Lean Mean Marketing Teams with Ty Hayes

Discover how to create a high-performance marketing team by joining Ty Hayes as he interviews leading CMOs, authors and experts at the top of their game.


53. How to build a strong marketing team culture and land your dream job with Erik de Roos

Erik de Roos, Executive Director, Marketing at South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC)  joins us on this episode.

this episode, we discuss:

  • Strategies Erik used to stand out from the crowd in a high calibre candidate pool for the position of Executive Director at SATC
  • The metrics that SATC uses to measure its success – especially in relation to team culture and development
  • Measures that Erik and his team have taken to improve culture and team performance including participating in the High-Performance Marketing Teams Workshop by Growth Generators
  • Tips to help your team find meaning in what they do and drive alignment throughout your marketing team
  • The importance of building a strong first team
  • The value of authentic leadership
  • The unique challenges of delivering marketing services within a state tourism body
  • Erik’s genuine love for South Australia and how he has fulfilled his 20-year-long goal to have a role that allows him to showcase and promote its beauty to the nation and the world




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About the Show

In today’s fast paced world, your team is your ultimate competitive advantage. Join Ty each week to discover the dynamic team structures, agile practices, leadership and culture behind some of the world’s most successful brands and the teams driving their marketing. If you’re a marketer looking to enhance your leadership and boost your team’s capability, then this is your must-listen podcast.

Your Host – Ty Hayes

Ty is an award-winning former CMO turned business founder, who built and led the #1 marketing team in Australia (AMI Awards) and was ranked the #10 CMO in Australia (CMO50) whilst CMO for a global university. Ty now hosts this podcast and runs Growth Generators with the mission to help CMOs build modern marketing teams that drive growth.