INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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8 Benefits Of Hiring A Full-Service Marketing Agency

July 21,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

When it’s time to find extra resources—staffing, expertise, technology—for your company’s marketing strategy, there are many options and a number of considerations that will influence your decision.

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Topics: Collaboration, Public Relations, Strategy, Agencies, Management, Marketing Lessons, Integrated Marketing & PR

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, Client Succes

9 Steps To Better Bylined Articles

June 18,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

Contributed or bylined articles have long been a staple of public relations strategies in B2B marketing, used to increase awareness and establish the thought leadership authority of a brand or company leaders. They can also be used effectively as an additional channel in content marketing, still maintaining the trust provided by non-promotional content in a third-party publication, but also serving as a link for lead generation.

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Topics: Public Relations, Bylined Articles, Business blog

Give Editors The Right Reasons To Accept Your Contributed Articles

March 04,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

With the realms of marketing and public relations continually meeting, meshing and intertwining, using contributed articles as part of an integrated campaign is the perfect way to reach thousands of prospects with top-of-the-funnel content that establishes you brand as an industry authority.

But you aren’t the only one seeking editorial space from related blogs and industry media. As PointVisible points out in this infographic, many editors get at least 6-10 pitches every day, and 20 percent of those editors say 9 out of 10 pitches are so bad, they don’t even bother to read them properly.

Ouch.

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Topics: Public Relations, Bylined Articles

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

5 Elements Of A Complete Marketing Content Package (video)

November 15,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Successful content or inbound marketing requires working from an established strategy to create comprehensive campaigns that touch on all content distribution channels to reach the most potential sales prospects and engage them in ways that generate qualified leads and closed deals.

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Topics: Planning, Public Relations, Content, Campaigns

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

Agency vs. In-House: Pros & Cons And How To Make The Most Of Outsourcing

October 25,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Who do you rely on for marketing content creation: an in-house team, outside agencies, or some combination? Chances are that each brings different strengths to the table, judging by the response of 300 B2B marketers to a survey by Walker-Sands.

What advantages does an in-house team have over outsourcing? What do outside firms tend to do better? And how can you get the best of both worlds when you work with an agency?

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Topics: Public Relations, agency, Integrated Marketing & PR

Client Success: West Puts Together Complete Marketing Content Package

October 24,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Recently I shared a post about the importance of integrating public relations and marketing as one of my 15 lessons from 15 years as a marketing agency owner.

Our long-time client West is a perfect example of taking a single content concept or piece of information and spreading it across all channels — owned, earned and shared — to generate awareness, industry authority and leads.

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Topics: Public Relations, surveys, Integrated Marketing & PR

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, client success

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