Reflecting back on my time as an intern at Marketing Eye, I am incredibly grateful for the knowledge and skills I have obtained from this journey.
Before Marketing Eye, I had worked under one other marketing internship position. Although the titles were very similar, the work was vastly different. My role at Marketing Eye pushed me to work individually and hold greater accountability for my work. My greatest challenge initially (as my supervising marketing executives can attest to) was finishing my tasks within the recommended timeframe. Previously, I had worked in a team to complete a blog post and we were given several days. However, Marketing Eye pushed my ability to complete blog posts by myself, within at least a day. Initially, I could not comprehend finishing a blog post within a couple of hours as I would agonise and perfect each sentence as I went; making sure that each line was perfect.
I eventually learned that this is an ineffective way to approach my tasks.
Content marketing focuses on creating relevant and valuable content for a targeted audience. A content contributor can submit their content to an organisation, adding value to its blog by providing a wider variety in both style and content. A contributor not only aims to provide value to the publisher but to build awareness around their own public profile.
For centuries, storytelling has been an integral part of sharing experiences, teaching, learning about history and executing a type of message. Converging with a story is the foundation of connecting with others. It is unsurprising how successful stories can create a memorable impact and help share key messages which is why many businesses couple marketing and storytelling.
2020 has been an interesting year in marketing to say the least. Yes, we have all undeniably suffered under the conditions of the pandemic – but where there’s hardship there’s also opportunity to be found and many of us have been forced into new and exciting places.
Writing a blog is the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge and passion with your readers. Generally, a blog consists of written content, visuals, multi-media and often has a comment section so your readers can interact with you. When you are writing a blog, remember you don't have to be a “professional’ writer. Your blog content can either be informative, persuasive, conversational or informal. However, if you want your blog to be engaging and successful, follow our ultimate guide to blogging.
Marketing Eye has been the outsourced marketing team behind Logistix Contractors marketing initiatives. The marketing strategy involved a redesign of its website, which matches the seamless service they provide at the forefront of their business. As a premier logistics company, we helped deliver a new tone of voice to their audience by providing an informative and visually engaging platform. Content development and SEO was also implemented as part of the marketing strategy.
Entegra Signature Structures is a well-known and highly successful steel fabrication company that supplies and erects sheds and steel frames throughout Australia primarily for commercial purposes and agriculture. As part of Marketing Eye's work with Entegra over a number of years, we managed all of their marketing as their approved outsourced marketing arm. From the development of a marketing strategy and redevelopment of their website through to marketing collateral and brochures, Marketing Eye was instrumental in transforming their brand. Entegra is a business that has grown from strength to strength with strong company values and good supplier relationships. They focus their marketing efforts internally and externally, and use social media and digital marketing to drive lead generation for their sales team.
The main speaker is incredibly dear to me, as he has known me for a very long time. He has seen me transform from a young enthusiastic business woman (girl), to a woman that has more confidence and knowledge in so many different areas of business and industry sectors. At long last I can say that to most companies - I can add value. I think that transition is obvious in so many ways, and when you see someone on that journey, it is quite interesting to say the least.
Finding inspiration is also a challenge. The first few blogs may seem easy, but what happens when it feels like you have covered every topic? How do you take a fresh approach and avoid the ‘white page syndrome’ – staring blankly at a page for hours on end, creating further pressure to perform.
If you want to make the most of your blogging, come up with regular ideas and get the best out of your content strategy, read on.