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16 Ways YOU are killing your business

Julie Ewald branding, inbound marketing, marketing strategy Leave a Comment

I meet a lot of other marketers. At trade shows. Events. Conferences. Get-togethers. You name it. And one thing I’ve noticed a lot of them have in common is that they are killing their businesses. Whether you run your own marketing agency or you work with a team, this is an all too common problem. And you – like a …

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10 Incredible tools for building your digital content strategy

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Yes, content is still king! But content alone isn’t going to bring that optimal ROI you’ve been telling your clients about. As a marketer, you should know that content without a strategy is like a king without his cavalry. 90 percent of marketers use content marketing to attract and capture leads. However, only 33 percent of them have a documented digital content …

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5 reasons your business needs a blog marketing strategy in 2019

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Whether you’re selling products or services, online or off, your business can benefit from a blog greatly. But, simply tossing some blog posts in WordPress won’t do the trick. Blogging doesn’t have that much in common with Field of Dreams. Just because you publish doesn’t mean they’ll come.

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OMG! Viral marketing isn’t really a thing!

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A client dumped us a few summers ago. After a very warm working relationship over several months, I received a very cold email out of the blue telling us our content and consulting services–including the content marketing strategy we were making them–were no longer needed because they decided to do “viral marketing.”

A quick & dirty marketing strategy roadmap

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Many businesses are quite scattered when it comes to marketing strategy. Instead of constructing a plan, many take a scattershot approach–putting in a little bit of effort here, a little bit there, trying this for a hot minute, and then a big push for whatever option seems to be the cheapest or was sold the best. That isn’t a strategy, …