Inbound Marketing

Inbound Marketing Prerequisites to a Successful Program

For several years now, Inbound Marketing has taken the helm as our most “talked about” strategy for driving interest and leads. Why? Because it works! This is how we built up our own demand and lead gen efforts. Content driven Inbound is a proven way to accomplish these things, and my agency has witnessed firsthand…

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Do People Really Read White Papers? [Expert Roundup]

A couple months ago I was working with a client on my very first freelance “white paper.” Two things: On one hand, I feel like this is such a major milestone that I should get a Christmas tree ornament. On the other hand, my degree is in English. I started writing novel academic research (it…

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Blog Post Ideas for Niche SMB: What I Told my Buddy Sparky

In last week’s cliffhanger, my buddy Sparky, the erstwhile electrical contractor / data-comm-installer / cabling tech, challenged me to hit him with my best shot. My best shot, that is, in terms of content marketing. Eyes on the prize, people. How Do You Come Up with Blog Post Ideas for Any Business? Especially for Obscure, Niche, Non-Glam,…

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But, What Is Content Marketing? 2016 Back to Basics Series

Several months ago, we empaneled a group of communications professionals to tell us where to focus our content marketing time and treasure this year. Then we dove a little deeper into how small/medium businesses and nonprofits could apply all that internet marketing knowledge to their own endeavors. It’s been nagging at me for years now,…

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How to Sell on Instagram for SMBs: 2016 Social Media Series

As promised, we’re back we’re going to explore the wonderful world of selling on Instagram. Sales in the Land of Instagram First, let’s define terms. I think words matter. We can all go further, together, when we take a moment to find a common starting point when we’re talking about sales or selling — or anything…

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2016 Social Media Series: Why Instagram? Because Facebook.

And now, the thrilling conclusion to our mini-series: The Visual Social Platforms: Which One Should Busy Small Biz Folk Be On Now. All You Need to Know Is in the Title — Because Facebook Imagine seeing that title on the worn spine of a paperback in a used bookstore before the turn of the century, if…

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