Marketing Eye

Broadening your knowledge in the field of marketing is important especially if you’re a budding marketing professional. There is a lot to learn when it comes to marketing, and most of us feel that a degree from an esteemed university is the only way to learn. But what if we tell you, that there are other ways in which you can understand more about marketing and its branches?

While pursuing a degree from a university is a great feather to add to your cap, we have put together a list of some of the best ways to improve your marketing knowledge outside of the university.

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What is video content marketing? This form of marketing is simply adding engaging videos to your marketing strategy. This is integral to modern day marketing, as videos are a growing social media trend due to their engaging nature and ensuing success in achieving sales. In the digital era, it is essential for businesses to be up-to-date with the most effective and successful forms of marketing trends. Video marketing is expected to be a permanent trend and therefore essential marketing technique for your company’s tool kit. Research exposes that 74% of consumers that view an online video explaining a product end up purchasing it.  It would be impractical in the digital era to not include videos in your marketing campaign.

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I received a call yesterday of a man who was responding to a proposal that I had sent to him a week ago. The call came from the owner of a small firm doing business here in Atlanta and the conversation started off great. My original thought was he would ask me “where to sign”!

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There is one thing that employees can learn from a Navy Seal that will be life changing - and that is to make your bed every morning to perfection. By completing this task, according to Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, who gave a talk to 8000 graduating students from the University of Texas last month, you would have completed the first task of the day.

I watched the video of his speech that clocked up 1.7 million views in 2 weeks on YouTube a few weeks ago and was inspired.

Of his 10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal, here are 4 that resonated most with me:

1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your own bed. This makes perfect sense to me as once you have completed this task, it is easier to complete others. It also signifies that its the little things that we all have to do in our lives that at times we may see as pointless, that are instrumental in helping us achieve our goals.

2. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. You cannot do it by yourself no matter how good you think you are. Working as a team can help you accomplish things more quickly and effectively, keeping employees accountable to each other and increasing motivation to achieve the end goal.

3. If you want to change the world, don't be afraid of circuses. This means that you should not be afraid of failing and the repercussion of that. There will be times where you fail and as McRaven says, it will be painful, discouraging and will test you to your core. The ability to get through this and know that not only have you come through to the other end, but there will be more circuses in the future, will make you stronger and more determined to succeed.

4. If you want to change the world, don't ever, ever ring the bell. Giving up means you won't have to have any more circuses and it will give you immediate relief from the pain or challenges you may be facing, but if you do this, you will have the same situation pop up over and over again in life and you will do the same thing - ring the bell. It is impossible to succeed if you keep ringing the bell.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 01:22

Visual social media - the new phenomenon

Social Media

It feels like the birth of the sweeping social media phenomenon occurred just five seconds ago, with Pinterest’s viral growth to dizzying heights, Facebook’s takeover of Instagram and Twitter launching the new network, Vine.

The new medium is continuing to grow and evolve, spawning a new phenomenon of its own: visual social media.

Like moths to a flame, humans are innately drawn to visual elements including images, photographs and sensational design. As more of us are increasingly mobile and engaging with social media on smartphones, viewing an image is far less tedious than squinting to read a few lines of tiny text on a moving train.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:53

The Small Business Marketing Machine

Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube and a good website that ineracts with your customers, on all levels - tis the small business marketing machine.

It's true. Small business, may be a BIG business online if your machine is well oiled and working efficiently, generating the results that you expect.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 01:13

Have you gone viral?

Viral marketing is getting harder and harder as the web community grows more and more cynical. Being an elusive spread of a message through the population likened to contagion, Viral Marketing can either hit everyone or no-one at all.
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