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Aarron Spinley

Researcher, Analyst, Anthropologist, Futurist, Speaker, Writer at SPINLEY.CO

Melbourne, Australia

Aarron Spinley is an innovation futurist and a foremost mind in customer sciences. His work helps us to understand customer value in new, evidence-based ways and his signature ‘platformed-innovation’ theories for contemporary strategy, influence our technology choices and leadership patterns. He observes the sciences, risk and economics, strategic foresight, culture, and society.

Now rated a global thought leader in his fields (Thinkers360), he has given keynote addresses to events on three continents, and as a writer has been featured in Forbes, ZDNet, The Drum, CX Buzz, The Startup, Better Marketing, Mumbrella, Which-50, and The Headway.

He is available for advisory days and speaking invitations. Testimonials available here: https://www.spinley.co/testimonials

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Melbourne, or LA
Speaking Topics: Complex Economics, The Engagement Stack, Growth Theory, Marketing, CX, Futurology

Speaking Fee $10,000 (In-Person)

Aarron Spinley Points
Academic 40
Author 141
Influencer 125
Speaker 172
Entrepreneur 120
Total 598

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Business Unit: Innovation, Customer Experience, Marketing, Technology
Minimum Project Size: $10,000+
Average Hourly Rate: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Last Media Training: 10/30/2018
Last Media Interview: 10/25/2022

Areas of Expertise

AI
Big Data 30.06
Business Strategy 37.56
Cloud
COVID19 31.09
CRM 30.11
Culture 33.79
Customer Experience 42.43
Customer Loyalty 32.63
Digital Disruption 34.11
Digital Transformation 30.54
Emerging Technology 30.05
Entrepreneurship 30.07
Future of Work 30.25
Innovation 31.60
Leadership 30.67
Lean Startup 36.66
Marketing 39.96
Mental Health 30.12
Mergers and Acquisitions 30.15
Metaverse 30.27
Mobility 33.89
Personal Branding 30.65
Privacy 31.07
Retail 32.11
Risk Management 33.65
Sales 30.11
Social 31.22
Startups 31.49

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

Publications

2 Academic Certifications
CPD Accredited MBA papers on Marketing best practice
Marketing Week
July 22, 2022
The Mini MBA in Marketing is an MBA-level, CPD-accredited course based on Professor Mark Ritson’s award-winning MBA teaching.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Marketing

Certificate in Futures Based Strategy Development
Melbourne Business Scool
July 20, 2018
Executive Development: Studying under the Laurel All-Time Best Futurist, Prof Sohail Inayatullah at Melbourne Business School.

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

3 Academic Whitepapers
The Customer Engagement Stack
SPINLEY.CO
June 22, 2023
More so than ever before, the executive leadership face a crisis-like state in the field of customer service.

Unlike its close cousin, marketing, it is not supported by a sustained academic inquisition. Absent any mainstream study of the field, it lurches from one unsupported area of practice to the next, and many of the activities that do endure, do so out of popularity, and a failure to test the theory.

Chief among the contemporary misadventures has been a general confusion between marketing and customer operations, an obsession with and yet broad incomprehension of the term "experience", a distorted reliance on the culture of data, and the over-indexing on surveys, in lieu of technical know-how and broader critical insight. And yet, the social sciences, aspects of marketing science, and quality independent studies and models in various associated fields, already provide so much rich knowledge.

In this report, we return to the basics, whilst maintaining a contemporary context. Readers can expect to learn about the following:

The historical context
The critical elements of the modern Customer Engagement Stack (c)
Key characteristics separating Service from Experience - and their component parts
The roles of choice architecture, customer journeys, and individualization
Case studies & operating principles

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

Research: The Rise of Journey Management as a Platform for Customer Engagement
Thunderhead
November 17, 2021
The shifts in behaviour as accelerated by pre, and through, COVID-19 have coincided with a greater global focus on improving service and retention. To understand how these shifts impacted customer engagement, this Thunderhead research, conducted with MyCustomer, surveyed 200 service, customer experience and marketing leaders.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

A Futures Based Strategy of the SAP Innovative Business Solutions Organization (IBSO)
SAP (Internal confidential)
September 12, 2018
An internal academic paper originated for assessment in the Futures Thinking and Strategy Development Program

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Future of Work

65 Article/Blogs
The Platforming of Innovation Psychology
LinkedIn
January 18, 2024
In the last decade, the topic of emergent technologies has triggered a near-constant refrain for another topic, that of innovation. But is the assumed relationship warranted, or of value?

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Survey Request (2–3 mins)
Import from medium.com
August 17, 2023
Calling all those working in customer management / CX. I would so love your views and I have 10 questions for you.The rise of technology has acted as a major disruptor to society, and therefore to how consumers interact with brands. Customer service has been forever altered, fuelled by evolving con

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Personal Branding

The Dangerous Iceberg Effect on Marketing and Customer Management
THE HEADWAY
August 01, 2023
Campaigns (marketing management) and customer interactions (customer management) are at the very end of two highly technical marathons in applied expertise and science. Yet, most practitioners operating in these respective fields remain untrained and see only the tip of each iceberg. An exploration.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

The Customer Engagement Stack
Import from medium.com
June 21, 2023
Free Report Released GloballyContinue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Personal Branding

Why Company Directors Struggle with Market Strategy
THE HEADWAY
May 03, 2023
How do we lower risk on growth strategy and operating revenue, mitigate market expansion disasters, and reduce major M&A failures?

The low-hanging fruit right in front of us.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Burn The Map
LinkedIn
January 16, 2023
Journey mapping has become a routine part of customer service operations and a big money spinner for various "CX" consultancies. It survives, largely, out of habit. But things have changed since its inception, and now, that habit is hurting us. It's time to #burnthemap

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

Racists Inadvertedly Super Charge a Brand Promotion. And it's Glorious.
LinkedIn
August 17, 2022
A story of bigotry, and the role it inadvertently played in a wonderful brand promotion.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Marketing

The Confusion Between Marketing And Customer Experience
Forbes
August 17, 2022
Taking on the confusion that surrounds these related, but highly distinct fields.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, Marketing

Are Drug Dealers More Trustworthy Than Brands? The Socially Unacceptable Truth
THE HEADWAY
March 16, 2022
Unlike so many of my peers in “the industry”, I offer that trust is not emotional, or better put emotive, and that likewise, making a values-based judgement — like “drug dealers are evil” — has absolutely nothing to do with it either. In fact, I suggest many companies could learn a thing or two from common drug dealers.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

Are Drug Dealers More Trustworthy Than Brands?
Import from medium.com
March 15, 2022
The socially unacceptable truthContinue reading on THE HEADWAY »

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Personal Branding

The Big Problem With Big Data
Forbes
March 07, 2022
In a highly fragmented and hyper-connected culture, the very best of advertising is not in the data, it’s in the creative. It’s in the behavioural, the psychological and the individual.

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Tags: Big Data, Customer Experience, Marketing

Future Growth
The Investment Times
February 21, 2022
In Chandigarh India, The Investment Times is quietly growing its exciting business. Now reaching over 1 million people per edition, it was an honour to be included in its February 2022 edition.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

What the metaverse means for you and your customers
ZDNet
February 15, 2022
Once again, Thunderhead's Aarron Spinley provides the kind of thought leadership that has some real meaning. He's a paradigm for executives on how to be an internal thought leader who has an external impact. This piece is particularly germane. - Paul Greenberg.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Metaverse

The Good, The Bad, and The Fugly: 2021 Edition
THE HEADWAY
January 05, 2022
Through the fogginess of COVID that engulfed these last 2 years, it is easy to lose sight of what actually happened. And I’m not going to help. Not much anyway. But for posterity's sake, this little offering provides a record of sorts, of the year that was, in limited edition. Take “limited” how you will.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

The Real Cost of Failing to Report the Customer Franchise in Corporate Risk Registers
THE HEADWAY
December 02, 2021
Many company boards are feeling outmatched by the ferocity of changing technology, emerging risks, and new competitors. And yet diversity of experience is at the root of it. One the casualties, aside from effective governance itself, are key professions, like marketing.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Risk Management

The Real Cost of Failing to Report the Customer Franchise in Corporate Risk Registers
Import from medium.com
December 01, 2021
The business blindspot & the lost fuel of marketing maturityPrologueNot many of my readers will know that I spent a portion of my career advising companies on risk. From tech risk consultancy, and later leading the business risk advisory practice at the world’s largest broker, running behaviou

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Personal Branding

The Moral Highground is Still a Prerequisite for Leadership
THE HEADWAY
November 15, 2021
There have been a bunch of casebook scandals in recent years haven’t there. The Enron Incident, the Sanlu Company Melamine Incident, BP in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal — just to name a few. Then there’s Wall Street’s complicity in the GFC. The advertising industry's complicity in Facebook's many crimes. Facebook itself. Where do you even start?

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Marketing

iOS15 and the Big Email Panic
LinkedIn
October 26, 2021
The facts. The "problem". And duh.
Today if you talk to almost any marketing ops person, they’ll tell you that email is their number 1 “channel”. Now, I know that many regard this as kind of incongruent with a single-directional messaging tool and that a lot of people think it's just spam, but nevertheless, it's true for many, many companies.

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Privacy

The Hidden Fight of Transformation
THE HEADWAY
October 08, 2021
As organizations across industries as far afield as banking and insurance, to retail, media, utilities, and telco all grapple with “transformation”, or more honestly in most cases, simple process-modernization; many are creating something of a fight club. And you do NOT talk bout fight club.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

The Hidden Fight of Transformation
Import from medium.com
October 07, 2021
The big problem that no one talks aboutEdward Norton in ‘Fight Club’. Credit 20th Century Fox (1999)“The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!”As the boards of organizations across industries as f

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Personal Branding

Making Industries Safe — The Calling of our Generation
THE HEADWAY
September 16, 2021
The failed moral tests of tobacco, coal, and industrialized advertising, and the PR playbook common to them all. The latest article from marketing anthropologist Aarron Spinley calls for an ethical re-think.

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Tags: Marketing, Mental Health, Privacy

Making Industries Safe — The Calling of our Generation
Import from medium.com
September 15, 2021
Making Industries Safe — The Calling of our GenerationThe Marketing Playbook for Big Tobacco, Dirty Coal, and Digital Advertising is Depressingly SimilarCredit: GettysIf you’re a parent, you will have noticed those signs at playgrounds, telling oblivious children to “Play with Caution”.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Personal Branding

Empathy is Not a Strategy
THE HEADWAY
September 01, 2021
Over and over and over and over. We have operationalized the very opposite of customer-centricity at an industry level, all while professing a values system that the accepted model is incapable of delivering.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

A Futures Triangle for the Marketing Profession
The Headway
July 30, 2021
Why has marketing, despite its love of anything digital, been so resistant to core change since the industrial era? In applying the foresight methodology, 'The Futures Triangle', Aarron Spinley proposes an answer to that question and suggests an alternative future for the profession.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

Stop Lying To Us, Mate - Aussie Consumers Have Had Enough
Medium
June 08, 2021
A quite brutal poll — and what it means for local brands.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

1 Board Membership
deeep Group
deeep Group
May 11, 2015
A digital advisory, strategy and marketing consultancy, and investment vehicle. Aarron was a founding board member in May 2015 and served until February 2020.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Lean Startup

1 Executive
Thunderhead expands APAC footprint with hire of industry thought leader Aarron Spinley, VP ANZ
PR News Wire
December 08, 2020
Thunderhead, the global leader in real-time customer engagement announce the appointment of Aarron Spinley as SVP APAC. Aarron was recently named a top 10 global thought leader in both Customer Experience and Brand Loyalty according to Thinkers360, and is prominent on its leaderboards for Marketing, CRM, and Culture.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

4 Founders
THE HEADWAY
THE HEADWAY
July 05, 2021
A new publication, combining the ideas from leading thought leaders from around the world with the tagline: "Clinical growth theory for the intelligent marketer".

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Tags: Culture, Digital Disruption, Marketing

Founder
SPINLEY.CO
November 30, 2015
Aarron Spinley is leading growth futurist and analyst who observes culture, society, & technological evolution. Combining digital provenance and economics with the social sciences, Aarron is renowned for his work on designed experience to unlock mutual growth.

He writes, consults, and speaks internationally in the fields of business growth and customer engagement, and his work has been coined: "Experience Anthropology".

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Co-Founder
deeep Group
May 01, 2015
As management strategists and investors for the digital era, we work to deliver both traditional business value and disruptive outcomes. We are known for our work in concept development for monetisation, product strategy, business modelling, sales and marketing, capital raising, and risk management.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Startups

Co-Founder
WTI & Associates
January 31, 2010
Providing digital risk assessments and analysis.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Risk Management

1 Infographic
The Agenda Blender
LinkedIn
December 11, 2023
Exposing the agenda-based research that is so rife in the industry.

Part of Aarron's ILLEGIT series, which pokes fun at some of the shenanigans that pass as normal in the Wild West of the populist CX movement and digital marketing. Sometimes, you either laugh or cry. The former is better!

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

1 Journal Publication
The Changing Face of Business Risk in the Digital Economy
Lexus Nexus Journal
September 29, 2014
A study of the unprecedented risks and opportunities facing organizations as the digital era re-shapes the business environment.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Risk Management

15 Keynotes
Science Versus Superstition
The Martech Weekly
June 06, 2024
The populist CX movement has spectacularly failed. It was always going to. Based on vested interests and an evangelic dogma resembling the pre-scientific era, it is the very opposite of a profession. There is no evidentiary basis, no disciplinary clinical language, no educational infrastructure of standing, and no barriers to entry. In this address to the inaugural Martech World Forum, I explain the impacts of this failure upon digital and martech teams - and the very real economic calamity upon the global economy.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

The Marketing Exchange Forum 2022
Marcus Evans Group
July 07, 2022
A cautionary message to delegates about the trend toward generalist marketing and customer technologies in service of specialist and nuanced operations.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Academy Platinum Mastermind
https://eightloopsocial.com/
December 10, 2020
Unpacking the modern engagement stack for brands in the modern era to invite only marketing agency leaders.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Personalization is Dead. Long Live Personalization.
YouTube
September 25, 2020
The Diamond Keynote given virtually in September 2020 to delegate of the Retail Leaders Forum. The short keynote unpacks the history of personalization, and the imperative to adopt "Personalization 4.0" to reclaim societal brand engagement, and to protect and sustain revenue.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Retail

Humanomics
Mastering SAP
September 16, 2020
Unpacking the basics of experience economics.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Human Connection Through Mobile
App Commerce Virtual Conference
September 02, 2020
In the age of customer engagement, this talk to the App Commerce delegates across the UK and Asia, breaks down the unique opportunities that present in mobile and the key pillars of engagement strategy that mobile marketers must understand.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Mobility

Deloitte CX Practice - Australia
SAP @ Deloitte Forum
April 07, 2020
Welcome to the Experience Economy.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Corporate Keynote at The Australian Open
SAP @ The Australian Open
January 31, 2020
Welcome to Experience Economics

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

What Exactly is the Experience Economy?
YouTube
November 27, 2019
An intimate talk to select executives on invite from SAP, on the economic and behavioral markers of our time, and the call to action for brands to deepen - and humanize - their engagement with customers.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

Australian United Retailers - Management Conference
SAP
November 27, 2019
Societies Evolution. And Yours.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Retail

The Currency of Trust
German Australian Business Council
October 22, 2019
Addressing the senior business round table delegates at the 'German Australian Business Council'.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Customer Experience

e'ffect Innovation Conference
SAP
August 08, 2019
The Experience Explosion

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Gartner CX - Sydney
Gartner
June 17, 2019
Unpacking the neurological pillars of consumer trust.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing

Australian Banking Innovation Summit
FRI Group
May 22, 2019
"Regaining Customer Trust in Distressed Markets"

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

The Social Impact of Mobile
Mobile Mondays
May 20, 2015
Unpacking the emerging social impacts of mobile tech.

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Tags: Innovation, Mobility, Social

28 Media Interviews
Huge returns, but huge investments: real-time decisioning engines
mi-3 Media
August 01, 2023
Huge returns, but huge investments: Why Commbank, Suncorp, NAB, BUPA and more are betting on real-time decisioning engines; marketing clouds can't compete, for now

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Digital Obsession Cruels Customer Service, Says New Analyst Report
mi-3 Media
June 26, 2023
"In the industrial space, you are applying technology to well-understood and well-tested work processes created over decades. In digital marketing, they are just throwing whiskey all over the floor."

— Aarron Spinley, author Customer Engagement stack

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

The Difference Between Experience and Service
Digital Nation
May 26, 2023
In a post-pandemic world, customers expect more from brands in terms of a good experience. But to deliver that good experience, brands need to understand the relationship between service and experience.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

Comments for Digital Nation
Digital Nation
May 16, 2023
Digital Nation asks Aarron to comment on the differences between Experience and Service, and the state of customer innovation in Australia compared to the US.

Full article: https://www.digitalnationaus.com.au/boardroom-impact/customer-experience-in-a-post-pandemic-world-595840

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

15 Valuable Tips To Help Businesses Better Communicate With Customers
Forbes
December 16, 2022
Provided my views for the Forbes Communication Council

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

13 Omnichannel Marketing Tactics That Will Help Brands Gain Customer Loyalty
Forbes
October 25, 2022
My views on the fragmentation of channels, and the psychology of trust in that context.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

12 Marketing Strategies To Use For The Decline Of Brick-And-Mortar
Forbes
August 15, 2022
My view on the post-pandemic rhetoric surrounding "the death of retail".

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Retail

14 Ways Businesses Can Leverage Chatbots To Facilitate Conversions
Forbes
May 31, 2022
Multiple studies have shown that chatbots can facilitate conversions, but it’s important to ensure they are being leveraged in the right way to create the best results. Forbes asked for my view on what that looks like.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

14 Ways Marketers Can Optimize A Brand For The Digital Space
Forbes
May 06, 2022
Asked to comment on brand optimisation in digital only, I make the point that markets and customers consider (and experience) a brand far more broadly than a single channel....

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

Forget Stunts And Tricks: 14 Ways Marketers Can Connect With Gen-Z
Forbes
May 02, 2022
Asked to comment on the newest consumer generation, I take a polite swipe at the over-generalisations and laziness of marketers that treat an entire generation as a "segment".

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Culture

14 Tips For Handling An Unpleasant Conversation
Forbes
March 25, 2022
Asked to offer my "No. 1 tip" for professionals heading into an unpleasant conversation, such as delivering bad news to a customer or announcing negative news about the company.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, Marketing

13 Ways E-Commerce Retailers Can Avoid Late-Stage Cart Abandonment
Forbes
March 21, 2022
Asked to comment on the issue of shopping cart abandonment in the world of e-commerce, and the wider - less visible - causation that most miss in their diagnostic.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

​​16 Ways Enterprise-Level Corporate Leaders Can Connect With All Employees
Forbes
March 18, 2022
Asked to comment about the challenge of employee connection as part of the growth cycle and sustaining engagement at scale.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Leadership

Research: The Rise of Journey Management as a Platform for Customer Engagement
Thunderhead
November 17, 2021
Interviewed in a webinar on the key lessons for APAC businesses from our research into the rise of advanced journey management in leading marketing and customer engagement teams globally.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Narrowing the Customer Expectation Gap through Data-driven Experiences
CMO Australia
August 31, 2021
In this panel interview, Aarron contributes analysis of the infinite loop between societal and technological development, and the impact of COVID-19, on customer engagement.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Thought Leader and Influencer Interview with Aarron Spinley
Thinkers 360
August 28, 2021
In this edition, we speak with Aarron Spinley, Digital Anthropologist, Futurist, Speaker at SPINLEY.CO.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

7 Questions with Aarron Spinley
Clarity
April 30, 2021
Clarity has interviewed over 1000 leaders, asking 7 questions.

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Tags: Culture, Digital Disruption, Leadership

CXBuzz Interview With Aarron Spinley
CX Buzz
March 23, 2021
Answering 9 leading questions.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Making Sense of Martec: Explaining Experience
The Martec Weekly
March 07, 2021
Interviewed by The Lumery's Juan Mendoza discussing how the marketing industry misses the mark on the concept of "experience", and a wide range of related issues.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

Thunderhead Expands Footprint with Thought Leader Aarron Spinley
PR News Wire
December 09, 2020
Customer Engagement leader and commentator Aarron Spinley joins Thunderhead's executive team to lead the APAC region

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

Thunderhead expands APAC footprint with hire of industry thought leader Aarron Spinley
Cision PR Newswire
December 08, 2020
Announcement of joining Thunderhead.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, Marketing

Building Trust Through Consent Is An Essential Part Of Improving Share Of Wallet
Which-50 Media
October 27, 2020
You can learn two things about a company that takes the privacy of its customers seriously, and gives them the opportunity to consent to how their data is used, says Aarron Spinley, Growth and Innovation Evangelist.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Privacy

Privacy and the Bear
Which-50 Media
September 03, 2020
“Cloud computing became mainstream, smart mobility took off, social media emerged and thrived, and companies all over the world changed how they engage with the markets and the regulators.

"Remember, from a competitive advantage perspective ... when you're being chased by a bear in the woods, you don't have to be faster than the bear. You have the faster than the other guy".

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Privacy

Aarron Spinley talks about Experience Anthropology and Digital Darwanism
EY
April 08, 2020
The EY Customer Practice interviewed me on their "Let's Talking Marketing" podcast.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Culture

The Trust Dividend
Which-50 Media
November 26, 2019
A 2 part interview by Which-50 Media (part one in the lick below), on the dynamics of brand trust. Sponsored by SAP.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Customer Experience

3 Miscellaneouss
Media Coverage: Research from independent analyst Aarron Spinley.
Mumbrella
June 23, 2023
Spinley’s new report, The Customer Engagement Stack, introduces an alternative to the modern “technology paradox” of the digital era, where the everyday customer service imperative has been compromised by digital culture taking over more considered strategy.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Marketing

Research: The Rise of Journey Management as a Platform for Customer Engagement
Thunderhead
November 17, 2021
The shifts in behaviour as accelerated by pre, and through, COVID-19 have coincided with a greater global focus on improving service and retention. To understand how these shifts impacted customer engagement, this Thunderhead research, conducted with MyCustomer, surveyed 200 service, customer experience and marketing leaders.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

The Experience Economy Panel
SAP
October 14, 2020
Aarron was interviewed on a panel for SAP Select on the evolution of human experience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tags: Culture, Digital Disruption, Marketing

1 Miscellaneous
An Invitation to Participate in Customer Management Research
SPINLEY.CO and ENTERPRISE MARTECH
August 17, 2023
"An exploration of customer Management (or "CX") and its Relationships to Education, Management Theory, and Technology". First phase only: a 3-minute survey.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Marketing

4 Panels
Data Driven Experiences
CMO
August 18, 2021
Honoured to be invited to share my thoughts on this most understood of modern marketing topics. An event chaired by Nadia Cameron, Editor of CMO Magazine.

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Tags: Big Data, Customer Experience, Marketing

Mastermind Guest Coach
Digital Distillery
December 10, 2020
A virtual Q&A session with creative and digital agency leaders from New Zealand.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing

The New Frontiers of Privacy & Consent
Which 50 Media
July 30, 2020
Part of a panel being interviewed by Which-50 Media, along with the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

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Tags: Culture, Customer Experience, Privacy

Can I Trust You?
YouTube
November 11, 2019
A panel interview on the subject of trust, its collapse, and the pillars of brand trust going forward.
Interview conducted by: Award winning journalist: Mike Gee.
Other panelists: Camilla Cooke, CMO of Xinja Bank and Luke Shaw, Head of Commerce at Sigma Health

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Customer Experience

3 Podcasts
Explaining Experience
TMW Media
March 07, 2021
In this episode, Juan has an indepth conversation with Aarron Spinley on one of his recent articles discussing how the digital industry defines the concept of "experience" which was in the top three clicked of TMW #026.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

Let's Talking Marketing
Apple Podcasts
April 05, 2020
Let's Talk Marketing, with your host, Adam Fraser.
In this episode, Aarron Spinley talks about Experience Anthropology and Digital Darwinism

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

EVOLVE Audio
Apple Podcasts
February 20, 2020
Listen in to growth futurist Aarron Spinley and global guests as they navigate the experience economy and the challenge of digital Darwinism. From senior executives, academics, career creatives, marketers, industry analysts, authors and global thought leaders.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Marketing

3 Speaking Engagements
The de-Industrialisation of Marketing and Customer Operations: Telstra Case Study
Forrester CX
May 10, 2022
The dominant practices and technologies of marketing, customer experience, and service operations are based on industrial era production line models that don’t support sustained engagement. In this talk, I take a closer look at the macro-historical context, the problem it creates, and then explore a case study into what Telstra (Australia's largest telecommunications company) is doing about it.

Co-presented with Telstra

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Why Traditional CX Technologies Have Failed and What’s Next?
Ashton Media
March 30, 2022
Unpacking the industrial mindset of marketing and CX, the problem with popular technologies, and our evolution toward leveraging complex economics.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, Marketing

History’s Transformation of Customer Experience - And the Characteristics of Growth Brands
SPINLEY.CO
November 08, 2021
Invitation to address executives in the customer experience and marketing centre of excellence within the Axiata group of companies in Asia.

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1 Training
MASTERCLASS: The Modern Engagement Stack
AARRON SPINLEY
January 01, 2022
Aarron's updated Masterclass is foundational to customer strategy, covering the economic eras, offering and choice architecture, and the complex economics of untamed customer journeys.

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17 Videos
Comments for Digital Nation
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June 02, 2023

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KEYNOTE: The 2020 Retail Leaders Forum.
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September 25, 2020

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KEYNOTE: Human Connection via Mobile
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September 10, 2020

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EVOLVE with Sohail Inayatullah | S1 E6
YouTube
May 08, 2020
Aarron Spinley talks with Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, recipient of the 'Laurel All Time Best Futurist Award' for his invention of the Causal Layered Analysis, a futures methodology taught around the world, and now the Chair of UNESCO at the United Nations. Aarron believes that these methodologies are one of the great untapped opportunities for growth strategists and can change the way we think about harnessing customer engagement technologies.

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Tags: Culture, Digital Disruption, Innovation

EVOLVE with Camilla Cooke | S1 E5
YouTube
April 23, 2020
Aarron Spinley talks with Camilla Cooke, the Chief Marketing Officer of XINJA BANK, about the DNA, culture, and leadership of challenger brands. Camilla also talks passionately about ethical business, and advancing the customers cause. A deeply insightful conversation that every leader will get value from.

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EVOLVE with Camilla Cooke | S1 E5
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April 22, 2020

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EVOLVE with Mark Oliver | S1 E4
YouTube
April 09, 2020
Aarron Spinley talks with Mark Oliver, the Chief Executive Officer of digital services provider INLIGHT, about the vexed issue of creativity in the enterprise and its role in growth. Mark takes us through the internal versus external agency cycle, the “commoditization of innovation”, who a “creative” really is, and lastly; the role of mental health to creative culture.

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EVOLVE with Mark Oliver | S1 E4
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April 08, 2020

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EVOLVE with Ursula Ringham | S1 E3
YouTube
March 19, 2020
Aarron Spinley talks with Ursula Ringham, Global Head of Influencer Marketing at SAP. After creative and marketing stints with Adobe and Apple before joining SAP, Ursula is regarded internationally as a pioneer in the B2B influencer marketing domain, and a passionate ambassador of human centered marketing.

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EVOLVE with Ursula Ringham | S1 E3
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March 18, 2020

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EVOLVE with Paul Greenberg | S1 E2
YouTube
March 04, 2020
Aarron Spinley talks with Paul Greenberg, the Godfather of CRM, famous for his pioneering work in the CRM category in the early 2000s and subsequent critical thought leadership as an independent analyst since. Through his first book, "CRM - Speed of Light" published in 4 editions across multiple languages, to his latest offering "The Commonwealth of Self Interest" his work continues to lead the industry.

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EVOLVE with Joe Pine - PREMIERE
YouTube
February 20, 2020
Aarron Spinley talks with Joe Pine, Partner at Strategic Horizons, famous for discovering the Experience Economy, and co-authoring of the seminal book on the subject 1999, with editions 2011, and again in 2019. Joe is an author many times over, and co-founder of the European Centre for the Experience Economy.

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EVOLVE Premiere with Joe Pine
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February 19, 2020

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KEYNOTE: Just What Exactly is the Experience Economy?
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November 26, 2019

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WEBINAR: Can I Trust You? Building Trust into Brand Experience.
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November 11, 2019

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Aarron Spinley on the Brand Trust, Part 2 Oct19
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October 22, 2019

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Aarron Spinley on the Brand Trust, Part 1 Oct19
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October 22, 2019

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1 Video
Explainer: The Difference Between Experience and Service
Spinley Media
June 09, 2023
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5 Whitepapers
HOW CUSTOMER CONSENT DRIVES TRUST AND BUILDS GREAT EXPERIENCES
SAP and Which-50
September 13, 2020
We operate in an age of digital Darwinism, where our customers take their best experience in any context and apply it to every context - creating a new service threshold that everyone who wants their loyalty needs to meet. (Influencer and advisor).

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The Trust Dividend
SAP and Which-50 Media
September 18, 2019
Let’s start with a question: Why has trust returned to the centre of the customer experience conversation? After all, trust has always been at the core of the buyer/seller relationship but perhaps something was lost
in the last decade in the rush to transform and disrupt. (Influencer and advisor).

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing