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5 Terrible, Horrible No Good Marketing or Sales Headaches Competitors Hope You Have

Posted by Alan Vitberg

March 29, 2017

Getting a headache every time you look at your top line?

If you’re getting a headache when you look at the how your investment in marketing and sales had impacted your top line, or if you can hear the faint sounds of your competitors snickering somewhere in the distance, then it may be time to identify the culprits and get some pain relief.

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Topics: inbound marketing, professional services marketing

Expectations of Today’s Buyer

Posted by Dean Moothart

March 27, 2017

We are living in an age of the empowered buyer. Your prospects are in more control of the buying/selling process than ever before. They’re increasingly annoyed by old school marketing strategies and high pressure sales tactics. In order to be successful in today’s hyper-competitive market, it’s important that we listen to our buyers and understand their expectations.

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Topics: inbound marketing, Buyer's Journey, deanmoothart

The Tracking URL: When to Use it and Why it Matters

Posted by Dani Buckley

March 24, 2017

 

Marketing automation software is created to make our lives as marketers easier and more effectivethough sometimes the plethora of tools can be a little overwhelming and we might even forget to use some along the way. I’m here today to remind you of the small but mighty tracking URL. Let’s dive in with some Q&A:

What is a tracking URL?

A tracking URL is a normal URL that has a “token” associated with it (on the end of the URL). It allows traffic driven to a page or website to be properly sourced depending on the individual place(s) you used it. When used with a marketing automation platform, like HubSpot for example, it will be seen in your Sources Report where it separates the different traffic from each URL.

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Topics: inbound marketing, danibuckley, metrics, marketing automation

3 Business Lessons We Need to Learn from Millennials

Posted by Guest Blogger

March 22, 2017

Millennials are rapidly becoming the most self-starting and dynamic demographic in the business world. Generation Y are attracting so much attention that corporate giants such as Forbes, Deloitte, and Goldman Sachs have published studies to analyze their success. Let’s turn the tables and take a look at what we can learn from these youths to develop our own business acumen.

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Topics: Management, marketing strategies and tactics

Technology, The Key to Unlocking Increased Sales Productivity

Posted by Brian Hasenbauer

March 20, 2017


Each year at budget time, most B2B companies face a similar challenge. How do we increase our revenue from the prior year? For many, the simple answer is hiring more salespeople. After all, if our average salesperson makes $100,000 and they are selling $1,000,000 worth of business, you can easily increase your sales by hiring 2 or 3 more salespeople. The bottom line expense would be $200-$300k for salaries, but the increase in sales would be $1,800,000-$1,900,000. Of course, you also need to factor in your management span and the possibility of needing additional sales managers to account for the increased size of your sales team. Also factor in sales training and other overhead that a growing sales team needs to be effective.

On paper, increasing the size of your sales team each year is a great strategy for increasing sales on an annual basis. However, at some point, it gets very expensive to carry the overhead and expense of a well-paid sales team, and at some point there will be diminishing returns as most markets are only so big.  

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Topics: sales management, brianhasenbauer, marketing automation, productivity, sales enablement

3 Things B2B Marketers Can Learn From B2C Marketers

Posted by Laura MacPherson

March 17, 2017

We often think of B2B and B2C as worlds apart, but as a colleague recently said, “Either way, you’re selling to a person.” And that’s the truth — whether the buyer is purchasing an iPhone or a consulting service, the buyer is a person with emotions, goals, and desires. Here are 3 things B2B marketers can learn from their counterparts in B2C.

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Topics: inbound marketing, lauramacpherson

Getting More New Biz for Staffing Firms or Recruiters: A Perfect Storm of Opportunity

Posted by Alan Vitberg

March 15, 2017

Applying Insights from the 2016-17 Marketing & Sales Survey of Recruiting & Staffing Firms

Knowing what clients are looking for from a staffing or recruiting firm, and having insights from the USSA/LeadG2 Marketing and Sales Survey on best practices is almost a perfect storm of opportunity for more visibility, leads and new business from employers for your staffing or recruiting firm.

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Topics: staffing+recruiting agencies, professional services marketing

Pinterest... It's Not Just for Mommy Bloggers

Posted by Brian Hasenbauer

March 13, 2017

 

When Pinterest first came onto the social media scene in 2010, most B2B marketers wrote it off as “a great place for mommy bloggers.” This perception, whether real or imagined, has led to a slower adoption of Pinterest by B2B marketers as an acceptable social media platform. Many B2B marketers default to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn when looking for ways to promote their products and increasing brand awareness. But’s that not all that Pinterest is good for.  

While Pinterest is a wonderful platform for curating images of things that you like, it’s also a great place for B2B marketers to educate leads and prospects about their offerings and to generate website traffic. Pinterest is also an ideal place to find inspiration and new ideas on a wide array of topics. At times, I have been so inspired by what I have found on Pinterest, it’s reminded me of the inspiration from a TED Talk, but with still images.  

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Topics: content marketing, infographic, brianhasenbauer, Pinterest

3 Metrics That Will Tell You If Your Email Marketing Campaign Was Successful

Posted by Laura MacPherson

March 10, 2017

The ultimate goal of email marketing is more leads, more customers, and more dollars being spent. But sometimes it takes a few steps between hitting that “send” button and seeing these results. If you aren’t tracking what happens in-between, you’re not going to know how your campaign has performed or what to expect from your campaign in the coming months. Here are the three metrics we recommend tracking for every email campaign you send.

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Topics: email, inbound marketing, lauramacpherson

The Most Used/Effective Content Marketing Tactics for Staffing & Recruiting Firms

Posted by Alan Vitberg

March 8, 2017

Staffing agencies and recruiting firms are coming to the realization that content marketing needs to play an ever more important and visible role in the mix of strategies and tactics used to grow their brand and generate leads from employers.

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Topics: content marketing, staffing+recruiting agencies

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