10 episodes

The best companies are the ones that make it incredibly easy, and delightful, to do business with. It’s seamless, frictionless, intuitive. It’s not just a better experience, they’re actually disrupting our very notion of what consumers should be able to expect from companies. You see, Aussies and Kiwis are a hard bunch to please - we have some of the highest customer experience expectations in the world. And luckily for us, our homegrown businesses know this. This season on HubSpot's Unconventional Business, you’ll be meeting some of our best homegrown brands as they share how they’re growing and winning by disrupting the customer experience.

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The best companies are the ones that make it incredibly easy, and delightful, to do business with. It’s seamless, frictionless, intuitive. It’s not just a better experience, they’re actually disrupting our very notion of what consumers should be able to expect from companies. You see, Aussies and Kiwis are a hard bunch to please - we have some of the highest customer experience expectations in the world. And luckily for us, our homegrown businesses know this. This season on HubSpot's Unconventional Business, you’ll be meeting some of our best homegrown brands as they share how they’re growing and winning by disrupting the customer experience.

    Something's Brewing: How Four Blokes Are Making Booze-Free Beer Heaps Normal

    Something's Brewing: How Four Blokes Are Making Booze-Free Beer Heaps Normal

    Ben Holdstock and Pete Brennan, co-founders of Heaps Normal, are part of a movement to disrupt an entire category and have set out to change cultural norms around drinking and destigmatise non-alcoholic beers. They’re part of a movement to disrupt an entire category and have set out to change cultural norms around drinking and destigmatise non-alcoholic beers. 
    What’s it like breaking in as a small player in a big market? What impact does their mission and purpose have on their work? And how do you change perceptions in a nation that loves a cold one on a summer’s arvo? Ben Holdstock and Pete Brennan, co-founders of Heaps Normal, join us on the show.

    • 45 min
    Mission Critical: How v2food Are Changing the Hearts and Minds of Aussie Meat Eaters

    Mission Critical: How v2food Are Changing the Hearts and Minds of Aussie Meat Eaters

    Australia’s one of the biggest meat-eating countries in the world. And demand-supply is a very real issue. If we keep eating meat at the rate we do today, we’re not going to be able to sustain it.
    Creating an alternative is all well and good, but as a brand, how do you change the hearts and minds of Aussie meat eaters? What does the future of alternative meat look like? And how much will brands matter in this category? Andrew May, v2’s Chief Growth Officer, joins us on the show to answer our many que

    • 53 min
    Playing By Their Own Rules: How Xero Changed the Bookkeeping Game

    Playing By Their Own Rules: How Xero Changed the Bookkeeping Game

    Xero has changed how people think about accounting, challenging the status quo of dry & dull by going far beyond being a software provider, to impacting communities & the lives of small business owners. 
    Today, they’re a rapidly growing global brand. But how did they do it & what does it take to reach this level of success? Xero’s Chief Customer Officer, Rachael Powell,  joins us on the show to talk about why they’ve never done things traditionally & what this means for their customers, people & th

    • 51 min
    Doing Things Differently: How Tech is Changing the Property Management Game

    Doing Things Differently: How Tech is Changing the Property Management Game

    Owner or renter, we all have our property horror stories. Tenants late paying the rent, waiting weeks to have your shower fixed, no response from your property manager. 

    Property management’s an old school industry with rigid processes and a pricing model that makes little sense. Co-founder of Different, Mina Radhakrishnan joins us to talk about the opportunity they saw to disrupt the industry by bringing technology into what is a very human-oriented industry to create the experience customers crave.

    • 53 min
    Digging in: How iSeekplant pulled this industry into the modern age.

    Digging in: How iSeekplant pulled this industry into the modern age.

    You probably don’t spend much time thinking about heavy construction machinery or how that industry works. It’s not exactly sexy or ‘cool’. But it’s often those very traditional industries that are ripe for disruption and ready for scale.

    CEO of iSeekplant, now Australia’s largest plant hire marketplace, Sally McPherson, joins us on the show to answer the big questions. How do you digitise an industry when you’re told “the internet isn’t real”? And why have so many failed at what the

    • 52 min
    Vino for the People: How This Aussie Company Took the Snobbery out of Wine

    Vino for the People: How This Aussie Company Took the Snobbery out of Wine

    Standing in the aisle of the bottle shop looking baffled, being guided by an ‘anything but the chardy Aunty Jan drinks’ rule. We’ve all been there. 

    Wine snobbery belongs in the past, according to this online wine retailer. Their dream is to democratise wine by taking out the bullsh*t, simplifying the decision making process and talking to customers in a language they understand. We taste test wine and find out how you delight a nation of wine lovers with Vinomofo’s Head of Marketing, Mariano Fa

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jezza FPNZ ,

Worth bringing your notepad

A great podcast to throw on however I did this while I was driving and couldn’t stop to write things down. Fantastic to have a great robust podcast based in AU and NZ business

robertandersonpartridge ,

A quality listen

Relevant topics from awesome leading companies. A great curation of topics

RoganTomlinson ,

Love this more than GaryVee… Just…

Awesome Podcast!

Interesting to hear all of the amazing stories from founders.

Lots of great innovations and improvements that can be quickly implemented in your own businesses.

Seems to be a strong trend towards technology improving old and rarely changed industries, something I’m trying to do now.

Cheers

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