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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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Guest and Episode Links

Brain Wallace
https://nowsourcing.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nowsourcing/
Podcast: http://www.nextaction.cc

The $64 Million Basketball Contract Infographic: https://nowsourcing.com/2015/07/21/tobias-harris-case-study/
SXSW Interview: https://bit.ly/39yaDlM
TED Talk Satire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBKX-6Gz6A

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Intro

Infographics are sometimes forgotten about when it comes to our Marketing Communications, but can be extremely powerful as our guest explains, with one earning a Basketball player a $64 Million contract!

If you don’t know, an infographic is a graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.

Back to our guest, Brian Wallace. Brain is a recovering technologist that realised, no one cares about the technical explanation they don’t understand and for the past 13 ½ years has been developing Infographics for his clients through is company NowSourcing, the  number 1 infographic agency in the US.

Brain is also a Google Board Member, is on the South by South West (SXSW) Advisory Board, Podcaster and has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes and Mashable.

Takeaways

- To create an infographic you need to research and find the interesting data points first and foremost, but, don’t whatever you do shortcut the design. This is crucial! It’s the glue that holds all the interesting stuff together, without it you just have a pile of numbers and figures and may not generate the interest you desire.

- Make sure what you are creating is story driven, but have the data to back it up. Everyone can tell a story (or even a fake one), but it's the data that will make it and you legitimate. Remember, you should be building that Know, Like and Trust.

- And finally, we mentioned previously that you need to start with interesting data points and this is true, but don’t forget to factor in the emotion, what will truly draw in the attention of your customers? Yes, the stats and the design are integral, but that emotional connection will be the part that lasts long in the memory.

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