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Remote Workers: Benefits, Challenges, and How We Make It Work

July 15,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

It has now been 4 months since a large majority of America’s “knowledge” workforce left their cubicles and corner offices for the kitchen table or guest room folding table. And it is likely that even as some return to the office space, a large majority will be working from home for some time yet, perhaps indefinitely.

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Topics: Management, Client Success Stories, Agency Partners

The JONES Approach: Accountability > Face Time (infographic)

June 19,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

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We understand how stressful it can be as a CMO to turn work over to an outside agency and just step back and put trust in them. You know that whatever the results are, you as the CMO will have to answer to the rest of the leadership team on your company. And that makes it tempting to want to stay right on top of everything.

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Topics: Collaboration, Planning, Public Relations, Infographics, Client Success Stories, Agency Partners

Lessons From 15 Years: Use Surveys & Original Research To Fuel Content

January 30,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

When you are trying to cut through the clutter of an exponentially expanding amount of online content, it has to be great (as I talked about in my last lesson). One way of making your content great is to base it on original research.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Surveys, Marketing Lessons, Content Strategy, Education marketing, Client Success Stories

Lessons From 15 Years: Successful Marketing Relies On Great Content

January 23,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Any good integrated marketing and PR program is built on a foundation of planning, strategy and interdepartmental collaboration. But the bricks, steel, windows and doors that make up the structure the world sees are composed of content.

Content is essential, whether you are talking about basic website text on the homepage and in FAQs, downloadable whitepapers, reports, and other resources, or blog posts, bylined articles contributed to industry media, social media updates, or even videos and infographics and other images. Content matters.

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Topics: SEO, Healthcare Marketing, Content Creation, Marketing Lessons, Life Sciences, Integrated Marketing & PR, Education marketing, Client Success Stories

Lessons From 15 Years: Telecom Industry Marketing Means Staying On Top Of Everchanging Trends

January 07,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

Allow me to date myself a bit. Obviously, if I’m offering insights into 15 years of owning my own marketing firm (plus my years with other agencies and in-house before that), I’ve been around a little while, though 20 years, or even a bit more, truly doesn’t feel like all that long.

Until, that is, I think about the changes in how we do, well, almost everything, as it relates to telecommunications.

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Topics: Content, Audits, Marketing Lessons, Client Success Stories, Telecomm marketing

Client Success: Turning Higher Education Research Into Nationwide News Coverage

December 19,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

If you’ve been following the Inbound Accelerator for a while, you know we believe in the power of information, especially data gained through marketing research surveys, to fuel compelling marketing and public relations content.

Data provides the backbone for storytelling that helps brands communicate their message, and it applies as much to a consumer-focused industry such as higher education as it does to B2B marketing for companies like West.

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Topics: Surveys, Education marketing, Client Success Stories

Client Success: How To Reach 200,000+ Prospects & Decision Makers Without Buying Ads

November 21,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Integrated marketing and public relations rely on balancing a content triad — using earned, owned, and shared content to reach audiences and drive awareness, lead generation and sales. So how do you maximize the “earned” component to access audiences without spending money on advertising?

For B2B businesses, particularly in information-, knowledge- and technology-heavy industries, the answer is in high quality thought leadership articles placed with trusted industry media. That is the approach JONES and QPS took to gain the global CRO (contract research organization) valuable exposure without a huge investment in paid advertising.

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Topics: Public Relations, Bylined Articles, Life Sciences, Client Success Stories

Client Success: A Look Back At Our Early Experience

November 07,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

While I love sharing recent successes of my clients (such as these top-notch PR and marketing efforts by QPS and West), it is also rewarding to look back and reminisce about some of my first clients, and how what I learned then is still guiding my strategies today.

Enterprise software is one industry I’ve worked in for years, and which has provided some of my most exciting moments, including helping to launch one of the first SaaS (software as a service) businesses, before the acronym became known and understood.

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Topics: Public Relations, Enterprise Software, Client Success Stories

Client Success: Newsjacking Earns QPS Media Coverage, Visibility

October 18,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

As an agency offering integrated public relations and marketing solutions, we only succeed if our clients succeed. And that is why I love sharing success stories, something I plan to start doing regularly here on the Inbound Accelerator. I know there are things my readers can learn from hearing about what has worked well — in some cases, extremely well — for our clients.

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Topics: Public Relations, Bylined Articles, Life Sciences, Client Success Stories

Lessons From 15 Years Of Marketing: Expertise Essential For Marketing Within The Life Sciences Field

August 22,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Every industry has individual nuances in marketing tactics, techniques and needs. And while nearly every B2B market is also filled with industry-specific knowledge and vocabulary that marketers must understand in order to create credible content, when it comes to businesses in the life sciences sphere, the need for expertise and immersion in the field is even greater.

Life sciences, as a field, encompasses a wide range of businesses, most of which support the infrastructure that enables the healthcare system, from medical device manufacturers, to pharmaceutical companies, DNA research, and the contract research organizations that take on drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical trial research for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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Topics: Public Relations, Content, Bylined Articles, Marketing Lessons, Life Sciences, Client Success Stories

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