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Christina Murrell

Christina Murrell

Previously the marketing director of Vietnamese chain Roll'd and cult burger brand Royal Stacks, a cult burger brand, Christina now helps food retailers, cafes and restaurants, to keep customers. She advocates for optimising existing customers to generate future profits. She is the Customer Retention Chief at Loyalty Tribe Marketing, a boutique-marketing agency that specialises in the food retail sector.

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30/04/20 | Six marketing tips to save your quick service restaurant brand post-COVID-19 251 views

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Jamie Shostak and Michael MacRae

Jamie Shostak and Michael MacRae

Michael MacRae is director and co-founder of Appetiser Apps. Originally hailing from Germany, Michael founded his first mobile app company, amii Solutions, while studying at RMIT University in Victoria. He found early success with one of his first apps, First Time Pregnancy, which gained over half a million users within the space of a few weeks. Another app, GEAVI, aimed to reduce violence against women and earned a $17M US/AU patent from Telstra.

After meeting his eventual co-founder Jamie Shostak at the coffee machine at their shared co-working space, Michael was inspired to launch what is now Australia’s fastest-growing app development agency: Appetiser Apps. The agency now boasts four offices globally with over 100 members of staff across three continents and clients including YouFoodz and Sushi Train.

Jamie Shostak is co-founder and head of growth at Appetiser Apps, Australia’s fastest-growing app development agency. At 19, Jamie launched his first growth marketing agency, Webhype, which he grew to over half a million dollars in annual revenue over the space of a few short years.

In 2016, a chance encounter with his eventual co-founder, developer Michael MacRae, set the wheels in motion for Jamie’s next venture: Appetiser Apps. With Jamie’s marketing expertise and Michael’s developing know-how, the pair were able to successfully launch what is now Australia’s fastest-growing app development agency. The company has grown to a team of over 100 with offices across three continents, along with awards including the Deloitte 2019 Fast Starter, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and SmartCompany 30 Under 30.

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31/08/20 | How to know you're ready for your own food delivery app 46 views

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    Josh Franklin

    Josh Franklin

    Josh Franklin has more than 20 years of experience leading cutting edge food & beverage, retail and payments technology startups, scale-ups and global multi-nationals. Josh has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in everything from POS Systems to omni-channel payment solutions and is deeply passionate about removing the complexity from this often fragmented space.

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    29/10/20 | Hospitality's coronavirus fight back means mastering tech 119 views

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      Luke Irving

      Luke Irving

      Luke Irving is the CEO and founder of Fingermark.

      Latest Post:
      31/03/21 | Swift service is everything - even in a pandemic 38 views

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        Marc Rackett

        Marc Rackett

        Marc Rackett is the Head of Customer Success for Fingermark.
         

        Latest Post:
        12/04/21 | Restaurant revamps without the downtime - it's what we do 17 views

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          Matt Popkes

          Matt Popkes

          Hailing from Portland, Oregon USA, Matt Popkes is the Head of Strategy for The Brand Agency’s Perth HQ. A digital specialist, Matt relocated to Perth bringing 14 years of
          digital strategy experience, leading key initiatives for brands like Nike, Yamaha and Taco Bell.

          In QSR, Matt helped lead major efforts in data management, segmentation, content personalisation, and re-platforming for Yum Brands/Taco Bell. In Perth, Matt leads a strategic comms team working closely with clients throughout Australia in key sectors of government, public utility, travel and retail.

          Latest Post:
          11/06/20 | Speeding up or changing course? How COVID-19 has reshaped QSR trends 162 views

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            Michael Gillespie

            Michael Gillespie

            Michael Gillespie is the Group Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (DPE), overseeing the Digital and Information Technology teams.

            In this role, Michael is responsible for overseeing the IT, ecommerce and key digital marketing functions across DPE’s seven markets – Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

            Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in marketing, from Griffith University, where he received three consecutive Annual Griffith Awards for Academic Excellence during his degree. He also attended the Stanford d.school where he completed a design thinking course to help the business unlock new ideas.

            With more than 18 years’ experience in online marketing and digital strategy, Michael continues to adopt a forward-thinking approach, with extensive knowledge of the online space, to ultimately build sales momentum.

            Michael’s experience with the Domino’s brand spans almost a decade. During this time, his vision and commitment have helped Domino’s transform into Australia’s most sophisticated online and digital retailer, with several advanced online ordering platforms and online initiatives.

            Through Michael’s leadership, Domino’s has rolled out DPE’s global online ordering platform into its seven markets, while also driving digital sales growth and efficiencies.

            He has achieved a number of world firsts in social media and online ordering including managing DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) Deliveries, DRU Drone by Flirtey New Zealand delivery in November 2016, Domino’s iPhone App launch in 2009 which reached the number one position in Apple’s App Store and launching Domino’s Virtual Assistant DRU Assist.

            Michael works closely with influential global companies to develop best practices and is seen as a leader in the online space.

            Before Domino’s, Michael worked at Virgin Blue (Virgin Australia), Australian Insurance Holdings (Budget Direct) and QBD The Bookshop.

            Latest Post:
            11/05/20 | Technology in the time of COVID-19 413 views

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              Simon Foley

              Simon Foley

              Simon Foley is a product manager for Fingermark, an industry-leading digital solutions innovator enabling businesses to improve their revenue through digital customer journeys and operational efficiency.

              Latest Post:
              22/03/21 | The pandemic is shaping the future of fast food restaurants 137 views

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                Tony Ibbotson

                Tony Ibbotson

                Tony has been eating food for his entire life but it was only 15 years ago that he combined his love of eating with design in the creation of The Creative Method. Off the back of the creation and success of Guzman y Gomez, The Creative Method have become specialists in bringing stories to life and creating customer engagement through brand experience in the food and drink space. 

                Tony’s role at the Creative Method is Managing Director and Creative Director. His philosophy is simple: Big ideas, a twist of humour, well-crafted executions and a stiff drink to wash it all down when all is said and done.

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                01/09/20 | Taming the social creature 48 views

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