Items filtered by date: May 2015

Items filtered by date: May 2015

18 months ago, I decided to employ my niece who was 18 at the time, to work at the Marketing Eye Sydney office.

This is not a decision I took lightly and I spent a lot of time thinking it through. I decided that given how young she is, I would have her answer the phone and do administrative duties with the hope she would show aptitude for an area of the business, and we could further train her.
Published in Management
Super blogger Jeff Bullas describes this age as the Age of Visual Culture, and in this period of time where everyone has a camera phone on stand-by to capture one of life’s many moments, the moniker certainly stands true. 

Visual content has become a universal language. It is Esperanto in image form and has people from all over the world sharing the language with each other. The image may be of a dog named Pippa with her own Instagram account or it could be an infographic detailing the complex nature of how to bone a fish Masterchef style. It may be a moving image of someone repairing a car engine or attempting fine tapestry.
Published in Marketing
Like many other people around the globe, I am a huge fan of Ghandi. His memory lives on in my everyday life, as I surround myself with his powerful, insightful quotes that he chose to share with the world.

This quote rings very true to where I am sitting right now:
Published in Management
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 09:53

How to master your marketing strategy

It's that time of year again where marketing managers are frantically working out how to best spend their marketing budget for 2015/16. There is a lot of fine tuning to be done given the changes in marketing technologies, applications and an ever changing consumer behavioural pattern.

Just 2 years ago, who would have thought Instagram would take over the world of social media? That LinkedIn would become the most power recruitment platform taking significant marketshare from Seek, Monster and Indeed? 
Published in Marketing
To be comfortable in one's own skin is the beginning of strength. That's what they say, and to be honest, I believe it.

I became comfortable in my own skin a few years ago. I stopped trying to be what other people wanted; the outgoing, fun, ambitious Mellissah. Instead, I started being me; a shy introvert who loves business and spends time with people who really matter. 

On my own terms

It wasn't until I became comfortable in my own skin that I really started living life, on my own terms. I know that people prefer the outgoing persona that I use to present, but that is damn hard work. Do you really know how hard it is to be "likeable" and someone who everyone wants to invite to a party? I never had to have "missing out syndrome" because everyone wanted to invite me to everything. Why not? I came with interesting stories, always smiled and talked to everyone. But let me tell you something about that... I was performing. I wasn't the real me.
Published in Mellissah Smith
Effective marketing is understanding your customer intimately. One of Australia's leading CRM companies, Innovent has recently developed a new marketing campaign that is essentially "human". 
Published in Marketing
In a presentation at Cebit 2015 on Tuesday, I shared the value of marketing automation implemented correctly in a business. Rather than use another case study, I used my own company, Marketing Eye, as an example of how to implement marketing automation and gain immediate results.

To give perspective; Marketing Eye has a substantial amount of traffic coming to our website each month, mainly due to the popularity of this blog and the effectiveness of our SEO team.
Published in Marketing