The Latest in B2B Marketing Trends: A Mid-Year Update

If you are a B2B marketer, you are likely always on the lookout for news ways to fill your sales funnel. After all, lead generation is the lifeblood of any business. While most articles on the latest trends in marketing usually hit around the New Year, we thought we would mix things up a little…

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Five Signs Your Content Marketing Strategy Needs a Make over

Content is king. But that doesn’t mean that every piece of content is worth its weight in gold. While you should never publish a piece of content you are not satisfied is well written and connects, educates and inspires your target audience-that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to miss the mark once in a while.…

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Four Ways to Improve Your Social Media Performance

Chances are if you own a small business you are using social media to market your brand, as well as the products and services you provide. After all, social media is one of the best methods to connect with customers and prospects without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, many small businesses reach a point where they…

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Three Important (and Remarkably Simple) Questions to Ask Prospective Clients

Accentuating the positive always seems like the right thing to do. That goes for sales, too. After all, who doesn’t want to take the high road? The fact is, however, if you are competing with similar businesses for market share, you need to tap into the most common reasons businesses tend switch vendors or providers.…

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Five Ways to Provide a Personalized Customer Experience

More and more consumers are asking for personalized experiences. After all, in today’s online marketplace, people are asked to give up more personal information. Therefore, it only seems fair that they should expect this information to be used for their benefit. Unfortunately, many businesses – especially small businesses – are at a loss when it…

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Three Ways Small Businesses Can Capitalize on Organic Searches

If you are looking to draw more traffic to your website, organic searches are an outstanding way to do that. While chances are great that pay-per-click ads also will be a part of any truly effective marketing strategy, organic searches are an excellent tool that allows small businesses to generate qualified leads. As a small…

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Five Ways to Learn More about Your Competition

No business exists in a vacuum. If you aren’t aware of what your competition is doing at any given time it could spell big trouble for your bottom line. While this is probably not the first time you’ve heard this advice, it can be difficult to follow. After all, running a business takes a lot…

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Selling vs. Marketing: Is There Really a Difference?

Are you selling a product or marketing your business? Did you know there is a difference? If you aren’t sure what you are-or should be-doing, you aren’t alone. Running a business take a lot of time and energy. Getting the name out about your product or services may seem like something that you shouldn’t have…

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Nine Ways to Identify a Dead-End Lead

Much is made about the importance of identifying a qualified lead. Equally important, however, is deciding whether a lead is a dead-end. If you want to meet your sales quota, it is important that you spend time on leads that are likely to make a purchase. Unfortunately, many leads that have no intention of buying…

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Three Ways to Break Through the Cluttered Content Marketplace

Many businesses are using content marketing to promote their business online. This is no surprise given the many ways these businesses can use content marketing to leverage their brand. From allowing a business to be seen as thought leader in their industry to capturing leads to building brand loyalty, content marketing is the name of…

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