INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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Lessons From 15 Years: First, You Have To Do The Data Work

October 10,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

In some professions, you have to do the dirty work to set up a project for success. Building the tallest skyscraper begins with making sure the ground is prepped and a solid foundation in place. Creating the most delectable dessert begins with making a mess in the kitchen. It takes some dirty work before the genius can be seen.

In marketing, it’s not so much dirty work as it is data work.

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Topics: Metrics, Audits, analysis, Marketing Lessons

Quick Marketing Tip: Take Time To Analyze 2018 Results

January 23,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

What was your greatest success in 2018? What didn’t work? And how are you going to change your strategy and approach in 2019 to improve on your results?

If you haven’t already taken time to review last year’s results, now is the time to do it, before you get any farther into the new year. Even if you don’t have time for a deep dive into all of the metrics from every content distribution channel, every individual campaign or piece of content, or each press release and bylined article pitched to the media, DO choose a few specific areas to review and analyze.

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Topics: Audits, analysis

When You Need Someone Else to Make Sense of the Numbers

November 15,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Some see marketing and communications as an art. And it definitely can be: crafting creative text and images that elicit emotion and drive action requires creativity, vision, and an understanding of how words and visual elements work together. That’s the art.

But, it is also a science. Marketing success relies on data, as well. That includes both the data that help tell your brand’s stories (see more on using data in marketing content here: 5 Ways To Use Survey Data) and analyzing your own performance data to find ways to improve future campaigns.

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Topics: Metrics, Audits, analysis

Rate Your Inbound Marketing Measurement & Analysis (quiz)

July 31,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

When was the last time you reviewed your blog analytics, or checked on the conversion rates of your top-performing landing pages? How do your numbers match up against your documented goals?

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Topics: Metrics, Analyze, analysis

Blog Metrics To Measure & Use (Part 2- Lead Conversion)

April 17,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Measuring blog metrics is an essential task if you want to be able to improve your business blog results and prove the ROI it provides for your marketing strategy. Last week, we covered the first segment of metrics you should be tracking: Traffic.

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Topics: Blog, Analytics, Metrics, ROI, analysis

Blog Metrics to Measure & Use (Part 1-Traffic)

April 12,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

One of the key steps in any marketing campaign is analysis — reviewing results to find what works, what doesn’t, and how you can improve the next round. Business blogs written to fuel inbound marketing are no different.

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Topics: Blog, Metrics, Analyze, analysis

Quick Marketing Tip: Set SMART Goals for 2018

December 18,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

Have you outlined your 2018 inbound marketing campaign calendar yet? What about goals—do you know what you want those campaigns to achieve?

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Topics: Strategy, Analytics, analysis

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