Welcome, One and All,
That’s a welcome to a whopping total of 142,668 DMI Members! If anyone has been keeping track, that is an incredible 110,118 digital marketing professionals that have joined our community since we launched membership in July 2018.
We kicked 2021 off with a bang too. Lots of things have been happening in your membership world, here are just a recap of a few of the highlights:
We kicked off our DMITeamTalk series. These are 20 - 30 minute sessions where our DMI Tutor provides practical information, advice and guidance that you can utilize straight away. These are being streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. We’ve run four sessions to date and have lots more exciting topics to cover with you this year. You can catch our next one on Monday the 10th of May at 1 pm BST on the topic of Influencer Marketing.
We launched five fantastic POWER member benefits:
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On the topic of Forums. The DMI team has been busy creating loads of new forum posts across a range of subject areas, so whether you want to find out what free tools are available to you such as these Social Listening - Free Tools; input into trending topics like Seaspiracy, Greenwashing, and Returning to the Office; hear about your fellow member's exam tips or even introduce yourself to the community in our dedicated thread.
The forum is a powerful learning tool giving you access to a network of fellow digital marketing professionals, our DMI tutors, and DMI team members providing a rich resource of knowledge, and experience. It’s a great place to learn, share, and collaborate as well as to make connections within the community.
As a DMI Member - you are our priority. We are constantly striving to create opportunities for you to boost your profile, showcase your knowledge and experience, and present you with opportunities to get involved with your fellow community members. Check out what some of your DMI members have been involved in over the past few weeks.
The DMI Roundtable on Diversity & Inclusion.
We are delighted that POWER Members Beverly Moore, Callan Swaim, Carson Edwards Jr., Christine Godek, Leah Davis, Rachael Herrmann, Sandhya Asirvatham, and Tracie Culler joined us to discuss Diversity and Inclusion in digital marketing, how it impacts career prospects, natural bias and owning our self-awareness.
We are excited to share more member showcases, content spotlights, and roundtable discussions giving you valuable insights and lessons from your fellow DMI members’ in the coming weeks.
Given that a number of the activities that happened over the past few weeks have had a career focus, I thought it would be nice to make the heart of this membership update all about Your Career and You.
When we think about careers - we may automatically think about it through the lens of a searching for a job or even a change in your career. However, career expands far beyond that. Your mindset can have a lot of influence on your career.
Over a year ago, when we were first introduced to pandemics and lockdowns, there seemed to be a commonality among working professionals that an increase in working hours and the appetite to take them on were present and correct, for a number of reasons: not least concerns about business and job security. Twelve months on, it feels like that appetite has waned. As professionals feel the effects of both lockdown and working-from-home fatigue. There are a number of reasons why you might be feeling a little unmotivated by work at the moment, and feeling a little drained as if you are running on empty.
One of the ways to take care of yourself is to be mindful of your mental health and your mindset. You may have heard of the term ‘growth mindset’. This starts with self-reflection. Firstly you need to reflect on your inner purpose both in your career and in your personal life - and then list these in order of priority to establish a renewed focus on balance and flexibility.
Once you know your purpose, your priorities, then it's time to instill some self-belief. When you are challenged in your work tasks or in a project - if your natural tendency is to feel like you can’t do it or that you want to give up or that you are destined to fail, then it's time to hit the reset button. You need to unshackle yourself from that mentality and change your internal mantra to I can and I will.
It’s not that you can’t - it's just that you have never encountered this challenge/task before and you need to recognize this as your opportunity to learn, solve and grow. By adopting a growth mindset you are changing the dial in the way that you view and approach life - seeing new or difficult situations as opportunities to learn, enhance your skills, and further your abilities. In doing so, you also gain a range of in-demand skills such as resilience, adaptability, creativity, and persistence.
These changes will leave you feeling positive, successful, and motivated. It will help you make more positive choices both personally and professionally and keep your mental health and attitude happy, healthy, and thriving.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” by Audrey Hepburn
We’ve had some great new additions to our resource area and we’ve got some brilliant new things happening in the coming weeks. Here are a few to watch out for.
Webinars: So far in 2021 we have run 5 membership webinars, where we have had over 11,000 people register and nearly 5,000 attend. We have some great topics coming up this quarter on subjects such as B2B Marketing Strategies, Leadership, and Podcasting.
The Ahead of the Game Podcast: We released 8 podcasts to date in 2021. Our podcasts go live on a Friday, on a fortnightly basis. We’ve some great topics coming down the line including:
Resources: We now have over 1,400 assets available in your member library. We’ve got some great pieces coming soon and here’s a look at some of the great resources you might have missed.
If you want to reach out to your membership team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org