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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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Carolyn Butler-Madden

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We’ve covered social impact and purpose before, in fact it was just over on episode 120 with Karen Porter, who provided us with an excellent run through of development, buy-in and the pitfalls that most organisations fall foul to.

This weeks guest Carolyn Butler-Madden is here to take a deeper dive into our Brand Purpose and strategic direction as we uncover her Path to Purpose program and the six stages we all need to take to deliver true brand purpose.

You can read more about one component of this overall strategy in Carolyn’s books – Path to Purpose.

Carolyn is also a speaker and Chief Purpose Activist at Purpose consultancy, The Cause Effect, believing in a world where business is a force for good and brands drive profit through purpose.

In this episode we cover;
Developing your Brand Purpose using the Path to Purpose Program;
1 – Brand Positioning
2 – People and Culture
3 – Partners in Purpose
4 – Customer Experience
5 – Marketing and Comms
6 – Impact and Performance

Watch the episode video:

Top Tip
When it comes to the Marketing and Communications of your cause or social purpose, don’t just talk about the actual program, talk about the impact you are having and want to create. And then invite others to do the same, get involved and subsequently spread the message. It should never be seen as an insular project as you are trying to impact the world – so let the world help you!

Favourite Quote
‘You know everyone talks about purpose. It makes such a difference, because you are just driven, obsessively, because it matters, you care. It means something’. This is so powerful and I implore you to find your purpose because like Carolyn said – it matters and it means something. And who doesn’t want that in their lives?

And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this Episode
When it comes to brand positioning, be bold and brave, don’t make it passive. Safe is now risky and you shouldn’t be playing it safe when it comes to your brand. Be memorable for the right reasons.

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