Inbound Marketing Blog

Sarah Wai Content and Email Marketing Specialist of Tribute Media. B.S. in Media Communications. Certified in Hubspot, Inbound Marketing, Contextual Marketing, and Email Marketing.

Blog Commenting is NOT Dead

Posted by Sarah Wai on Jun 16, 2017 11:16:00 AM

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Confession: I am obsessed with research. I will spend hours poring over information to ensure that I have all the facts and angles figured out.

I also happen to be very skeptical when doing research, wondering: Who’s credible? Is what I’m reading just a ploy to convince me of something or are there others who agree?

That said, I am a huge believer in reading reviews, Googling additional information, and… checking the comments section.

Recycle Old Blog Content for New Inbound Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Sarah Wai on May 23, 2017 4:02:00 PM

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If your company has been blogging for years, you have likely had many campaigns that have inspired blogs posts. But now that those campaigns have ended, you may be wondering: “What purpose do these posts serve now that my campaigns are over?”

Besides the obvious SEO benefit of blog posts, there is another benefit to keeping them in your repertoire: You can recycle them.

Here are a few ways to repurpose your old content to drive user engagement and traffic to new campaigns.

Ask These Questions in Your Buyer Persona Interviews

Posted by Sarah Wai on May 18, 2017 9:22:00 AM

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We talk a lot about Buyer Personas at Tribute Media because they're a critical factor in effective Inbound Marketing. But many of you may be asking: "How do I start researching and creating these personas from scratch?"

It all begins with asking the right questions. From there, you create your buyer personas, then you ask more questions and refine your personas.

Read on for the questions we recommend you ask in your initial interviews, as well as additional questions to refine your personas later, and finally, tips on how to utilize your personas.

How Email Marketing Beats Social Media in Lead Generation

Posted by Sarah Wai on May 15, 2017 8:53:00 AM

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Email marketing and social media may serve different purposes in your overall marketing strategy, but when it comes to lead generation, one comes out on top: Email marketing.

Both are beneficial and critical to any marketing campaign, but once you get a grip on the differences, you’ll get a better feel for how you should be utilizing email and social media in your campaigns to gain a higher ROI.

How to Plan Inbound Marketing Campaign Emails

Posted by Sarah Wai on Apr 11, 2017 8:27:00 AM

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A few weeks ago, we covered the basic Elements of an Inbound Marketing Campaign, where we provided:

  • A checklist for the technical aspects, including landing pages, thank you pages, follow-up emails and workflows.
  • Ways to drive traffic to your offers via additional forms of content such as blog and social media posts, as well as emails.
  • The kind of skill sets you’ll need to make it all happen, including a designer, web developer, writer and a Google or SEO specialist.

With all of those basics laid out, we want to delve deeper. Although many businesses (maybe even yours) dismiss email, it is actually a powerful tool that too many miss out on.

Keeping Your Marketing Fresh

Posted by Sarah Wai on Feb 22, 2017 7:30:00 AM

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Marketing has always had concepts that remain relevant throughout the years, but it also is constantly changing. As trends, the economy, consumer preferences, and other factors change, marketers have to consistently take a proactive approach if they want to succeed. 

Running an Effective Online Advertising Campaign

Posted by Sarah Wai on Feb 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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Executing an advertising campaign using any medium can be significantly challenging. The question of whom to target, how to target them, and what message to convey can sometimes leave an advertiser with too many questions to handle. As the inherent nature of the online community is to be wary of promotions or messages on the Internet, it makes the task of delivering the communication even more challenging for the online marketer.

Understand the CAN-SPAM Act to Avoid Major Email Marketing Mistakes

Posted by Sarah Wai on Jan 16, 2017 8:53:00 AM

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Emails selling private jets, Lasik eye surgery, financing, professional training, software and more, have worked their way into the inboxes of Tribute Media employees in the past year. Some of this is decent marketing--in the sense that it all applies to us (although the private jets may just be wishful thinking)--but what isn’t decent about these emails is that we did opt-in to receive these messages.

How to Ensure Email Deliverability

Posted by Sarah Wai on Jan 6, 2017 9:34:21 AM

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Unlike personal emails, company emails (more specifically, those sent for marketing or sales reasons) are not guaranteed access into recipients' inboxes. There are a plethora of reasons for this, which we’ll go into more detail about in this blog, but the important thing to keep in mind through all of this is: you are a guest in someone’s inbox. Don’t abuse it.

Email can be created in a variety of ways, but the key to a successful email includes (and is largely dependent on) deliverability. If you can’t get your email into someone’s inbox, the rest of it doesn’t really matter anyway.

Why You Aren’t Getting Into Email Inboxes

To get into an email inbox, you must understand what could keep you out. There are rules to email sends, and if you don’t abide by them, you’ll find your emails in junk or SPAM folders, or you’ll actually have recipients mark you as SPAM (and believe us when we say, you don’t want that).