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The momentus shift from either writing a press release and distributing it to media or doing a pitch, to turning the tables and having the media follow companies and individuals on social media - public relations has been turned on its head.
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Being an influencer on social media and owning a magazine with a decent distribution has resulted in our office often being inundated with products that people want us to test.

I am sure having offices full of millenials is also a draw card for many brands, and the fact that everyone is active on social media.
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Friday never comes fast enough, not because I don't like my job, but due to the fact that my brain is trained to think that there is an euphoria to do with weekends.

In truth, my weekday brings me more joy than any weekend could, and while I work tirelessly on my many projects, it is the satisfaction I get from each and every project I finish that really has me pumped.

Marketing Eye goes from strength to strength and we will have our biggest year ever in 2017/18. This is especially sweet due to the fact that so much work has been put into getting the company into the position it is now.

As I embark on an ongoing improvement phase in the business, I note that there is one thing that I am doing wrong, that many other companies fall prey to.
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With all of this talk on what some people do to reach their career goals in Hollywood, it seems that we have forgotten the 'real' world.

In the real world, to get a big pay rise, you have to work really hard, ensure that the company is profiting from your work at a rate that is commensurate with industry standards.

As you have seen, some people get paid more than other for various reason:
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With the launch of the new iPhone 8, 8s and X, no doubt there will be queues in all major capital cities for the coveted device, despite prices reaching almost $2,000 AUD for their X model. People have begun posting jobs on Airtasker, which is an online marketplace to outsource jobs, willing to pay up to $300 for people to line up for them to buy the new iPhone on the day of release.

The question is one that every marketer should know how to answer, how has Apple created an offering so compelling that it pulls customers towards their product? Despite Apple providing no discounts and premium pricing. 
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While many millennials have checked employment history, it's not hard for those who don't to stand out from the crowd and be the candidate of choice.

The world is full of opportunities and career choices doesn't have to include career 'mistakes' if you know a few ways to trick how you think about things, to ensure that you are not feeling the pinch of regret when you can't see the forest from the trees.
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We are used to having information thrown at us everyday, that at some point, we zone out and stop absorbing it all. Guerrilla Marketing is an advertising strategy that focuses on low-cost unconventional marketing tactics. It is about taking the consumer by surprise, making an indelible impression and creating copious amounts of social buzz. 
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If I was to say to you that I was able to give you a marketing strategy that guarantees a competitive advantage - would you say yes?

In fact, would you sign up now, knowing that it is highly unlikely that your competitors will get into the top 100 signup, which will complete the testing of the robot?
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The amount of times people ring Marketing Eye to talk about their marketing efforts, and they have literally left it to the last minute, I cannot count. It actually happens on a daily basis. Leaving your business' destiny in the hands of a marketing company (or any company) that doesn't know your product and service as intimately as you, and has no data science on what you have done previously from a marketing perspective is simply crazy.
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When I first joined LinkedIn many years ago, I was reluctant. The only reason I joined was because the person requesting me to join was a guy in YPO organisation that I respected, and I thought I should say yes. It was long before everyone else got on board, and I didn't see the relevance as I was a business owner - but something said to me that it would play a big role in the future of marketing.
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When I read this statement from Jay Baer, I am reminded about how important this is for each and every client we work for, and for ourselves for that matter. 

So many companies still don't run a social media calendar, and yet it is so easy to do. With Hootsuite, Buffer and Coschedule, the whole process has become efficient, effective and results driven. All you have to do is experiment. While we read blogs that tell us the best time in which to post, if you do the maths and everyone posts at that time, then clearly it is the least effective time to post. Standing out from the crowd, within reason is important.
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