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.

risk, experiment, trial, rocket, launch

Australian marketers need to stop playing it safe and embrace a constant state of change. That’s the view of Prue Cox, LinkedIn’s new director of marketing solutions. “Australian marketers are playing it safe. When it comes to leveraging new technologies they are significantly behind their APAC counterparts,” Cox told Which-50.

Navman probably never thought it would see its value destroyed by a search company. The taxi industry likely never expected to be upended by a phone app. Real disruption is generally a blindsiding event, not an incremental improvement by a traditional irritant. Retailers are facing huge changes to the way

Alibaba Group

Alibaba’s shares fell 5.9 per cent today after the company announced its Q3 revenue surged 56 per cent and it is acquiring a 33 per cent stake in its payment affiliate Ant Financial. Ant Financial, which operates Alipay, was spun out from Alibaba in 2011 ahead of its 2014 IPO

Despite trousering a record $12.78 billion in advertising revenue for the quarter, Wall Street was initially unimpressed with Facebook’s latest financial results. Stock was down 4 per cent after the social media giant disclosed that usage and user numbers in the US had declined. But the shares recovered after an

Facebook, notifications, social media

Two-thirds of Australians are using social media each month, spending almost 100 minutes on social platforms each day.     That’s according to Hootsuite & We Are Social’s Digital in 2018 report which takes an indepth look at internet and social media usage across 239 countries and territories. WHICH-50 Reader Survey:

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has joined forces with Alibaba to promote Australian beef and lamb products to Chinese consumers. Over the Australia Day long weekend, MLA’s ‘True Aussie Beef and Lamb’ logo was added to 160 Australian products from 14 suppliers on Alibaba’s Tmall ecommerce platform. WHICH-50 Reader Survey:

building, city, gear, construction, change

Australian businesses are putting more money and resources into digital transformation initiatives as their strategies become more developed. According to an IDC survey of 100 Australian businesses, digital transformation is core to the business strategy of 71 per cent of Australian organisations. Of those, 4 per cent say they are

Online menswear retailer Kent and Lime is getting a second shot at life under new ownership who’ve reorganised operations and are focused on improving the personalised shopping service. Kent and Lime’s original proposition was based on the subscription box model — along the lines of Trunk Club and Stitch Fix

Underestimate Amazon’s impact on Australian retail at your own peril. That’s the view of David White, the national leader of Deloitte’s Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Group. “As Amazon builds out its infrastructure and services in Australia in 2018, we can expect its presence and influence on the market to grow

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. The new report Delivering through Diversity reinforces the link