Physical distance matters not. Digital tribes rule the roost. And KPMG International has put together a white paper that examines the need for marketers to target customers in a completely different way. Segmenting customers by demographics, geography and income levels is a blunt instrument in the digital economy. It’s no longer about a global versus local. It’s now about digital tribes and these tribes are more likely to form around areas of interest than geography. So is the existing marketing Holy Grail of a deep one-to-one brand connection with consumers outdated?
From a calming, machine-learning led interactive experience at Starship Children’s Hospital, to the story of a goat that acts as anti-bullying initiative and teaches children the effect their actions can have, the best in New Zealand design was crowned at the 2018 Best Awards on the weekend – and a discussion about gender equality in design has been brought to the industry's attention. Here are the supreme winners, and a statement from the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) CEO Cathy Veninga on the protests that took place.