IABNZ and Future State join forces to improve digital outlook for New Zealand companies

Richard-Thompson-Alex-Radford.jpgThe Interactive Advertising Bureau of New Zealand (IABNZ) and digital consultancy firm Future State have today announced the launch of a partnership to create a service for Kiwi businesses to fully understand their digital maturity.

The new Digital Maturity index (DMi) has been developed to help businesses understand how they stack up in the digital space, and where they need to focus to stay relevant to their customers and staff.
Consisting of an assessment survey, research, and expert analysis by two of New Zealand's leading digital practitioners, the DMi offers an opportunity to truly understand how a business is positioned to succeed in the digital economy.

Alex Radford (above right), Future State partner and senior consultant, said the digital economy is now a reality, with disruption common in almost every part of our working and personal lives.

Says Radford: "It's becoming more fragmented and harder to connect with audiences in an authentic and relevant way. The channels available to marketers are also vast, disparate and confusing, and never has there been so little trust in the industry.

"For many businesses the real issue is that they have simply not built the foundations to succeed in this digital economy, be it the technology, the organisational structure, the leadership or simply given enough thought to the strategic direction."

Adrian Pickstock, CEO of IABNZ said that now is the time for NZ businesses to take stock of their digital strategies.

Says Pickstock: "With programmatic advertising maturing, Amazon on the horizon and search on the cusp of disruption by voice technologies it is vital for NZ businesses to ensure that their foundations in digital marketing are sound. Future State were a natural fit for this project. With Alex and Richard's experience in this space they will I'm sure be able to find lots of actionable insights for our members and non-members alike."

The Digital Maturity index is $5,000 for non-IABNZ members and $3,500 for IABNZ members. This is a one-off fee and includes a detailed report and a presentation from the Future State team.

Future State is an independent digital consultancy providing leadership, strategy and tools that enable businesses to succeed in the digital economy. Future State was formed by Alex Radford & Richard Thompson, two digital leaders on a mission to drive clarity and trust back into to a complex industry through strategy, technology and expertise.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau of New Zealand (IABNZ) is the not-for-profit trade association for interactive and mobile advertising established in 2007. It promotes growth and best practice for advertisers, agencies and media owners. IABNZ is part of an International group of IAB organisations around the world, providing access to global resources. The IABNZ empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy, promoting growth and best practice for advertisers, agencies and media owners.

Find out more about the DMi at https://www.futurestate.co.nz/dmi.


The Armchair Assassin said:

"... a service for Kiwi businesses to fully understand their digital maturity."
Jesus wept.

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