Marketing

Marketing trends to pay attention to in 2019!

So that time of year has come around again, the end of one year and the beginning of another. It’s a time for reflection and looking forward and so I’ve been asking myself of late what will the future of marketing holds for us in 2019? It’s surely an exciting time to be in marketing with so many developments and improvements coming to fruition so I put together a list of Marketing trends to watch in 2019. 

 

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5 Things I have learned from other marketers

They are a weary bunch of people - those marketers. You find them hanging out at conferences, marketing events and sometimes the opening of an envelope. Other times, you find them sitting next to you on a flight, and that's really the one time you can find the one pearl of wisdom that will help you along your way.
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Why having a marketing workshop with all internal stakeholders can be game changing

Over the past few months, Marketing Eye has hosted hundreds of marketing workshops. There have been many reasons for that, but mostly, companies are keen to start 2019 off strong. To do that, they need to get all of their key people in one room (or on one call) and go through their business objectives, sales goals and marketing activities for the year ahead.
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Why it's so hard to get marketing strategies right!

Imagine your sales team sitting in your office discussing the reasons why they didn't make the sales projections for the last quarter. They talk about how hard they have worked, and that they think it is either bad time of year, or something has changed in the market. Furthermore, they say to you that they think your marketing is either not effective or worse, non-existent.
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What is the biggest issue marketing departments face?

Running highly successful, productive, functioning marketing departments is a challenge at the best of times. Return on investment is always at the back of any competent marketing manager or CMO, and steering all marketing efforts to ensure that not only is the brand being promoted and gaining market share, but it shows up on the balance sheet, is a scorecard that no-one can ignore.
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The most powerful marketing strategy won't be done by you

When I first developed Robotic Marketer I knew that I had to connect to a very large audience. No technology can be powerful without valuable feedback. Every piece of feedback, good and bad, helps developers fine-tune their technology to provide a better solution for the end customer.

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What I struggle with most interviewing new hires

We are in a hiring phase with our company Marketing Eye and right now I am in Sydney hiring a number of new marketing staff. We are looking for people who can take the business to the next level and are able to fast and efficiently learn how we do business, why we do business and the many things that make up a great marketing resource.
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What I learned from a 21 year old marketing graduate

Earlier this year I had the privilege of having a young marketer apply for an internship with Marketing Eye in Sydney. When she walked in the door, other than the fact that she has the stature of a supermodel, I did what I always do when I am around and someone new walks in - I introduced myself.
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What to look for in a marketing consultant

When it comes to employee appraisals, it is important for the appraisee to look at industry standards, benchmarking and peer group feedback. It's not just managers that know what is happening on the floor and numbers are can never truly reflect an employees contribution to an organisation.
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5 Hacks every marketer should know

Every marketer has tricks up their sleeve. If they didn't, they are not trying hard enough. Having been a marketing consultant for many years, I have had the pleasure of rolling up my sleeve and showing the world (well, mostly people in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney) how they too can use some of the tricks of the trade to accelerate their marketing reach.
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10 Blogs that every marketer subscribes to

If you are time poor just like me, then where you spend your time obtaining information that helps your career or business is critically important. Time is money and if a blog fails to meet your expectations, chances are that it won't get a second sighting.
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The new marketing superpower that smart companies have

There are many challenges fast growing companies have, and at the forefront it tends to be not only how they market their company, but how they are able to optimise their marketing potential at an accelerated rate to achieve more successful outcomes.
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