GP Graders is the leading suppliers of fresh produce grading, sorting and packing machinery. They provide turnkey solutions and a complete range of sorting and grading machinery. Marketing Eye has engaged in a long-standing partnership with GP Graders and provided them with a strong marketing strategy and solution. As part of this relationship, Marketing Eye has provided public relations activities with the creation of media releases sent to a range of key industry publications, resulting in strong brand awareness and new clients. GP Graders have been recipients of numerous industry awards. Marketing Eye provide public relation support by effectively submitting applications for GP Graders awards. The public relations activities undertaken by Marketing Eye has been a key aspect to generating authentic brand exposure for GP Graders.
For almost two months I have been unwell every day. It has gotten to a point, that whatever is happening in my body, put me permanently in bed for 5 days straight. No computer. No television. No phone. No people around. Just my dog who has definitely developed cabin fever and is dancing at her own shadow right now, because she needs entertainment.
Imagine the feeling when you just realise that you have been dragging your feet when you should have been sprinting to the finish line? I feel kind of like that with our European expansion and our reluctance to expand into Asia.
What keeps you in the game is the ability to constantly change and perhaps, rev it up a bit.
In the past 3 years, we have been focused on change, innovation and revving it up like no tomorrow. Be careful what you wish for because we have also had to put the brakes on a few times and that has been very interesting.
A catalyst for change is the inate desire to be better. To do things in a way that transcends what may be normally expected, and sets in motion a purposeful action leading to an end goal.
Primarily, the companies that would be ideal clients were one's that were entrepreneur-led, like me, and who had a dream to significantly grow their businesses and mostly be industry game-changers - although the latter wasn't exactly necessary.
In the early days, we had hurdles. The first was our own mind-set of being use to working with funded startups or medium to large corporations and shifting the way we interacted, engaged and nurtured our clients to success to cater for burgeoning SMB market.
It took time. More time than I ever imagined.