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Successful marketers are always prepared for battle.
Graphic designers can be a marketing company’s biggest weapon, with their ability to create collateral that packs a visual punch. Tenacious graphic design communicates key messages within seconds, solving problems through the carefully selected combination of type, space and image. It’s more than an art form; it’s a powerful explanatory tool.
If your market isn’t blown away within seconds of viewing your design, you’re doing it wrong.
They are the elements of a multi-leveled marketing campaign by PETA that went viral.
However, every now and then I meet a client that achieves the extraordinary.
Then I meet a client that achieves the impossible, and recently, for me that was Frank Richmond, the Founder of Cirrus Networks.
There have been many hit and misses and lots of unnecessary frustration, but finally I think as a team we have hit the nail on the head and I am about to test it to the enth degree.
Flat Organizational Structure
Weaning employees off hierarchy-driven decision making has been a test of both patience and perseverance. Gen-Y's have been told that they need leadership in order to be successful, yet some of the most successful companies in the world, like Google, are saying quite the opposite. Their investment in a flat organizational structure has not only shown dividends on the balance sheet, but it has created a workplace and culture that the world-over admires and respects.
Ronan Farrow is a Social Entrepreneur, the hungry breed of Generation Y philanthropists. They are a group of marketing and tech-savvy movers and shakers (typically, PR pros) that find innovative solutions to solve the world’s most pressing social problems, and Farrow is just one of them leading the way. Here’s a look at four other social entrepreneurs shaping the way we look at business, and its ability to shape our future for the better:
You walk in to your favourite shop and immediately, something beautiful captures your attention. You need it, you want it, it would be just right for you.
Summoning all of your courage, you walk over to that breathtaking prospect and begin your introduction. And no, I’m not talking about a man, or a pair of Jimmy Choos - I’m describing something else that makes my heart beat; engaging with a potential new client; that instantaneous allure of a new connection. And I’m not going to lie; you must approach business like you would a date.
Yes, I’m encouraging you to flirt with your customers.
In today's work environment where work, life balance seems to take precedence, and the millennials and gen-y are looking for more than their predecessors who were mainly happy to be gainfully employed and on a career path that funded their lifestyle - it appears that fewer employees are seeking to be outstanding. They are looking for more than just to be an outstanding employee, but rather a career that is fulfilling, balanced and with the right perks to help them get the outcomes financially they are looking for in their lifetime.
Now, this is not a bad thing. As you get older, you realise that you only live once. This new way of thinking and the younger generation putting life first and career second, can only benefit generations to come.
Where the real problem lies in the blurred line between how to advance your career or how best to maintain your status quo in the workplace.
I admire people who 'wait it out' and watch, carefully understanding a situation in its entirety before making a decision. Having patience often means that you have the choice of a small reward in the short-term, or a more valuable reward in the long-term, with human nature being that most of us prefer a short-term reward over a long-term reward, despite the latter reaping greater benefits.
When I look out at some of my friends, no matter how successful they are, they still have things in their lives that they want to improve or put more effort into. Relationships usually being the staple amongst those who realize that no amount of business success will ever supercede what you can achieve personally.
I have had an amazing month in so many ways and personally, I have grown more than I could ever imagine.
I won't deny that I want it all, but I have become more realistic in realizing that that is not possible. You can't have it all - at the same time. It's impossible and those who say that you can, are either living a short-lived fantasy or are hiding what is really going on behind closed doors.
Business has always been a challenge for me. I am not a natural people person and stress overtakes me more times than I care to admit. I worry about and analyze things that don't deserve the effort that I put into it.
I procrastinate, often leave great ideas unfulfilled and sometimes need to have a better poker face.