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Marketing Eye Blog Author: Mellissah Smith

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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, health and medical, professional services, manufacturing, transport and logistics, finance and sustainability 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

It’s been one month since I’ve entered the marketing industry as a Marketing Graduate. Overwhelmed is the frequent feeling of the day, but excitement is what’s keeping me going.  I will be honest; my marketing degree was a breeze in comparison to my first few weeks as a Graduate. Yes, difficult in some respects (namely group projects and catching peak hour public transport), however, learning on paper the aspects of marketing and its cultural influence meant that completing the work was far more above the surface than I had realised.

The marketing strategy that worked well in 2018/2019, may not be the best course of action in 2021. For a start, the world has changed, buyer habits have become more savvy and the economy has a major influence. As a marketing professional, it is more important than ever to better read the market and all of its dynamics to ensure that previous marketing strategies are challenged and B2B businesses build-out marketing strategies that are going to better connect them with their target audience.
In December I was introduced to Clubhouse. The latest "hot" social media site that everyone is talking about that uses audio-only to connect you and your brand with others and build relationships. The Clubhouse social media platform mimics real-life interactions with no recording of conversations allowed, no option to "save" and once the conversation is done, it's literally gone forever.
The first question we get asked when a new prospect calls our marketing agency is "how do I get more leads?" The answer is simple: Have a B2B lead generation strategy in place and make sure you have the resources and budget to execute it.
Monday, 15 February 2021 09:58

What's holding back your performance

The other day, it occurred to me that a newer member of the team was still not doing something very basic in their role. It was simply a way in which emails are written to clients, with specific details pre and post a consultation.
Running a marketing agency, I've seen my fair share of people that have struggled with mental health issues and even struggled with some issues myself.
At Marketing Eye, we have an entire division that is focused solely on B2B marketing in the technology sector. Having come from a technology marketing background and started my first business solely focused on B2B marketing for some of the world's largest technology companies, it comes as no surprise that technology marketing would be such a huge focus for Marketing Eye.
Friday, 05 February 2021 14:40

How to coach marketers to be more successful

If you have ever hired a marketer before, you would know that mostly, they are a different breed. Unlike their sales counterparts, they have less bravo, and as such, need a different approach. Having worked with hundreds of marketers over the years, and more recently, spending time coaching marketing professional in corporations in Australia and the US, I can say firsthand, that coaching marketers to be more successful is all about process.
With a new year beginning, many companies are reevaluating their marketing function within their business, and based on the resources available, are setting expectations for their marketing resources.
Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:10

How marketers expect to have a performance review

A performance review often comes with a lot of trepidation, from both parties. When you put marketing, or marketers into the equation, that trepidation is two-fold and often is met with a sense of expectation versus reality and performance reviews can lead to marketers either being motivated to 'do more and be more' or leaving the company.
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