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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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Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!


Grab a brew and let’s look to the future. If you love your data, or don’t know what to do with it. This is the episode for you.

It’s time to get your geek on.

John Wall has been co-host of the popular Marketing Over Coffee podcast for the past 13 years, with over a half million downloads annually and look at the developments in both Marketing and technology.

John also runs Trust Insights, helping companies understand Marketing Analytics and Data, which means he is the perfect person to ask about the ever changing world of Technology and how this is effecting Marketing as whole and what we can do to make sure we are at the sharp end of these changes.

Actionable tips include; the tools we should be using in Marketing right now (and how you should be applying them) and those that will be important in the future.


- John says that a data set of 30 is your minimal viable option. With a data set of 30 you can start to make decisions – but the more data the better. But remember to look for the losers, not the winners. Pause, remove or delete those elements that aren’t working for you and focus on the ones that are.

- Data, data, data. Throughout my whole conversation with John, it was abundantly clear that he is putting data that is readily available to us to good use. Data is all around us, but it’s using programs (a lot are free by the way) to make good use of this data that really counts – such as Google Analytics or Facebook Ad analysis – where we should be establishing our goals and tracking these for success.

- And finally. Keep on innovating! John’s five areas for future growth that we all need to be considering are:

Text mining,
Network graphing,
Data clustering,

Enjoy the future people!

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