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Marketing Study Lab - Actionable Marketing Knowledge

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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Apr 21, 2020

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Chris Strub

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

Is not-for-profit Marketing different to for profit? We’re going to find out on todays episode.

If you think about it, the comms channels are the same and we would go through the same Marketing planning or strategy, but there must be some differences by way of using the rational and emotional to influence how we think and feel.

To help us understand all this we’re chatting to Chris Strub. Chris helps non-profits make a huge impact by leveraging the power of video to create meaningful change. Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and The Salvation Army to name just two charities Chris has worked with, he is currently focused on hands-on training sessions and live-streamed event hosting in communities around the world.

Chris’s notoriety came in the summer of 2015, when he quit his job to take a solo, unsponsored road trip to all 50 US states, over 100 days visiting and helping charities along the way – inspiring the book ‘50 states, 100 days’

Watch the episode video:

- Think about the emotional connection you can create. Take a look at some of the most successful brands in the world – Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, they all use emotion to make a connection with their audience and stay front of mind. Be it through lifestyle, innovation and latest tech or imagination. So how will you spark emotional connections with your audience?

- Use video to show the impact your service is having. It’s not about what you do, no one really cares, it's the problems you solve (this we found out on the special episode recorded with Ryan Foland back in October 2019 - and showing this through video content can work amazingly well.

- Finally, go behind the scenes. Consistency in content is key and we all need to be thinking like a TV station and producing quality content on a regular basis that goes behind the scenes of what we actually do. Letting people in, being authentic, open and honest can resonate much better than the standard corporate business ‘this is what we’re all about’, staged video can – so let’s be seeing the real you, the real business and the problems that you are solving.

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