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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: 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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Mar 17, 2020

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Guest and Episode Links
Helen Pollock
https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenpollock/
https://thecontentdoc.com

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Yoast: https://yoast.com/

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Intro

What can we learn from writing a book? Let me rephrase that. What actionable tips can we take from an Amazon-bestselling ghostwriter and non-fiction book coach.

Turns out, there are a lot of actionable steps to help us with our writing. Helen Pollock has transitioned from writing lively and engaging copy for businesses in a whole host of sectors to helping business people to write better books and content through her business - The Content Doc.

Helen believes that everyone can become a better writer and that creating a

simple framework for content creation is the key to great business writing.

But first, everyone needs this type of intro in their lives – Helen, what is Marketing Study Lab in Mandarin?

 

Takeaways

- Never write for you! Always write for your customer. Their pain points are probably different to yours and should be the focus of what you are writing. Unsure what these are – ask!

- Keep it simple. Just like no one wants to be sold to, no one wants to try and decipher what you’re going on about. Cut the jargon and write in an easy to understand way, but don't be afraid to add variety to your sentences. This will help to keep your audience engaged.

- And finally, read it aloud. There is no better way to find out how your copy actually sounds than reading it back, or even getting someone else to read it to you! This is why TV and films always have read throughs, fine tuning for their audience and you should be doing the same. ACTION! 

Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.de
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