EP133: The Marketing Achievement Awards - Jared Patel

This week on The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we begin a series on the Marketing Achievement Awards and recognise finalists in the Rising Stars category (top young SA marketers), with our first guest being Jared Patel - Head of Marketing at the Sea Harvest Group.

In chatting with us, Jared shares how he started his journey aboard a fishing vessel in order to gain an understanding and real appreciation of the business – before doing any of the marketing. This wider view of both the company and the consumer permeates our discussion, as he elaborates on a host of things; the reversal of a declining market share, winning product of the year, fully-integrated campaigns, partnership models, the clever media use and a whole lot more.

As marketers, it’s important to see things from the customer’s perspective, to have a mix of technical and ‘soft’ (but critically important) skills, and to get out of your ‘marketing box’ in order to know the whole business. So, if you want to hear about ‘Mealtime Heroes’ and ‘Friends in the Freezer’, then listen in as to why you should ask kids want they want (especially if they are your main target audience).

This is another insightful The DOC & The GURU Podcast - as we wish Jared, and the other finalists, all the best for the upcoming awards.

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