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Saturday, 31 January 2015 00:00

What inspires great design?

Designers are an unusual bunch. Mostly they come in all shapes and sizes but there are a few that seem to look the same. They dress alternatively, mixing and matching what our less creative counterparts would never dream of putting together.
Published in Marketing
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:00

Marketing Eye has a 'Spark' in its step

The rise of robotics is nothing new; everyone from scientists to futurists and your average Joe has been talking about it for decades.
In fact, we’ve been watching TV robots since the 1950s, wondering when the predictions made on these shows would come to fruition.
We’ve been reading Isaac Asimov books since 1939 pondering whether robotics will one day usurp humanity to become the dominant being. 
Published in Marketing
Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

Who wants to be the best? You do!

Oscar nominated film Whiplash (my favorite of the Academy season)  got me thinking about how far people are willing to go to get the best out of themselves and others. 

How far do you push? Is your best good enough or do you strive for better, for more or even to be the best? 
Published in Management
What makes a marketing department successful is the quality of the marketing manager. A great marketing manager can be the difference between growth and stagnation.

We’ve seen a few marketing managers here at Marketing Eye. The thing about them is that they never stay too long in one place. It’s a transient industry, so they come and go. That’s just the reality of an agency environment. However, you do what you can to hold on to the best ones, because a great marketing manager knows their marketing stuff.
Published in Marketing
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

How to maximise positive psychology

Positive psychology, like all good science, has evolved, becoming richer and more applicable as research uncovers what works to cultivate happiness. Our ancestors rubbed two sticks together to make fire, learning through experimentation, replication, and results how to reliably and consistently create warmth when needed. At first they guessed at how to make fire, just like some of us today guess how to make ourselves happy (which, ironically enough, sometimes makes us feel unhappy).  We have the science now to orient ourselves to happiness, and through the science of positive psychology we can use it to flourish, building a fire of positive emotions that support and nourish our wellbeing.

The question, however that claws at most of us from time to time is how to maximise positive psychology?
Published in Culture
I have read some great books recently, mostly about how to build a happy and sustainable culture within the workplace and build a business globally.

At the moment Marketing Eye is employing new people in key positions within our company. Each position is new as Marketing Eye is growing exponentially and we need to hire people to accomodate that growth.
Published in Marketing
Creating a blog in itself can be difficult, but creating a strong social media following for your blog can be even more challenging. Here are some tips.

What comes first the blog or the social media following? This is dependent on the individual. For example, some individuals already have a strong online presence through their social media accounts. They might already have a large following on their Instagram posting about lifestyle, and want to take it that next step further. They then create a blog geared towards lifestyle, so they are able to write more in depth posts.
Published in Marketing
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

Set your goals for 2015 and make them stick

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it." - Michaelangelo

Goals. Not the kind kicked by America's best field goal exponent. More the type set by entrepreneurs, businesses, fitness fanatics and anyone who wants to get the most from life. I’ve edited a lot of pieces about goal setting in the last two months. It’s that time of year. Of those, however, who are taking advice about setting their goals, many fail to stick them.
Published in Culture
There’s not a lot to not love about New York City.

I have been here many times and each and every time, I fall in love all over again.

New York has been kind to me. The weather, reasonably mild for this time of year, has been easy to accommodate with a few layers of clothing. The restaurants new and old have been phenomenal and the people have made me smile. What more can a girl ask at this time of year?

My good friend Sami Lukis has a tour group, made up of women looking for an adventure. I decided to tag along to a few dinners while at other times catching up with my many friends who now call New York home.

New Year’s is a time for reflection.

We all have our own ‘shit’ and usually at this time of year, we decide whether we will call it a day, or keep persevering through. Most of us are acutely aware that most New Years Resolutions don’t work out and are forgotten almost as fast as we promised ourselves that we would keep them.
Published in Mellissah Smith