Inbound Marketing Blog

What is Social Media Marketing?

Posted by Taylor Munson on May 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

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Chances are, you’ve been on social media today. Many social networking sites are now an essential part of our daily lives. We use social media to connect with friends and family, find information and entertainment, build our professional network, engage with our favorite brands, and purchase products and services. 

Understanding Conversion Rate Optimization

Posted by Corey Smith on Jun 16, 2021 2:12:00 PM

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For as long as business owners have had a location to hang their sign, they have tried to find more and more ways to get more and more people to buy from them.

What usually happens is that businesses (even experienced marketers) will simply create a punchlist of tactics that they think are important to do — if they do they’ll get sales.

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.

5 Compelling Reasons to Outsource Web Marketing

Posted by Corey Smith on Sep 3, 2019 3:27:00 PM

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Making the decision to outsource your business’s marketing efforts can be very difficult. Handing off the reins to an outside company can be scary, especially for small businesses that don’t have the resources to put a ton of money into their marketing efforts. We can’t all afford to run campaigns like Coca-Cola, Sony or Starbucks. However, there are many things to be learned from these big brands.

How Your Company's Focus on a Primary Objective Contributes to Success

Posted by Corey Smith on Apr 5, 2019 3:46:00 PM

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When I look at the successes and failures in business, I think I have found consistency between them.

The successful businesses remember their primary objective and the businesses that fail have forgotten what they are working for. Their efforts are misplaced because they forgot the reasoning and goals behind their efforts.

Let's put a practical example with this concept.

Martech - Where Marketing and Technology Meet

Posted by Sarah Wai on Apr 1, 2019 8:53:00 AM

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There is no single business that doesn't require a bit of understanding of technology in this day and age. Even the least technical professionals are sporting smartphones or alternate mobile devices to check email, talk to staff and connect with clients.

The challenge is that technology can be a bit unnerving for some business owners. It’s not unnerving because it’s technology, per se. It’s unnerving because of the need to understand, yet again, something new.

When there is so much technology to keep up with, how do we keep it all straight?

Think of it this way- Technology helps us solve problems and improve our processes the same way any other tool would. Until we understand that the technology we use is meant to solve problems, we’ll continue to focus on how hard it is to integrate technology into our business and marketing efforts.

A trending term right now in the business world is "martech." Maybe you've heard of it, but for the sake of those who haven't, martech is the blending of marketing and technology. Every company has at least a smidge of this happening within their walls, whether they realize it or not. It's a thing of beauty. Let's explore a few examples of martech to give you a clearer idea of it in action.