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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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Feb 19, 2019

AIDA – Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action. It's a simple tool but one very much worth remembering and we’ll do that later.

Before we get all automated and these intro start to write themselves, let’s have a chat with Natalia Wiechowski a Personal Branding Expert, bilingual keynote speaker, LinkedIn Trainer and an Edutainer, so you know this is going to be a fascinating chat. Oh yeah, Nataila is also a Dr. of Philosophy, Social scientist and a certified digital marketing professional with experience in human behavior & social relationships. So basically she knows what I’m thinking at all times and I’m scared!!!


- People want to hear your story. A story that you can tell and that is trustworthy. Think about the brands you connect with, do you feel like you know them, are they more personable to you than others, relate to you a little more? Do they share the same messages in terms of how you lead your life? They probably do. And this is why you feel connected to them and ultimately make those purchases.

But be cautious, as Natalia put it ‘telling stories is the new big brother’

- Good content, the core or basis of it, consists of 50-60% real life problem solving. Listen to your audience, what are they struggling with and are worried about and how can you help. 

- Natalia discussed her top tip for becoming more employable, straight after you studies – without writing a CV, which sounds bizarre but when you talk through it, it isn’t really, so listen  up:

- Don’t wait until after your studies – the number one rule!
- Start networking while you are still studying, building those connections with the people and organisations you want to work for
- Get clear on how these organisations function and recruit
- Don’t forget that practical experience as well, the proof is in the doing
- And finally, ditch the CV (wow big statement), but first of all find a way to gain the attention you need to get people to approach you rather than the other way round – this can be on social channels, blogs, podcasts, how about even singing your resume (I’m not even going to attempt that one), but perhaps you might. 

You want some proof, check out the two examples in the show notes where not using a CV has lead to a dream job: the fearless girl and Nina’s Airbnb story. 


AIDA (Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action), the traditional model for describing the stages that a consumer will go through from the first interaction or becoming aware of a product or service through to an actual committed purchase.

One of the benefits of this model is its simplicity and versatility in terms of its use with communication messages as it is seen as a stimulus-response model, which is what we want from our comms, a response.

Times have changed however since the creation of the AIDA model and although still prevalent in many Marketing communication plans it is now seen as to linear in a digital environment, also ignoring post-purchase behavior which is a major factor to be considered.

Test the AIDA model on your next communications plan or assignment, but don't forget that other influential factors outside of this model may need to be considered dependent on your overall objectives.

Happy Marketing Everyone!

Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco
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Natalia Wiechowski:
Instagram: @thinknatalia

The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene:


CV Examples:
Nina from AirBnB:
The Fearless Girl Statue CV: