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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring an Inbound Marketing Agency

Posted by Dani Buckley

November 19, 2019

Choosing the right inbound marketing agency isn’t something an organization should take lightly, as there are a lot of really great options out there (especially when it comes to HubSpot partners). However, not all agencies are created equal—and even ones who are equally effective might not be the right fit for your business.

Most marketing agencies will be on top of their game, claiming to have mastered digital marketing services. The claim may be valid, but beware, there's a fine line between trendy and truthful. Website design, email marketing, and social media campaigns are all fundamental services of inbound marketing agencies; however, they're just simply marketing tactics. To effectively implement inbound marketing, you need an agency with a comprehensive, strategic program in place. 

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Topics: inbound marketing, Hiring an Agency

Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing: What is the Difference?

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 29, 2019

As recent as 10 years ago, marketers wouldn’t have used the terms ‘inbound’ and ‘outbound’ to differentiate marketing strategies and tactics. Marketing all fell under one umbrella, and the idea of separating the two was really just in its infancy in many ways.

Because of the vastness of the internet and its ability to connect people to any kind of information they want at any given moment, it has become important to understand not only the differences between these traditional, outbound methods of advertising and promotion, and the newer—largely digital—inbound strategies, but also how these two types of marketing can work together.

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Topics: inbound marketing, marketing strategy, outbound marketing

Your Salespeople Are Wasting Inbound Leads

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 24, 2019

As inbound marketers, we work really hard to generate leads for our salespeople. We labor away at content revisions, review analytics and trends, optimize for SEO, schedule tweets and posts, and do everything in our power to get qualified visitors to the site to ultimately convert into leads. 

But what happens when a lead comes in, goes through the sales funnel, and your salespeople make critical mistakes that jeopardize your chance of closing the deal?

Your salespeople could be wasting your hard earned inbound leads by not following up correctly, often enough, or at all. Keep reading, we have a solution! 

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Topics: lead generation, inbound sales, sales playbook

How to Use a Sales Playbook

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 11, 2019

What if your sales team had access to not only the guide that could help them move faster and smarter in any given sales situation? How might this impact your conversion rates and new business development? 

That's where a Sales Playbook comes in... It’s a customized approach to your unique sales process that puts the right strategy, best practices, content, and resources at the fingertips of your salespeople so they can take the right steps, at the right time, with the right people. 

But, once you've got a Sales Playbook, how do you use it to effectively drive revenue and improve sales performance?

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

What is a Sales Playbook?

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 4, 2019

When you’re managing a busy sales team, the last thing you want is another time-consuming task.

But what if you had the secret to increasing new business revenue and overall conversion rates?

What if you had access to not only the guide that could turn your team into a sales powerhouse but also have a reusable framework that could be replicated for the same process over and over again?

From training a new salesperson to providing a seasoned seller with new material, a sales playbook is useful across all scenarios for your team.

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

The Steps to Building an Effective Content Strategy That Will Get Sales Results

Posted by Dani Buckley

June 28, 2019

We believe that every great inbound marketing or sales enablement plan includes a well thought out content strategy, which is why this is one of the first, and most critical, steps we take with a new client. It’s so we can ensure we aren’t creating content just for the sake of creating content, but that we have the end sales results in mind. Below is a sneak peek into the steps that our consulting team and content strategist take when developing a robust content strategy.

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Topics: content strategy

3 Reasons All Those Website Visitors Aren't Converting into Leads

Posted by Dani Buckley

June 7, 2019

You’ve invested time, energy, and money on creating a great inbound marketing plan. You’re regularly publishing strategic content that is attracting new visitors to your website daily. You’re promoting your campaigns effectively with a mix of organic and paid efforts. But you just aren’t seeing the leads come in. Sound familiar? That’s because driving traffic to your website is only half the battle. What happens once they get there is what makes the difference between a visitor that comes and goes, and a visitor that raises their hand by filling out a form or taking an action.

There are many reasons why this might be the case, but I’m going to share three of the top reasons we see time and time again causing a low visitor to lead conversion rate.

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Topics: lead generation, inbound marketing

Increase Lead Conversions With This Quick CTA Tip

Posted by Dani Buckley

May 22, 2019

While working with a client recently, we noticed that they were seeing high numbers of traffic to their blog posts but not as many CTA clicks and conversions as we’d like. We felt that we were following all of the typical CTA best practices including a variety of CTAs for different stages of the journey and on various topics, smart CTAs, CTAs that stood out on the website, and so forth.

However, conversions still seemed slightly stalled, and we knew we could do more. So, we looked a bit closer at the analytics and found that the time on page was a little low – likely too low to actually be finishing the blog posts in their entirety and seeing our closing CTAs. This is pretty common in our content-rich world; people scan and then move on.  

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Topics: lead generation, CTA, conversions

The Top Business KPIs You Should Be Tracking for Marketing, Sales, and Service

Posted by Dani Buckley

May 1, 2019

Did you know that businesses that document their strategies receive a 538% greater chance of succeeding in their efforts? No, that wasn't a typo. When everyone in your organization understands how they should be performing, where their weaknesses and strengths are, and why the business is proceeding the way it is, it becomes easier for everyone to work as a cohesive team and to reach business goals... no matter what department you're in. 

A part of creating solid documentation for a strategy is KPIs, or key performance indicators. These data points paint a clear picture of how the organization performs and how they should move forward. They are typically created in associate with a larger goal. For instance, the goal might be $20 million in revenue but the KPIs to track ongoing performance toward that goal might be monthly retention of clients, number of proposals presented each week, size of proposals, or leads generated from a specific marketing campaign. 

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Topics: marketing strategy, ROI, KPIs

5 Ways Automation Can Improve Your Sales Strategy and Increase Revenue

Posted by Dani Buckley

April 10, 2019

Marketing automation has quickly risen in importance for businesses across all sectors. Surveys indicate that nearly half of all companies have adopted the technology, and that number runs even higher for B2B businesses. 91% of marketers also agree that marketing automation is “very important” for their success across different marketing channels.

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Topics: sales strategy, marketing automation

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