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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:

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

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

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Martyn Sibley

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We all like to think that discrimination is something we all avoid and that inclusion is the one thing that is non-negotiable. But are we really doing this or just simply paying lip service to it? Are we actually afraid of being seen as exploitative or insensitive by simply doing what we think is right? Let’s see what we need to consider when doing what is right and inclusive with Martyn Sibley.

Martyn is the founder of Disability Horizons and Purple Goat Agency, both of which focus on the needs and wants of the disabled community from both a commercial perspective and as individuals.

As Marytn describes himself, he’s ‘just a regular guy who happens to have a disability (called Spinal Muscular Atrophy – SMA)’. Being a regular guy means not only running an agency and an online disability lifestyle publication, but going skiing, scuba diving, flying a plane – but that’s the boring normal stuff isn’t it.

Let’s get back that marketing thingy. In this episode we cover;
- Planning for inclusiveness with our marketing
- How to say the ‘right’ thing
- Getting your voice heard over all the rubbish

Watch the episode video:

Top Tip
Look to make products and services that include everyone. Using a universal design approach not only means you are following the basics of Inclusion Marketing, but this usually means looking for simplicity and ease of use which in turn can reduce friction, which we all want less of. A great example of this is Siri.

Favourite Quote
When Martyn was discussing getting your voice heard in a crowded market he believes that ‘everything you need is there…. it’s just the action, it’s the doing’

And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this Episode
When looking to create awareness within your marketplace. Remember Martyn’s three stages to success;
1 – Tell your story
2 – Build a community
3 – Have a strong call to action

Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco
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