Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett is the editor of Which-50 and is responsible for leading the publication’s coverage of Australia's digital businesses for C-Suite executives, strategists, founders and directors. She has reported on topics such as commerce, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing in Australia and Asia Pacific. She is the former editor of Internet Retailing Australia and has covered the retail industry in Australia and abroad.

board, leadership, diversity

Back in 2015 McKinsey ran the numbers and came up with the conclusion: Companies with more diverse leadership teams make more money. Just to be sure, McKinsey repeated its analysis with a broader data set of 1,000 companies covering 12 countries. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The new

Sharing, apple, money, smartphone

Over the next year 67 per cent of digital advertising spend in APAC will go to Google and Facebook, according to a new report from Salesforce. Globally, 66 per cent of digital advertising spend will go to Google Search, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram in FY19, which runs from March 2018

ecommerce, online retail, delivery, parcel, globe

Online fashion retailer, The Iconic, is looking for a new leader after CEO Patrick Schmidt announced he is taking a new role as Co-CEO of Global Fashion Group as of February 1. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Global Fashion Group is The Iconic’s parent company and operates online

Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa

Internet banking is entering the age of voice computing. From today customers in Australia can preorder an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus, with the devices beginning to ship next month. Accenture predicts that ownership of smart speakers in Australia will increase more than five times this year, reaching

Amazon, Prime

Australia is now Amazon’s fastest growing marketplace and is bigger than Brazil, in terms of the number of sellers on the platform. According to figures from Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the globe, Australia is the fastest growing Amazon marketplace (relative to total size), followed

Ford has laid out a broad vision for its future — and set itself an enormous challenge — from rolling out autonomous vehicles for deliveries and ridesharing, to building smart city technology. In a slew of announcements made at CES in Las Vegas this week, the car maker detailed how

Broken piggy bank, bank, disruption

There are few other industries outside of banking with a more drastic need to transform to ensure their long-term survival. That’s the view of the analysts at IDC, which at the same time acknowledge the industry is faced with a sizeable IT challenge, ironically caused by being early adopters of

appointment, job, network,

Will Griffith has left Oracle to become the new Managing Director of Marketo, ANZ. Griffith joins the marketing automation company from Oracle Marketing Cloud, where he was most recently Head of Sales and Go-to-Market Strategy for APAC. He takes over from Bill Binch, who was appointed ANZ managing director in

Uber is being sued by Fetch Media, the mobile ad agency it launched legal action against last September for failing to prevent ad fraud. Now the Dentsu-owned agency is demanding Uber cough up $19.7 million for unpaid invoices, arguing that its contract didn’t require it to police or prevent ad

Australia Post, parcel, delivery, Christmas

Online shoppers kept Australia’s posties busy in December with Australia Post recording the biggest month in its 209 year history. Throughout December AusPost delivered 37 million parcels, that’s 20 per cent more deliveries per day compared to last year. In the week before Christmas 11 million parcels were delivered by