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Ten Things Marketers Want for Christmas

1. More time.

 

In order to get everything we need to get done, done and meet every deadline…We are gonna need more hours. Santa get to work.

2. A Personal Assistant.

 

Every Marketers dream is to have a personal assistant. Why? Well to handle our personal social media pages. After a long day of writing posts, scheduling posts, and monitoring platforms all we want to do is log off. I mean, can we please have someone to follow us around and document our lives for us?

3. An endless supply of coffee.

 

Yep. WE NEED LOTS AND LOTS OF CAFFEINE. As a marketer, we need to be alert and on our A-game all the time; and coffee helps.

4. SLEEP.

 

A Marketers day consist of tons of work. Then we go home and work. Oh, and we work before we go to sleep. I mean all the best ideas come to you when you are about to go to sleep, and of course, you have to write those nuggets of gold down so there’s really no time to sleep.  We would like sleep, please.

5. Wacom Bamboo Slate Notepad

THIS IS WHAT EVERY MARKETER NEEDS! You can write with pen on any paper, then store your notes in the cloud. We need this because we go through notebooks fast and let's be real, we can never remember where we wrote something down in our notebooks. http://www.wacom.com/en-us/products/smartpads/bamboo-folio?gclid=CjwKCAiAjanRBRByEiwAKGyjZYhYzKGPu2QwrnxoTVlEB9RBOS4__RiHJGVC5CdR_EN-KaRPfXq9dxoCct0QAvD_BwE

6. Trendology.

As a marketer, it’s always a good idea to stay up to date with the latest marketing trends. Having this book left in our stockings wouldn’t be so bad. Could we count reading it research?https://www.amazon.com/Trendology-Advantage-Data-Driven-Real-Time-Marketing/dp/1137479558/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512695191&sr=8-1&keywords=trendology

 

7. An all expense paid vacation

Fiji anyone?

8. Computer stand.

As a Marketer, we are constantly on our computers. A computer stand would help us avoid back problems in our future by allowing us to sit up straight. https://www.amazon.com/Nekmit-Aluminum-Laptop-MacBook-Silver/dp/B01GG2SJ4E/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1512695365&sr=8-8&keywords=macbook+stand+for+desk

9. iWatch.

Yes, we do need a watch to tell us to get up and walk because we are that focused on catering to our clients.https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch/gold-aluminum-pink-sand-sport-loop?afid=p238%7CsGKw3hsSy-dc_mtid_1870765e38482_pcrid_221618810086_&cid=aos-us-kwgo-pla-watch--slid--product-MQJU2LL/A&product=MQJU2LL/A&step=detail

 

10. Chocolate or Alcohol or both.

I don’t really have to justify this one.

 

4 Ways Marketers Can Train Their Brains to Stay Relevant

Remember that teacher who used curveball questions to throw you off your testing game and made you question yourself, the world, and life in general? Yeah, that's how the marketing industry is for marketers. It's a big curveball question. Problems come out of nowhere and can change directions in a heartbeat.  You think you have all the answers, and then BAM, new information or a challenging business problem arises and you have to figure out how to handle it as quickly and creatively as possible. That's why, in this industry, it's always important to stay on top of your game. Your brain game that is. Here are 4 ways Marketers (and anyone) can train their brains to stay relevant:

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Mad Men? More like MAD Women.

5-ish questions answered about being a successful woman in the business world.

If you’ve ever watched Mad Men, you might have gained a little insight into understanding just how far women have come in the business world, especially in the field of marketing. We no longer are expected to fetch coffee or sit quietly in meetings and take notes. Instead, we are leading meetings where our insights and opinions matter. Oh, and we get our own coffee and take our own notes too, because yes, we are excellent multi-taskers.

So, how is this relevant? Well, I’m glad you asked. Today, is National Business Women’s Day. The day was first supported by the American Business Women’s Association in 1982 and later recognized by Congress in 1983 to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the workforce. To celebrate this day, I sat down with MADlab’s owners, Deidra Langstaff and Mary Beth Hobby, to answer 5-ish questions about being successful women in the business world.

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