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Authenticity is the Currency of the 21st-Century

Posted by Trey Morris

November 17, 2017

"Who are you?

Who, who, who, who?

Who are you?

Who, who, who, who?" 

I don't think that Roger Daltrey was singing about branding, but he easily could have been.

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Topics: inbound marketing, marketing strategy

How to Effectively Promote Premium Content for Optimal Lead Conversions

Posted by Dani Buckley

November 13, 2017

Creating compelling, strategic premium content as part of your lead generation strategy is only half the battle. The next—sometimes overlooked—step involves the promotion of your content across a variety of channels including both inbound and outbound methodologies. This article is meant to give you a comprehensive overview of the top places you should be promoting your premium content offers in order to drive prospects to the corresponding landing page with a form. While every campaign may not include all of these elements, the more you can incorporate into your plan, the more potential buyers you will reach with your offer.

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Topics: premium content, inbound marketing, danibuckley

3 SEO Myths That Are Holding You Back From Top Rankings

Posted by Laura MacPherson

November 3, 2017

People believe all kinds of crazy things. And just because people believe something, doesn’t mean it's true. SEO has more than its share of untrue beliefs, and these myths keep good sites from ranking well because the owners of the sites don’t know better.

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Topics: SEO, inbound marketing, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

Stop Trying to Boil the Ocean. Use Inbound Marketing to Identify Account-Based Marketing Targets.

Posted by Dean Moothart

October 18, 2017

Over the years, I’ve worked with many organizations who had a very well-defined target market. Examples of these markets include: 

  • Educational institutions, foundations or other non-profits with at least $1B endowments.
  • New car dealers in the continental United States.
  • U.S.- based discrete manufacturing firms with at least $100M in annual revenue 

These organizations knew where their solution fit best. They had established a record of success within their universe and built custom solutions for the companies that met those stringent parameters. The target market universe for these companies is finite. It’s possible to know who all their prospects are. In fact, it’s even possible to know who all the potential decision-makers and decision-influencers are. These companies are ideally suited for account-based marketing (ABM).  

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Topics: inbound marketing, Sales, acccount based marketing

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Marketing Budget

Posted by Guest Blogger

October 16, 2017

 

Every company wants to have as efficient a marketing budget as possible to ensure they’re generating the best ROI and not overspending on any one area. Here are five actionable methods that will help you to make the most of your marketing budget. 

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Topics: inbound marketing, marketing

Where Should You Post Your Content?

Posted by Laura MacPherson

October 13, 2017

For a long time, we recommended hosting all your content on your own website — after all, you own your content, and you want people spending time on your website, not someone else's. But the way people consume content and look for information online is changing, and marketers need to change along with it.

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Topics: inbound marketing, blog strategy, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

The 9 Step Lead Generation Audit Every Business Leader and Sales Manager Should Conduct

Posted by Matt Sunshine

October 11, 2017


Lead generation is a necessary function for any business that needs to grow. In today’s world that’s essentially every business. The reality is, there are a ton of opinions surrounding the different strategies and options for lead generation. You can utilize intrusive strategies and buy a list of e-mails, phone numbers, or addresses that “seem” to fit your ideal customer profile. You can go door-to-door and personally solicit the customers you want to call on. You can spend lots of money on mass marketing tactics and “push” the benefits of your company. OR you can position yourself as a thought leader and expert in your industry, engage in active discussions and have folks calling your sales reps directly for help! That lead generation strategy is called inbound marketing.  And with the exponential growth of social media, it’s quickly becoming one of the best and most cost effective ways to generate qualified leads!

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Topics: thought leadership, lead generation, inbound marketing, media

5 Characteristics of a Landing Page That Converts

Posted by Laura MacPherson

October 9, 2017

 

When you're spending time or money on SEO, AdWords, or email marketing, you're wasting resources if you're not using conversion-optimized landing pages for your campaigns. You’ve invested a lot into getting prospects to your page—now you need to get them to take action! But what makes one landing page convert like crazy and another page lose prospects that could have been perfect leads? Let’s look at 5 characteristics of a high-converting landing page.

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Topics: inbound marketing, landing pages

Where to Spend Your B2B Marketing and Sales Budget (Part 2)

Posted by Alan Vitberg

October 4, 2017

Investing in Generating Leads and Closing Sales

In Part 1 of this series on budgeting for marketing and sales, I discussed 7 different building blocks – pieces of infrastructure if you will – that are fundamental for a growth strategy. In this post, I’ll be discussing where and how to use those expenditures to achieve your growth goals.

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Topics: lead nurturing, lead generation, inbound marketing, inbound sales

Owning the Tool Doesn’t Make You an Expert

Posted by Dean Moothart

October 2, 2017

Do you want me to build a house for you? Probably not. You could make sure I had everything I needed to build a beautiful house for you—lumber, bricks, nails, cement, pipes, wires, etc. You could even make sure that I had all the right tools—hammers, saws, ladder, etc. But you probably still wouldn’t want me to build your house. In fact, I can guarantee that even if you supplied me with all of the materials and tools needed to build a house, you would be terribly disappointed with two things. First, you would be disappointed with how long it took me to deliver the finished product. And second, you would be even more disappointed with the quality of that final product.

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Topics: content strategy, inbound marketing, media, deanmoothart, professional services

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