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.

The work Nine has put into its data offering and automated ad buying capabilities puts the network “right alongside Facebook and Google” and ahead of any other Australian publisher, argues Michael Stephenson, Nine’s Chief Sales Officer. Speaking at the broadcaster’s upfronts yesterday, Stephenson reflected on the company’s investments in advertising

Alibaba Group

Alibaba plans to invest more than US$15 billion in research and development over the next three years as part of a new global research program called the Alibaba DAMO Academy. The DAMO Academy — which stands for the Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook — will be led by

Coins, money, fintech, bank, cost

The Commonwealth Bank’s decision to bring its programmatic and social buying in-house has been hailed a success by its acting CMO Monique Macleod who described the experience as a “very worthwhile journey.” “In 2015 we took the conscious decision to in-house most of our performance and digital media,” Macleod said during

Australia Post Parcel lockers

Australia Post is launching a new Amazon Prime-like delivery service called Shipster, which will provide free shipping for online shoppers in the lead up to Christmas. For $9.95 Shipster members will receive free shipping from more than 40 participating retailers when they spend more than $25 for delivery within Brisbane,

chinese tourism

Sydney-based startup Cozitrip has raised $2 million to date to build a B2B travel platform that allows Chinese travel agents to make bookings at hotels in Australia and New Zealand. Backed by VC Follow[the]Seed and supported by Alibaba Cloud, founders Ping Wu and Rinat Sadykov want the online marketplace to

First, they came for the millennials. And then for the gazillionaires. A few years ago a study suggested millennials would rather trust their financial services to Apple and Google, and the bankers scoffed. (It also suggested they would rather visit a dentist than a banker.) Capgemini’s latest annual Wealth Report

Australian retailers should not underestimate the impact Amazon will have on Australian retail. That’s the view of Jeff Barnett, CEO of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, which provides the online shopping cart technology for brands and retailers including Adidas, L’Oreal and Cotton On. “I think it’s going be a massive impact as

Alibaba Group

Alibaba is spending US$807 million to increase its ownership of loss-making Cainiao Smart Logistics Network from 47 per cent to a majority stake of 51 per cent. Cainiao was founded in 2013 by an Alibaba-led consortium and, at last count, its platform processed around 55 million packages per day on

Reserve Bank Australia

Will banks like ANZ and Westpac go the way of the record store? Professor David Yermack from NYU Stern School of Business thinks so. He argues it’s only a matter of time before Central Banks withdraw banknotes from circulation and put the national currency into an electronic blockchain rending other

The arrival of Amazon’s marketplace in Australia could propel smaller retailers to great heights if they can capitalise on the first-mover advantage. That’s the view of Ryan Murtagh, CEO of Telstra-backed ecommerce platform Neto. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “Amazon is one of those marketplaces where the first-mover