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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
Entrepreneurs are often driven by an idea, and many of them have not only a great idea but a way in which they believe will help make it successful; and that includes marketing.

The problem is that not all entrepreneurs are born marketers. Some may be born sales people and perceive this to be "marketing" but there is a distinct difference and once an entrepreneur is completely across this, only then are they are to make the right decisions for their businesses.
Monday, 21 September 2015 06:46

Why outsource your marketing team?

The world is changing dramatically and marketing in particular is a career that is becoming increasingly difficult to keep on top of.

As a company, we are invested in training and developing our people to ensure that they don't lag behind with a majority of marketers today. This is further endorsed by the fact that in comparison to the US, the update of marketing automation in Australia has been dissimal. It's darn-right embarrassing that marketers or whoever is holding the budget have not yet adopted marketing automation as a way in which to feed the sales funnel and give sales people hot leads rather than cold ones.

Outsourcing marketing has advantages and disadvanges. 
Sunday, 20 September 2015 15:57

My list of 10 things that I want in a partner

I never shy away from disclosing what it is that I am looking for in this life. I am the first one to call out anyone pretending to be happy alone as a single person, because seriously, life is so much better when you have someone in it to share the highs and lows with you.
I'm so busy right now. I am working very long hours and am in the office each morning before the sun rises. Not that I want to complain. I am doing something that I an incredibly passionate about and every single part of my business is going ballistic, so it's "time" to take it all the way.

When things go a big 'crazy' I call in the experts - my mentors. I ask them what they think about what I am doing and whether or not they think it will be successful. It's like having an educated bouncing board that have been there and done that.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 08:16

Why we've all gone crazy for "positive thinking"

“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” ~Dalai Lama

I am jetlagged. That's nothing unusual really. I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep and then eventually I get out of bed and go to work.

Usually before the sun rises.

That has become the norm as I fly internationally so often growing my business and exploring the world around me. During my travels, I pick up books from bookstores often on business or psychology. The more I can read someone, the better decisions I can make in life or in business. A few years back I was given a book on cold reading. I read it from front cover to back, and from that point on, I feel as though it has become much harder for people to pull the wool over my eyes.
Oh how the world has changed. Back in my fathers generation one bad egg would not have crippled a business. Though now it would. 

The poison that one person can throw on a company is insurmountable, all made by humans of course in the form of the internet. Yet, we all breathe faith into common sense as a whole and how one complainer, may in fact be the only.
I have a long history watching Malcolm Turnbull. I knew of him from his days as a tech entrepreneur, then later through a friend of mine who was proactive in helping him as part of his greater team of volunteers get into Parliament.

I even flew to Canberra for his Maiden Speech and watched him knowingly that one day he would become Prime Minister of Australia. And he is. Today he is Prime Minister of our amazing country that I am so proud to live in.
I'm a part-time leader in Atlanta. Actually, less than a part time leader - I am there when I can be but mostly I am running around the world doing other "stuff".

Our brand in Atlanta is continuing to grow. I am constantly going out and meeting people who know who we are, what we do and follow us on some sort of social media platform.

It's not by accident that we have grown our business there and it can largely be attributed to a few things:
The most amazing thing happeneda few days ago. I went to a pool party in Atlanta and a guy came up to me very excited at the opportunity to finally meet me. He had never met me before, but had heard things about me. But his real reason for wanting to meet me is that he is a "fan" of my blogs, tweets and really anything I put on social media.

Not the creepy type of fan. The genuine person who appreciates honestly, vulnerability and someone who is fearless in sharing her real life.

So, I thought I might start a few blogs about who I really am.

The mentor

To use this word seems strange to me because I feel like I am not old enough or experienced enough to be anyone's mentor, but it just so happens that I am a mentor to a lot of people and that is something I have to take seriously.
I'm an ideas person. The one that comes up with a thousand ideas, then shares a few with friends and makes one or two a reality.

It's so exciting when you come up with a great idea, but mostly, it's about how you can make it happen that determines whether you will truly be successful with the outcome or not.
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