Marketing Eye

22020 has been a year of tremendous change already, which is only a small picture of how businesses will have to change going forward. Adapting to the economic climate is a crucial step in operating a business, but it’s never easy. Because they have to consistently prove their value, marketers are at the greatest risk. For a marketing professional to stay relevant in a constantly shifting economic climate, they will need to develop and hone the following six skills:

Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:50

Do what you're good at and passionate about

Re-thinking how we do business and why we do business has been an exciting adventure. The fact that we realized that we have been a little laid back with a lot of things, has been an eye-opener. We all are committed as a team in Atlanta to build the business to heights that we never imagined possible and we are all going to do that by thinking differently - and often.
Published in Culture
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
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
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 01:12

Some people surprise me

I am curious to know what makes one person in an organization really stand out from the rest. As a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 10 years under my belt, I am constantly being reminded, if not surprised by the most interesting individuals in my team.

Today, I found out two things; the first is that I am not as bad as I thought when it comes to finding a solution to a problem and secondly, that if you give someone an opportunity, its the only way to see if they have the ability to shine or not.

As a person who is no stranger to having to pull up my sleeve, my first thoughts are always that I have to do it on my own - but I have something to share with you and it is that that is not always the case. In fact, if you reach out to your team and share your experiences and problems, they are usually the ones who come up with the solution that is best suited to your business or you personally. Your staff know you better than you think, and if you are delusional enough to think that by hiding in your office, that they don't, then you have a lot to learn.

I have been in Sydney for the last few days and I am so happy to experience the city that I love dearly, with my team. I usually waltz in and waltz out, within a day or two, and have my time so filled with meetings that I don't spend enough time getting to know the people around me.