By now, you’ve heard the term “personas” — or “buyer personas” — and know that inbound marketing is really about creating persona-driven content that encourages engagement between you and your ideal customers within the channels they feel most comfortable. You’ve most likely already started to plan out how to create these buyer personas, which people […]
When new social media features are released, every news outlet and blog jumps on the story. (Hey, we do it, too.) Everyone’s thinking: what is this new feature, and how does it fit into my current content strategy?
I’ve been thinking lately about the virtues of the analog world. This started when I came across some photographs I took in 1991 on a trip to Peru, hiking the Inca Trail. Some were in color. Some were in black and white. What struck me the most was that a lot of them were really […]
Getting objections during your sales process is expected … though it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of selling. You’ve done your research, prepared for a phone call or demo, and then you’re hit with the but. “Your product is great and all, but I don’t have the money for it.” Or, “I could easily […]
There’s been a lot of buzz about social media this week, especially around social search and visual content. Companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Microsoft have all made some great new additions to their features to improve the social experience for their users.
If you were going to ask your CEO for more inbound marketing budget this year, which argument would be more convincing: “I ‘feel’ it’s the right thing to do,” or, “48% of marketers are increasing their inbound budgets this year, and it’s the third year in a row the industry is expanding at almost a 50% rate. […]
Newsjacking — really great newsjacking — isn’t a piece of cake. It’s not as simple as taking a recent news story and randomly mashing it together with your industry — a la “X Marketing Lessons From the Stanley Cup Finals,” for instance. But what if you had a formula that made it a little easier?
Poor dolphins. Apparently they’re choking to death on fish! Stay strong, Flipper. Those fish spines’ll gitcha. Aside from disheartening dolphin news, a bunch of other stuff went down today, so take a moment to get caught up below.
Anyone been to Google today? It’s paying homage to architect Antoni Gaudi, who is most famous for designing the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona (and may or may not be the origin behind the word “gaudy,” according to some in my friend circle). If you haven’t Googled yet today, the image is to the right — […]