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Holiday Marketing

Content Marketing, Inspire, Social Media, Strategic Marketing

Deck the Halls With Holiday Marketing

For many retailers, December is inherently the season for targeted holiday messaging and all those unbeatable deals on consumer goods. B2C marketing, especially in retail, is a necessity. But for industrial companies with far more niche or expensive products and services, the holiday months can leave us feeling like Kevin in Home Alone. By this […]

Gated Content

Content Marketing, Inspire

The Importance of Gated Content

Gated content can be loosely defined as a piece of (usually) long-form content – a white paper, infographic, eBook, or another form that a business creates, but is only available to users after they provide some information such as their name and email address. The synergy makes sense in theory, wherein anyone who willfully opts […]

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inspire, Media

How Marketing and Advertising Work Together (But Differently) for Your Brand 

In everyday conversation, the words “marketing” and “advertising” are used interchangeably – but also sometimes incorrectly. Marketing and advertising combine to achieve the same goals: brand awareness, communication, product or service offerings, customer relations, and of course, sales. Ideally, businesses need marketing AND advertising to work in conjunction, but there are some key distinctions between […]

Customer Journey

Content Marketing, Inspire, Marketing Automation, Research & Analysis, Strategic Marketing

The What, Why and How of Customer Journey Mapping

Ah, the customer journey – that coveted path to purchase that every business wants to know about their buyers. How did your customers discover your business? How long did it take for them to sign up for something or purchase from you? What content did they consume along the way? These questions seem simple enough, […]

IPD

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inspire, Visual Marketing

INSPIRE Podcast: Episode 22 | Interactive Product Demonstrations

In this episode of DH+ INSPIRE Podcast, DeanHouston+’s Walter Bonnett, Dana Arrasmith, and Colton Stombaugh discuss Interactive Product Demonstrations (IPDs) and why they should be a part of your marketing plan. Along the way, we discuss the variety of pain points IPDs solve while providing visual examples. We also discuss just how dynamic IPDs can […]

Virtual Presentation

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inspire, Visual Marketing, Web

Make Your Online Presentations & Meetings More Interactive

Let’s be honest, at one point or another, you’ve probably worn sweatpants to an online meeting or presentation (it’s okay, we’ve done it too). And while the added comfort and flexibility that those virtual meetings bring are certainly nice, it’s also easier to tune out or get distracted when you’re staring at a screen. A […]

Target Audience

Branding, Content Marketing, Inspire

What Works for Some May Not Work for All – Stop Trying to Market to Everyone

After reading this blog’s title, if you’re thinking something like, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or th…” Okay, I’ll stop. You have the right idea. Vulcanisms aside, the gist here is essentially that when it comes to marketing, what works for one person or business may not (and probably […]

Influencer Marketing

Content Marketing, Inspire, Social Media

Warming Up To Influencers – The Important Role of B2B Influencer Marketing

Did you ever have popular classmates who would show up one day toting the latest fad-a-ma-jig and suddenly the entire class just had to have it too? In essence, that’s a form of influencer marketing. Like other marketing buzzwords, you may have heard the term “influencer” before, and wonder what it is, how businesses and […]

Videos

Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Inspire, Visual Marketing

It’s No Longer An Option – The Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Creating Videos

Movies are a time-honored art form. TV shows have existed for decades. Netflix is a booming venture. Once upon a time MTV even showed music videos. All these options are forms of video entertainment that we love to consume. When it comes to marketing for businesses, however, video isn’t just an option; it should be […]

Inbound vs Outbound

Content Marketing, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Outbound vs Inbound: What Strategy Is Best For You?

Pepsi or Coke? Superman or Batman? Bud Light or Miller Lite? Star Wars or Star Trek? When it comes to these questions, everyone has an opinion. But where do you stand on outbound or inbound marketing? To help you determine which strategy is best for you, you’ll need to understand the basic differences between inbound […]

Technical Documents

Content Marketing, Inspire, Technical Communications

Information Overload: Overwhelming Your Customers With Technical Documents

It’s a fact that good technical documents can be an asset to your business, especially when dealing with complex technical products. But on the flip side, overloading your customers with technical documents can be bad for business. So, are your technical communications making a good first impression with potential customers or are you just scaring […]

LinkedIn

Content Marketing, Inspire, Social Media

3 Ways to Build Your Business with LinkedIn

Social media news is often centered on Facebook data collection or Instagram influencers, but some of the most important brand engagement is happening on a different, fast-growing platform. LinkedIn has become much more than a tool for job searching and recruiting. Content from thought leaders and meaningful conversations between all kinds of professionals have made […]

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