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How to Write Great Blog Introductions and Cure Writer’s Block Forever

Aug 22, '19 / by Krista Elliott posted in Content Marketing, Blogging

What’s more intimidating than an angry Dwayne Johnson holding a baseball bat?

A blank page.

Scores of perfectly capable, talented writers have sat down with a fantastic idea for a blog, only to...


How to Get the Most out of a Business Networking Event

Aug 19, '19 / by Lizzy Mander posted in Strategy

Networking: Everyone has their own opinion on it. Regardless if you love it or hate it, networking is important to any marketer’s success. Through networking, you can develop a new skill set,...


5 Instagram Tips & Tricks to Help Grow Your Business Profile

Jul 31, '19 / by Lizzy Mander posted in Content Marketing, Social Media

B2B companies just aren’t a good fit for Instagram, right?

Not so fast …

According to Hootsuite, more than one billion people use Instagram every month – making it the fastest-growing social media...


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...


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...


Sales and Marketing Alignment: What Inbound Marketers Need to Know

Jan 28, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Lead Management, 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...