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Clariant Creative Blog

Do People Read Long-Form Content?

Feb 10, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Content Marketing, Blogging

I’ve been hearing that people don’t read long-form content for decades now. “Nobody has the time,” they say. “People only skim content nowadays,” they say. “People have a shorter attention span than a goldfish,” they...


What the NFL and WWII Bombers Can Teach Us About Marketing Metrics

Feb 4, '19 / by Neil Hayes posted in Marketing ROI

Editor's Note: Please enjoy this blog post originally published in May 2016 by our guest author, novelist and former Chicago Sun-Times journalist Neil Hayes.

 

Quote: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned...


Sales and Marketing Alignment: What Inbound Marketers Need to Know

Jan 28, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

There’s a truth that’s not often discussed openly in inbound marketing: Leads generated from inbound marketing are not like other kinds of leads.


Creating Your Content Brand Voice: 4 Tips from a Professional Editor

Jan 21, '19 / by Susannah Noel posted in Strategy

I crave grammar. I make a study of punctuation. I swoon at spelling bees.

I detest comma splices and abhor the use of single quotes when double are called for. I’ve never encountered a situation where it makes sense...


Are High Bounce Rates Always Bad?

Jan 14, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy, Inbound Websites

Many online marketers understand that bounce rate can be an important factor in a web site’s analytics, but it’s also a metric that can cause needless confusion. What exactly does this KPI measure?


Do LinkedIn Ads Really Generate B2B Leads? Read This Case Study.

Jan 4, '19 / by Marq Mosier posted in Strategy, Social Media

 

For most people, LinkedIn is a tool for staying connected with others professionally, or perhaps for finding a job. Marketers tend to think of LinkedIn as the B2B equivalent of Facebook – in other words, good...


How to Map the Buyer’s Journey in 7 Easy Steps

Dec 14, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in Content Marketing, Strategy

I had just moved to Boston. In November. My legs were freezing, cold air was whistling up the back of my jacket and I couldn’t stop shivering.

I recognized I had a problem, so I turned to Google to do some research....


9 Ways to Hit Your Marketing Goals Before Year End

Dec 6, '18 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

As December winds down, you’re probably thinking a lot about those marketing goals you set at the start of the year. Did you crush them? Or were those stretch goals too much of a stretch?

We hope you were able to hit...


Is HubSpot’s Social Media Certification Worth the Effort?

Dec 3, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in HubSpot, Social Media

As Clariant Creative’s social media coordinator, I spend a ton of time on social media – whether it’s doing competitive research, developing a publishing strategy, creating content, designing graphics, taking...


How to Capture the Voice of the Customer With Market Research

Nov 26, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in Strategy

Most businesses know that creating a remarkable customer experience is important to their brand and critical to success. But to compete on customer experience, you need to understand the experience you’re currently...


7 Tips to Keep Your Content Marketing Strategy on Track

Nov 15, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in Content Marketing, Strategy

You’ve created your content strategy and are committed to regularly publishing new content. But with all the other marketing projects on your plate, how can you ensure your content marketing stays on track?


14 Customizable Sales Email Examples [TEMPLATES]

Nov 12, '18 / by Beth Carter posted in Email Marketing

How many of you use email for prospecting?

How many of you believe your prospecting emails always (or almost always get opened, clicked, read, and acted upon?

I thought so.

Whether we’re inbound or outbound...