INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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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

7 Inbound Marketing Projects To Do Before Year-End

September 06,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

As Q3 winds down in the coming weeks, it’s time to look at your to-do list and prioritize those projects you want to wrap up before year end, especially if you are sitting on a surplus budget with a use-it-or-lose-it philosophy from above.

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Topics: Audits, surveys

3 Ways a Media Audit Can Drive PR Budgets

March 29,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Protecting and growing public relations budgets is a top priority for department directors and managers.  Regrettably, though, many PR pros are getting it all wrong.  When it comes to requesting a budget increase, one of the most common mistakes PR professionals make is focusing on creative campaigns and “big ideas.”

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Topics: Public Relations, Audits

Media Audit: 10 Essential Topics PR Pros Should Address

March 20,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

To win support and funding for public relations programs, earn recognition for PR as a driving business force, and maintain the industry’s integrity, PR professionals need to ensure clients and executives understand the business value PR brings to the table. 

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Topics: Public Relations, Audits

How Conducting a Media Audit Can Help You Triumph Over Competitors

March 15,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Every PR pro knows it: In any competitive environment you need to keep score in order to know where you stand. After all, if you don’t know whether you’re leading or falling behind, you have no opportunity to change the game plan, make substitutions, or improve your strategy – making it tough to beat the competition.

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Topics: Public Relations, Analyze, Audits

Use Competitor Analysis to Inform Branding Efforts

September 28,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

Creating a new brand, or developing a new positioning approach for an existing brand, should never be done in a vacuum. It is essential to understand not only your own strengths and weaknesses, but those of your competition as well.

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Topics: Branding, Position Your Brand, Audits

5 Secrets for Using Audits to Uncover Marketing Mistakes, Develop Marketing Plan for 2018

September 19,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

Do you know what elements of your marketing strategy are succeeding, and which ones are failing to meet expectations? Do you know which channels bring in the most leads, and even more importantly, the most customers? Do you know where you need to fix problems that could be costing you money and results?

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Topics: Planning, Strategy, Audits

Quick Tip: When Developing Your Brand, Consider What Isn’t Being Said

March 13,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

One of the six key steps in creating a new brand identity is the competitive audit.

Once you’ve gone through the discovery process internally—gathering feedback from stakeholders within the company—it’s time to look at what the rest of the industry is saying.

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Topics: Branding, Audits

Success Story: Using A Media Audit to Guide Communications

December 01,2016 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Are you ready to start the new year with a new communications strategy? What is that strategy based on?

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Topics: Strategy, Audits

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