When I was at university completing my Bachelor of Media, I decided advertising was the right career path for me, and was excited to learn more about the digital and creative world. A few years later I picked up Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) and fell madly in love with the world of flowers. Torn between the 2 paths of floristry & advertising, I finally found the solution in 2017; a Splendid side hustle.
Just a few months ago, we produced some direct marketing (DM) material for a client – with great success. Though it was far from being a traditional DM piece, its impressive response rate definitely indicates the strength of DM as a modern marketing tool.
There’s no question theB2Btechindustrymoves at acrackingpace. Withrapidlychanging customer needs,tech innovationsand market disruptions,it’s no wonder marketersfeel like everyday is a sprintto a finish line that keeps moving.
For an industry that prides itself on creativity and innovation, advertising is unashamedly gruelling and inflexible when it comes to its workplace culture. For whatever reasons, the industry seems to be holding tight to its Mad Men style heritage – with employees expected to work long hours in a central office against continual deadlines.