marketing across Australia.
Today’s consumers are faced with more choices than ever when considering how they want to reach a brand. They’re more digitally connected, socially networked and better informed than ever before.
Consumers are saying it’s still so hard to navigate and resolve customer service issues. These growing number of touch-points has had the negative effect of widening the gap between brands and consumers.
In the lead up to Christmas, we surveyed Australians to discover their shopping intentions for this Christmas season. To better understand this key trading period, we partnered with the ACRS Shopper Tracker via an online survey with a sample size of 444 shoppers representing the Australian population.
Most organisations approach outsourcing as a way to reduce costs. Studies suggest around 70% of companies that enter outsourcing arrangements do so with a view to making cost savings¹. Continue Reading…
“Successful retailing is different now” says Nabih (Nabs) Awad, GM – Merchandising and Assisted Selling, in a recent Retail World magazine article. There is a widely held view in marketing circles that the more channels and touch points a consumer is exposed to, the greater the prospect of making a sale.
Our CPM Expert Speak comes from Martin Ryan, Chief Development Officer at CPM Group of Companies Asia Pacific. Martin discusses the positive aspects of an overseas assignment and comments on the cultural and personal behaviours and strategies to demonstrate when conducting business in Asia.
Historically there’s been a divide amongst merchandising and store operations. To better understand this problem and to identify the root causes we conducted research with senior management in major FMCG organizations as well as leading retailers and in-field merchandisers.
‘A world class service that will empower any customer’ says John Ford from Microsoft International of the experience that Microsoft has promised to deliver at their new flagship store on Pitt Street in Sydney.
Customers are being invited to step inside The Lodge and be transported to a welcoming cabin in the snowy mountains, decked with vintage skis, sledges, Christmas trees and twinkling lights. Brand ambassadors wearing George fairisle jumpers are offering tastings of key Christmas quality lines.
This year’s theme centred on the idea of ‘Transforming retail today, tomorrow and beyond’ to survive in an age of disruption. Retail leaders – Dr. Sean Sands and Dr. Violet Lazarevic – thoughtfully took to the stage and shared their global perspective on these interruptions and trends affecting our industry. Their presentation included key findings from the Global Retail Index plus learnings from their attendance at the 2015 Congress in Rome.
As part of ACRS Retail Insights Seminar – sponsored by CPM Australia – high-level speakers joined together in Melbourne recently to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations in the current and future retail market.
In a situation of retail revolution rather than evolution, long-successful brands are battling to maintain relevance. Speaking in Melbourne at the ACRS Retail Insights Seminar –sponsored by CPM Australia – Dr. Sean Sands, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS), said retail disruption was a key concern for global brands today given the rapid and accelerating pace of change in the sales environment.
Providing perspectives on the challenges brands face in breaking through the marketing clutter to engage with consumers, key thought leaders united to share their insights regarding retail activation in the modern marketplace. Sponsored by CPM, the seminar took place in Melbourne over breakfast as part of the ACRS Retail Insights Seminar.
Sydney, Sept. 22, 2015 – retail marketing agency Retail Safari – part of CPM Australia – has secured one of the industry’s leading retail marketing operators, announcing the appointment of Nabih (Nabs) Awad as group account director.
The August edition of The CEO Magazine includes Andrew Potter, CPM Australia’s Managing Director, interview on how CPM has been providing outsourced sales and marketing services to some of Australia’s most well-known brands for the past two decades and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Continue Reading…
For many years, Brand Ambassadors have been a ubiquitous part of the shopping environment. Used as a standard in-store promotional tactic by grocery and non-grocery manufacturers alike, their traditional role has predominantly involved increasing brand awareness, as well as driving sales. However, in recent years we have been observing changes in the Australian market, which in turn has led to an increasing sophistication in the role of Brand Ambassadors. Continue Reading…