Innovation

Impress Media Australia works with a range of innovative Australian companies and individuals. Please read the stories below for details.

Business magazine Australian Anthill is calling for young South Australian entrepreneurs to wave the State's piping shrike flag in nominations for its annual 30under30 competition.

Anthill publisher James Tuckerman said South Australian nominations for the 30under30 awards have been few and far between since applications opened in February. Ironically, SA produced the 2007 winner for Anthill's Cool Company Award, Rising Sun Research.

Mr. Tuckerman has called on South Australians to nominate an SA entrepreneur for this new national awards program before the April 7 closing date. Nominees must be under 30 years of age on June 1, 2008. They can work for their own company or work for someone else. They just need to demonstrate that they have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Click here for entry details

“What really makes the difference is having more relevant creatives, so that people are more likely to click on our ads. This translates to many more conversions within the same budget. The key improvement is that we’ve spent money on promoting the actual car listings available on Drive.com.au which improves both the user experience and conversion.”

Kylie Gore, Drive.com.au

Customer: 

Online car sales site Drive.com.au

Challenge: 

Drive.com.au’s key objective was to build Search Engine Marketing creatives and keywords for used car listings in Google AdWords campaigns while meeting volume and cost-per-unique-visitor targets.

Solution:

 

After deploying the Australian-developed Dynamic Creative software, Drive.com.au was able to quickly create and optimise granular search engine ad campaigns with a high quality Google score.

Benefits: 

Drive.com.au created an additional 250,000 keywords and associated creatives which went live within two months, extending campaigns to take advantage of the ‘long tail’ of ads that match specific used-car listings. Drive.com.au was also able to measure results such as boosting productivity by hundreds of per cent, increasing click volumes and decreasing cost per click (CPC) by 30 per cent. 

Dynamic Creative:

e-channel online is a leading search engine marketing company founded in 1999 in Melbourne. e-channel online has leveraged its knowledge, history and experience to develop Dynamic Creative, a powerful, patented search engine marketing campaign optimisation tool.  Dynamic Creative solves challenges faced by all search engine marketing: in particular, the need to quickly optimise granular ad campaigns with a high Google quality score. The product can deliver immediate benefits to organisations that run large database-driven websites, such as travel, classifieds, online auction and retail websites. Learn more at http://www.e-channel.com.au/.


 

iholderThe SA Government will offer thousands of its employees the chance to buy iholder, an innovative lightweight device that turns a notebook computer into a desktop unit for just $54.95.

Designed by South Australian entrepreneur Michael Zerman and industrial designer Michael Youds, the iholder portable computer stand addresses an increasing global OH&S concern about potential musculo-skeletal effects caused by long-term use of laptop computers.

Iholder’s first channel to market is Supply SA, part of Contract Services, a business unit within the Department for Administrative and Information Services (DAIS) in the South Australian Government. Supply SA delivers a range of stationery, hospital and general products to government agencies, benevolent organisations, schools and hospitals in South Australia and the Northern Territory.