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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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Aug 4, 2020

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Guest and Episode Links
Fifi Mason
https://fifimason.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/thefifimason/

Link to the vulnerability test Fifi mentioned: https://fifimason.com/comfort-level/

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Intro
This is my first recording since Liverpool won the English Football League for the first time in 30 years. Congratulations to the team, the club and more importantly the fans. You’ll never walk alone.

Are you visible in the business you work for or as part of your own personal branding? If not, it might be time you reconsidered your strategy for this.

And this doesn’t mean using fake, aggressive or exhausting tactics.

Our guest this week, Fifi Mason, helps to inspire introverts to get visible and build a personal brand that aligns with your own personality. Nothing fake, nothing underhand, just emphatically you – with sincerity and style.

Fifi believes there is a true power in being yourself in business as it’s the most effective way to build trust, raise your profile and attract more clients.

In this episode we cover;
- The importance of authenticity
- Approaches to being authentic
- Being comfortable with our true self
- Dealing with overwhelm and exhaustion

Watch the episode video:
https://youtu.be/pmuVTtrMuHo

Takeaways
Top Tip
When it comes to personal branding, spend the time getting to know, you! The more time you spend on this and working out the type of person you are, the stronger your personal brand will be and the more authentic you will be to, not only yourself, but also your audience.

Favourite Quote
‘It’s finding that why and knowing it and knowing the true why for yourself and for your clients’ – This is powerful. Spend some time figuring out what gets you out of bed in the morning and gets you motivated and keeps you focused. This is probably where all your efforts should be placed.

And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this Episode
When faced with an issue, problem, simply overwhelm, try to reframe the scenario you see yourself in and ask these three questions;

- What’s the worst that could happen?
- What’s the best that could happen?
- What’s the most likely to happen?

And you’ll probably find that the thing that is most likely to happen is that happy medium, it’s never as bad as you think it will be, in fact it could be even better than you were imagining!

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