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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two biggest names when it comes to soccer. The rivalry between them has created some of the best match ups the sport has ever seen. Records are broken every week and a hat trick is something that is expected every game, not just on rare occasions.

The two completely conquer the athletic world. With a combined 138 million Facebook fans, they have the largest followings of any athletes. The two clubs they play for, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are some of the most profitable teams in the world. When the two clubs come together, the clash between them is known as “El Clasico,” being viewed by about three times the amount people who watch the Super Bowl. It truly is a clash of kings.
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Friday, 03 June 2016 09:49

Is It Time For A New Profile Picture?

Picture this: You’re downloading a new app. You hit the “get started” button and you’re asked to enter your name, birthday (so you can receive a ‘Happy Birthday’ text of course), and email address. You move on to the next step. Now, you’re asked to upload a profile picture. 15 minutes of life pass you by, and you’re still scrolling through your gallery trying to find the perfect picture. The one that shows you from the waist up, with good lighting, and highlights your best features. Why do we this? Because we grew up hearing the adage A picture is worth a thousand words, and we don’t want to say the wrong thing.
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In case you have been living under a rock, the “millennial generation” is adults that age from 18 to 34 years old. This generation has been causing a lot of chaos for marketers and brands alike. With a generation so connected to the world and their cellular devices, how do you reach them? It seems that nothing can captivate their attention. Brands are panicking and the attention span of a millennial is shrinking. Is time running out? Maybe and maybe not.
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 16:30

The Madness of Marketing

The madness is in full swing.

Every year during March and April the March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament is watched admittedly by millions. Since 1939 this popular tournament has gained momentum without turning back.

The NCAA, a non- profit organization, has mastered marketing of the March Madness tournament. From office tournaments, to hard core fans, to first time watchers basketball buzz is in full swing.

Advertisers and Marketers are using this sporting event to capture viewers and learn lessons of how content marketing can be leveraged. Through commercials, gear, word of mouth, brackets and more March Madness is the talk of the month due to successful marketing and advertising.

This tournament is an Advertisers and Marketers dream. That being said, us experts can learn a few new tricks from this tactical approach. Below are a few important lessons we all need to learn.
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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.
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When asked today what I think a Marketing Executive would need to have that they may not have needed a few years ago, my answer was simple. "A Marketing Executive must be a social media expert."
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

How to develop the story of your brand

Life is about telling a story. It is about story creation. It is about living like there is no tomorrow. Even when life slows down, when children take a chunk of your patience and when time seems limited, life is there to be loved. Love your children, your family, your friends, work and colleagues and tell stories of how each and every one brings out the best in you.

Your life is your brand. Your business is your brand. And you can direct it in in any way you see fit to deliver your personal message.
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This week, we did something we never do. We stopped. 

If you ever ask a former employee about what it is like to work for Marketing Eye, they always say that there is never a moment to spare. There is always something to do. 

The nature of our business is marketing. As such, we deliver marketing strategy and campaigns for the clients we work with. If we are not executing marketing strategies, we are increasing followers for clients on social media, researching their competitors, educating ourselves on the latest marketing techniques and in general spending time surfing the internet.
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

CHANEL N°5: The One That I Want

For anyone that doubted Baz Luhrmann's ability to bring elegance, style, sophistications and desire to the latest Chanel No.5 advertising campaign - it is now clear that there is only one Director capable of making Chanel No. 5 remain relevant.

At 34 years of age, Gisele Bundchen is the richest and highest profile supermodel in the world. She is at the top of her game. Chanel No. 5 is the world's most famous and well recognized perfume. And after watching this television commercial, it is truly "The One That I Want".

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Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

How to launch a start-up effectively

When Michael Reed first came to me with his idea, it was before its time. He enthusiastically shared his desire to build a online platform where consumers and businesses can get all their logistics needs at a click of the button, and for the most competitive price.

Not too indifferent to when Expedia launched onto the marketplace, Michael wanted people to be able to move everything from their dog, through to their house, a container of furniture, through to bulk handling products. A place where it all can be done, with full visibility of the competitive landscape.
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