They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

Evil robots are going to steal our marketing jobs soon. No, wait … Our jobs are safe because robots can’t do everything. Which is true? It’s unclear. Whether the next 10 years will look like “The Terminator,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” or a less-terrifying “Choose Your Own Adventure” is anyone’s guess. Some marketers (who may […]

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This is why your company should be blogging

If you thought corporate blogs had their moment, you might be surprised to learn that what’s old is new again. Blogging is not only alive and well – it’s thriving. For the third consecutive year, Fortune 500 companies reported increased use of blogs to reach current and prospective customers, according to a September 2018 study […]

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What’s the optimal length for online content?

Ever wonder if your blog post is too short or your article too long? I’ve been wrestling with the issue lately, so I set out to find answers. As it turns out, the answers aren’t black and white, but savvy marketers can weigh the considerations below to help identify the optimal length for their own […]

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LinkedIn: Your B2B marketing bestie

When was the last time you gave your company’s LinkedIn page some love? If your page contains a logo, a basic company description and little else, you’re missing an excellent opportunity to: Build relationships Establish thought leadership Generate leads Conduct market research Improve brand visibility Develop authority LinkedIn has evolved into a thriving network of […]

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Why B2B companies are investing in content marketing

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Landing new business has long centered on finding effective ways to get a product or service in front of potential customers. In our digital-centric world, much of that effort has moved online, displacing old-school outbound techniques, such as cold calling and direct mail. Instead, B2B marketing departments are increasingly using digital methods to generate and […]

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Never underestimate the power of must-click calls to action

Does this sound familiar? You’ve poured time and energy into creating quality content and a beautiful-looking website, but no one is engaging with you or your company. Crickets … The problem may be that you don’t have clear goals for your content. Vague plans to “build awareness,” “engage customers” and “crush the competition” are as […]

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Get prospects to “yes” with a lead nurturing campaign

In the digital age, prospects need to trust you before they’ll buy your products and services. A lead nurturing campaign is a straightforward way to develop this trust, beginning when potential buyers show interest by providing their emails in exchange for compelling content. But getting emails is only the beginning. You want prospects to remember […]

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Turning outbound marketing ‘in’

You missed a lot at The Simons Group this week. First, we got new chairs. My back has never felt better! (I also have a great price on some – lightly – used office chairs, if anyone is looking.) Second, we had a kickoff meeting to integrate inbound marketing into our own rebranding effort. What is inbound […]

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