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 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

Echoing concerns from US industry groups, IAB Australia has described Apple’s move to block cookies in its Safari web browser as “opaque” making it more challenging for advertisers and publishers to manage their digital ad campaigns. Apple’s latest OS update released this week includes a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention

Partnership, merger and acquisitions, deal

Companies are increasingly buying or selling assets to become “businesses of tomorrow.” According to new research from Deloitte, Australia’s public companies are increasingly turning to mergers & acquisitions in their pursuit of growth or to manage disruptive technologies. Deloitte’s M&A Index 2017 report highlighted M&A spend on disruptive innovation-related sectors

The number of junior lawyers, and the kinds of tasks they perform, will look vastly different as artifical intelligence makes its away into the data-rich legal industry. That’s a key finding a report released last week from international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills which argues AI is set to shake

Amazon delivery

As Amazon edges closer to launching its retail offering in Australia, the majority of local retailers don’t have a clear strategy to fend off competition from the Seattle-based ecommerce giant. According to new research from CommBank most Australian retailers (78 per cent) don’t have a strategy in place to combat

Eastland way finding app

Shopping centre landlord QIC says it has increased the value of its property portfolio following a three year digital transformation project to improve customer experience and business operations. A total of 14 of QIC’s shopping centres, including Melbourne’s Eastland, are now equipped with digital and IoT assets designed to deliver

DeLorean, back to the future, time travel

The job titles and structure of marketing departments haven’t kept up with the pace of change in that is reshaping the industry. A new article from McKinsey and Company suggests that marketing departments are stuck in the 1980s and are in need of a massive overhaul to adapt to changes

The strategies put in place now by digital publishers will determine the winners and losers over the next few years. That’s the view of Adam Singolda, founder and CEO of Taboola, who is overall optimistic about publishers’ futures even as Facebook and Google hoover up most of the new digital

Alibaba

Alibaba’s profit nearly doubled for the quarter ended June 30, bolstered by the strength of its core commerce division. During the period net income was US$2.1 billion, up 96 per cent compared to the corresponding period a year earlier. Revenue was $7.4 billion for the quarter an increase of 56

realestate.com.au home loan

Emerging online lender and local fintech Tic:Toc, which says it offers a full home loan approval online in just 22 minutes, wants to bust the myth that consumers still need bank branches to apply for a mortgage. And its model, which includes sharing both the margin and the risk of