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Items filtered by date: November 2015

I've never thought much about getting married... until I met the owner of Elite Pour La Vie in Atlanta. She shared her vision with me on why she was building Atlanta's most exclusive wedding and evening gown dress boutique.

Elite Pour La Vie features many high-end fashion designers such as Baracci, Marchesa, Zuhair Murad, Charbel Zoe, Mac Duggal, and Johnathan Kayne.
Published in Blog
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 09:18

Take Risks and Be Brave

As a professional services firm, we started the business hustling. Going to network events, speaking at every opportunity, and using our connections to bootstrap the growth of the company. We even used PR, which put me out of my comfort zone big time.
Monday, 23 November 2015 11:34

What High Performing Marketing Teams Do

A high performing marketing team differs from one industry to another and for that matter, one business to another. The basic fundamental of what defines the success of a high performing marketing team relates solely to the performance of the balance sheet, and marketing's ability to drive high quality leads to sales teams, and give those same teams all the tools in which they need to sell.
Monday, 16 November 2015 08:57

How Are You Really Going To Make Money?

I absolutely love hanging around ATV listening to every single tech entrepreneurs story and dream. They all have "Big Dreams" and that is the mandate of being here at Atlanta Tech Village - but there is one problem. Can they make it commercial?
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The question is often asked of our people at Marketing Eye: "What do you do that other marketing firms don't?". And the answer is quite simple.

While other's are now using the term "outsourced marketing department", few have actually defined it quite like we have at Marketing Eye. After 24 years in the industry, I have learned a lot from both succeeding and failing. From these learnings, I have developed a series of systems, processes and ways in which to improve our capability of delivering world-leading marketing strategies to businesses seeking a high growth return.
Published in Blog
Thursday, 05 November 2015 23:03

The Marketing Skills Gap is Growing

In agency land, it's getting very competitive. Not for clients, but to find the right staff with enough knowledge to be able to do the job.

A prospect asked me today about the profiles of some of our team. He thought that a few were a bit light on. What he didn't realize was that there is a huge, gigantic gap between skilled marketers and those with the paperwork.
Published in Marketing
Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:16

If everyone is walking one way, walk the other

Often in public speeches I talk about how social media was Marketing Eye's game changer. It took us from doing the hard yards marketing with what dollars we had left to do so, to sitting back and taking orders - literally.

When we started out on social media, we were reluctant. What do we share? How do we share it? What would our target audience be interested in? We had so many questions, but due to the infancy of social media and blogging at the time, we were able to experiment. I would write one blog, and see the results. It may have been a pure marketing blog with really good content and would get a few hundred readers.


Then I would write a blog about being an entrepreneur, and it would get a few thousand readers.
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There are so many ways in impress a new recruit when you are on boarding them in your business, but if you thought you had just got a handle on it, then you might want to read a little further.

22 percent of new recruits leave within 45 days of starting, with a staggering 16 percent that leave within the first week. They leave because their expectations (or yours) has not been met. There were lies told in the job interview by either party or the on-boarding process was nothing short of terrible. The reality is we all can do better - and will, if we keep up to date with the rest of the market.

We all know the cost of recruiting new people to the fold, and how expensive it is to lose a good employee, so if we find someone that is a good fit, make sure they know it from every experience they have with your firm.
Published in Management
Now that Halloween is over the countdown is on!  With 7 weeks till Christmas there are a few large retailers who have already put together their Christmas displays and holiday marketing campaigns.

Here is your retail holiday marketing survival guide to help you ease through the holidays.

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