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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 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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Nov 7, 2018

It's a Marketing Study Lab special! Regular programming will resume shortly but for today, enjoy as we talk all things creative!

Yes, the first special, needs a special guest and I am delighted to be accompanied on this episode by Mr. Dave Birss, who amongst some other titles, which we’ll find out about a bit later on is the author of ‘How to Get to Great Ideas?’ a book all about, well, getting great ideas.

Before we get stuck into the innovative world that Dave has create in this book I just want to let you all know that it is out tomorrow, links in the show notes as always, but forget the notes, just go to Amazon, type in Dave Birss and you’ll see it – its yellow and has squiggles on the front.

Once you’ve pre-ordered it, you will be given an access code that will allow you to listen to the rest of this episode in any language you want – so keep a look out for that code, if you cant find it, not to worry, the default language is English / Scottish so you should be fine if you’ve understood the first part of this intro.

Takeaways

- There are two types of thinking; Creative thinking and doing thinking, where some people are better at creativity and others are more doers.

- Innovative thinking can be taught, it’s not something you are born with or without. Dave describes it as the input defining the output – if your creativity input is minimal the how do you expect the output to be any different. The same with any type of system really.

- And speaking of systems, from a business perspective it is said there can be two types. A stifling system where it is all about control and there are layers of fear dominating the hierarchical structure or there is a system of liberation and freethinking.

For more of the creative stuff, get Dave’s book and lets all start to think about getting great ideas!

Links
Dave Birss:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davebirss/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davebirss
@davebirss
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davebirss/
@davebirss

Book Offer: https://upvir.al/58454/lp58454

Books:
How to Get to Great Ideas – Dave Birss: https://amzn.to/2qjtgoS
Iconic Advantage – Soon Yu and Dave Birss: https://amzn.to/2EUh08I
A User Guide to the Creative Mind - https://amzn.to/2Q7YRW3

App:
Procreate: https://procreate.art