Tim Sands

Recent Posts

How to optimise collaboration in a virtual workplace

November 11, 2019

Recently, when working on a client’s B2B marketing campaign, we uncovered this mind-blowing stat from Microsoft: the modern worker now spends 80% of his/her day collaborating at work1. 80%!  

How can chatbots add value in B2B marketing?

October 28, 2019

Chatbots have already revolutionised the consumer space – helping streamline and improve all kinds of processes, from booking a holiday to paying bills or organising transport. 

Why the early bird catches the worm in B2B marketing

October 16, 2019

In modern IT sales, suppliers are often late to the conversation. As the diagram below indicates, a sales journey is typically 57% complete by the time a customer reaches out to a tech supplier. By this stage, the business will already have identified its needs, set priorities, defined requirements, compared providers and benchmarked prices.

Identifying your buying committee: who are you marketing to?

October 14, 2019

The way in which businesses purchase products and services has changed. Today, the decision to make a major IT investment isn’t something that’s made solely by the IT team or an individual manager. It’s now a whole-of-business decision, with stakeholders from a variety of teams and departments.   

5 ways to use LinkedIn for your B2B tech marketing

September 23, 2019

Used in the right way, LinkedIn can be a very powerful tool for tech companies wanting to market their products and services to other businesses. At Splendid, we often include LinkedIn in our marketing plans as it’s such a measurable, easy to use and popular forum – attracting around 450 million professionals from across the globe. 

A Q&A with Mel Johnstone, our B&T Women in Media award finalist

September 10, 2019

We were beyond excited to find out that our talented Strategy Director, Mel Johnstone, had been selected as a finalist for the B&T Women in Media awards for 2019. In the lead-up to the awards being announced, we thought we’d do a quick Q&A with Mel and share some of her thoughts about her role at Splendid, Australia’s B2B tech marketing sector, and where she thinks the industry is headed. 

5G is here. Are you ready?

June 11, 2019


After years of talking about 5G and speculating when it will happen, it's finally here in Australia - with the roll-out happening right now.

Why a side hustle works for me

May 20, 2019


When I was at university completing my Bachelor of Media, I decided advertising was the right career path for me, and was excited to learn more about the digital and creative world. A few years later I picked up Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) and fell madly in love with the world of flowers. Torn between the 2 paths of floristry & advertising, I finally found the solution in 2017; a Splendid side hustle.

Why your tech business should be selling EX

May 07, 2019


Workplace expectations have changed and this is opening up all kinds of conversations about EX. 

Can a virtual ad agency really work?

March 27, 2019


For an industry that prides itself on creativity and innovation, advertising is unashamedly gruelling and inflexible when it comes to its workplace culture. For whatever reasons, the industry seems to be holding tight to its Mad Men style heritage – with employees expected to work long hours in a central office against continual deadlines.