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Web traffic stagnant? It’s time to start a business blog

When 2010 rolled around, it felt like every other person had a blog. CEOs? Check. Amateur chefs? Check. Avid travellers? Check. Moms? Check. Businesses? Hmm. Not so much. But why not? After all, people come to your website to see what products and services you offer, and what kind of company you are, right? The first…

Why isn’t my marketing plan working? Find the right audience and maximize ROI

“Why isn’t my marketing plan working?” One of the interesting things about working in marketing is that your friends often ask for advice. The scenarios range widely. Recently I’ve been asked about where to start with marketing for an agricultural contracting company in a small country town, how a tutoring business could connect with the…

Top three marketing myths busted

“I hate marketing.” I was recently talking to the owner of a tutoring business, and she was shaking her head in despair. She offers lessons in person and online for K-12 students, and she’s been trying to get more students registered. Every time she signs up a few more, a few others move on. It…

Secrets to unlocking a finance marketing brand story

What is a brand story? It’s a narrative about your business that inspires a positive emotional reaction. It’s not about showing and telling people about your brand, like traditional advertising, but combining facts with feelings as you explain how your business came to be and what drives you. Storytelling isn’t a new concept in digital…

Capture more qualified leads with landing pages

Originally published on December 1, 2015. Updated on June 29, 2020. The term “landing pages” is one you will hear fairly often in discussions about websites and marketing techniques. There’s a very good reason for that: landing pages can be one of the most valuable assets in your digital toolkit. So what exactly are they?…

Customer service is the key to construction marketing

Exceptional customer service should be at the heart of specialty construction marketing. We’re often asked if inbound marketing works for specialty construction companies, including builders, roofers, painters, landscapers and more. The short answer is yes, because customers use the internet as their primary tool to research services before making decisions. The secret to making it…

3 effective finance marketing strategies

Trust is the cornerstone of the financial industry, which means customers want to be sure of a few things before they engage your services. At the top of the list are expertise, transparency, and accountability. They want to know who you are and what motivates you. That’s why referrals have always been, and will continue…

5 genius ideas to grow your dental practice

Good dental centers are built on great reputations. If you help someone with an emergency root canal, make a child’s first visit to the dentist fun, or solve a problem during a routine check-up, your patient will have a positive experience. You can bet your bottom dollar they’ll tell their friends. Word of mouth is…

Finance marketing: Start building your reputation

Every good finance marketing campaign starts with trust. When you help someone with their finances, they’re not just trusting you with the numbers. They’re trusting you with their livelihood. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a credit union or offering a new POS solution for small retail stores; you can have a profound impact. You…