content marketing

Which campaigns were the most successful? How do you prove the value of each campaign? The beauty of online marketing is that every action your visitors take is tracked and stored somewhere – this represents a tectonic shift for marketing strategy. Rather than relying on your gut to decide how well...

A marketer’s paramount objective is to generate high quality leads at a pace to sustain business growth. Successful online lead generation keeps the sales funnel primed with the right prospects, but surprisingly, only 1 in 10 companies feel their leadgen campaigns are effective. Lead generation campaigns commit to a precise promise....

  What is a landing page: What makes a great page? You've heard the term around the office and you know basically what it means, but you really want to know what is a landing page (exactly) and more importantly, what makes a landing page work? Ok, so a landing page is a single...

Before launching a new marketing campaign or initiative, it's important to identify and profile specific audiences to target. This level of strategy and information is essential in choosing the most effective ways to communicate and create action with your audience. Below, we've given you some general steps and points to...

Marketing has Changed

Consumers (and purchasing managers) of 20 years ago were targeted with television ads, billboards and direct mail offers. Those don’t work nearly as well as they did then, so rather than try to interrupt prospects, smart businesses now use techniques that attract attention.
Every business has a sales cycle. The more expensive the product or service you sell, usually the longer the sales process. Email newsletters are a great way to ignite an interest in a prospect or gently push someone down your sales funnel. Either way, your emails should be about quality content that your target audience will find valuable. There's no need to include your blog post about your presentation to Rotary. That's not that interesting to your prospects.
Every where you turn, you read about content marketing. But what is it, exactly? And how do you get some? I mean, you're a small business owner and you want to drive traffic to your website and you're open to typing out some words to draw in your target audience (and maybe some people outside your target), but where do you start? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get started.
With the major search engines getting increasingly better at targeting search results to individual users, local online marketing should be near the top of any local business owner's list of priorities. Local results get a large share of the real estate on search engine results pages (SERPs), so it's worth the time to at least take some preliminary steps to help increase your chances of appearing on that all-important first page.
How do you actually drive interest in your organization? How do you create warm prospects and convert them to customers and brand evangelists? Here's how.