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.

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Large portions of online content hosted by Australia’s biggest financial organisations are not accessible to people with a disability. According to a recent crawl of the websites of 50 of Australia’s largest financial organisations, on average 41 per cent of their website content is not accessible to people with a

The Economist has quadrupled its subscription profits in four years and in 2017, the circulation business was the single-largest contributor to the group’s profits for the first time in its 174 year history. That growth has been driven by targeted marketing activity designed to find subscribers willing to pay for

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Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is partnering with Australian beef exporter InterAgri to launch a blockchain-enabled traceability system aimed at providing greater transparency about the provenance of beef sold in China. InterAgri also plans to sells premium Pure Black Angus Beef sourced from Australian farmers to Chinese consumers via JD.com. The new

It’s important to have a vision but remember to start small and prove the value of data-driven marketing quickly. That’s the advice from Patrick McQuaid, General Manager of Customer Data and Analytics at NAB. NAB started to overhaul its marketing operations two years ago, investing heavily in data and analytics,

Amazon Australia has launched Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA), the service which takes cares of the logistics on behalf of Amazon’s third party marketplace sellers. For a fee, businesses send their products to Amazon’s Australian fulfilment centre and Amazon picks, packs and delivers the product once an order is made. The

ANZ is throwing its weight behind data marketplace Data Republic, making a strategic investment in the startup as well as signing up to access to the Data Republic platform. Data Republic is also backed by corporate venture capital arms of Westpac and NAB, as well as Qantas Loyalty. ANZ said

Last week NAB kicked off its latest wave of job cuts billed as part of a restructure to “simplify” the bank. It’s part of a three-year plan announced in 2017 to axe 6000 jobs while adding 2000 new technology roles. “As we simplify, we automate processes and things move to

The shift to Saas based computing might have proved a boon for business-line managers who wanted to escape from the control of IT departments. But for a while it proved disastrous for the top end systems integration and consulting firms. Big four accounting companies like Deloitte, Accenture, PWC and KPMG, and more

Ecommerce company Catch Group has announced two new deals in the last week aimed at expanding the the Melbourne company’s business. Last week Catch Group launched Mamamia Shopping, an ecommerce marketplace hosted on the women’s lifestyle publication Mamamia. Today Catch Group has entered the telco business, selling prepaid mobile plans in

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Global online sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are delivering significant sales volume for Australian online retailers, according to data from Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Last year revenue from Black Friday grew 112 per cent year-over-year compared to 2016, making it the second highest grossing day during the shopping