INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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Segment Content & Offers Based on Personas and the Buying Cycle

October 03,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Very few things in life, despite their labeling are truly “one size fits all.” More often, attempts to make one thing fit all possible users, the end result is more of a “one size almost fits most, but isn’t really a good fit for anyone.”

When it comes to inbound marketing content and offers, that same rule of thumb applies. If you try to create just one piece of content or one offer, and expect it to appeal to all of your customer personas, regardless of what stage of the buying cycle the individual is in, chances are the content or offer will fall flat for just about everyone.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Personas, Segmentation

7 Questions to Help You Choose Mid-Funnel Content

October 30,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

As you craft each inbound marketing campaign, some of the most challenging content to get right is the middle of the funnel material. What will be useful for those newly-acquired leads who are actively researching solutions, but still a ways from making an actual decision?

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Content, Buyer personas

10 Top Formats for Awareness Content (checklist)

October 18,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

It’s time to start your next inbound marketing campaign. How will you fill the top of the funnel?

Awareness level content is designed to attract potential customers or clients to your website by addressing the questions and needs they are searching online.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Content

Segment Your CTAs Based On The Sales Funnel

May 31,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Calls-to-action are those magical little buttons that start the action to turn visitors into leads or move leads further down the sales funnel. CTAs are the in-text calls to “click here,” “read more” or “download now.”

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Topics: Calls-to-action, Sales Funnel

5 Types Of Business Blog Readers: Which Are You Reaching?

April 10,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

We’ve said that it is important to write blog posts for readers. (See here.) But that brings up a key question: Who are your readers? And who do you want to have as readers?

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Content, Blogging

Quick Tip: 5 Criteria to Consider When Qualifying Leads

June 19,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

How does your marketing department decide when to transfer a lead on to sales? Hopefully, you aren’t like the marketer I refer to in this video, sending every lead straight to sales.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Lead Nurturing

Does Your Business Website Have These Tools?

June 15,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

B2B marketers are increasingly leaning on their business website as lead generation tools, but in order to capture leads online, websites need to have a basic tools that may be missing if they have previously been treated as “information only” outlets.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Website

3 Offers to Use For Each Stage of the Sales Funnel

April 13,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

Stuck in a rut trying to think of what downloadable offers you can create for your next inbound marketing campaign? It can be easy to revert back to the basics of ebooks, coupons or newsletter subscriptions, but the more types of content and offers you can create, the more likely you are to offer just what your perfect prospect is looking for.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Website

The Growth You Are Missing by Not Nurturing Leads

February 16,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

You’ve created the content: the blog posts, the case studies, the infographics and videos.

You’ve promoted that content through social media, both organic and paid promotions.

And you’ve generated online leads.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Lead Nurturing

Why Your Inbound Leads Aren’t Turning Into Sales

January 31,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

Lead generation isn’t enough. Yes, it takes new leads to drive growth, and inbound marketing is a key way to generate leads that are already a step above purchased lists and cold-calls.

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Topics: Sales Funnel, Lead Nurturing

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