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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
While many companies are now scrambling to fix their websites in light of the fact that Google is determining whether or not many companies get sales or not, it's not all dooms-day. A good website from idea stage to website strategy, design and development, can all be finished in one week - if you have the right partner.
Outsourcing your marketing is inevitable whether you are using internal resources or external marketing agencies right now because of Coronavirus. Everyone is working from home, so which is more cost effective, efficient and with the greatest ROI?
Like every other business owner, a month ago I stopped in my tracks. I looked around, read everything I could and basically tried to fill my head with as much knowledge as possible. I know that I don't know what I'm doing and right now more so than ever. I had so many questions: What is happening to the world and how is it going to effect my business? How do I navigate through this period of uncertainty and change, without falling apart? How are my staff going to take this? What's important? What isn't?
The last month or so has been unfamiliar territory to many small and mid-sized business owners. My first brush with Coronavirus was when a Melbourne - based Chinese employee said that she needed to go home to China to look after her family as they had become ill. I immediately understood her predicament and took the required steps to ensure that we knew enough information on the topic to forge ahead.
Marketing teams are only as good as the freedom they have to be successful, and their individual desire to kick goals, and do campaigns that excited their customers and prospects/
For my entire career I have been conducting marketing workshops with groups of stakeholders within businesses with the firm aim of developing a marketing strategy aligned to their business goals.
"Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China."
Monday, 06 January 2020 07:53

How marketing can truly help sales

The role of marketing is to provide the platform for sales to occur. That means generating leads, warming them up and then passing them on to our sales counterparts. When sales teams are cold calling and chasing leads, and you have a fully functional marketing department, there is something going wrong.
Friday, 20 December 2019 12:43

How to write a marketing strategy

It’s that time of year when every business is re-thinking their business plan and marketing strategy – with good reason. A new year is about to begin and the next decade will either make or break your business. 

With the right plan in place, the chances of “making your business” become so much higher.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 13:55

How to write your 2020 marketing strategy

There are few marketers who truly have a firm understanding of the entire marketing mix, mostly because they have been pigeon-holed into various tactics without having enough exposure including successes and failures in others.

A 2020 marketing strategy looks a lot different to any other year. The market has changed dramatically. There is an election in the works and of course, the economy is playing havoc with cash flow, so how does a small business navigate their way to marketing success in such murky waters?
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