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Is Inbound the Right Fit for My Business?

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Apr 5, 2017 9:56:50 AM

Inbound marketing has grown significantly in the last decade.  As an Inbound Marketing Agency, we have seen a lot of companies and marketers jump on the bandwagon, but not all those who try it succeed. In our experience, Inbound Marketing doesn’t work for everyone.

 
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Topics: Inbound Marketing, inbound marketing tips

Should I Hire an Inbound Marketing Agency or an SEO Company?

Posted by William Avila on Dec 12, 2016 12:05:45 PM

I was recently talking to a prospect, now a client, about his frustration with the countless marketing companies promising to help increase their online presence. He spoke with an SEO company that ranked very well for "SEO" industry keywords but who didn't offer social media, email marketing, or Pay Per Click. Although, he understood the value of SEO companies, he also knew that he could generate fast business with Pay Per Click. He spoke to a Social Media expert with over 10,000 followers that only focused on Facebook and Twitter. The large Pay Per Click company he spoke to didn’t offer Facebook PPC. Here inlays the problem. Most businesse

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

Inbound vs Outbound Marketing - Planning for 2017

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Sep 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you are trying to market your business, you want to be as effective as possible. As technology becomes more and more intricate, marketing campaigns need to be more and more seamless. So, how exactly can you generate more leads and deliver a clear message to your consumers across a myriad of touchpoints? The answer is inbound marketing.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, inbound marketing 2017

6 Tools To Improve Your SaaS Startup Marketing Strategy

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Apr 6, 2016 12:54:00 PM
I personally have an infatuation with technology that makes my life easier. I am what social psychologist call an early adopter. During my career as an entrepreneur I have used hundreds of tools. The following are some of my favorite tools that make marketing life a lot easier. The best part is that they are  AMAZINGLY easy to use. 
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Topics: Inbound Marketing, inbound marketing 2016, Startup Marketing Strategy, SaaS Marketing

5 Tips for Creating a SaaS Marketing Plan That Works

Posted by Nichole Mena on Mar 30, 2016 4:42:14 PM

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” No one could have said it better than good ol’ Ben Franklin and nothing holds more true than when creating your SaaS marketing plan. So now that you’re armed with your marketing and sales goals, it’s time to create a content-focused strategy for marketing your product to the masses. Of course, this will take time and proper planning and will even change throughout the course of the year, but including a few crucial components into your strategy from the get-go will go a long way to ensure you stay the proper course.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, SaaS Marketing Plan

10 Professional Resolutions to Steal from Top Companies Using Inbound

Posted by Nichole Mena on Feb 16, 2016 4:54:49 PM

The end of the year is typically a time for reflection. For businesses, it’s a time to gather data about the last 12 months in order to analyze what has been working or not and set new refined goals from that evaluation. It’s understandable that with the holiday’s, year’s closing and even into January that you may not have had a chance to sit down with your team and hash out what you would like the next year to look like but, of course, there's still time. Schedule a set date in the calendar right now so you can collaborate on some very necessary resolutions for 2016. If you are unsure where to start or you’re having trouble coming up with some achievable ideas, here are 10 great resolutions you can steal from other professionals that are successfully using Inbound strategies as part of their goals.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Buyer Personas, website redesign, inbound sales

How To Generate Endless Content Marketing Ideas

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Feb 15, 2016 10:52:11 PM

If your mind stops working the minute you think about writing a blog, you’re not alone. According to the Content Marketing Institute, thirty-six percent of marketers say producing engaging content is their biggest challenge.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, inbound marketing 2016, Blog

5 Inbound Sales Tips to Help Marketing Managers Align With Their Sales Teams In 2016

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Dec 9, 2015 12:27:05 PM

 


 

Once upon a time, marketing departments and sales departments worked in separate areas of the corporate spectrum. Sales hit the ground running and interacted with prospects on a daily basis. Often times, the relationships built with prospects did not translate into useful knowledge for the marketing department. Meanwhile, the marketing department would spend countless hours researching prospect demographics, client feedback and market reports in an effort to develop sales enabling collateral.  Communication between the two groups was minimal, resulting in a less than optimal revenue growth practice.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, inbound sales, inbound marketing 2016, inbound sales tips

Turn Your MSP Around Using Inbound Marketing: Part 2 of the MSP Success Series

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Dec 1, 2015 3:29:17 PM
Inbound Marketing: Getting Started

In today’s digital age, “traditional” methods of marketing, like direct mail and cold calls,  have become null and void. And as competition in the marketplace gets more savvy, it’s not enough to just sit around and wait for business to grow. Thankfully, more direct efforts (ahem… “inbound marketing”), allow businesses to target the customers they actually want and need – and as a result, be proactive about their own success.

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Topics: MSP Marketing, Inbound Marketing, MSP sales, MSP Business

What You're Doing at this Very Moment Could be Killing Your MSP Business: Part 1 Benchmarks

Posted by Rogelio Rodriguez on Oct 19, 2015 9:52:49 PM

 

I often meet with CEO's of managed service businesses. From those meetings I have learned a great deal about their business, the way they see themselves, the way they want to be seen by their customers, and the way their prospects see them. The thing that stands out the most to me is how many similarities these businesses have; there is very little differentiation between them. In fact, many use the same content as their competitors; content that is syndicated to 500 similar businesses is useless. Even their websites are templated with the same color schemes (usually blue highlights with a white background). Some expert decided that it was the best color for MSPs so everyone joined in.  Where are the outliers? The masters of the cutting edge of technology? Where are the thought leaders?

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Topics: MSP Marketing, Inbound Marketing, MSP Digital Marketing, MSP Marketing Campaign, MSP website