picture1Like most, I was not too shocked when on Sunday I heard on the radio that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt separated. It’s the news that I didn’t want to hear. I am on ‘Team Jolie’ and cannot bear the thought of this perfect couple with the most beautiful looking family on the planet would break up. The news had me in a tither. I quickly turned on the television wanting to know when, where, why and how this happened and there it was, for everyone to see. Headline news.

Next, I raced down the shop and bought every possible magazine that might have a story on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Afterall, they had separated right? Wrong!

One newspaper reported that they had separated and had gone through a divorce settlement  of sorts (they are unmarried) that saw their millions divided and the custody of their children shared.

Like millions of people, I was enthralled with the gossip that surrounded this duo and have spent at least $30 in the last couple of days buying every possible editorial that may have just a little bit of information on what actually has gone on.

Well, what has gone on is that this story has sold millions of newspapers and magazines worldwide and is highly likely to be made up. The story derived not from a reputable editorial, but from gossip newspaper who quite frankly cannot be trusted. They may have sold newspapers, but it has further enhanced in the minds of people who little you can trust the tabloids and how much of the stuff we read is made up.

Any story on Jolie-Pitt sells newspapers and everyone knows it! The journalists have no integrity or concern for what they or their families might think. What if their children read this on the newstands and all of a sudden got concerned that the unit they thought they could trust might be torn apart.

There is a message in this medium mayhem.

What do you have that sells newspapers? There is a few journalists out there that would like to know!

News can come in many forms and it might not be worldwide news or news that is going to have gossip magazines begging, but it might be of interest to business journalists or general news journalists who see what you are doing as unique and interesting.

You may have your product or service endorsed by someone famous, or perhaps you have a world first.

Read the newspaper and watch the news… you never know… it may just give you an idea of how your brand can become better known.

Every day small businesses are written up in newspapers and magazines. Next week it could be you!

There is much debate amongst my colleagues, friends and clients on what is an ‘effen great bloke’ because through Marketing Eye’s promotion of effen Beer, we have all been absorbed with the entries that have been rolling in for the competition.

Everyone has their own idea of what an effen great bloke is and I am sure by December 1, 2009, all of Australia will know what the general consensus is on the topic.

Whilst we all have an opinion, the reality is that there is no right or wrong answer. Afterall, it’s just an opinion.

Ask around your office and find out what each person in your office thinks about what an effen great bloke is. Then log onto www.effengreatbloke.com.au and enter. I am keen to hear what you have to say.

For your efforts, you may just win a year’s supply of beer for you and a mate.

It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man. We all drink beer and if you don’t, it’s always handy to have beer in the fridge for when someone comes to visit and particularly if you are thinking about having a Xmas Party.

Mellissah Smith
Marketing Eye

Marketing Eye promotes brands we believe in. effen is a great tasting beer that is smooth and reminds me of a quality Belgium beer. Recently, it won an award in Melbourne for the best Lager at the Micro Brewery Showcase. Now the many thousands attending this event can’t all be wrong – right?

2011

Published in Marketing
neon_hny-300x1842011 – It has a great ring to it. There is something about how twenty-eleven rolls off the tongue that just gets me excited.
screen-facebook-300x168Like many of my friends, clients and colleagues, I have a facebook page. I use it to keep in contact with friends and of course for marketing. Before I had an iphone, I hardly ever checked my facebook page and would often give my password to friends who liked to know who was up to what, but didn’t want to succumb to the social media revolution.
I am chuffed! Dean Morelli from epayroll.com.au met with me today after having engaged Marketing Eye on the 1st November, 2010, to provide marketing services for 12-months and said the following;
As a marketing professional, taking an active interest in the marketing industry and the changes that occur, has been a career-long goal.
Marketing Eye is next year expanding its business into regional and rural Australia, giving our country counterparts the same advantages as those small businesses in the city.
With only weeks until the Xmas break, I am frantically trying to get through my workload – like most small business owners.

Marketing Eye is offering businesses the opportunity to have their own Marketing team and a website created for $500 per week.

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When I speak to any really good communicator, and ask them what is their secret, they always say that they listen.

Listening to what your customers, staff, friends and family need to say to you, whether it is positive or negative is often the most powerful thing you can do.

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