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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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Feb 9, 2021

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Guest and Episode Links
Richard Moore
https://therichardmoore.com/ 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardjamesmoore/ 
richard@therichardmoore.com/ 

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Part 1 of 2
Just a quick note that this is part one of two of this interview with Richard Moore. He provided so much value that I decided to chop him in half and serve him up over two weeks for you. And now that odd and a little scary intro. Here’s Pete with the official intro and remember to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss part two next week.

Intro
Sales and Marketing, two opposites. But opposites often attract and in this case they should and do. I always like to think about sales as the end result of good Marketing and I stand by that.

That said, understanding the sale process, how it can work in tandem with Marketing can be the difference between closing a sale and getting the door closed on you.

It’s about time we put some clarity around this and who better than Richard Moore, or The Richard Moore as his domain names states.

Richard has gone from 60-hour work weeks in the City of London to setting up his own business to help others gain momentum as they launched their own.

Richard also runs a weekly live Q&A and creates courses such as Basics of Sales and his flagship product: the LinkedIn Client Accelerator programme and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, Thrive, Influencive as well as on podcasts just like this.

In these episodes we cover:
- Getting into the right mindset
- Gaining the attention of the RIGHT clients
- Warming-up leads
- Dealing with objections
- Closing the sale
- What to do next?

Watch the episode video:
https://youtu.be/9YTc1TY6YuA

Takeaways
Top Tip
Richard discussed thinking about the objectives and outcomes and making them realistic to your position. For example, if its your first day in a sales role and you are inexperienced, then the objective is to make those calls rather than be a closer. You’re one step closer to moving to the next level and a successful sales process.

It’s exactly the same in Marketing, you’re not going to revolutionise the world or even a company on day one. Take it one step at a time.

Favourite Quote
If your rejection rate is high due to the price point, then it’s best to pre-qualify that the pricing you offer isn’t an issue before moving forward. ‘You need to deliver a little nugget of information in the first 30 seconds of the conversion as to why you’re premium, and then that doesn’t come up so much’.

Pre-qualification thought the customer journey is imperative as to not waste your time or your potential clients.

And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this Episode
Take note. Content forms gravity. Powerful words indeed. You need to build your bank of content that is helpful to the people you are looking to serve. The more you push out into the world, the more your ideal clients will start to notice you and gravitate towards you.

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