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Top 50 People In eCommerce 2015

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Top 50 People In eCommerce 2015

I'm excited and hugely humbled to be included in Inside Retail's inaugural Top 50 People in eCommerce list. My inclusion is also great recognition for my colleagues in the Michael Hill digital team and their continued success.

A judging panel of eight industry experts selected the Top 50 based on their level of industry influence as well as their active involvement in the digital strategy and implementation for an Australian-based eCommerce business. Other consideration factors were innovation, the individual's impact, market size and value. 

The list is a great sign for the continuing maturity of the Brisbane digital scene with other local talent being nominated including Nathan Bush (Super Retail Group), Michael Gillespie (Domino's Pizza) and Cameron Parker (ex Blackmilk).

The Top 50 is filled with people and businesses that I personally admire and respect including Jane Cay from Birdsnest, the team from Shoes of Prey, Justin and Lex from Surfstich, and the boys from Vinomofo. The calibre of people on the list is high and shows great signs for the continued growth of online retail in Australia.

View the full Top 50 People In eCommerce 2015 list.


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ADMA Australian Creativity & Effectiveness Awards

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ADMA Australian Creativity & Effectiveness Awards

The ADMA Australian Creativity & Effectiveness Awards were held in Sydney last night with around 700 marketing and advertising representatives in attendance.

Previously, the ADMA Awards celebrated work that demonstrated either creativity or effectiveness. This year, the winner had to exhibit both qualities in equal proportion which resulted in controversy when some award categories did not have winners due to entries did not meeting the required standard. 

This year’s awards encompassed 38 categories in total covering diverse areas such as apps, branded content, data strategy, social commerce, mobile marketing and innovation. The Award icon, the Cuboctahedron, symbolises the union of creativity and effectiveness and the design is based on Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings which represent both creative flair (creativity) and intellectual rigour (effectiveness).

Michael Hill and our partner Amblique were nominated in the eCommerce Website & Marketing category and were fortunate to take out the award. The win compliments recognition as the 2014 ORIA Best Multichannel Retailer and Demandware Pacesetter Award for Innovation. 2014 has been a great year!

You can see the full list of trophy winners on the ADMA site.

The Michael Hill and Amblique teams

The Michael Hill and Amblique teams


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2014 ORIA Multichannel Winners!

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2014 ORIA Multichannel Winners!

Michael Hill was recently awarded Best Multichannel Retailer at the 2014 Online Retail Industry Awards, receiving the coveted award for its online offering created in conjunction with digital commerce agency Amblique.

Michael Hill was one of seven finalists in the category along with Harvey Norman, David Jones, Dan Murphy’s, Masters Home Improvement, Shoes of Prey and Woolworths Online.

The Multichannel award was given to the retailer demonstrating best practice in integrating traditional retail with online retail in an innovative, effective way to grow the overall retail business. Judging was based on efficiency, ingenuity, dedication to customer experience and return on investment. The award was voted by industry experts and the online retail community.

We were recognised for having a superior online experience that not only increased sales online but also translated to more sales in-store. Points of difference included shoppable videos, interactive catalogues, the ability build your own charm bracelet and a dedication to customer education. 

Shoes Of Prey stole the show, picking up four of the twelve award categories, including online retailer of the year.

Congratulations to all of the finalists - I'm looking forward to the retail community raising the bar even higher next year.

The Michael Hill Digital & Amblique Teams

The Michael Hill Digital & Amblique Teams

2014 ORIA Multichannel Award Winners!

2014 ORIA Multichannel Award Winners!


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