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How to Use Our Scorecard For Brands & Campaign Names (free download)

September 29,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

Choosing a name isn’t always easy. Just ask any parent—while some have known what they would name their kids since they were kids themselves, others like a friend of mine almost end up bringing home “Baby Boy Lastname” from the hospital because they just can’t decide.

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Topics: Branding, Campaign Planning, Campaigns

How To Plan Your Business Blog Calendar (free template)

July 28,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

There are many reasons a business blog should be a part of your content marketing strategy. Business blogs improve your website’s SEO and search rankings. They establish authority and thought leadership in your industry. Blogging provides opportunities to engage with readers and can be used in conjunction with other marketing strategies for lead generation. (More on why you should, or shouldn’t, use a business blog: 7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have a Business Blog.)

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Topics: Planning, Campaign Planning, Business blog

Plan A Year’s Worth Of Marketing Campaigns (free template)

February 27,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

As I recently reviewed our website, blog and lead generation metrics, it was interesting to note how most of our most popular downloads from the Inbound Marketing Learning Library are templates. It’s easy to see that our readers are looking for tools that can make their marketing and PR tasks simpler, and I’m glad we are able to provide those tools.

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Topics: Strategy, Campaign Planning

Lessons From 15 Years: Integrate PR & Marketing To Maximize Results

October 17,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

If you have been following my 15 Lessons From 15 Years series of blog posts (this is post #11), you may remember that when I discussed the key steps to successful marketing in the healthcare IT arena, I said that integrating PR and marketing was essential.

In fact, it is so important for all industries, not just that one, that I felt I needed to revisit the concept and walk you through the steps we follow to ensure that all communications create a cohesive message and focus on reaching the same corporate goals.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Public Relations, Content Creation, Campaign Planning, Marketing Lessons, Integrated Marketing

Lessons From 15 Years Of Marketing: Integrate Marketing & PR To Reach Healthcare IT Decision-Makers

September 10,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

In my last two articles in this series of lessons in marketing, I’ve talked about the importance of trust when dealing with finances and money, and the importance of understanding the science when marketing in the life sciences industry. Healthcare IT is another field in which decisions are made slowly, based on data and authority.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Campaign Planning, Marketing Lessons

10 Steps To Inbound Marketing Campaigns (And 20+ Tools To Complete Them)

July 16,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Are you looking for a way to generate qualified leads that doesn’t involve cold calls, mass mailings (digital or print), or a heavy investment in paid advertising? Maybe a strategy that will not only provide leads, but also establish your company as a thought leader in your industry and a trusted source of information for current customers and prospects alike?

That is what inbound marketing can do. And often for a lower cost-per-lead than traditional outbound marketing. So, what do you need to do to create your first inbound marketing campaign?

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Strategy, Campaign Planning

Get More Mileage From Your Marketing Content (infographic)

November 30,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

We know that from an environmental standpoint, single-use items are falling quickly out of fashion, whether plastic straws, plastic shopping bags or foam coffee cups, the push is to replace those “one and done” items with more lasting, reusable alternatives.

Did you know you can do the same thing with your marketing content? Why create single-use material when you can put it to work again and again, in a new format, to reduce your cost of content creation?

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Topics: Content, Campaign Planning

Real Life Examples of Downloadable Offers For Inbound Marketing

September 18,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

The core principle behind inbound marketing for B2B brands — whether in healthcare, technology, software or others — is that the content created is designed to have value to prospects and customers. It is not strictly focused on selling something, but rather on teaching or reaching leads in a way that shows how they can best use your product or service to improve their own bottom line.

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Topics: Lead Generation, Content, Campaign Planning

How to Blend Outbound Tactics With Inbound Marketing

January 30,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

If you take time to read through the history of the Inbound Accelerator, you’ll see, if the name didn’t already give it away, that at JONES we are true proponents of inbound marketing. We believe in providing the information prospects are seeking, when and where they want to access it, not in blasting it at them through random mass email marketing or untested paid online marketing.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Strategy, Email, Campaign Planning

12 Days of an Inbound Marketing Christmas [Part 2]

December 07,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

If you were to write a Christmas wish list for your marketing department, what would it include?

I envision mine as a “12 Days of Christmas” style countdown, that combines to create a fantastic inbound marketing campaign, all in one neat package and ready to go.

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Topics: Lead Generation, Inbound Marketing, Build a Content Strategy, Campaign Planning

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