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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 a 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 by developing the skills needed to confidently create successful, long-term marketing strategies that generates 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 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, does not only carve 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 change 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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Jun 9, 2020

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Guest and Episode Links
May King Tsang
@MayKingTea on all the socials:
https://twitter.com/MayKingTea
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YouTube: https://bit.ly/2XDU9nS
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maykingtsang/
 
Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!
 
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Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marketingstudylab/
Tweet Tweet: https://twitter.com/cousinp81
 
Intro
Do you ever fear missing out. It can be a Marketing tactic that can be used for good…… and evil. Remember when everyone was buying a ton of toilet roll at a time. The coverage this was give sparked huge FOMO. Might not be directly associated with marketing, but you get the point.
 
May King Tsang is the original social media reporter and #FOMOCreator. As you’ll hear later, there is a lot of social media posting going on here.
 
May King uses this superpower of being able to consume information, digest it and post it to help conferences and events (online and offline) build awareness and sell out. She does this by focusing on those that matter, the audience.
 
In this episode we’ll cover;
• How to create that fear of missing out?
• What to do pre and post event
• The tools you need / or don’t need to make this happen
• And why you can’t tweet often enough
 
Important to note that when we are chatting about ‘Traditional Marketing’ we are discussing the way we traditionally use social platforms.
 
Watch the episode video of May King and me having a giggle and chatting #FOMO:
 
https://youtu.be/utuZba0XezE
 
Takeaways
- When focusing on selling out an event, you need to focus on what matters – the attendees (and to some extent the speakers and sponsors), so why not use them within your Marketing. Not the lame stock images, but actually discussing why they are at the event and what the event is like. Remember Seth Godins phrase ‘people like us, do things like this’.
 
- You don’t need totally new content for every social post. Try repurposing your content. One video could be chopped up and used 2,3 or even 10 times. Look to be more efficient and maximise value from all your content.
 
- And finally. Get going, be it video, audio or the written word. You don’t need all the kit, you just need a phone to start. Don’t have all the gear and no idea, be different. Have all the ideas and one piece of gear.
 
Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.de
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