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Fail Forward!
27 August 2015

fail-forward-200x150 In week 2 of the Digital Marketing short course with Andrew Mashman, we had guest speaker Elisha Booth of EB Digital. Elisha provided a broad overview of her marketing plan, as well as giving us various case studies drawn from her industry experience. But one of the salient points she kept reiterating is that you should “Fail Forward” – turn your mistakes into your successes. Funnily enough (not), I was getting first-hand experience of what to do when there are technical difficulties on a live webinar session that’s going out to 500 people. Andrew was experiencing some issues, wherein his PowerPoints was flickering back and forth from his desktop, and naturally, people were unhappy about it. (My reaction could best be summed up as a very discreet “aaaaah” with the microphone turned off.) Luckily, between Google, and the assistance of one of our short course attendees, Andrew and I were able to pause between slides, fix the problem, and continue on with a much smoother presentation. The next day I got a crash course on how to splice and insert clips for our YouTube recording. We were able to move forward from this hiccup by improving our practice and learning some excellent video editing techniques. Along with the lesson on Failing Forward, Andrew went through digital marketing plans, viral marketing, and he and Elisha both discussed digital and analogue integration and the best way to balance that. If you’re keen for more, you can still enrol here. We’ll see you next week for session 3 of our Digital Marketing short course. Regards, @itm_margy