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4 Solid Lead Generation Strategies That Will Help Your B2B Business Grow

By Bob Lange on 1/28/20 5:48 PM

According to HubSpot, lead generation continues to be the number one challenge for marketers at B2B businesses of all sizes.  It's understandable that B2B marketing teams are so focused on generating new leads—leads are, after all, as necessary to your business as gasoline is to your car—said differently, without enough leads at the top of your sales funnel, your business could stall.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Marketing Strategies
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The Benefits of CRMs for SMBs

By Bob Lange on 7/11/19 7:28 AM

Why a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Platform Is a Necessity for Small Business (SMB) Growth

Topics: Inbound Marketing
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Inbound simplified! The 4 Key Service Offerings of an Inbound Agency.

By Bob Lange on 6/13/19 3:36 PM

As a marketing veteran, I sometimes shudder at the jargon and buzzwords that permeate our industry. As technology advances and marketing evolves, new “types” of marketing appear. (Here’s forty that are current considerations).

Topics: Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Program
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Are You Using Pillar Content?

By Bob Lange on 5/16/19 9:05 AM

One of the biggest quality of life improvements to come to content marketing has to be the pillar page. In many ways, it’s the natural evolution of inbound marketing, where information availability and content organization pay dividends. Let’s discuss the concept in more detail and how to put it into practice.

Topics: Inbound Marketing pillar pages pillar content
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3 Phases to Build Your Inbound Marketing Program

By Dennis Hart on 2/27/19 2:45 PM

There’s a reason that 71 percent of global marketers use inbound marketing as their primary strategy. It’s because it works.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Program Inbound Marketing Process
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Three Essentials for Driving Organic Traffic to Your Website

By Bob Lange on 1/12/18 1:19 PM

It is estimated that 89% of customers begin their buying journey with a search engine. Think about that. Think how consumer behavior has changed over the years. And more specifically, think about how consumers in your industry/category/niche (your prospects) have changed their buying habits over time. Have you adjusted accordingly?

Topics: Inbound Marketing SEO Marketing Strategies
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Think Like a Publisher. Why New Content Is Important for Marketing Your Business

By Nikki Madison on 11/9/16 9:00 AM

Consumers are being constantly bombarded by sales advertisements every day on TV, radio, billboards and the Internet. Marketing companies are finding, however, that their hoped-for audience has basically turned off to these traditional forms of advertising – using DVR units that skip over TV commercials and surfing online to gather information while mostly oblivious to the banners, pop-ups and other "in your face" promos plaguing that environment. Some even employ the use of ad blockers to filter out all of the irrelevant garbage inundating the Internet.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Content Marketing
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Inbound Marketing for Professional Service Firms

By Nikki Madison on 10/26/16 9:05 AM

Finally. Something about marketing finally adds up to your left-brain way of thinking.

It's called inbound marketing, and while it's been sharing the stage with other marketing strategies for about 10 years, it has assumed center stage for only about the last two. As it continues to draw new devotees, understand that it can launch your professional services firm head and shoulders above your competitors – if, that is, your tactics are guided by a comprehensive marketing strategy.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Professional Service Firms Marketing Strategies
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2017 Marketing Planning and Budgeting: An Inbound Gut-check

By Nikki Madison on 10/11/16 9:33 AM

It's the start of Q4, and that means it's time to take stock of where you're at compared with where you planned to be. This inevitably leads to some strategizing on the inbound marketing front so you can get in prime position in 2017.

Topics: Inbound Marketing marketing
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Mapping Content to Each Phase of the Funnel

By Nikki Madison on 9/28/16 9:05 AM

If you're beginning to think of creating a content marketing strategy as akin to a dating strategy, you've got the right idea. Yes, it can be a beguiling and perplexing process, but when you extend the metaphor, you can demystify the process and set it on the right track – with mutually beneficial results.

Topics: Inbound Marketing buyer journey mapping content