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The Language of Marketing Eye

The Language of Marketing Eye

Many successful companies have a "company language" that everyone in the organisation has been trained on, it’s embedded in the way they talk, the way they write and the way they communicate ideas. The power of language is so huge that Marketing Eye suggests every business should add a company language element to their corporate identity or style guide. It’s as important if not more important than your visual identity. It compliments your tone of voice and supports your written communications and marketing pieces.

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Marketing and Christmas time

I went and did some last minute Christmas shopping last weekend, squeezing and weaving my way through the crazy busy crowds, dodging the Sunday strollers whilst pumping the strong coffees into my exhausted body. But something occurred to me whilst shopping, I see Christmas very differently to the average Aussie shopper. I came to the conclusion it was my work, my career in marketing has significantly changed and remolded my outlook on the Christmas season. Is it for the better or the worse? Who knows? But what I know is this. 

 

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Which social media platforms should I choose?

The world of social media can be a difficult one to navigate, as it comes with a variety of endless opportunities and possibilities for businesses future overarching success. The overwhelming growth of social media platforms creates a sense of pressure on businesses to display a conscious active presence on all these diverse platforms; from Facebook, Instagram to YouTube, this list goes on and on. One of the main causes of failed social media strategies are due to businesses utilising and prioritising the wrong social media platforms for their particular industry and consumer market.

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How to get a 63.6% open rate

Coming into the marketing world as a university graduate, I knew what an EDM, open rate and click through rate was, but didn’t quite understand how it all worked. Last week I got a pleasant surprise when I went to analyse two EDMs sent out for a client and saw a whopping 63.6% open rate and 6.1% click through on one, and a 55.2% open rate and 13% click through on the other. I was shocked. I started checking everything, thinking I had somehow made a mistake and only sent it to a small database, or was looking at the wrong numbers. No, it was legit.

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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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Marketing and the Millennial

As I look around the Sydney, Marketing Eye office something really stands out. I’m one of the oldest ones here, not only am I one of the oldest members of the team, I’m in a sea of Millennials. What’s a Millennial you ask? Well it’s a term coined to represent anyone in their early twenties born in the year 2000-2010 and yes, the office is full of them. 

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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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