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Marketing

Marketing is a crucial part of many businesses as it grows sales by expanding prospects. Not only marketing increases the visibility of your brand, but it also builds trust and loyalty with your customers. By improving your marketing productivity, you could do more in less time. And thus, increase your profits.
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Before the days of Instagram, iPhones and the internet, marketing was a one-way interaction. Marketing campaigns and advertisements sold us a story that we bought into. It was simple. If we bought the new L’Oreal conditioner, our hair would be perfect. If we took our children to McDonald’s, we’d all be joyful.
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Marketing strategies mean so many things to so many different people, that there is no standard code - or is there? While I have been using the same marketing strategy format for the past 20 years, I am always alarmed when I see a sales person write up a marketing 'to do list' and proclaim that this is in fact their marketing strategy. Likewise, when an entrepreneur hires a college graduate who writes up a marketing strategy based on the format that they learnt at college, which is out-dated, lacking in relevance and most likely not something that the student has had the ability to actually learn in-depth.
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Nicole Kidman plays British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political officer, Gertrude Bell, in the movie Queen of the Desert. Her curious nature saw her explore places that no white woman had ever been. She was deemed successful in her pursuit and will forever be remembered as being an ahead-of-her-time woman who shaped the course of history.
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If I look through my life and the various stages of my own personal evolution, I see change. From a shy child, to a young adult caring about what other's think, onto a career driven entrepreneur focused on creativity and exploration - I see a person who has grown inside and out. However, it wasn't until my 30's that I really came into my own, made decisions based on not only what I wanted, but what was best for the environment in which I live and the world beyond what I could see. I gained confidence through learning about the broader issues of the world we live in, and what I could do as an able person, capable of using their voice for positive change.
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Do you remember when you first joined LinkedIn? If it was near the start, there were a bunch of people who invited you to be on the platform. The person who invited me was influential and someone I respected, so I started to fill in the form. I didn't write too much and didn't think too much about it afterwards. Afterall, I wasn't their target market - or was I?
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