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Lindsey Bowshier Lindsey is the director of web strategy at Tribute Media and holds a B.A. in English and Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. Outside of work, Lindsey participates in a "super-cool-not-at-all-nerdy" writing group. Her favorite writer is Dorothy Parker.

Avoid the Pitfalls of Marketing Myopia

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Jan 29, 2020 2:05:00 PM

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What is marketing myopia? Simply put: it's tunnel vision. More specifically, it's what occurs when a business becomes complacent in its marketing efforts, and either focuses too much on the products they sell and not enough on the benefits it provides the user, or focuses far too much on one marketing channel and ignores others.

Optimize Page Titles to Increase Your Google Rankings

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Oct 15, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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You know what’s a big deal?

Google.

We're all at the mercy of Google. You know this by now.

As internet users, the results we get when we search for keywords on the web is determined by Google, and as businesses with websites, the words we choose to use in our site content are influenced by what Google tells us that internet users are looking for. Basically, Google dominates the way we use the internet.

Buyer Persona + Buyer's Journey = Highly Targeted Content

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Sep 28, 2018 4:14:00 PM

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If you've ever tried talking with someone who doesn't seem to listen to you, you know how annoying it can be. You try to make a point, but they just run over it like a steamroller and talk about something that interests them.

Why is this so frustrating? Because, even if they don't mean to, these people send the message, "I only care about me. I don't care about you. You don't matter."

No one likes hearing this. Especially not potential clients--after all, why give money to someone who doesn't respect you? That's why it's so important to understand buyer personas and the buyer's journey--it helps you create content that tells customers, "We understand you, we value you and we have what you need."

Improve your Architecture or Engineering Firm's Web Presence

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Aug 30, 2018 8:31:00 AM

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Tribute Media has been working closely with Architecture and Engineering firms on their web presence for the past 11 years, and during this time, we’ve found many similarities in these industries when it comes to online marketing.

Architects and Engineers are technically savvy people, and because of that, some of them have a working knowledge of how to create and maintain a website, or at the very least, want to have the ability to manage the site themselves to make consistent updates to projects and portfolios. On the other hand, for as many firms that are actively maintaining and updating their own sites, there are many, MANY more that have completely let their websites fall to the wayside because they are busy focusing on the activities they are best at and that will directly impact the bottomline: architecture and engineering projects.

Put Your Damn Website on the Internet

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Jul 25, 2018 11:20:22 AM

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If you build a website and never put it on the internet, is it really a website?

This is not a deep philosophical question. It has a simple answer.

NO.

A development site is like an unsent email in your draft folder or all those baby pictures of your teenager on your phone that you keep meaning to back up to your computer or maybe even print and hang on the wall.

So then why are there so many websites living in the purgatory of a development environment instead of on the world wide web?

This is not a rhetorical question. It also has a simple, though not as brief, answer.

Tribute Media is Now HubSpot Platinum Partner

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Mar 23, 2018 12:54:28 PM

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We are delighted to announce that Tribute Media has advanced from a Gold Tier HubSpot Partner to Platinum Tier.

For years, Tribute Media has been the only HubSpot partner agency in Idaho. Now we have joined the elite rank of Platinum tier with only 29 other partners worldwide!

Being recognized as a Platinum partner is an honor because it means we have proven our dedication to helping HubSpot customers in Idaho and beyond. We also pass along the benefit of our insights into HubSpot’s product roadmap and resources in delivering marketing solutions to our clients.

Why Create Exclusionary or Negative Buyer Personas?

Posted by Lindsey Bowshier on Feb 28, 2018 9:31:00 AM

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Have you ever thought of the parallels between marketing your business and dating? They are more similar than you might think. Trying to find the right prospects to invest your marketing and sales efforts into can be a lot like finding love. And when you're looking for love (or creating buyer personas for your business), it's just as important to know your deal breakers as it is to know the characteristics you are attracted to. Let's break it down.

They're Just Not That Into You

Think back to your dating days (or, if you're still single, think about the current dating pool). You might have run into this one particular type of guy/girl. They had something that you really liked, but it always came with waaaaay too many red flags. Perhaps you even worked out a kind of checklist for this type: