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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
Monday, 30 May 2011 11:17

10 Reasons To Brainstorm Your Next DM

Alex F. Osborn popularised the technique brainstorming way back in the late 1930's, and it has since become a term that every advertising, marketing, public relations or creative agency uses to come up with the next best idea.

Setting a 'brainstorming meeting' in place in your company can mean the difference in coming up with a successful campaign or not. The investment in time, is surpassed by the outcomes of a brainstorming meeting that is facilitated in the right way.

10 Reasons To Brainstorm Your Next DM
Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:18

Reflecton is a beautiful thing

I was 17 when I first started work, and through a fated role in an advertising agency, I met a group of young journalists and television presenters who have become my lifelong friends.

They worked in television, newspaper and radio in regional Queensland. It wasn't long before each one of them, had offers from bigger cities, because what they all had in common, was that they were incredible journalists. Today, we are all connected in one way or another, and I think it would be safe to say, that we are each as proud of the others achievements, as that of our own.
Sunday, 29 May 2011 09:48

Small business wins again.

If a week is anything to go by, then I had better get a move on. Dragging my tail, procrastination and falling asleep on the job, just won't cut the mustard - as they say.

A new way of looking at things has emerged, and batteries are well and truly charged to maximum capacity. What was the change?
Friday, 27 May 2011 08:00

Get A Whiff Of This...

Sitting on Wooloomooloo Wharf yesterday afternoon, watching the sun go down with a television journalist from the ABC, our discussion turned to consumer behaviour and creating demand for products that become a must-have in our everyday lives.

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"BO (Body Odour) was a thorn developed by marketers to sell powders and deodorants," she said.
Thursday, 26 May 2011 12:53

The Small Business Marketing Machine

Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube and a good website that ineracts with your customers, on all levels - tis the small business marketing machine.

It's true. Small business, may be a BIG business online if your machine is well oiled and working efficiently, generating the results that you expect.
Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:02

Retail is dying

Retail is dying. Is it? Is the economy really as bad as everyone is saying. Last night on the ABC, they confirmed that advertising spend is down and this is a real indicator of how well the economy is going.
In the US it is called Groupon. Everyone is on it, and everyone eagerly awaits the next big deal that is going to be released. It's like shopping channel, only better.
In the last month, I noticed another not-for-profit that I have been very familiar with over the years finally get online and join the ranks of facebook and twitter.

Not-for-profits in 95 percent of cases are for very good causes and definately whether they make a profit or not, have their hearts in the right place.
Planking is the action of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.

Marketing Eye CEO, Julie Schoneveld joined the craze today, together with Pip (the Director's dog). Planking is viral marketing at its best. There is not a day that goes by that there is not a report about planking.

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Have we lost the art of having a good relationship?

 Do any of us know what a truly good relationship is? Most of us aspire to have a relationship that ticks all the boxes and is mutually beneficial but like anything, there are good times and there are bad times.

In business, sitting down with your clients and getting to know them on a level where there is mutual respect, kindness, care and understanding, is something that many business people did really well in the eighties but it seems to be an art form of the past.

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