[dropcap]If [/dropcap]you don’t absolutely love the 80s and agree that it was literally the best decade ever, this article might go over your head. But if you’re totally into the raddest 10 years this girl has ever seen, you might just want to read on, reader.
Even if you take issue with the 80s being the most totally tubular time of your life, you have to admit, the music was pretty bad (good). So, without further comment, I present to you, what your fave 80s tune says about you (and your marketing style):
Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard)
You’re definitely in it for the perks. Marketing can be a pretty sweet gig if you play your cards right and you plan on playing them right. You get that marketing is about attracting the right people and keeping them there with stellar service and a smile. You are very likely moving toward public relations or corporate communications at some point in your life.
Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
Get your Rick Roll on! You are the kind of marketer who will go after any lead, any day, and not stop until you’ve conquered your goals! A lead generation whiz, you take rejection in stride but can be a little overzealous and sometimes leave nurturing to the sales team once you’ve closed a lead. Chances are, you’ll move into marketing operations at some point. Leave no lead behind!
Said I Love You…But I Lied (Michael Bolton)
Okay so this is a bit of 90s crossover. Ads, ads, ads. It’s a drumbeat in your mind. Stay at the top of the funnel because once a lead enters your system, you’re less interested in learning more about them and more interested in your CTR. Head on over to the digital strategy department where you’ll find a bunch of people who will appreciate your analytical mindset!
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me (Whitney Houston)
You love marketing and might get just a little too attached to your prospects. Loyalty, fun and rewards all make your heart sing. While lead generation is fun and all, you want to focus on the people who are thisclose to buying or those who have purchased already. Use your skills in nurturing clients and creating programs for expanding revenue channels (no CEO ever said no to that).
Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer)
Might as well face it. You’re addicted to love. Nothing makes you happier than responding to tweets, engaging on Facebook and the high you get from a Youtube upvote. You’re a social addict and engagement is your buzz. Use your unique extrovert gifts in the social department, where you can ride the wave of social adoration every day! (There are some things you still can’t automate.)
When Doves Cry (Prince)
What are you even talking about? No one really knows but they have a pretty good idea that you are super cool and not a whole lot would go out the door without you. You’re the graphic designer and you don’t need to explain your art to anyone.
Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
You know that marketing involves testing, testing and more testing. Sometimes things don’t pan out according to your gut and you have to hope and pray you didn’t just sink a budget based on a hunch. You’ll do great in the SEM and SEO arenas, where constant testing, tweaking and research will make sure that you make your campaigns better, not worse.
Don’t You Want Me (Human League)
It’s so hard to tell. You craft a love note, make it lovely and then send it first class. And your beloved loves you, then they hate you and then….they send you to spam. It’s hard being an email marketer but you’ve got the tough skin to get through it. You know how valuable those well-crafted notes can be and refuse to give up because one guy threatened to “tell the IT department about you”.
Like a Prayer (Madonna)
The right combination can instantly take you there and you constantly feel like you’re falling only to FIND YOURSELF BACKED UP BY THE BEST GOSPEL CHOIR EVER? Yeah, you’re the CMO.
No matter what your favorite song, if any of the above describes you, we want you on our team! Red Branch Media is totally hiring for the next set of Branchers. 4 out of 5 interns live to tell the tale! Apply now.