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Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert, author, writer, public speaker and technology innovator. Having worked with more than 300 companies across technology, medical device, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, finance and health industries, Mellissah has a well-established reputation as an experienced marketing professional with more than 20 years experience. As the founder and managing director of Marketing Eye, she has taken the company from startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices in Australia and the US. Mellissah is also the Editor in Chief of Marketing Eye Magazine, a quarterly magazine that cover marketing, entrepreneurship, travel, health and wellbeing. #mellissah #marketingeye
If you don't believe in it, why do it? 

I had breakfast with 'the devil's advocate' this morning. A dear friend who always asks a lot of questions and is possibly so seasoned that instead of having a glass half full when a new idea or business starts, he spends a little too much time in focusing on what won't work.
Thursday, 03 August 2017 08:26

Why we are re-inventing Marketing Eye

You may have read that robots will not replace marketers - and I am going to tell you now, in this blog, that largely they will. Marketing as a profession will change in the next 12 month to 2 years so dramatically, that everyone will need to re-invent themselves and companies that are still selling the same old marketing skill set, will find that they no longer have a business.
The amount of times people ring Marketing Eye to talk about their marketing efforts, and they have literally left it to the last minute, I cannot count. It actually happens on a daily basis. Leaving your business' destiny in the hands of a marketing company (or any company) that doesn't know your product and service as intimately as you, and has no data science on what you have done previously from a marketing perspective is simply crazy.
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:00

The entrepreneur in me is going crazy

"The new girl is always prettier than the girl that you took to the dance" as Jack Cowin, Canadian/Australian billionaire and owner of Hungry Jacks and major shareholder of Dominos continually reminds me - and with good reason.
After relaying my 'two days from hell' to a confidante, who had an interesting reply, I realised the reality of my world. 

To put it in context, I replied to a text message with: "Life has to have challenges and your feelings have to be hurt to be alive. I wouldn't change a thing."
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:01

My disastrous trip to Brisbane

I'm a Queenslander through and through. Well, kind of. I am from an immigrant family who settled in Queensland, and even though I haven't lived there for 15 years, it is still a place I call home.

Marketing Eye began its journey about 13 years ago, and since then, we have built the business, as a team, into different States and Countries, which has been incredibly exciting. Who doesn't want to fly to New York for a business trip, or to Amsterdam? Even places like Atlanta and Los Angeles have their benefits. I certainly have a few perks up my sleeve from the many miles I travel, but it's not all glamour - and that is something most frequent travellers can attest to. In fact, there is little glamour other than what you see on Instagram and Facebook, and a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. A reality few of us a willing to admit let alone share.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:24

The highs of entrepreneurship

I opened my email and received two emails that literally have me jumping for joy. As a serial entrepreneur I know only too well the highs and lows of business. Sometimes the challenges feel like they are insurmountable, then other times, you know that you've been there before.
When you decided to apply for your first job, you knew that there was a chance that your potential employer may not a) like you b) think you have the right skills c) consider you as a candidate d) work out what you bring to the table.

Most probably, you pondered one of these things or all of them before you went to your first interview. It may have created some nerves, or made you anxious. Perhaps, you did the opposite, and sounded overly confident and a tad cocky, when in fact  you were shaking in your boots.
When I think about women entrepreneurs today, I realise just how much entrepreneurship is changing and why women entrepreneurs of yesterday-year need to adapt.

There are 4 women entrepreneurs that stand out from the crowd and really are shaking up the way people view women entrepreneurs in Australia.
Friday, 14 July 2017 08:06

Perspective is a beautiful thing

You can't be everything to everyone. It's impossible to excel at every part of your life all at the same time. The more you put into anything whether it's a relationship, hobby or work, the more you get out of it. Kindness is all you have at the end of the day. Nothing sticks if you just continue to be kind, and rise above any noise around you.
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