My name is Adam Good an Australian born, creative strategist, investor and digital transformation executive.
I have been working in media, technology, product creation, and advertising for over twenty-five years, living and working in the United States, China, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Digital transformation has become my career expertise. The reinvention of business practices to derive the maximum value from digital technologies such as social media, cloud computing, mobile technology and big data analytics combined with brand engagement, experience, and compelling content.
It is an increasingly debated topic digital transformation , as executives watch competitors with long-established companies with superior digital customer led capabilities.
While this discussion goes on, for me my professional goal does not change that I set out twenty-five years ago. It still stays the same.
To be always looking to break new ground and push the development of creative interactive led experience programs, products and platforms for my clients.
I’m passionate about how brands, businesses and communities can create participation with consumers in both the real and digital channels to enhance and advance the users purpose.
I started this blog firstly to understand blogging, but over the years the editorial has become a scrapbook and public journal of the changing world of digital, innovation and interactive media that I now make a career.
Journaling publically I have found helps you prioritise, clarify thinking, and accomplish your most important tasks, over urgent busy work.
Thinking in writing has this magical quality of clarifying your thoughts.
On starting this blog I committed to myself to attempt at least one monthly post highlighting either a featured digital program, I was working on with my team, a new or update on a personal investment, some comments and clips from conference talks I have just been part of or an article I had just written for the trade press.
If I glance back at the blog posts, it feels more of a public journal and personal account of the past fifteen years.
Let’s set the scene.
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best-known brands in the country with total revenue of $25.4 billion and EBITDA of $10.2 billion.
Below is my Telstra Media Digital Innovation portfolio from that time.
Past lives, I was the Executive Vice President of Proximity Worldwide based in San Francisco. Proximity is the world’s most awarded, direct and digital agency network. With more than 2,000 employees in 62 offices around the world. The network is aligned with BBDO Worldwide and a member of the Omnicom group of companies – the world’s largest marketing services organization.
Before Proximity, I was the Executive Director of Digital Innovation Australasia for the Clemenger BBDO Group, the largest marketing holding company involved in advertising and marketing communications services in Australia and New Zealand. Clemenger is part of the BBDO Worldwide Network and majority owned by Omnicom Group.
Before corporate life, I spent six years running my own business in the Australian film and television industry working on movies, films, music videos, and television commercials.
So if it’s not already apparent from reading this far, I am certainly no writer or professional blogger, but the goal for me is to create a public account, a monthly scrapbook of the changing world of digital media and the learnings and outputs of well-crafted digital transformation projects.
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If you have any questions, opinions or suggestions on topics, please don’t hesitate to contact me.