Here it is: the marketer’s dream - a fresh, new lead. So shiny, so tempting to throw to the sales team like a gladiator to the lions...But do you really want to take the of risk seeing your lead torn into shreds instead of converting into a customer? For this, the lead generation machine can always benefit from some lead nurturing oil to help smoothen and speed up the process.
Many companies make the mistake of focusing their lead generation efforts only on creating a huge number of leads, but with no clear idea about what to do with them. Lead nurturing can increase lead to customer conversion rates and maximize the impact you have on your prospects.
Ah, the content marketer’s dilemma - to be, or not to be short and sweet when it comes to blog posts. While research by Medium and other outlets show that the ideal post length is between 700-1500 words, there are exceptions to the rule. Let's see how long posts compare to short ones in practice.
The golden rule of content marketing is that it’s not about the content itself as much as it is about its promotion. Since nearly any piece of content you produce can be repurposed and promoted again and again, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to use existing assets in a new outfit, keeping them fresh and up-to-date with current trends.
What do a pirate and an inbound marketer have in common? They both can’t get to the treasure without a map. While marketing booty isn’t measured in golden goblets and coins but rather in MQLs, SQLs, and new customers, the principle is the same but requires less plank walking and shoveling.
Are buyer personas and target audience terms that can be used interchangeably? If not, what are the differences between the two? Let's take a closer look.
Creating buyer personas isn’t easy, and it does take a little bit of time and practice to not only come up with them, but to then properly apply them in your marketing efforts. We’ve learned a lot about this over our years of inbound marketing actions, so here are the top seven things your business should avoid when creating buyer personas.
We’re constantly learning, often from our mistakes. Over time, as we’ve collaborated with marketing professionals representing a variety of businesses, from huge corporations to growing startups and just about everything in between, we’ve seen a lot. These marketing professionals live and breathe their passion and will stop at nothing to reach the goals that have been set — internally and externally.
We now live in a digital world crammed full of content and amazing solutions. As a B2B company, you know your solution needs to stand out from your competitors. You know you need to bring more leads to your sales teams. Where to start? If you want to show successful ROI - in the form of Sales Qualified Leads, and revenue - you will need solid target personas in place so you know where you’re aiming.
There is a rapid digital evolution and it is changing the rules of marketing every second. Inbound and content are the new hot words around marketing; advertising and PR are slowly dying; TV doesn’t have the power it used to; consumer attitudes, buying behaviors and methods of consuming information are changing; and businesses have to change the way they approach their audience.