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As you know I write. Sometimes on this blog, in magazines, in newspapers, books - you name it. I do it because it is my passion. So it will come as no surprise that as a writer I decided to do a #callout on LinkedIn to other marketers asking them simple questions like why they got into marketing, why they like marketing and what's next.
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When Esq Plastic Surgery and Skin Clinic founder and cosmetic surgeon Dr Andy Ives said he was alarmed at the amount of people on television that have gone too far with anti aging injectables and fillers, and overall cosmetic surgery, I found it somewhat refreshing.
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The workforce has changed. You really don’t need to be a rocket scientist to realise that. In fact, it has changed so much, many of us old-timers have become out-of-date and a little redundant. While I can’t speak for everyone, I can share my experiences of feeling inadequate and constantly second guessing whether or not I make the right decisions.
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It's 2018. Things have changed. #metoo and other movements have taken hold of our mindsets, and as such, a new, evolved workplace is being formed. The question is, what are you doing to make your workplace the ultimate breeding ground for talented, happy and balanced individuals?
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As we approach yet another public holiday, marketers are playing catch up. Sales departments need leads, management requires results and marketing is getting off to a slow start because someone thought that they could do all the work in January and things would happen at a faster pace, than they actually have.

Do not dispair. Fast-tracking your marketing campaigns and using some fail-proof marketing strategies to generate leads, and improve your brand communications can be done efficiently and effectively - if you know how.
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There was once a real reason why big agencies had such a stronghold on anyone serious about marketing their company - but somehow that has fast become something of the past.

When I started out in agency world, it was the big brand agencies who every company wanted looking after their brands. Fast track 20 odd years, and now it's the small agencies and startups that are completely disrupting the market.
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When you wake up and race to the office each day, not out of necessity but because you are can't wait to turn on your laptop and hang with your team - you know you are doing something right.

My job isn't what you think. Yes, I own a marketing company, but given that we have a true flat organisational structure, I don't manage anyone, or anything for that matter. Instead, my days are full of creativity, writing, celebrating, brainstorming and general engagement with the people that work at Marketing Eye.
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You realise that your sales figures are not what they should be, or that you want to make that quantum leap to the next level as a business, and marketing is going to help you get there - but there is a catch, and that's where you get caught.

So often entrepreneurs, sales managers, marketing managers and other key stakeholders have bold ideas on how they can make their company more successful. They get all excited about what they are going to do, and quite often get all the people around them on the same page believing that the company is about to reach new heights - then, nothing happens.
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There always comes a time when we question what’s next? Are you bored, tired or frustrated in your current position? Dreading going to work of a morning? There is no career path for a marketer.

We all need a career change here and there – but what we need is to find the role that’s exciting, has endless possibilities and keeps us on our toes!
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It came and went like a fast paced, road runner – and now we are left with a mere 9 weeks until the end of what has been a phenomenal year by many accounts.

At Marketing Eye, our client base has increased by more than 30 percent giving our company greater exposure to more industry sectors and new product categories. We have commenced development of the first Robotic Marketer in the world, and are nearing the end of phase one of eskrape, our human resources management platform.
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“Humans and machines – each on their own – won’t be enough to drive businesses in the coming decades. Tomorrow’s leading enterprises will be those that know how to meld the two effectively” – Accenture.

It’s those forward-thinking businesses who have adopted robotics, automation software and technologies, that have increased their productivity by over 200% evidence suggest. This helps re-affirm what the future workforce will look like: human and digital interaction on a daily basis.
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