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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 […]

Competitive Analysis

Branding, Inspire, Research & Analysis, Strategic Marketing

Analyzing the Competition to Better Your Brand

From personnel reviews to internal improvement campaigns, there are a lot of ways to boost your company’s performance by looking inward. But those efforts can only go so far when not paired with an external outlook. The strength of your business is built on the individual value propositions that make your brand unique, but examining […]

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, […]

Sales Team

Inspire, Strategic Marketing

How to Get Sales Without “Selling”

A long time ago, in an office not so far away, I sold and consulted digital marketing and advertising services to local businesses. Like anyone in a similar role, I experienced hot and cold streaks. During one such successful stretch, some coworkers asked me, rather incredulously (and not always so eloquently), “how are you selling […]

Needs of the Customer

Digital Marketing, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Tapping Into the Needs of the Customer

We’re all consumers. Whether it’s food, clothes, vehicles, music – there’s a customer in all of us. At some point while on the path to the thing we were buying, our needs were met to whatever degree. For sellers and marketers, just knowing that your customers exist isn’t enough. The goal should be to not […]

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 […]

Marketing Wish List

Branding, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

6 Tips for Turning a Wish List into a Marketing Strategy

Do you ever find yourself with a wish list of things you’d like to achieve, but no direction on how to get there? You’re hoping good things will happen even though there is no planning or strategy behind it. With no marketing strategy for your business in place, you run the risk of becoming directionless, […]

Growth Hacking

Branding, Inspire, Strategic Marketing, Web

Growth Hacking: Buzzword or Strategy?

You may be thinking, “Silly buzzword. What is Growth Hacking?” Growth hacking is what happens when product development, marketing, engineering, and sales unite to uncover the most efficient ways to grow via rapid experimentation across the marketing funnel. Let’s paint pictures to illustrate this concept. 1. Create Win/Win/Win Situations When you join Dropbox, you get […]

Crafting a Narrative

Inspire, Research & Analysis, Strategic Marketing

How to Craft a Narrative Through Statistics

We live in a world of numbers. Their impact is massive and omnipresent. On their own, however, these numbers are meaningless – but within context, they can create a narrative that guides us. In business, this narrative is called analytical reporting, and it’s the process of measuring, analyzing, and managing a marketing strategy’s performance to […]

Holiday Marketing

Digital Marketing, Inspire, Strategic Marketing, Visual Marketing, Web

Separating Fact from Fiction in Holiday Marketing

For any business, figuring out the correct way to market your products during the holiday season can be a frustrating endeavor. Should we stick to the basics or get ultra creative? Is it important to use social media? Do we need a huge budget? To help provide some answers, MailChimp has developed a comprehensive guide that […]

Woman typing on computer at desk

Content Marketing, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

8 Things A Long-Term Content Strategy Can Do For You

You’ve most likely heard of the phrase, “Good things come to those who wait.” And when it comes to content marketing, that phrase is especially accurate. Content marketing can produce short-term results, but its true value is achieved over weeks, months, and even years. It’ll take some patience, but planning ahead is key to maximizing […]

Glasses in Front of Eye Chart

Content Marketing, Inspire, Strategic Marketing

Clarity, Not Content, Is King

Whenever somebody says they want to ameliorate a situation, it usually means one thing. They really hope you don’t know what ameliorate means. Instead of trying to appear smart to your audience, be clear with them. Clarity is important in any form of communication, whether that’s marketing, public speaking or trying to win an argument with a […]

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