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SafetyCulture completes $60 million Series C funding round

Leading Australian workplace solutions tech firm SafetyCulture has recently closed its largest funding raise to the tune of $60 million in 2018, turning the company into a $440 million business. The company that facilitates more than a million safety and quality inspections a month says its recent Series C funding …

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Vend brings Afterpay to shop floor for independent retailers

Retail management software company Vend has teamed up with retail payments platform Afterpay to announce a joint solution for independent retailers that will enable small to medium-sized enterprises to offer the alternative payment in-store, opening up an entirely new revenue channel. Afterpay’s ‘buy now, pay later’ solution is used by …

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Study finds that Australian businesses aren’t doing enough when it comes to innovation

Following the inaugural Business Readiness Index on Information Security, Canon Australia has today announced a second module focused on innovation. Conducted by GfK Australia, the report is based on surveys with more than 530 local business leaders, with a focus on attitudes and actions aimed at staying ahead of the …

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Submissions open for 2018 POPAI awards

Entries are now open for POPAI’s 21st annual Marketing at Retail Awards. Covering 20 categories, the awards recognise and reward best practice, innovation, and excellence in retail and shopper marketing, and are open to Australian and New Zealand designers and producers of retail marketing material, brand owners, agencies, suppliers and …

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What Australians really think about data privacy

Research into consumer attitudes to privacy has found that just 34 per cent of Australians surveyed think they are getting improved service in return for the personal data they give to companies. Recently undertaken by the Association for Data Driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA) and the Global Alliance of Data …

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B2Bpay solution ‘rewards businesses’ at tax time

Business owners can now look forward to paying their BAS, according to Zenith Payments, with a new online payment platform, B2Bpay, that offers full credit-card points and Qantas frequent-flyer points on all payments made to the Australian Taxation Office. B2Bpay, powered by Zenith, is promoted as an innovative solution that …

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Branded Design forms Branded Group, hires key executives

Sydney-based retail-marketing agency Branded Design has expanded its management team and restructured as Branded Group. Point-of-purchase (POP) industry veterans Ashay Sharma and Carlos Tapia will take key positions in the new structure of Branded. Previously Mr Sharma was managing director and founder of POP Impact and The POS Collective with …

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