Why Do Digital Marketers Screw Up When Working In B2B?

Why do traditional marketers screw up in a B2B setting? After conducting 20 interviews with B2C marketers running eCommerce or other low-cost products, I decided to prepare a quick outline of B2B marketing and what makes it different. As a HubSpot agency partner and a programmatic advertising partner scaling enormous publishers, we know how different the entire strategy is, especially as we are selling $50K - $300K solutions all the time. Most digital marketers that I know of focus on the B2C audience because that is, in a way, how marketing started in the first place. You want to attract… Continue Reading

Content Marketing Lessons for 2021

What are the top content marketing lessons we've learned in 2020 that are going to get us through 2021?  Well, we've been dealing with content marketing for over a decade now, and the industry is evolving so quickly that sometimes SEO is king, sometimes it's, social media, or PPC, or something else. Things are evolving really fast and different channels work at certain times. But in a nutshell, producing high-quality content is still the most important thing that matters to three of my companies. This is the reason why we're spending so much time working with customers and working on… Continue Reading

8 Strategies How to Promote Your Blog Content

I am a great proponent of Inbound marketing - and investing in content development is brilliant in the long run. But unless you promote your blog, there's virtually no way for visitors to discover your content. SEO has evolved drastically over the past two decades. I was crushing it for all sorts of keywords in 2007, content production was all about "keyword density", bombing any business was contingent on 10 marketers adding malicious anchor text pointing to a website. Social media is changing rapidly, too. Facebook has built a whole empire around brands building groups and fan pages for promotion… Continue Reading

Marketing On LinkedIn: The Step-By-Step Executive Guide

Facebook or Instagram may be the leaders for B2C and direct relations to consumers, but nothing beats the strategies in marketing on LinkedIn for businesses when it comes to professional B2B relationships, selling enterprise products, or recruiting top talent. C-Suite executives represent about 1.5% of the LinkedIn population – let alone the myriad of executives, directors, senior managers. This high-profile pool of decision-makers is the best possible target to market (if you operate in a B2B environment). And ever since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn and turned it into a thought leadership platform, B2C businesses have been reporting positive results with purely organic… Continue Reading

10 SaaS Marketing Strategies for Businesses

SaaS marketing is a type of marketing that is tailored to software as a service solution. Traditional marketing is often split into two halves - inbound (bringing customers organically or through different mediums to the site), or outbound (reaching out to prospects, clients, partners, advertising and so forth). Those could also be performed online, or offline. SaaS marketing is the subset of traditional marketing that gains the best results for a SaaS solution. For instance, a 100% online-driven SaaS for IT professionals would not focus on offline media and would combine different practices for connecting with those IT professionals depending… Continue Reading

Maximizing The Benefits Of Evergreen Content

As a consumer (or a prospect), I don’t respond to sales calls well. Intrusive advertisement is a lot less effective than educational content, answering questions to problems I’m realistically struggling with, and leading me through a journey I find easier to pass through than doing all of the due diligence myself. This is why I’d rather educate and inform and let customers make their own minds. As a result, our sales pipeline has been entirely inbound-farmed for over 5 years now. This includes business for my core company, my consulting business, and two other ventures I’ve been working on. Content… Continue Reading

Guest Blogging: 9 Lessons For Effective Outreach

Guest blogging (also referred to as "guest posting") is the process of content production for a third-party source for the sake of receiving brand recognition, a backlink, or a different PR-related benefit. Publishing content to external sources has been around since forever. Websites like Huffington Post or Business 2 Community largely grew and survived primarily thanks to loyal contributors associated with their brands. Guest blogging is one of the most viable concepts to build authority and recognition for your own work, tap into an existing community, improve your content writing skills by working with professional editors, and build a diverse… Continue Reading

The Business Executives’ Guide To Inbound Marketing

The business executives of a company should be the frontliners in marketing the company’s products and services. There’s hardly any way around it.  If you are a part of the senior leadership or management of a company, it’s crucial to learn how to navigate marketing alongside other business operations. Digital marketing involves several skills, including content production, email marketing, affiliate and partnerships, as well as social media, analytics, setting and measuring KPIs, tracking and launching campaigns. Once you have the background in place, you can hire someone or work with a team that can follow the successful steps and expand… Continue Reading

Hiring Digital Marketers Amidst The Growing Employment Opportunities For A Remote Workforce

Remote working and starting a business are two trends that have been massively popular over the past few years. The news of Yahoo and IBM pulling remote workers back to their offices and letting go of people who aren’t willing to work on-site has created mass protests online and throwbacks from the young generation that refuses to obey the 9-to-5 working lifestyle. The influence of digital online sources and online startups has provided job opportunities for people willing to provide services remotely. Self-made entrepreneurs have started with small blogs that went viral or YouTube channels that generate millions of views… Continue Reading

The Practical Guide to Producing Long-Form Content

My preference goes towards writing comprehensive, long-form articles. My usual blog posts would normally end up between 2,000 and 3,000 words, some resulting in 4,000 - 6,000 in specific cases. However, 90% of the traffic to my own website comes from organic search and about 75–80% of our agency’s traffic is organic as well. Choosing Between Long-Form Content and Short Content So whenever I pick long-form, I care about the following considerations: Long-form content ranks better in GoogleLonger articles provide more valueLong articles allow for introducing more data, stories, statistics, quotesComplex topics require long-form content to cover the main points… Continue Reading