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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...


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?


5 Key Takeaways From the 2019 Content Marketing Benchmark Report

Oct 31, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in Content Marketing, Strategy

It’s that time of year again when Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs release their latest publication of the B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends report.

While tons of data comes out...


How to Nail B2B Inbound Selling: Embrace Asking Tough Questions

May 31, '18 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

If “inbound marketing” was the buzzword of the last decade, “inbound selling” will surely be the winner for the next. It’s the next logical step in the journey to revenue. Whereas inbound marketing focuses on filling...


What Are Pillar Pages and Topic Clusters? (And Why You Need Both)

May 11, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in Content Marketing, Strategy

It’s no secret search is changing. Just when you thought you understood everything about SEO, everything is different – again.

Part of what’s driving this change is that Google has gotten smarter with their search...


SEO Blog Optimization Tips: Should You Reoptimize Old Posts?

May 5, '18 / by Christina Bockisch posted in Content Marketing, SEO, Strategy

Even the pros occasionally hit a few foul balls.

A few months ago ­– although we’re an inbound marketing agency that specializes in creating outstanding, search-engine-friendly content – we noticed several of our...