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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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Guest and Episode Links

Phil Robinson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-robinson-4249678/

Proctor and Stevenson
https://www.proctors.co.uk/
marketing@proctors.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/proctorsbristol/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proctorandstevenson/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProctorsBristol
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProctorsBristol
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/proctorsvideos/videos

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Intro

It’s so easy to create a brand, just design a logo right? That's the brand. Wrong. The problem is these two words are just so interchangeable even I find myself saying brand when I mean logo! Probably because the word came from the ‘branding’ of criminals in the late 17th century (enough of the history lesson Pete, get on with it).

Anyway, as we’ll discover in this episode, a brand is so much more than some colours and a creative. Phil Robinson the Creative Director at Proctor & Stevenson has a solid background in copy, which means, as a Creative Director, he can sees both sides of the creative coin – the front facing and what goes on behind the scenes – perfect for giving us the lowdown on what makes a brand.

Phil’s college Dan Hardaker Head of Digital Design joined us back in episode 89 (https://bit.ly/39RiV8o), but for this chat we move away from building a Marketing Career to straight up brand.

Takeaways

- I love a good analogy and Phil’s representation of a logo being like a countries flag and the brand being everything that is within the countries make-up is brilliant. Think of any country and you get images and thoughts about what the country is made up of – weather, people, cities, activities, culture, etc – that's the brand!

- But how do you create a brand? Try and focus on these four key areas:

1 – The brands proposition
2 – The brand tone of voice
3 – What are its key messages
4 – It’s visual identify

And look, we didn't even touch the creative until point number 4… amazing!

- To create consistency within a brand Phil says you need these three things:

1 – Brand guidelines (to create consistency, not a straight jacket)
2 – Brand champions and ambassadors
3 – Regular reviews as your brand should be as malleable as the ever-changing market is lives to serve.

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