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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 at 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's, by developing the skills needed to confidently create successful, long-term marketing strategies that generate 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 to 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, not only carves 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 changes 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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May 5, 2020

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Naira Perez
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Intro
Facebook Ads are a topic we probably all know a little about and we certainly all consume them on some level, passively or actively. But do we really understand what goes on behind the scenes here?

Our guest on this episode Naira Perez is a Facebook Ads Expert and is with us to go through all the elements we need to know to start effectively engaging with our audience. Naira, the founder of Springhill Digital is a data geek that is committed to brand building through paid social media.

On this episode we go through the most important Facebook Ad actionable tips you need to get your campaign going and getting results, including;
Building an audience and targeting,
Bidding strategies,
What makes a good ad,
And the metrics we need to be analyzing.

Watch the episode video:
https://youtu.be/7OCAuxV4eqw

Takeaways
- Did you know how detailed you can get with Facebook targeting? Even if you aren’t using the platform to target customers it can be a great way to gather insight and develop an understanding as to the profile of those you seek to serve

- When creating an actual Facebook ad, its important to remember ALL the key components to stand the best chance of success. These are;

- Make sure you have an offer
- Provide a message that highlights your solution to a problem
- Make sure your image or video coordinates with your copy
- Be clear on what you want people to do (your call to action or CTA)

- And finally, if you are using videos, make sure the first three seconds and the first frame is engaging enough to gets someone’s attention. Always think about how quick you scroll through your own feed and what catches your attention while doing this. It’s a great starter to becoming a whiz at Facebook Ads.

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