19-07-2021 | 2 min read

    Fresh Finds Part 4


    In this instalment of Fresh Finds, we take a trip down memory lane reminiscing about 3 creative campaigns that still have us talking.

    03-06-2021 | 2 min read

    A SWEET SUCCESS FOR AGL AT THE 2021 MIDSUMMA PRIDE MARCH


    A rainbow-drenched activation that spread messages of empowerment and inclusivity whilst simultaneously lighting up taste buds at Melbourne’s colourful LGBTIQA+ Pride event.

    26-05-2021 | 5 min read

    HOW TO MASTER YOUR BODY TO MASTER YOUR CREATIVE MIND


    Adam Atkinson, our very own Mindful Creative, believes you could be dramatically more creative than what you already are? Here’s how...

    06-05-2021 | 2 min read

    Fresh Fridays Part 2


    A roundup of our creative team's favourite inspiring, crazy and super fresh finds this month. Enjoy!

    06-05-2021 | 4 min read

    5 Ways to truly connect with Millennials and Gen-zers


    The younger generations are more plugged-in and spoilt for choice than ever before. Here's how to cut through the noise and connect with this audience.

    15-04-2021 | 3 min read

    Marketing and Sales: The ultimate B2B power couple


    When Marketing & Sales works seamlessly together, you have a B2B solution that sells.

    08-04-2021 | 4 min read

    How to fit into a hybrid office 'environment'


    Top tips on how to integrate yourself into a physical/virtual global office.

    31-03-2021 | 5 min read

    Myth-busting Gen Z-ers by a Gen Z-er


    Who is Gen Z and how can we reach them? Every brand's current 'million dollar question'. Our very own Gen Z-er breaks it down for us.

    25-03-2021 | 3 min read

    Live & clicking: How to leverage the new IG 'Live Rooms' feature


    5 ways you can make Instagram's smart new 'Live Rooms' feature work hard for your brand.

    18-03-2021 | 4 min read

    5 things to factor in when going live in the roaring Twenty Twenties


    Is your brand ready to rock live events in the roaring twenty twenties? Here are five points to help you create a live experience that was worth waiting for.

    18-03-2021 | 1 min read

    A Trivia to celebrate Amazon Alexa's 3rd Aussie anniversary


    A competition driven by a bespoke FB messenger app with a particular penchant for names beginning with 'ALE'... to share the Amazon Alexa anniversary love.

    11-03-2021 | 4 min read

    Finding new ways to build Brand Love


    Reconnecting emotionally with your customers now is more important than ever. Here's how to build life-long loyalty through real connections in today's digital world. 

    11-03-2021 | 4 min read

    10 of our best Experiential Campaigns to inspire your brand's live comeback


    Just over 100 days to go until live events will be back baby! Will your brand be ready? Here's some inspiration to help you reheat those experiential campaign muscles. 

    04-03-2021 | 3 min read

    Talking International Women's Day 2021 with three warrior women


    To celebrate IWD we asked some powerhouse women from Because three key questions to get the lowdown on the women that have inspired them and their thoughts on gender equality.

    04-03-2021 | 4 min read

    Does digital transformation mean losing the human touch?


    Five ways to ensure going the way of the robot doesn't actually make your brand sound robotic.

    02-03-2021 | 4 min read

    The Rise Of A Whole New Marketing World: Virtual Atoms and Virtual Media


    Virtual Atoms are the next big thing in marketing, and here's how they're going to revolutionise the way you connect with your customers.

    25-02-2021 | 2 min read

    Planting ideas for the future


    Plant-based products🌱are driving some of the biggest business decisions in 2021. Here's how to make sure you're sowing the right marketing seeds 💚

    18-02-2021 | 3 min read

    Hot List: Our top 5 Chinese New Year Campaigns for 2021


    February 12 was Chinese New Year (CNY), a date in the marketing calendar every in-the-know brand wants a piece of. These are the campaigns we thought delivered with the strength of an Ox.

    07-01-2021 | 6 min read

    FUTURE FORWARD: OUR 7 MAJOR TRENDS AND TACTICS FOR 2021


    2020 trained us well for 2021. Here's to being better, sharper, more adventurous and better prepared for whatever this year throws at us. 

    10-12-2020 | 3 min read

    Turning the tide on wastewater


    The new high-tech Watercare Central Interceptor Discovery Centre is open for business in Auckland. Here's why you need to visit our latest collaboration project. 

    03-12-2020 | 1 min read

    Toasting to Local Legends & Wilder Success


    Wild Turkey teamed up with Matthew McConaughey to give back to Local Legends and their communities with their ground-breaking 'With Thanks' platform.

    03-12-2020 | 3 min read

    The Beauty of Diversity


    Being a judge of the 2020 DMA Awards has inspired and challenged me. Here are three lessons for growth in 2021 that stuck with me from this celebration of creativity and diversity.

    26-11-2020 | 5 min read

    5 simple steps to help improve mental health in your office


    2020 has had a huge impact on the human psyche. Now more than ever companies need to put some extra focus on looking after their people. Here are a few steps that can help.

    19-11-2020 | 2 min read

    From Peru with Love: The Greatest Coffee Adventure


    We've just hosted our first international virtual coffee tasting, Flavours with Altitude by Promperu and our cups runneth over. Here's what you missed.

    19-11-2020 | 3 min read

    Three of our favourite virtual festivals


    As an agency we've revelled in the challenge of creating digital experiences and have really enjoyed watching others do the same. Here are three of our favourite virtual festival examples.

    12-11-2020 | 4 min read

    How to win Gen Z and influence TikTokkers


    The younger generations are more plugged-in and spoilt for choice than ever before. Here's how to cut through the noise and win over this audience. 

    05-11-2020 | 4 min read

    Yup, it's been a turd of a year, but we've managed to cover it in glitter...


    This year has given us ALL the feels, but today we sit back and focus on the positive ones.

    05-11-2020 | 1 min read

    Flavours with Altitude: A Virtual Coffee Journey at Great Heights


    A sensory journey that will guide you through the unique taste, smell and sound of the speciality coffee, Coffees from Peru have to offer. 

    29-10-2020 | 3 min read

    Here's to a Halloween quite like no other


    It's only just the build-up to Halloween, and we're already seeing some truly awesome ideas rearing their fantastical heads. What else could the Halloween of 2020 have in store for us?

    22-10-2020 | 3 min read

    2021's biggest trend? We predict Multidimensional Marketing


    Covid has taught us that we can do without the boardroom. The question is, 'do we want to?'. It seems opinions vary on this one. And that, right there, is the strength of Multidimensional Marketing: the power of choice.

    22-10-2020 | 3 min read

    It’s a win win for collaborative client/agency partnerships


    Because, Qantas and Sydney Water bring home some metal from the Australian Marketing Institute Awards, and we are beyond proud.

    22-10-2020 | 5 min read

    How to turn your next big event into a virtual showstopper


    Turning a traditional conference into a virtual event can be nerve-wracking, but it shouldn't be. Here's how to plan and brief in your next brand experience to guarantee game-changing results. 

    15-10-2020 | 4 min read

    The Future of Sustainability Relies on Big, Innovative Ideas


    Sustainability isn't going to be solved through money moves, power politics or traditional thinking. Here's why we're betting on the power of creative ideas.

    08-10-2020 | 4 min read

    Creative Technology Can Save Your Festive Season


    Understandably there are plenty of challenges facing retail and live events this upcoming festive season, but Santa has a few new high-powered helpers. Here's how you can use them too...

    01-10-2020 | 1 min read

    A Unique Virtual Platform For Temenos


    Temenos Cubes launches at a much-anticipated global finance event. 

    01-10-2020 | 4 min read

    The Rise Of A Whole New Marketing World: Virtual Media


    Virtual Atoms are the next big thing in marketing, and here's how they're going to revolutionise the way you connect with your customers.

    24-09-2020 | 3 min read

    The rise of multidimensional marketing


    The pressure of 2020 has created a diamond in marketing strategy: the power of choice.

    17-09-2020 | 3 min read

    Friday Five creative series - part 6


    Inspiration can come from anywhere, so every other week I share my Friday Five, a curation of dots for you to connect.

    03-09-2020 | 2 min read

    Friday Five creative series - part 5


    Inspiration can come from anywhere, so every other week I share my Friday Five, a curation of dots for you to connect.

    02-09-2020 | 3 min read

    Why Marketing & Sales are the ultimate B2B power couple


    When Marketing & Sales works seamlessly together, you have a B2B solution that sells.

    02-09-2020 | 6 min read

    Our Top 10 Creative-Tech Fuelled Campaigns


    Over three decades of being in the game, we have created some extraordinary brand experiences using creative tech. Here are a few of our favourite examples from recent times.

    27-08-2020 | 3 min read

    The hot list: My 10 Best Experiential Marketing Campaigns


    A pre-COVID brand-experiences trip down memory lane of my top 10 campaigns featured on our blog in recent years.

    20-08-2020 | 2 min read

    Friday Five creative series - part 4


    Inspiration can come from anywhere, so every other week I share my Friday Five, a curation of dots for you to connect.

    06-08-2020 | 2 min read

    Friday Five creative series - part 3


    Inspiration can come from anywhere, so every other week I share my Friday Five, a curation of dots for you to connect.

    30-07-2020 | 6 min read

    Five top tips to help you level-up your esports game


    Esports is here to stay, get into the virtual game with these guidelines.

    23-07-2020 | 2 min read

    Friday Five creative series - part 2


    Inspiration can come from anywhere, so every other week I share my Friday Five, a curation of dots for you to connect.

    22-07-2020 | 4 min read

    Has the rise of digital fitness been the death of the gym?


    With gyms reopening this week in the UK, will there be a rush back to the shared fitness floor, or is the at-home workout here to stay?

    16-07-2020 | 4 min read

    Making real connections in a digital world


    Just because you’ve gone digital doesn’t mean your job is done. Now you need to ensure that your ‘bot’ actually sounds like somebody. This is how.

    09-07-2020 | 2 min read

    Introducing our Friday Five creative series


    Inspiration can come from anywhere, so every other week I share my Friday Five, a curation of dots for you to connect.

    01-07-2020 | 4 min read

    Why dogs and cats should be your next pet project


    Pet adoption and the pet-care industry have ramped up in 2020. Here’s why, and how, brands should get involved with our best friends.

    18-06-2020 | 8 min read

    Could staycations be 2020’s big holiday trend?


    We interview Graham Turner, Social Media Lead of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, to find out.

    11-06-2020 | 4 min read

    Creating meaningful relationships with customers in a digital world


    How to provide some extraordinary virtual experiences for your customers.

    10-06-2020 | 5 min read

    Because trials virtual experiences


    We say that necessity is the mother of invention.

    03-06-2020 | 3 min read

    Influencers + live streaming = the future of E-commerce


    Selling products on live streams is no longer just a trend with Alibaba set to recruit over 1 million influencers.

    28-05-2020 | 7 min read

    Here's how marketing and smart technology can save your 2020 holiday


    Five innovative marketing tactics that can take holidaying to new heights.

    21-05-2020 | 4 min read

    Live Hivefest 2019, to virtual “Hivefest 2020” - this is how


    A practical example of how you can make your global conference work virtually.  

    13-05-2020 | 3 min read

    Brands are back!


    How these 7 brands have found their place in our not-so-new normal.

    07-05-2020 | 4 min read

    The beauty industry gets a digital makeover, and it’s looking mighty fine


    ‘New Retail’ and the digitisation of beauty are redesigning the consumer shopper journey.

    05-05-2020 | 4 min read

    How to integrate yourself into a virtual office set-up


    Integrating yourself into a virtual team as a newbie when everyone is in a virtual office, is a different story all together.  

    24-04-2020 | 4 min read

    Essential tips on how to look and sound good on a video call


    How to look like you mean business, when doing business online. 

    20-04-2020 | 4 min read

    Shopstreaming is going to change the way everyone shops, here's why


    Streaming combined with ecommerce – it’s the new power couple of retail.

    17-04-2020 | 6 min read

    The five key lessons esports can teach marketers about virtual experiences


    Empty stadiums. Cancelled tournaments. But here's a silver lining.

    15-04-2020 | 4 min read

    Are you ready for the new new normal?


    We’ve accepted, we’ve adjusted, and we’ve adapted (well almost...). So where to from here?

    15-04-2020 | 3 min read

    AR, VR, Virtual Atoms, these days virtually anything goes...


    When you can’t use live events to connect with your consumers, virtually anything goes as an alternative.  

    02-04-2020 | 6 min read

    Getting social on social - connecting is now more important than ever


    Pivoting your social and influencer marketing strategies given COVID-19.  

    26-03-2020 | 3 min read

    Our top 10 brand responses to COVID-19


    10 responses to COVID-19 proving there are brands that have a heart. 

    24-03-2020 | 4 min read

    Making a remote workforce work for you


    A happy, connected, engaged workforce, is a productive workforce. But how do you actively engage a workforce who aren’t all under the same roof?

    19-03-2020 | 3 min read

    Now's the time to give some brand love back


    Businesses and brands are doing what they can to survive. But what’s important, is that we all start doing what we can to ensure our nation survives.

    16-03-2020 | 3 min read

    Sponsorship beyond the shut stadium - where will you find your fans?


    You may not be able to connect with a full stadium of fans, but you can connect with them in other ways.  

    27-02-2020 | 3 min read

    Wearing Your Employer’s Logo with Pride


    Defined by New Orleanians as the ‘Greatest Free Show on Earth’, Mardi Gras has spread its carnival spirit far and wide.

    13-02-2020 | 3 min read

    The Importance of Brand Love


    The marketing industry has been awash with terms like “loyalty”, “trust”, “engagement”, for many years. 

    11-09-2019 | 2 min read

    The Seven Steps to Sampling Heaven


    We’ve already covered ‘The Seven Sins of Sampling’ - what NOT to do when planning and executing sampling campaigns. 

    11-09-2019 | 2 min read

    The Seven Sins of Sampling


    Sampling is a tried and tested form of marketing, and one that can deliver enormous brand value when well executed.

    21-08-2019 | 4 min read

    Because Architects of Growth: Eric Sampers


    Using Cultural Codes to Grow Spirits Brands

    20-06-2019 | 4 min read

    Samsung's Electric Playground: the most ambitious Vivid Sydney spectacle yet


    We've been long-time fans of Samsung's experiential activations.

    19-03-2019 | 6 min read

    Why blockchain is the future of marketing


    Do you hear the word blockchain and panic sets in? “What is it?” “How do I use it?”“What are bitcoins?”

    15-03-2019 | 3 min read

    The best speakers at SXSW Interactive Festival 2019


    As SXSW 2019 comes to a close, I can still feel the buzzing of excitement in the warm Austin air.

    25-02-2019 | 4 min read

    Big Interview – Paddy Davis of Because on The World of Experience


    The world of entertainment is all about creating an experience that people will enjoy.  That translates to the business world as well and experiential marketing has become one of the hottest areas in marketing.

    19-02-2019 | 4 min read

    How Tourism Australia's Crocodile Dundee campaign won the Super Bowl


    Each month, as part of our Extraordinary Minds series, we profile a professional who is doing incredible things in their field.

    07-02-2019 | 3 min read

    How Showpo's marketing strategy made it a $30M company in just Eight years


    Each month, as part of our Extraordinary Minds series, we profile a professional who is doing incredible things in their field.

    29-01-2019 | 3 min read

    How micro-influencers can deliver real value for brands


    When brands can’t afford the price of an A-list celebrity for a single Instagram post, there are still ways to tap into the power of influencer marketing without putting ROI in jeopardy.

    15-01-2019 | 2 min read

    The five most extraordinary brand activations at SXSW 2018


    SXSW, the annual film, media, and music festival and conference that take in Austin, Texas, never fails to feature some of the most extraordinary brand activations of the year. 

    15-01-2019 | 2 min read

    CES 2019: Six breath-takingly immersive brand experiences that stole the show


    CES is a gadget lovers’ paradise, each and every year.

    11-01-2019 | 4 min read

    How this Australian fertility clinic changed the IVF marketing game


    Infertility affects approximately one in six couples globally, impacting as many as 186 million people worldwide.

    11-12-2018 | 1 min read

    Graham Wall: Three things I'm excited for in 2019


    As my fantastic first year at Because draws to a close, here are the three key things I’m most looking forward to in 2019.

    10-12-2018 | 1 min read

    Sharon Richey: Three things I’m excited for in 2019


    Before I look ahead to 2019, I must take a quick look back on what has been quite a year for Because.

    05-12-2018 | 1 min read

    The most innovative experiential campaigns of 2018


    As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to look back at the brand experiences that have left a lasting impressions on our readers this year.

    05-12-2018 | 4 min read

    Buckle up! The 6 marketing trends set to explode in 2019


    The final year of this decade looms large on the horizon, and with it comes some exciting possibilities for brands: a myriad of opportunities to engage consumers with extraordinary experiences that cut through the noise.

    27-11-2018 | 3 min read

    The five best experiential Christmas campaigns


    That magical time of year is almost upon us once again. Christmas. 

    18-07-2018 | 5 min read

    Samsung Australia’s most successful experiential campaign: The Night. Reimagined at Vivid Sydney


    We’re big fans of Samsung - and we've been following the experiential work they've been doing for many years.

    09-04-2018 | 2 min read

    The Influencer Trust Continuum: what it means for your brand


    The storm clouds are rumbling, the end of influencer marketing is nigh - or so some of the headlines would have you believe.

    29-03-2018 | 3 min read

    The three different types of influencers - which is right for your brand?


    Strategic influencer marketing has never been about scale - its about influence, and "more scale" does not necessarily equal greater influence.

    08-03-2018 | 3 min read

    Our top tips and tricks for filming a killer 360° video


    Filming in 360° is way more complex and technical than shooting a “regular” video. 

    08-03-2018 | 2 min read

    Behind the scenes: The making of Vans For The Makers influencer content campaign 


    Social media and influencer engagement have always been a key component of the campaigns we craft and deliver at Because.

    27-02-2018 | 3 min read

    5 tips for creating an unforgettable city centre event


    The sweet spot in life is when you get an opportunity to bring together your personal and professional passions.

    20-02-2018 | 2 min read

    Celebrating diversity: How brands can promote inclusiveness within their business


    Diversity. It’s a word that’s on many businesses' lips and minds across the board, and its no wonder as it absolutely makes sense for companies to reflect the communities they serve.

    02-01-2018 | 5 min read

    Brace yourself: 6 big marketing trends set to explode in 2018


    The future. If only it were easy to predict.

    15-11-2017 | 3 min read

    The power of recommendations: true influence in a changing world


    What motivates you to speak out about a brand or experience? Who do you turn to first? And whose opinions matter to you

    19-10-2017 | 2 min read

    A snapshot of the UK’s experience economy in 2017


    It seems incredible that it is coming up to 20 years since Joseph Pine and James Gilmore first introduced the idea of the “Experience Economy” in 1998.

    07-09-2017 | 2 min read

    5 reasons why experience is crucial to brand trust


    Trust. It’s a hugely powerful word and one that arguably carries more weight in today’s world than at any other point in history.

    10-08-2017 | 2 min read

    Xennials: 3 things all marketers must know about this emerging ‘microgeneration’


    The term ‘millennial’ sure is divisive.

    26-07-2017 | 4 min read

    Google Daydream: what it means for the future of virtual reality


    Advancements in virtual reality (VR) and immersive technologies have opened up massive opportunities for brands to engage directly with fans in incredible and magical ways.

    21-06-2017 | 3 min read

    5 amazing stats you need to know about virtual reality


    The world has now well and truly woken up to the incredible possibilities offered by Virtual Reality.

    15-06-2017 | 2 min read

    How event sponsors can protect themselves during economic downturns


    Sponsors and rights holders need to factor in expected or actual economic downturns to their strategies.

    02-05-2017 | 3 min read

    5 critical things brands need to know about event sponsorship


    As a rights holder, I've negotiated and managed many millions of dollars worth of sponsorship from precinct activation to Stadium naming rights.

    26-04-2017 | 2 min read

    5 things we love about the new IMAX VR arcade


    Virtual reality technology has taken yet another big step towards mainstream acceptance with the recent successful launch of IMAX’s VR arcade in Los Angeles.

    25-01-2017 | 2 min read

    Every penny counts: 3 secrets to cutting agency costs


    Three years ago, I joined Because to manage agency recruitment, develop our talent network, promote our grad scheme and seek out skilled freelancers for our Creative studio.

    18-01-2017 | 3 min read

    3 highly-creative experiential campaigns from tech brands


    Life sure ain’t easy for technology brands vying to capture consumer attention in today’s world.

    12-01-2017 | 2 min read

    Tapping into the Asian market with experiential: 3 brands doing it right


    In an increasingly global marketplace, and with experiential campaigns captivating hearts and minds the world over, it’s important for brands not to lose sight of localised targeting.

    05-01-2017 | 3 min read

    Death to millennials: why this antiquated term needs to die


    The term millennials is now meaningless. It needs to die.

    01-12-2016 | 3 min read

    From brand ambassador to staffing exec – what I learned working both sides of the table


    The promo industry attracts a lot of people with a performing background, and my situation was no different.

    17-11-2016 | 2 min read

    Five essentials for your experiential data capture strategy


    Whether it’s a full-blown immersive experience or sampling tasty treats on the high-street, brands are now increasingly seeking to collect data.

    16-11-2016 | 2 min read

    Shopper and experiential: How to integrate both to grab consumer attention


    Marketers have long worked hard in retail environments to convert shoppers into customers. 

    01-11-2016 | 3 min read

    5 marketing trends to watch for in 2017


    The only constant in experiential marketing is change; approaches and tactics must of course grow and evolve for brands to keep winning over consumers in memorable and engaging fashion.

    01-11-2016 | 3 min read

    What mindfulness means for the modern worker


    In a world full of distractions and media outlets constantly fighting for your attention, our brains are exposed to more stimulus than ever before.

    31-10-2016 | 2 min read

    4 home truths I learned from the Because Graduate Scheme


    Two years ago I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management from Bond University in Australia.

    19-10-2016 | 2 min read

    Why experiential marketing achieves real cut-through in a digital age


    Precision targeting or mass marketing, which is best? That’s the great dilemma facing the modern marketer, according to a recent Evening Standard article.

    13-10-2016 | 2 min read

    The 5 biggest brand planning mistakes


    You know the scene: a boardroom set-up, with free coffee and biscuits aplenty and your most trusted agencies, all enjoying a friendly chat about how to make sure your upcoming campaign will bring home the Lions from next year’s Cannes Festival.

    22-09-2016 | 2 min read

    Honey to the bee: what companies need to know about snagging millennial talent


    With over 15 years of HR experience, I know the candidate market is ever changing - and never more so than today.

    15-09-2016 | 2 min read

    3 inspiring winter experiential campaigns


    Winter is coming. It’s time for your brand to get ready.

    01-09-2016 | 3 min read

    5 reasons why brand love matters


    The Beatles really were spot on when it came to matters of the heart.

    18-08-2016 | 2 min read

    5 marketing stats you need to know in 2016


    The world of experiential marketing never stops moving forward.

    11-08-2016 | 2 min read

    How sports sponsorships can help maximise the reach of your experiential campaign


    Big things are happening in the world of sports sponsorship.

    08-08-2016 | 3 min read

    The power of immersive story-telling for brands


    Pokémon Go has well and truly thrust augmented reality (AR) technology into the limelight like never before.

    14-07-2016 | 3 min read

    Why alcoholic brands are owning the experiential marketing game


    Shifting consumer habits. Premium price justification. Even, at times, negative public perception.

    22-06-2016 | 3 min read

    Five spirited alcoholic experiential marketing campaigns


    Alcoholic brands sure aren’t shy when it comes to the inventive use of experiential marketing. And they shouldn’t be.

    20-05-2016 | 3 min read

    Apple, Google and LEGO deserve to be Europe’s best loved brands


    What is love? A few years ago, this very question actually topped Google’s list of popular search queries.

    12-05-2016 | 2 min read

    Five great-tasting experiential campaigns for food and drink brands


    Refreshing. Appetising. Satisfying.

    30-03-2016 | 2 min read

    How the right brand ambassadors help build brand love


    I believe how something makes you feel is one of the strongest and most compelling memories you can make.

    17-03-2016 | 3 min read

    Driving ROI through experiential: more bang for your buck


    Experiential marketing’s value is clear to anyone that’s ever taken part in an engaging, well-executed live brand experience.

    03-03-2016 | 3 min read

    How the public sector can use experiential marketing to engage hard-to-reach audiences


    Experiential marketing is now the UK’s fastest growing marketing channel.

    18-02-2016 | 3 min read

    The rising popularity of multi-sensory live experiences


    It‘s always been experiential marketing’s aim to offer up experiences that engage consumers on a number of levels.

    16-02-2016 | 2 min read

    How the 'digital apocalypse' is opening doors for experiential marketing


    Marketing Magazine's article: 'Advertising is a tax only poor people pay'  published last week caught my attention, given the marketing sector I work in.

    04-02-2016 | 3 min read

    Virtual reality: is it a perfect fit for your brand?


    The virtual reality industry is booming, and it’s not set to slow down anytime soon.

    21-01-2016 | 3 min read

    #FAIL: When brand experiences go wrong


    When it comes to grabbing attention, there’s nothing quite like a live brand experience.

    05-01-2016 | 3 min read

    5 experiential marketing trends to watch in 2016


    2016 has arrived, and there’s one thing that has to happen at the start of a new year. That’s right – it’s prediction time.

    17-12-2015 | 3 min read

    The five most loved experiential campaigns of 2015


    2015 has been quite a year.

    25-11-2015 | 3 min read

    Five brand activations that melt the heart


    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

    12-11-2015 | 2 min read

    Whole lotta love: 5 must-haves for building brand loyalty


    Relationships take work. That’s a widely accepted fact. True love and loyalty doesn’t happen overnight.

    29-10-2015 | 2 min read

    What does brand engagement’s future hold?


    When Doc Brown and Marty McFly first set their sights on the year 2015 in Back To The Future Part II, the world they foresaw was an exciting place indeed.

    16-10-2015 | 3 min read

    The art of face to face: building brand love with live experiences


    It’s easy to feel a bit disconnected these days.

    12-10-2015 | 1 min read

    Brand experience for a generation of desensitised millennials


    By definition, I am a millennial.

    28-09-2015 | 2 min read

    Brand experience planning: five questions you should ask


    The power of live brand experiences can be considerable.

    23-09-2015 | 2 min read

    10 unusual marketing job titles


    Wizards, warriors and overlords, oh my! 

    22-07-2015 | 3 min read

    6 ways to engage consumers through brand experience


    Engaging consumers using a brand experience can be an incredibly valuable tool for building trust, trial and dialogue. 

    03-07-2015 | 5 min read

    6 technologies you should be using for brand experiences


    The use of creative technologies in live brand experience is a trend that is snowballing.

    26-06-2015 | 5 min read

    Global trends in experiential marketing


    From personalisation to selfies, and pranks to brand collaborations, the past few years has seen an emergence of new trends in experiential marketing and the enhancement of already-existing ones.

    05-06-2015 | 1 min read

    Turning dreams into reality


    Dreams are strange things. They can seem so real when we’re asleep, yet dissolve in our minds so quickly once we’re awake. 

    07-05-2015 | 2 min read

    Do you trust your agency to deliver?


    Brand experience, experiential, live brand marketing - call it what you will, it seems just about every kind of agency has boarded the ‘experiential’ train.

    13-02-2015 | 2 min read

    Using sex in marketing


    Using sex in advertising and marketing: it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. But does it work?

    06-02-2015 | 2 min read

    What does Microsoft HoloLens mean for marketers?


    Tech buff and BEcause’s Director of the Unexpected Joss Davidge gives the low-down on Microsoft’s Hololens.
    06-02-2015 | 3 min read

    Can experiential marketing be used for the public sector?


    Marketing in the public sector is often challenging. 

    11-12-2014 | 2 min read

    The best Christmas marketing campaigns 2014


    A brand’s Christmas marketing campaign is often the crucial event in a marketer’s calendar.

    29-10-2014 | 4 min read

    Marketing to millennials – 7 things you need to know


    The millennial generation offers huge potential to many brands. Yet few companies really understand how to approach and engage this crucial audience effectively.

    03-10-2014 | 2 min read

    6 unexpected things to look for in your marketing agency


    Deciding to change your experiential agency, or using a brand experience partner for the first time, is a big step.

    25-09-2014 | 2 min read

    Experiential marketing for food brands – 6 tasty examples


    Experiential marketing and food brands are a match made in heaven.

    17-09-2014 | 3 min read

    Experiential marketing for alcoholic brands


    The alcohol sector was one of the early adopters of experiential marketing, which has resulted in plenty of imaginative activations.

    05-09-2014 | 2 min read

    Measuring the value of experiential marketing: Rave v revenue


    Numerous consumer surveys in recent years found that experiential marketing is one of the most effective and valuable ways to convert consumers to brands.

    06-06-2014 | 2 min read

    5 steps to an authentic brand conversation


    Today’s consumers are more discerning than ever before.

    15-05-2014 | 2 min read

    The rise of the status maker event


    Social media has created a new type of economy; one where the currency is posts and updates rather than notes and coins.

    25-04-2014 | 2 min read

    Experiential marketing for FMCG brands


    Once almost solely the domain of the FMCG world, many of today’s largest experiential campaigns are now in services, technology or government departments.

    10-04-2014 | 1 min read

    6 tips for local and niche marketing


    Capturing people when they are open and relaxed at a local or ‘niche’ event can be a great opportunity to reach them through brand experience.  

    27-03-2014 | 2 min read

    6 tips to engage consumers through conversation marketing


    Winning consumer trust is a key battleground for today’s brands. Companies which simply tell and sell are short-sighted.

    26-02-2014 | 3 min read

    5 tips for family brands and experiential marketing


    Effective experiential marketing is a great way to create a buzz about family brands – from baby and kids’ products to utilities, cars, food, drink and leisure brands.

    12-02-2014 | 3 min read

    8 key trends in experiential marketing


    Staying ahead of the latest consumer trends is crucial for success in experiential marketing. If you are able to create the right experience for your audience and delight them with astute campaigns that work for and with them, you are more likely to nurture genuine relationships.

    19-12-2013 | 1 min read

    7 lessons from Most Contagious 2013


    Last week two of the BEcause team, Gary and Kate, attended the Most Contagious event in London.

    29-05-2013 | 1 min read

    Marketing the unmentionable


    Why skirt around embarrassing issues when dealing with something as important as cancer detection?

    16-04-2013 | 2 min read

    Key attributes of effective brand ambassadors


    When planning a campaign that uses brand ambassadors to encourage consumers to try a product or trust a service. 

    07-01-2013 | 1 min read

    The power of a recommendation


    The reputation of a brand is one of the most important metrics any company can measure, it indicates current performance but helps project future value.

    20-07-2012 |

    Cracking marketing cartoons from the Marketoonist


    As the Marketoonist Tom Fishburne creates some fantastic topical cartoons that blend insight with brilliant wit. More can be found on the Marketoonist website.

    21-06-2012 | 2 min read

    How to deliver integrated marketing excellence


    Great integrated marketing is as much about excellence in delivery as it is about big integrated ideas – a point vividly illustrated by Coca-Cola’s recent “Share a Coke” #WishUponACoke campaign.

    04-05-2012 | 2 min read

    The growing importance of shopper marketing


    Big brand experiences and ad campaigns can be fantastic for building brand awareness and driving desire. 

    15-04-2011 | 2 min read

    15 useful iPad and iPhone apps for marketing professionals


    It look just 24 hours for the new iPad 2 to sell out in UK stores last week. Yet again, Apple seems to have another winner on its hands.

    11-03-2011 | 2 min read

    The 7 Rules of Brand Experience


    It’s been quite sometime since we started talking about ‘experiential’, first it was just a few specialist agencies talking about it and now it seems like the whole world has a brand experience offering.

    18-02-2011 |

    Social Media Alert: Homophily


    We were at a conference on global media trends last week and one of the speakers really caught our attention.