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Why is Customer Retention Important?

The 20% of your customer base that are loyal customers drive an additional 80% of business. — Gartner With all the attention paid to lead generation and sales nurturing, it is easy to lose sight of customer retention. The B2B marketer can’t afford to overlook the importance of fostering brand...

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Thoughts on the Future of Marketing and Sales [REPORT]

To celebrate the release of its 128-page 2016 State of Inbound report, Hubspot organized a week of events related to the future of inbound marketing and sales. Here are some takeaways on the future of marketing and sales that Ironpaper gleaned from the trends discussions, with a few findings from...

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Lead Generation Mistakes to Avoid

Lead generation was the most important content marketing goal for 85% of B2B marketers surveyed in 2016 by the Content Marketing Institute. Yet even though lead generation is essential to marketing and sales efforts to grow revenue, marketers continue to make mistakes that hurt effective lead...

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5 Inbound Marketing Best Practices for IT Value-Added Resellers

The Value-Added Reseller (VAR) drives business value through software, hardware or networking products. Yet communicating that value is essential for the VAR to capture leads and sales opportunities. Amp up the next marketing campaign with these five inbound best practices for IT Value-Added...

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Nonprofit Marketing KPIs — Metrics That Matter

It’s easy to tout Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analysis to prove you’re getting the job done. Yet smart marketers in nonprofit marketing know that the more important gauge of success is KPIs directly related to sustainability. Accurate and precise data is a key advantage of digital marketing...

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10 Important Marketing Acronyms and What They Mean

No one likes to waste time with full words any more, right? OMG. LOL. A review of discussion among marketers highlights that acronyms are as common in this industry as in any other form of communication. Without wanting to risk TMI, herewith is a primer on 10 of the most important marketing...

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Tips for improving trade show ROI using inbound marketing

Paying to sponsor a trade show is not a silver bullet technique for driving positive ROI from such events. Simply attending the event isn’t enough either. Trade shows are expensive. Although trade shows can be great for training and educating team members, their marketing ROI can be questionable....

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Gotcha! 5 Smart Marketing Insights from Pokémon GO

See what we’ve done here by linking our article to Pokémon GO? We’re tying our marketing insights to a relevant trend. Newsjacking such as this can work — when it’s done well. Learn more about this and four other marketing insights gained from the augmented reality game phenomenon. #1 Relevancy...

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Best practices for small business websites

75 percent of users admit to making judgments about a company’s credibility based on their website’s design. – Stanford University Increasing revenue is a big goal for businesses of any size. A survey, State of Small Business Report, of 1,100 small businesses found the top strategy for achieving...

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6 Inbound Marketing Best Practices

Inbound marketing is a powerful and effective methodology for B2B, B2C and nonprofits alike. The most recent State of Inbound study from HubSpot found respondents prioritizing inbound over outbound at a 3:1 ratio — no matter the audience. So, what are some inbound marketing best practices? Develop...

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