INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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6 Ways To Pinpoint Customer Pain Points For Marketing Content Ideas

April 17,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

For most businesses — especially B2B brands — it is no longer enough for marketing content to sell. Marketing content needs to solve problems for customers.

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Topics: Content, Personas

How Not To Promote Your Thought Leadership Success

April 16,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Successfully placing contributed articles — also called bylined articles or thought leadership — in industry publications isn’t always an easy task. It requires developing article ideas or abstracts that publishers find attractive, pitching to the right publications, and finally, crafting a high-quality piece that meets publication guidelines and earns you a reputation for submitting great work.

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Topics: Public Relations, Content, Bylined Articles

Social Media Tip For Spas: Claim Your Vanity URL

April 15,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

When you share your business Facebook page with someone, what does the URL look like?

Is it a random jumble of letters and numbers, which may have been assigned by the platform when you first created your page, or is it clear that this Facebook page belongs to you?

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Topics: Social Media

Social Media Trends For Small Business (infographic)

April 12,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

If a Clutch survey of small businesses is correct, within the next year more than 85 percent of businesses with 500 or fewer employees, which includes everything from retail boutiques and med spas to home builders, independent accounts and financial advisers, will be using social media. I agree with that prediction, as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and others have changed the landscape of how we connect with one another and share information, for both personal and commercial reasons.

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Topics: Social Media

7 Business Blog Rules to Attract and Keep Readers

April 09,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Business blogs have the potential to increase website traffic, build trust and thought leadership within your industry and drive online lead generation. But before they can accomplish those goals, business blogs must attract and keep readers.

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Topics: Blog

Social Media Tip For Spas: Review & Update Your Accounts Regularly

April 08,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Quick question: When did you create your business Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram page? Last week? Last year? 2010?

More importantly, when did you last update it?

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Topics: Social Media

Writing Copy That Inspires Action: Your How-To Infographic Guide

April 03,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Nearly everything you write as a marketer, and most public relations content as well, is intended to inspire the reader to do SOMETHING. Maybe that something is just to visit your website, maybe it is to sign up for a newsletter or download a webinar. Or maybe you want them to click “Buy Now” on your latest product.

Regardless of which action you want the reader to take, the rules for writing copy that converts remain largely the same.

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Topics: Calls-to-action, Content, Writing

Facebook Decisions: Ads vs. Promoted Posts vs. Organic Content

April 02,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Social media is no longer an optional piece of any small business marketing strategy. It must be there, in some form. But for small businesses with limits on both how much money and how much time is available to commit to social media, the options can seem overwhelming.

Should you focus on creating ads for Facebook and paying a per-click fee for the opportunity to get your business in front of more eyes, or spend more time on creating organic content (posts, links, videos, etc.) to increase engagement with the followers you already have?

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Topics: Social Media, Content

Video Trends Marketers Should Be Watching (infographic)

March 29,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

How are you using video in your marketing strategies? Live on social media? Webinars? Or dipping your toes into virtual reality?

The possibilities are continually expanding, and with video expected to make up more than 80 percent of all internet traffic by 2021, now is the time to find ways to work it into your marketing plan. (Source)

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Topics: Video

Build The Perfect Blog Post

March 27,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Do you ever wish you had a blueprint that could guide you through the most important steps in creating a great business blog post? Something with some specs to refer to as you build from an idea out?

Luckily, Business2Community has drawn up plans for us, which fit well with what I’ve shared before (so I’ll link to more resources below the infographic).

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Topics: Blogging

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