12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success

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The folks at BIGEYE, a creative services agency, have put together this infographic to assist companies in developing a successful social media marketing strategy. I really love the breakout of the steps but I also empathize that many companies don’t have all the resources to accommodate the demands of a great social strategy. The return on building an audience into a community and driving measurable … Continue reading

The Marketing and Sales Benefits of Marketing Automation

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Is Marketing Automation for Sales or Marketing?

According to CSO Insights, companies with mature lead generation and management practices have a 9.3% higher sales quota achievement rate. This is where sales automation platforms like our sponsors at Salesvue have had a dramatic impact on improving both reporting and efficiency of teams utilizing Salesforce – providing a prospecting to pipeline automation solution. It’s not just sales automation that’s assisting sales representatives become more … Continue reading

If You Loved Your WordPress Clients, You Would…

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…host them with WPEngine. In the last few years, we successfully migrated all of our WordPress clients to WPEngine and it’s been an amazing experience. It hasn’t been perfect, I think some growing pains caused a few issues, but I can’t think of a better move we ever made. We wanted to help clients with their marketing, not worry about ridiculous hosting issues. Nor did … Continue reading

Transparency is Optional, Authenticity is Not

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In the last few years, I’ve been in the enviable position of sharing most of my personal life online. I have shared much of my weight loss journey, I debate politics and theology, I share off-color jokes and videos, and most recently – I shared an evening out where I had quite a few drinks. I’m still not totally transparent online, but I’m absolutely authentic. … Continue reading

A Cheap Investment in Audio Will Increase Video Engagement

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One of the reasons why we’ve started this video series is to show how easy it is to record and publish videos to help your overall marketing strategy. Open any modern Mac or PC today and there’s a built-in camera and microphone ready to record your next 1-minute video. Fire up the internal recording program and away you go! There’s one small problem, though. The … Continue reading

How You Can Increase Sales Connections by 40%

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How to Increase Sales Connections by 40 percent

Whether you’re in marketing or sales, a core part of your job is to sell something. Marketing is tasked with selling ideas and the brand through intriguing content; sales is tasked with selling the actual product or service through strategic follow up, knowledge and charm. Either way, there is a creative process for both, which require patience and trial and error. Before we can get to the selling … Continue reading