CHE Proximity opens new MarTech consultancy The Brightsmiths, headed by Mark Gretton

The Brightsmiths (1).jpgCHE Proximity has today announced the opening of its marketing technology consultancy, The Brightsmiths. The new agency, which will service both CHE Proximity clients and its own direct clients, was forged to help clients cut through the AdTech and MarTech acronym clutter and reap the rewards of connected technology.

CHE Proximity has hired Mark Gretton to lead the consultancy, bringing with him experience in both agency and client environments, locally and internationally, and a strong background in direct marketing.

Says Chris Howatson, CEO, CHE Proximity: "The availability of data, the ability to append it to a single customer view and the power of technology to apply an informed customer experience across owned assets, and owned and bought media, is, and will continue to transform our industry.
"Australian brands are leading the world in their uptake of marketing and advertising technologies, but like marketers the world over, brands are not getting the best out of their technical investments. Hundreds of millions in capital expenditure is delivering a fraction of that promised and holding businesses back from realising greater commercial returns. That's why we created The Brightsmiths; to help clients build the business case for, and then exploit, their technology investments."

For Gretton, delivering the right message to the right person, at the right time, with optimal commercial investment, is second nature.

Says Gretton: "The tools to deliver individual customer experiences at scale has reached a new level of maturity with Adobe, Oracle, IBM, Google and Salesforce. However, piecing these tools together and getting them to work effectively can be a tricky process.

"In the frenzy to be part of the change, it's hard for clients to secure agnostic advice for which tool best suits specific business needs. It's easy to get lost in the jargon clouding the industry - DMPs, DSPs, AdTech, MarTech, tech stacks - and there's enormous overlap in definitions and no single solution. Some consultancies actually seem to thrive on using this confusion to position themselves as experts.  

"We aim to break down the benefits technology will provide CMOs into simple use cases, aligning the business and clearly stated commercial benefits of investment. And once investment is made, we'll provide support in re-skilling client teams, establishing new operating rhythms, implementing the technologies and determining clear reporting to assess progress against the business case."

To connect with The Brightsmiths, please contact Mark Gretton on 03 8416 6888.

9 Comments

Buzzword Boy said:


"It's easy to get lost in the jargon" says Gretton.

Especially in this press release!

you said it: said:

'It's easy to get lost in the jargon' - AMEN TO THAT

Platforms and synergies. said:

Hahahaha- brilliant stuff.

Guys... said:

"The availability of data, the ability to append it to a single customer view and the power of technology to apply an informed customer experience across owned assets, and owned and bought media...:

Clearing up the jargon beautifully.

Zuck said:

Jargon nonsense. Why not speak the English? And what is the diff between Mar Tech and Ad tech.

Whatevs said:

...could CHE PR some actual work rather than words at some point in the future?

Lol said:

That's so funny. A real lol for a Monday.
Who are all those overpaid people?
And where is the work?

Whoops said:

This should be intesting... not off to a great start with this PR release. Ha!

Tim said:

CHE is a stink box. No data can save delusion and utter cluelessness.

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