inbound 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...

As businesses, we are built on relationships with our employees, managers, vendors, etc. And what better way to strengthen or build a local relationship than partner with a non-profit. Find a group doing something you believe in and making a positive difference in your area and reach out to them...

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 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.
According to Nielsen, total social media time spent in the US increased a whopping 37% from July 2011 to July 2012, from 88 billion to 121 billion minutes. That’s an average of 7.4 hours for every single person in the US aged 10 or older. That’s over 14.3 minutes a day, while we spent only 9.6 minutes on email, snail mail and telephone combined.