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.
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.
We are used to having information thrown at us everyday, that at some point, we zone out and stop absorbing it all. Guerrilla Marketingis 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.
In a creative and stressful industry like marketing, we are always looking for ways to increase employee happiness, wellbeing and productivity. From daily stand-up meetings to team lunches and birthday celebrations, we make a conscious effort to build trust and cohesion within the team and make Marketing Eye a great place to work! Our Australian offices are all pet friendly and it makes for a less stressful and more productive work day when our pooches are in.
Yesterday was the last day of an internship for a young man who had chosen Marketing Eye Melbourne as the place he was going to learn and work out where he wants to be after he graduates.
Last days are always hard. Firstly, if you have finished everything that you were working on, you tend to just do task that have to be done, rather than projects that may benefit your internship and future employment prospects. Secondly, it's a day of reflection. What did you get out of your internship? Was it worthwhile? Are your colleagues friends of the future? Do you want to work at the company that you did your internship at? Have you chosen the right career path? Are you more confused than ever?
Less hustle, more bustle. That's what I say. I know most entrepreneurs talk about how they hustle their way to success. I can safely say, I have not. In fact, I dream of being a hustler, but fall dissimile short of this in every way possible because I am one of those people who can tell you what I do if you ask, but won't broadcast due to the fact that I am actually shy.
It takes a team to build a business, and one bad egg can spoil the broth. If you have been in business for some time, like myself, this will ring true. While we read so many blogs and stories about how leadership determines culture, I beg to differ. In fact, I think leadership has little impact on culture, but people do.
Yesterday was a eye-opener for me. I saw an international team collaborated to make sure that their boss (aka me), knew how much they meant to each and every one of them. They went over and above, with every single person contributing in one way or another.
This morning, I decided to have breakfast at my favourite cafe, Hobba Prahran before heading to the office. I sat at Hobba with a big smile on my face. I have spent the past month with my teams in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Atlanta and it has been amazing.
The energy in each office, stand up meetings, pride in their work, on-boarding of clients and in general, their 'nice-ness' is beyond anything you would ever expect in an office environment.
I had a particularly stressful period of time. Hackers had attacked our business and we were leaking cash like no tomorrow. I handled it great for the first three days, then I fell apart. I felt like it was all too much. My life is full and to add that type of stress to my life, I felt overwhelmed. It was certainly challenging.
My team could see that I was stressed, and on my last day in the Melbourne office prior to heading to the US, the team wanted to celebrate my birthday. I asked them if they would mind if we didn't celebrate my birthday and celebrated just Christina's instead.
What makes our agency special? It's a question that I am asked frequently, and it always makes me think "what is it that is our secret sauce?". What makes us different from the marketing company down the road?
I walked out of the doors from my internship at Marketing Eye Sydney for the last time today. I could feel a small lump in my throat as I entered the elevator, pushed the button to the ground floor, and finally walked through the automatic glass doors onto William St, Woolloomooloo.
Catalyst, a non-profit organisation providing research services into women in the workforce recently reported that females made up only 16.3% of CEO positions and 34.1% of senior management positions in 2016.
Being a young woman with high hopes in business and seeing these kinds of statistics is both disheartening and motivating. On one hand, it pushes you to think “I can do this, I can really make a difference”, then some days you see the number of male figureheads of a company or even the country, shake your head and wonder if it’s worth it (pro tip: it is).