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Marketing Study Lab - Actionable Marketing Knowledge


Hello, I’m the Lego Master of Marketing! 

Odd statement to start a profile, but go with it, it’ll make sense.

You know when you have loads of Lego all over the floor and it just looks like one big pile of nothingness. Not only does it look a mess, it’s a pain when you stand on it.

I take these bricks and start to make sense of how they all fit together.

If your marketing feels like a pile of painful Lego, let’s chat and get those building blocks fitting together: peter@marketingstudylab.co.uk

Why is this an issue?

The biggest problem facing todays marketing departments is the severe lack of qualified marketers, which usually happens by accident.

It’s not your fault, this usually happens by accident.

Perhaps there was an immediate need to design a website or create some literature and you needed someone to coordinate this – before you know it, Mark is the new marketing department.

Maybe your business has experienced some rapid growth, expanded and was looking to promote within or Andrea from customer service fancied her hand a marketing and is now in charge of all corporate comms.

Or perhaps your competition is way too active on social media and you feel you need to be present on this platform as well. Get Hayley to post ‘stuff’ – she’s young enough to understand how to do this. 

You get the idea!

These circumstances lead to 100s of hours of wasted time and money by focusing on the short-term tactics rather than a long-term strategic approach that will make a difference.

Even worse than this, the misplaced management of employees creates missed business opportunities, leaving money on the table that many didn't even know was there!

Hello, I’m Peter!
I can help with this.

I’ve been there, seen Marketing Departments churning out worthless tactical marketing communications that do nothing but damage a company’s reputation, wasting peoples time and reducing, not building long-term brand value.

I specialise in training programmes that will alter the mind-set of lost / forgotten / unqualified marketer by developing the skills needed to confidently create successful, long-term marketing strategies that generates business opportunities.

How is this done? Tell me, tell me now!

Quite simply by removing the pain points and problems than many marketers face as they haven’t had the training or been given the opportunity develop their marketing skills through;

Strategic Marketing Planning
Professional Marketing Qualifications
Marketing Training Days
Mentoring
Tutoring

Any business that is not benefiting from the opportunities marketing will create is missing out MASSIVELY! The chances are that the marketing tactics that are being deployed focus on pushing the wrong messages of ‘Buy. This. Now’ to the wrong people (who don’t even care you exist), creating minimal awareness and even less success.

Positioning a company through a strategic marketing approach, does not only carve out a point of difference for a company to differentiate themselves from the competition, but creates a unique proposition within the marketplace that highlights the problems it helps to fix for those that care enough to seek out this solution. Moving a company from a wasteful and unwanted push strategy to one that creates value where customers will actively gravitate towards this value proposition.

This change your marketing and the marketing department from being viewed as a cost centre that haemorrhages money, to the department that creates value and saves money in the long-term.

And here’s a little bit of social proof for you:

‘It is refreshing to see someone with a passion for the profession producing such valuable content for others to learn from.’

‘He was genuine and very honest in his approach and it was a pleasure working through this with Peter. An ‘out of the box’ thinker, he enabled me to consider different approaches.

Happy Marketing,
Peter

www.marketingstudylab.co.uk

I would love to get your feedback on how I can improve the podcast or what you would like to hear in forthcoming episodes so either leave a comment or contact me directly - peter@marketingstudylab.co.uk

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Jun 30, 2020

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Guest and Episode Links
Nick Diakanastasis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-diakanastasis/

https://www.theintrovertmentor.com

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Intro
You start to sweat, heart racing, adrenaline kicks in, knees tremble….. and then press record and….. nothing. You just can’t get that video recorded.

If any of this sound familiar to you when you go to record your own videos, this week’s chat with Nick Diakanastasis is defo for you. Nick is a Public Speaking Coach and a Trained Actor who is going to help us conquer those pre-recording nerves about speaking on camera as well as some amazing tips on how to feel more comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Especially now we are all using online chat A LOT more!

In this episode we cover;
- What should we do before going on camera
- Getting rid of those nerves
- Tips on body language and vocals
- The stupid (sorry main) things people are getting wrong.

Watch the episode video:
https://youtu.be/DE8Fll8DDT4

Takeaways
- Did you know you were breathing incorrectly? Now you’re checking out how you breathe right? This should come from your stomach, not your nose or throat. Try using this technique before and during a recording and see if you notice a difference in how you are coming across on camera.

- When you are pumped full of adrenaline everything is quicker, you speak quicker, you try to get to the finish quicker and your processing speed is quicker. Is this a good or a bad thing… well it can be both, but be cautious that this doesn't affect the conversations you are having or the answers you give to questions. Slow down, as what you feel might be a slower speed will look more natural and will probably be much closer to the natural you.

- And finally, you need to give more than you think. Not for reciprocity, although you should be doing this anyway, but when on camera, always give more than you think. In fact, if you feel comfortable, you’re not giving enough – stretch yourself and give that little bit extra and move out of your comfort zone.

Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.de
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