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In The News

Published in Herald Sun and on www.news.com.au on June 12, 2013 and written by LIsa Mayoh.

WITH videos going viral every day and more products to be sold than ever before, marketing has never been more important. But how do you create and execute a marketing or advertising campaign destined to meet the masses?


Well for starters, if everyone is walking in one direction, turn around and run in the other.

That's according to experts, who admit that yes - creatines often do their best work over a game of ping pong.

Mark Held from www.thinksalot.com.au says the key to good advertising is keeping the message simple.

"You're essentially telling a story," the award-winning creative director tells news.com.au.

"So the story should always appeal to its audience, and be delivered in the right tone of voice.

"It's about finding something interesting and truthful about the product or service, then giving it a pinch of wit and charm so it becomes more easily palatable to the people you are talking to.

By Larissa Ham - theherald.com.au

Email is one of the speediest forms of communication there is.

But in all the rush, some small businesses forget that an email can also attract – or repel – a potential client in seconds.

We asked three experts how to set the right tone, and avoid email clangers that will rub your recipients up the wrong way.

Check your spelling

Basic yes, but there are still countless people who send emails littered with spelling mistakes, says Julie Schoneveld, CEO of Marketing Eye.

"People just rush it. They send it out and don't check it. Read it before you send it out," she says.

By Jonathan Jackson, Wealth Creator magazine

Making Eye Contact


While global expansion is every entrepreneur’s dream, those who rush into expansion usually fail. For Mellissah Smith, founder of Marketing Eye, the potential to fail has been negated by her ability to read a market and act accordingly. In fact, the US market is where Marketing Eye belongs.

In its eight years of operation, Marketing Eye has developed from a niche service provider into one of Australia’s leading marketing representatives. In that time, founder and former CEO Mellissah Smith has developed along with the company; she still possesses the same enthusiasm, but that enthusiasm has been tempered with experience and maturity. That is why the time is right to make an impact on foreign soil.
By Christopher Niesche - smh.com.au

EVERY small business should have a prospect list - a database of existing and potential customers where the business can focus its marketing efforts.

But it needs to be more than just a list of names and email addresses. It has to contain people who are in the target market for your products.

Here are tips on how to build up a prospect list.
(BRW, the Marketing Issue, Oct 20-26, 2011)

It needn’t take a huge budget to market a business. All it takes is time and little forethought. Report: Georgina Dent

Many years ago a manager commented off the cut that Marketing Eye Chief executive Mellissah Smith “worked in sales”. Smith was irritated by the description until she decided he’d made a valid point. “I was quite annoyed about him saying marketing was the same as sales but they actually do go hand in hand,” she says. “Marketing creates the forum for sales to occur.”

Marketing Eye brings practical, low or no cost ideas for small business marketing. Marketing Eye Director and marketing expert Mellissah Smith will speak at a series of seminars in the metro cities across Australia.

These seminars are aimed to make you learn marketing tricks with little or no money and build your brand both online and offline. With over 20 years of experience under her belt, Mellissah Smith is a pro, the master-mind behind Marketing Eye and one of the most sought-after speakers in marketing industry in Australia.

July 15, 2011

Marketing Eye is pleased to launch Northern Stevedoring Services’ (NSS) new website today. NSS is headquartered in Townsville, Queensland with operations all across regional Queensland’s Port facilities.

NSS is best known for the stevedoring and integrated end-to-end supply chain services they provide for ocean going cargoes. With over 40 years’ experience, NSS have truly walked their talk.