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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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Dec 4, 2018

What is your bedtime ritual? Hopefully it’s not as bad as most peoples? How many hours sleep should you be getting? Do you get them? In this weeks top tip that’s what we’ll be talking about, sleep.

But now its time to introduce our guest, Jono Alderson from, now I have to say at this point the first few minutes there audio isn’t as good as it usually is but we resolve this issue very early on so just stick with it as you really don’t want to miss this one. Jono has over a decade of experience in web development, SEO, analytics, brand and campaign strategy, lead generation, eCRM, conversion rate optimisation and helping companies deliver SEO, content, analytics and brand strategies at an international level.

Jono is also a keynote speaker with a passion that oozes through in everything he does. With this passion itching to come through in this interview I thought I would start by asking Jono, what is your favorite toast condiment?



- Let’s get SEO right. Its more than keywords, we are more advanced than that now. As Jono stated; its technology, marketing, psychology, branding and it’s copywriting. You need to go further than just words…. But the best rule of thumb is….. just don’t be a d*ckhead! Consider your customer and what they search for as at some point in the purchase process they will search!

- It is massively important that we invest time into digital communication channels, including websites. Good is just not…. Good enough anymore, it needs to be exceptional. If the channels you are using to communicate messages aren’t great, you can be your competitors are and that gives them an advantage.

- Jono spoke about being device agnostic and making the point that not everything should be made ‘mobile first’. We should never make assumptions over what hardware customers as using.

- Lead generation today is much more than a contact us form. We need to be solving people’s problems, without being salesy, pushy or demanding. Compelling, useful and interesting content will always win in the long term as it creates an engagement that is more powerful than consistent sales offers, which only serve to drive prices down, with short term, short lived success.


Top Tip – A Good Nights Sleep

What are the affects on getting a really bad night’s sleep. If you have a bad sleep ritual or don’t think you’re getting enough sleep this tip will show you how important it is to get your regular 6, 7, 8  9hours?

Before we find out how many hours you should be getting and provide you with some simple yet effective tips for a better nights kip, the results of poor a sleep pattern can reduce the success you with have within your studies as it can cause:

- Memory issues

- Trouble concentrating

- Mood changes

- Weakened immunity

The National Sleep Foundation suggest that adults should be getting between 7 to 9 hours, so that’s a great start if you are getting in-between this number of hours, but to really to pave the way for better sleep, you can follow these simple yet effective tips:

- Stick to a sleep schedule, always

- Create a relaxing bedtime ritual

- Exercise daily

- Create the ideal temperature, removing all sound and light

- Sleep in comfort

- Try not to drink alcohol and avoid caffeine (anything that can steel sleep from you)

- Turn off electronics before you enter the bedroom

Good night.

Happy Marketing Everyone!

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