Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett is the editor of Which-50 and is responsible for leading the publication’s daily coverage of Australia's digital businesses for C-Suite executives, strategists, founders and directors. As the former editor of Internet Retailing Australia and journalist for Inside Retail, Tess has five years experience covering retail and ecommerce. At Which-50 Tess reports on a broad range of topics including technology, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing.

Legislators around the world want to give consumers more control over their data and personal information in the digital age. Already the effects of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are being felt by businesses worldwide. Yet the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a forthcoming privacy law from the home

The advertising ecosystem needs to work collaboratively so independent publishers and app developers can make money online, outside the walls of Google and Facebook, argues the technology chief of advertising technology company Rubicon Project. “The independent advertising community is about finding ways for independent publishers and independent application developers to

Online advertising spend as has exploded since the very first banner ad appeared almost 25 years ago. But in recent years much of that growth has flowed into the pockets of two players: Google and Facebook. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter The ACCC’s 600-page Digital Platform Inquiry report

Tumblr, the publishing site Yahoo acquired for more than US$1 billion in 2013, has changed hands again. However, its new owners Auttomattic, which owns WordPress.com, reportedly paid less than $20 million for the business. Yahoo had already written down Tumblr’s value by $230 million in 2016 and the blogging site

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Matt Furlong, a director at Amazon’s North American operations, has been appointed the new country manager of Amazon Australia. He will replace Rocco Braeuniger who will move to a senior international role within Amazon. Braeuniger was appointed Australian country manager in August, 2017 and led the local launch of Amazon’s

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Qantas and Australia Post have signed a seven-year agreement worth more than $1 billion which will give the carrier extra capacity and flexibility to make its parcel deliveries. The new agreement gives Australia Post customers access to Qantas Freight’s dedicated freighter aircraft and priority access to the cargo space on

Marketers are unhappy with the level of integration between the different technology tools they use to do their jobs. It’s an issue Which-50 has been interrogating with marketing executives, experts and analysts over the last three months, as we’ve tried to understand what’s driving a level of frustration with marketing

Salesforce is buying field service software company ClickSoftware for US$1.35 billion in a cash and stock deal. The acquisition is smaller than its recent deals to buy Mulesoft for $6.5 billion and Tableau for more than $15 billion, which closed just last week. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

Commonwealth Bank has invested in Klarna, a Swedish rival to Afterpay, and will bring the European buy now, pay later provider to Australia. The deal accompanies the bank’s continued investment in its digital capabilities. CommBank invested US$100 million in the fintech’s US$460 million funding round, announced yesterday, which values the

Suncorp has announced Pip Marlow, CEO of Customer Marketplace, has decided to leave the business at the end of August following a restructure of the company’s digital operations. Marlow, the former MD of Microsoft in Australia, joined Suncorp in March 2017 in the newly created position of CEO Customer Innovation.