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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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Jul 2, 2019

Enjoy the episode - Happy Marketing!


Where is the place to be? Why is location (physical or digital important). This will become apparent a little bit later on. Diana can basically turn your video, audio and graphics into something that people want to learn from. 

But first we’re chatting to Diana Wilson, a freelance video editor who’s niche is within the online course creation market. Taking your audio and video and making into something people want to learn from. Not only that but Diana also helps her clients with the sales and marketing elements of their business.

Certain circumstance (as we’ll find out later) is what drove Diana to enter this market, but in doing so it became apparent that this was not only her passion, but she was pretty darn good and what she offered.



- If you’re struggling to understand where you fit in life or where your passions is that you can make a living around, Diana has the perfect antidote: Write everything down, find the middle, how you can combine these elements and focus on this and solely this – your sweet spot! 

- When creating an online course, audio, visual, content and the value you bring are all important aspects. If you know your audience, you can tailor what you are providing to what they actually want rather than what you ‘think’ they need. Two very different propositions indeed.

- Preparation, preparation, preparation. Start with the basics and then develop from there. If you can create a roadmap for the entire development process then this will keep you on course, reduce procrastination and make you more efficient. Which is very similar to writing a Marketing Assignment. Do your prep, start off with the main points you want to get across and then develop your answer from there.


Top Tip – 7 P’s - Place

Where do you by your stuff? Online, retail store… 'round the back'?

Regardless of where you purchase, when you are thinking of ‘Place’ within a marketing mix there are a few elements that are critical to consider when thinking of your route to market. 

The first element is how much control do you need within the whole supply chain? If you need to keep a tight control of what your product and service looks like, the packaging, protection and the delivery as this is what make you unique then its worth considering going direct to consumer. If you are happy to relinquish control or it’s more cost effective, it may be worth handing this over to a Distributor or a Wholesale who will take this task away from you.

Other elements that may determine your channel selection could be:

- Geographical location. If local the  you may be able to facilitate delivery, international, is it better to hand this over to an expert that already has the infrastructure to deal with this shipping

- Product characteristics such as fragility and the trust put in your supply chain to handle delivery with no repercussions. This is similar for high ticketed items and the security required to delivery them.

- Don’t forget the dreaded legal issues, legislation, tax implications, trade descriptions and the crossing of international borders, as well as the variations of these within different countries.

Make sure the places you intend to use suite both your company, the product or service you are delivering and, most importantly it matches your target markets expectations, no, exceeds your target markets expectations.



Diana Wilson:

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