"I still want to be making, I still want my brain to be as excited, as when I was five years old, when I’m one hundred!"

Simon K Burt, Listen >

We are ever curious

Square Holes conducts and publishes customised explorative research on key markets, customers and population segments. We also provide associated consulting and support to ignite positive business and social behaviour change. This includes concept development and testing and monitoring of cultural trends, customer sentiment, brand health and marketing performance. How to reduce bad habits, evolve society, entice customers, enter new markets and prosper.

Topics have traversed education to enhancing recycling and the development of strategic interventions to minimise smoking prevalance, problem gambling, unsafe alcohol consumption, other health issues, road accidents and relationship abuse.

Brand categories explored have included the multi-dimensional lives of people from the arts, to banking, chocolate, to x-rays, youth services and zoos. We have worked with many of Australia's iconic brands, as well as other global brand corporates.

Since launching from South Australia in late 2004 we’ve delivered robust inspiration to help make the world better. Inspiration built on ISO 20252 certified substance (International ISO standard for market, social and opinion research).

Square Holes’ research work has deeply explored Australians across life stages, from Adelaide to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and from Hobart to Darwin, Rockhampton to Narrogin. We’ve observed people in their homes, workplaces, to where they live and play. From our Indigenous populations, to Australia’s rich tapestry of different cultures and immigrants.

Our research has explored the world from New Zealand to Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Africa, Europe and the US, ever seeking consistencies and distinguishing features of one place over another.

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Sponsor of imagination

Square Holes is proud to sponsor the arts, innovation and others making the world better. This includes decade plus long relationships with State Theatre Company South Australia and Adelaide Film Festival, and medium-term relationships with other partners. Square Holes has contributed sponsorships of more an $500,000, and such partnerships are now critical in our philosophical DNA. Such partnerships provide a level of fun and to allow us to be a small part of organisations making a big social contribution.

For example, since Square Holes became involved in the Adelaide Film Festival, the associated ADL Film Festival Fund has (at February 2018) commissioned 86 projects including 43+ feature films, 30+ short films and 13 cross platform projects and contributed to more than $120 million across the Australian Film Industry. State Theatre Company South Australia now travels performances interstate and overseas, including London and New Zealand.

Since working with Zoos SA, they have launched and made significant progress in implementing their 20 year Master Plan, which provides the blueprint for transforming both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park. This includes improved capacity to safeguard animal species both within zoo gates and beyond, and connect people with nature in an exciting and immersive environment.

Square Holes encourages its team to make a social contribution to causes and organisations they support. Jason Dunstone the Founder and Managing Director of Square Holes has been a Director on the Board of Patch Theatre since 2008 and a Trustee of the Awesome Foundation since 2017.

“If you think there are hard and fast answers, there is no reason for art. There is no reason for continued imaginative work, because if the answers can be found, then find them, and there is no more imagination necessary!"

- Peter Drew, Listen >

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