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Imagine my surprise when I landed back in Australia, only to be picked up by one of my team members who was so excited about showing me what he and the rest of the team had achieved while I was gone.

They had done things, without any request from management, to take the business to the next level. 
Published in Marketing
Read the news online and you’ll realise there are many versions of the truth. It’s not just in navigating the world of current affairs that people find it hard to know what to believe or which version of reality is legitimate. In the new digital business world, consumers also find it increasingly tricky to sort truth from fiction and to gain trust in businesses. The recent rise of "fake news" has everyone pointing fingers at each other. So how in this new era, with cynicism increasing, can genuine business people reduce public doubt about internet marketing claims? How can brands give their customers confidence in their legitimacy?
Published in Marketing
My heart is in rural Australia. I live in the big city, but I don't feel like it is home. It is just a place where I sleep sometimes, while I am on my journey growing my business and living life.

A few years back I donated my time, money and resources to an outback town to encourage entrepreneurship. Out of that business incubator, there are a number of businesses that are still developing and will in the years to come, grow into businesses that employ people, create opportunities and sell to the world. I'm very proud to have met the incredible people who put up their hands and were part of this movement where they decided to make a stance against long-term unemployment and the drawn out drought that is still affecting their livelihoods.

Last night I was reminded of a man who took his cattle to the ship to be loaded, only to be told that they would die should they land in Asia as they were too skinny. The stevedore suggested that he took the cows off the boat and shoot them all. 
Published in Entrepreneurship
Marketing Eye has for years focused on the small to medium sized business market. We have done incredibly well specialising in providing businesses that are looking to catapult their business growth by providing them with a qualified outsourced marketing department.
Published in Marketing
Shit happens. It's a fact. Business will not always be smooth sailing and believe it or not, it's ok. What we learn from our challenges and mistakes is what makes us stronger and more capable in the future.
Published in Marketing
I am not a big mover in life, other than the fact I lived in hotels for a couple of years. I like my creature comforts and am simply too lazy to move house. I tend to stay in any one home for 4 years or so. Same with business. In 17 years, I have moved only a few times in each city. There are many reasons for this; size of business at the time, end of leases, owners wanting to tear down building and make them residential.
Published in Culture
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 08:45

Why you should re-imagine your business

For years, Marketing Eye used the same brand messages and continued to push through to the market key points that we believed were different to what everybody else was saying and doing.

The problem is that when you are online everyone can see for themselves what you are saying and doing, and for competitors to copy, it really is quite simple.

All of a sudden, prospects were ringing up and saying "oh, you do the same as such and such".
Published in Marketing
The rise of video gaming as a lucrative, commercial industry should be enough to have advertisers banging down the doors of gaming companies. It seems, however that, brand positioning within the gaming community isn’t high on their agenda. Perhaps this is because advertisers don’t understand the industry, as journalist and gaming enthusiast Owen Chow discovers.

When measuring sales, reach and profitability, video gaming now rivals the combined power of the global film and music industries. Worldwide, gaming sales amounted to US$46.5 billion in 2014, compared to US$36.5 billion in film and the music industry’s US$14.7 billion net return. 
Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 08:43

Kardashian Inc. A brand icon

It's known as the 'Kardashian Effect and is described by the Urban Dictionary as “The practice of caring about D list celebrities who have no talent and contribute nothing to society.” At first glance that may seem correct when talking about Kim Kardshaina, but look a little deeper and it couldn't be further from the truth.

There is another more positive way at looking at the Kardashian phenomenon, and that is to examine what the Kardashians did to build their image empire.
  
Published in Marketing
I am not a storyteller, not in the sense that I can engage a crowd verbally; have them hanging off my every word through great wit and charm. I am no Gatsby and certainly not great. I have friends who hold the floor when they speak – command it in fact – but that is not in my nature to do so. I like to listen so I can come back to my desk and write about what I have heard.

That is not to say that I don’t do public speaking, I am quite reasonable when I am on topic, but I am a storyteller in a different sense, more hack than raconteur and certainly no Peter Ustinov – the greatest raconteur that ever lived. Author John Green (The Fault in our Stars) says it best about many writers, “Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."
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