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Businesses both big and small, B2B and B2C, have to deal with the complexities of marketing. So what drives successful marketing? What separates the good marketing teams from the bad ones? In other words, what’s the secret formula to successful marketing? Let’s take a look at at the top three traits of great marketing teams:
Published in Marketing
I’m pretty sure Jeff Bezos is a genius. I mean when the guy was 3 years old he would take a part his crib in protest so that he could sleep in a real bed. At a young age, he built everything from robots, to crafts, to toys. Even today, he’s building a 10,000 year old clock (if you don’t know what it is check it out!).

And that clock symbolizes something much more than just a cool little weekend hobby the billionaire tech guru works on during weekends. It symbolizes his perspective of time. And that perspective transcends into his business decisions. Bezos said this in an interview about his clock:

Published in Entrepreneurship
If you run a marketing team, you will realise a few things; firstly that no marketing team can be all the same, and secondly, a mixture of personalities and skills is required for optimum performance. When choosing a team, it's best to steer away from selecting people just like you, or like another person who you rate as being a good marketer on your team. The reason is simple; a strong, competent, successful marketing team has to have a mixture of personalities that collaborate, support, encourage, nurture and push each other to reach their full potential both individually and as a team.

While this may seem idealistic, it's a reality for any competent marketing manager who has the 'balls' to think outside the box when they are putting together a team of people to take a company to the next level.
Published in Marketing
Monday, 13 March 2017 08:25

The chairlift business breakthrough

Sitting on the chairlift with the Chairman of Crownbet in Australia, I asked him the one question that I thought would give me a greater insight into how he built an accounting firm to be one of the largest in Australia some years back.
Published in Entrepreneurship
Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:18

How To Win In The PR World

The world of public relations can be summed up in three words: chaotic, wild, and tedious. Don’t get me wrong, public relations is an exciting facet to the marketing mix, but it isn’t for everyone. After personally delving into the world of PR and having several press releases published, let’s take a look at a few key takeaways from my recent experiences.
Published in Marketing
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 15:29

Why Outsource?

What are some reasons why you would shy away from looking into an outsourced marketing firm? Is it cost? Is it a bad experience previously? Or is it simply not trusting anyone outside the confines of your business?

Marketing is one slippery slope to take on. No matter how much time one can invest in understanding marketing, there will always be more to learn, especially with technology leading the way and evolving ever so relentlessly. With that being said, let’s take a look at some common problems that businesses come across when outsourcing marketing.
Friday, 03 February 2017 16:03

Work VS. Play

Finding the right balance between work and play can be one of the most challenging feats to achieve for both businesses and for professionals in the workplace. Many times it seems as though we find ourselves on either side, either too focused on work, which affects our personal lives and relationships. And on the other hand, we may get too wrapped up in our personal lives that we let it affect the way we work. In this article we are going to take a look at what drives this work-play balance, and what it could do for you.
Published in Culture
Friday, 27 January 2017 14:56

A Beautiful Ad Isn't Enough

You have already created the ad script, the ad objectives, and the ad design...and you’re probably thinking “once this gets posted we are all set to start seeing results”. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. In most cases, developing an effective ad is much more than just aesthetics. In this blog we will examine 5 key parts to drive best practice advertising.
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:57

What Can Disruptive Do For You?

Has your company ever hit a roadblock where it seems as if it has peaked in its’ performance? There are a multitude of causes for this to happen to businesses. The following will show you how to keep the ball rolling and drive your business beyond the conceived limits:
Published in Culture
Watching from afar, but being in the thick of it all at the same time, the US election has taken a toll on our perception of what is going on, and what we need to do moving forward.
Published in Management
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