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Portuguese Businesses Work with the Marketing Magician

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, October 24, 2009 --( Businesses from across the length and breadth of the Algarve, and as far away as Lisbon, attended the Marketing Magician’s latest seminars designed to help Portuguese businesses to grow their businesses.

Marketing Magician, Stefan Drew, was back in Portugal at the invitation of the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra, with more seminars and workshops designed to help Portuguese businesses to not only survive the downturn but to prosper. Sessions included a Website Workshop that revealed the secrets of how to get on Page One of Google with a demonstration of how this can be achieved at nil cost in just a few days. Other seminars included Advertising Secrets, PR & Media Secrets and the ever popular topic of How to Quadruple Business Turnover and Profits.

Stefan Drew commented, “Everyone thinks marketing is difficult, expensive and rarely works; but it needn’t be like this. I was able to demonstrate how simple it is to beat millions of other webpages onto Page One of Google without any expenditure whatsoever. The BBC might refer to me as The Marketing Magician but this isn’t magic… it is quite simple and anyone that makes the effort to get greast at marketing can manage it very quickly.”

He continued, “The people that attended the workshops are exceptional. They recognise that to survive and thrive in business you have to get great at marketing. These people will do well, not least because their competitors haven’t grasped this simple fact.”

David Rowatt, director of Appreciating Portugal said, “Stefan has the ability to break down the perceived complex barriers of internet marketing and provide a user friendly solution that produces results. Thoroughly enjoyable and great nutrition for the brain.”

Fiona Lang of Portugal Property Collection commented, “These seminars have really opened my eyes up to how I can market my company in the best way without wasting time, energy and most importantly money. As a brand new business I need to make my mark quickly and Stefan’s advice has given me plenty of ways to do this.”

Sean Whitttamore of Destination Algarve said, “Our property management & rentals business has been growing steadily over the last 5 years - and with very little in the way of marketing; however, we are now ready to take the business to the next level and Stefan's tips, tricks, & techniques have opened our eyes to the possibilities that effective marketing can offer to small businesses such as ours and we are sure that putting even just a few of his excellent techniques into practise will help us grow more rapidly well into the future.”

Carina de Sousa, marketing coordinator at IRG International Realty Group Portugal commented, “Thank you very much for these fantastic workshops about PR & Media and Website, they were very interesting and I will certainly use your valuable marketing ideas to improve our press releases and website. I found these seminars very enjoyable and informative, looking forward to the next marketing seminars.”

Carol Spires from Winkworths said, “Marketing property and assisting clients’ looking for their ‘home in the sun’ in the Algarve, Portugal is particular challenging in the current economic climate. So in a very competitive market I am very aware that it is essential to keep one step ahead whilst keeping costs to a minimum. I have just attended 2 marketing seminars with Stefan Drew, here on the Algarve which re-enforced how critical it is to get the marketing right & even more important gave me ideas on how to be more proactive and effective without blowing a hole in the marketing budget. I will certainly be recommending his seminars & magic tips to colleagues within Winkworth Real Estate and beyond – but not our competitors!”

Philippa Taylor, Director Premier FX said “Once again an excellent seminar from Stefan who gave me very practical advice that I can use straight away for my business. I look forward to more next year.”

The Marketing Magician and the Hotel Garbe are planning more Marketing Magician seminars and workshops and are encouraging businesses to discuss the topics they would like covered in the future.


Notes to Editors

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Having advised businesses on both sides of the Atlantic Stefan’s work has been published in over 50 countries and he has subscribers to his regular Marketing Newsletter in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Stefan’s clients range from sole traders and SMEs to corporates and include household names in the public and private sector.

Stefan recommends businesses use the hundreds of free and low cost marketing methods available to businesses of all sizes; these include free advertising, Google Maps, search engines, free directories, subscription newsletters and SEO etc.

Stefan's website can be found at

Previously Head of Press, Publicity and Marketing at the Contributions Agency Stefan directed marketing for a number of large colleges before setting opening Stefan Drew Associates in 2005. Despite spending little on marketing the business has grown rapidly year on year; a fact Stefan puts down to implementing his own advice.

Stefan Drew, is based in the UK at Marton in Warwickshire and also has offices in Exmouth, Devon.

Stefan is also a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants
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