How to Choose a Digital Marketing Agency That Will Drive Results

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Are you wondering how to choose a digital marketing agency? If so, you’re not alone. In fact: Companies outsource “between 45 percent and 75 percent of marketing activities” to agencies, according to Accenture. Why is this trend growing? Because the demands on marketers …


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B2B Lead Generation: How to Set Measurable Goals

An important part of any lead generation strategy is setting and meeting goals. Lead generation tactics not based on goals cannot result in measurable success. Consequently, marketers may not know whether or not to repeat certain actions. 68% of B2B …


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Education Website Design Trends Into 2017

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Colleges and universities tout their ability to help graduates compete. But higher education institutions are themselves competing in a densely populated market. California alone had 458 higher education institutions in 2015. Yet staying abreast of trends for education website design can …


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8 Important Questions for a High-Performing Website Redesign

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A website redesign is a great opportunity to refresh your online presence. But don’t think of a website redesign as a design task. Instead, you should start with marketing strategy and with data. During and after a redesign, you should be …


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LinkedIn Marketing in 2017: What B2B Businesses Need to Know

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LinkedIn has a new layout. This means that both brands and individuals must rethink their LinkedIn marketing strategy for 2017. The cleaner, sleeker look will be “more intuitive and focused to bring conversations and content to the forefront,” says LinkedIn. 50% …


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Content Promotion: How to Save Time and Improve Your Marketing

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In the inbound marketing world, we should all take a second look at the advice “work smarter, not harder.” Just think of how much time a marketing team spends to publish relevant, informative, and entertaining content. Content is a vital strategy to most marketers: Some 96% …


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IoT Marketing Strategy: Understanding the IoT Buyer

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming a reality. In fact, Cisco estimates that there will be 500 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2030 (compared to 15 billion today). The IoT is growing 2X year-over-year. — Cisco With …


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3 B2B Marketing Tips to Help You Understand Your Prospects

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It’s important for all businesses to understand their prospects, but this is especially true for B2B companies. These three B2B marketing tips can help you speak your prospects’ language and create relevant brand touch points. Why is prospect research especially important for …


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HubSpot Workflows: How to Improve Your Lead Nurturing Campaigns

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HubSpot is an incredible tool for lead nurturing. But few marketers know how to use HubSpot workflows to their full capabilities. Why not use all the tools in your toolkit? Here, we’ll show you the best ways to improve your lead nurturing …


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How to Define Buyer Lifecycle Stages

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Phrases such as “buyer’s journey” and “customer lifecycle” are recurring buzzwords in marketing today. Yet how many marketers know how to clearly define buyer lifecycle stages? According to B2B Marketing Research, 68% of marketers have not defined their funnel. Defining …


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Using Inbound Marketing to Drive Nonprofit Donations

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More nonprofits are using inbound marketing to drive nonprofit donations than ever before. Yet only 26% of nonprofit organizations at a sophisticated/mature level of content marketing maturity, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) 2016 Nonprofit report. The majority are in the early phases. …


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Closed Loop Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

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Closed loop marketing aligns marketing and sales to share information and insights in a closed feedback loop. But it’s not just a tactic for B2B marketing teams: For nonprofits, closed loop marketing can generate leads and raise donations thanks to …


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Website Metrics That are Critical to Sales Growth (And Measuring Website ROI)

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According to a Statista report, 92% of SMEs consider their own websites to be the most effective digital marketing tactic.  But which website metrics are these SMEs monitoring — and do they really indicate sales growth? To tackle this question, we’ll cover …


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Inbound Sales: A Complete Guide for CMOs

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The sales process is changing dramatically, and to keep up, CMOs should now take an active role in major inbound sales functions. In fact, companies with a strong sales and marketing alignment achieve 20% annual growth rate, according to Kapost (referencing an Aberdeen …


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HubSpot Funnel: Why It’s Important for B2B Success

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HubSpot is a powerful marketing technology. Yet many marketers who pour resources into the marketing tool don’t set up a HubSpot funnel to convert contacts into customers. According to Econsultancy’s Conversion Rate Optimization Report, for every $92 spent acquiring customers, only …


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6 Email Strategies for Nonprofit Success

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In a previous post, we covered the many reasons why online fundraising is effective. Now, let’s continue with the best email strategies for nonprofit campaigns. With a solid foundation of email marketing, your nonprofit organization can do a better job at reaching supporters and driving …


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How to Match Content to Buyer’s Journey Stage

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Content is the key for today’s lead generation: According to Curata, 74.2% of companies indicate that content marketing increases both lead quality and quantity. But at the same time, a surprising 87% of B2B marketers struggle to produce content that they find …


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The Growth of eServices: Stats and Trends

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With mobile devices within easy reach of many customers, eServices are on the rise. Global revenue in the eServices market is expected to hit $106,977 million in 2017. The growth of eServices is further demonstrated by the stats and trends …


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Benefits of Marketing Automation

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Marketing automation is “very important” to the overall success of marketing across channels according to 91% of the most successful, according to users in an Ascend2 study. While these marketers already recognize the benefits of marketing automation, some in the …


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Search Advertising Statistics and Trends

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This overview of search advertising statistics and trends saves marketers from having to find the correct keywords to get the industry information they need. With this view into search advertising, marketers can take the time saved to tweak their search …


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Best Data Analytics Practices for CMOs

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Data can be a strategic weapon for marketing decisions when used well. Yet not all marketers are employing data analytics to their best advantage. Create marketing value and opportunities from digital data with these best data analytics practices for CMOs. …


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Best Practices for Colocation Marketing and Sales Generation

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Colocation companies use efficiency and adaptability to meet the needs of their customers. These attributes need to be communicated alongside other distinct value points for colocation inbound marketing, lead generation, and sales generation efforts. Understanding The Colocation Market Small, mid-sized …


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5 Benefits of a Content Audit

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Inbound marketers spend many hours generating content to raise awareness, nurture leads, convert sales, and encourage brand advocacy. Inbound focuses heavily on making content a key ingredient for driving engagement, advocacy, and customer acquisition. For many teams, content management can …


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Web Design Statistics for 2017

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“In a crowded market, having a website that simply serves as a brochure is no longer competitive.” — 2016 Small Business Marketing Trends Report   Defining the market There were 320 million Internet users in North America as of June …


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Top Nonprofit Digital Trends for 2017

Top Nonprofit Digital Trends for 2017

Nonprofits enjoyed a small uptick in donors (2.0%) and revenue (5.3%) in 2015, according to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Regardless, cash-strapped nonprofits would surely welcome greater increases. What then are the top nonprofit digital trends for 2017? Heather Mansfield, …


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Tips for making marketing teams more agile

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The agile methodology began in web development, but can be applied in other areas too — including marketing. Consider these tips for making marketing teams more agile. What is agile marketing? Agile marketing is an adaptive methodology allowing marketers to …


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Understanding the Impact of Mobile Commerce in 2017

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With Deloitte telling us the average Americans checks her phone within five minutes of waking up, there’s little doubt that mobile is a major force in marketing. At the same time, mobile devices play a role in eCommerce too. Understanding …


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The Increasing Importance of Mobile for Marketing

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In a year-ending roundup of SEO trends, strategist Gianluca Fiorelli stated “Mobile search is all search.” Observing Google is shifting to mobile-first indexing, he noted, “after 18 years of prioritizing desktop, now we have to prioritize mobile.” This blog addresses …


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The Digital Landscape is Changing How we Market and Sell

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The digital market is a disruptive force. With the majority of us carrying a computer around in our pockets in the form of a smartphone, the power has shifted from seller to buyer. Digital marketing is evolving as the digital landscape …


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Improving Customer Experience: An Rx for CX

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Customer experience is such a catchphrase in marketing today it even gets its own trendy acronym: CX. Improving customer experience requires integration, collaboration, data analysis and more. Companies focused on maximizing satisfaction, with regard to the entire customer journey, have …


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