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Items filtered by date: May 2016 - Marketing Eye
It's funny how life's lessons keep popping up, and not too dissimilar to an 'aha' moment, they remind us of what path we choose to go on.

The adventures of the past few weeks have been absolutely phenomenal. Through travel and meeting people, my vision for work and life has become so clear that I literally cannot sleep with anticipation.

My life is full, but we all know that we should leave some room for the unknown. If we don't, something may pass us by that is a once in a lifetime opportunity, or something that we will never get back.
Published in Entrepreneurship
From failure, we learn how to be successful. From falling, we remember how to pick ourselves up and keep on walking. 

In life, we are a bunch of complex creatures, and whether we admit it to ourselves or not, we have many ups and downs on our road to our next destination and beyond.

I've had a pretty amazing life. I know that I have been privileged in so many ways; phenomenal family, great loyal long term friends, new friends and great loves. In many ways, I was prized with a place on the podium.
Published in Mellissah Smith
Did you know there’s a formula for building a great brand in a competitive market?

Your brand is the way your customers perceive you, so having a brand that represents your business personality, values and culture is not just an optional extra in business but a core necessity if you seek longevity.

Effective branding is more than just a good logo. It’s ensuring that every touch point of communication with your customers encapsulates your core brand and key message. Great branding offers a distinct competitive advantage, as your competition can’t easily imitate or replicate your brand, or your customer’s perception of the brand.

So if you need to create a brand for a new business idea or redefine your existing business’ brand, here is my 5 step formula for getting it right:

Published in Retail Marketing
People often ask me how I do it. I travel continuously and have so for many years, without as much as blinking an eye lid. Booking my next flights is to me just part of the parcel of having a job that takes me across three continents.
Published in Entrepreneurship
Friday, 06 May 2016 00:35

We're Screwed!

We are taught to do so many things in business; how to hire people, how to inspire teams, how to make money, how to get sales in the door, how to increase your profits. The list is endless, and somewhat exhausting. How, as an entrepreneur, can we get it all right?
Published in Marketing
Last week Apple's stock dropped more than 7% - equivalent to $40billion worth of value. The reasons why are multiple, but it seems the key reason is falling iPhone sales. Whilst this news impacts the tech world directly, it also holds significance for marketers and business owners. What you need to know about iPhone sales is that it has the potential to impact how you communicate with audiences on a day-to-day basis.

Published in Marketing
Are consumers receptive to mobile adverts for a cheaper phone bill?

Unlockd, a Melbourne-based mobile tech startup just raised an additional $15million, backed by big names including Lachlan Murdoch. This mobile based platform combines the telco and digital advertising worlds to offer mobile users data and discounts in exchange for their attention.
Published in Marketing
Realising that you have hit state of happiness as an entrepreneur usually reflects where you are in life and how content you are with your position in life.
Published in Entrepreneurship