Inbound Marketing

A How to Guide on Small Business Marketing Automation

You might not be sure what small business marketing automation is exactly. But you've heard automation can help your sales. According to Hubspot, Marketing Automation refers to software platforms and technologies that exist with the goal of automating repetitive marketing actions such as social media and email marketing, making these tasks easier.  Read on to learn how you can get the benefits of marketing automation for small business, without a marketing department. Why Use Small Business Marketing Automation? Running a small business pulls you in many directions and your time is money. Small business marketing automation lets you prioritize and execute

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Successful Inbound Marketing So You Attract Consumers Online

You have a fantastic product or service.  Successful inbound marketing grabs the attention of potential customers.. Consistent content and contact from inbound marketing lets buyers know what you're offering and how it can help them.  Use inbound marketing to connect with your ideal customers because business growth depends on how you connect your content to your potential customers’ needs. Give visitors information they find valuable or interesting. This will help you earn your visitors’ trust and convert them to prospects and customers over time.   Four Tasks For Your Successful Inbound Marketing It's super easy to understand how to use inbound marketing once

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Align Sales And Marketing Departments To Increase Company Sales

Sales and Marketing departments can be the feuding siblings of the business world. However, when you align sales and marketing departments you have the opportunity to increase sales, convert leads, and pad your bottom line. But can these two departments co-exist peacefully? The short answer is yes.  Here’s How You Align Sales And Marketing  Here’s how marketing departments work: Marketers do research into the target audience their company wants to sell to and create an advertising campaign for that audience. The Sales department gets to work their magic when leads from the advertising campaign start to roll in.  So, at first glance the

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What You Need To Know To Become CASL Complaint

How to shape-up your content strategy to meet Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) email marketing standards so you become CASL compliant by July 1. If you followed the Tangible Words CASL three Blog Series, you’ll know Commercial Electronic Marketing (CEM) standards are evolving. You’ll also be better prepared for the reinforcement of Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws with some additions come July 1, 2017. Every company undertaking online marketing has a responsibility to their business goals, but more importantly to the clients and customers they serve, to allow customers control over the information they receive. This article aims to provide online marketers and Tangible

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Become an Expert on Your Buyer Personas to Attract More Online Customers

A Buyer Persona is a Segment of Your Target Market Let’s say you are a website designer. Your target market are businesses that require website design. That’s a pretty vague description, so you need to break it down into buyer personas. A buyer persona is a segment of your target market. For your web design business, you may have one buyer persona that is a small business owner. Another buyer persona could be a professional in private practice (like a lawyer or accountant). A third buyer persona could be a medium-sized business. Although they all require website design, they will

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How Inbound Marketing Attracts International Manufacturing Customers

Although manufacturing and industrial companies are an integral part of the global market, sometimes it is difficult to figure out how to  reach your target market, especially when your international customers are spread out all over the globe. Cold calls, magazine ads and yellow page listings are not working as well as you would like. So, what strategies can you use to get your company brand out there and attract more international customers? Inbound Marketing Attracts International Manufacturing Customers With inbound marketing, you target the customers you want, and invite them to come to you. Traffic turns into leads, which

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How To Use Hubspot’s Marketing Free Software To Reach More Customers

Use Hubspot’s Marketing Free software to help you identify and engage your  target audience. Simply add this powerful inbound marketing software to your website for free. Its signup and analytics capabilities will help you generate more qualified leads. Your sales team has a better chance to close more deals because you’ll know exactly who your customers are and the pages they’re visiting your site. Not only does this help your sales team, it gives your marketers (and copywriters) pages to target with fresh content. Hubspot’s marketing free software is ideal for small or medium sized business (with limited marketing budgets)

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Why it is Important Not to Skip the Awareness Stage of Inbound Marketing

Hitting a Bull’s Eye with Your Target Market In archery, you need to thoughtfully and intentionally concentrate your energy on hitting the target. In business, you apply the same method to your target market. It is not enough to throw random content out into the interverse; you must identify and focus on the bull’s eye in order to be successful. This is the awareness stage of inbound marketing. Imagine a target of five concentric circles, representing buyers from the outside to the middle. People who have never heard of your brand People who have heard of you, but are not

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How to Measure Return on Investment – Is Your Inbound Marketing Working

Do you remember the days of walking around your grade school classroom measuring everything in sight with an unwieldy wooden meter stick? Wouldn’t it make your life easier if you could measure return on investment for your inbound marketing just as easily? Well, you might need more than a pencil and notebook to measure these analytics, but once you know which ones to pay attention to, measuring Return on Investment (ROI) on inbound marketing can be just as easy. “Using a combination of metrics to establish your overall return on investment for your inbound marketing will definitely convince you it

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How to Attract Economic Development Investors With a Strong Inbound Marketing Campaign

A well-rounded marketing strategy to promote your economic development region starts with a widespread online presence. A hybrid approach making full use of modern tech and opportunities for organic search results, is what will draw the notice of investors. There are four simple simple steps to attract economic development investors with inbound marketing. What it Takes to Create A Strong Inbound Marketing Campaign Attract visitors. Use social media profiles to expand your audience and connect viewers to your blog or site. As of late 2016, the number of Facebook users surpassed 1 billion. Take advantage of the monthly turnout &

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Canada-Ontario Job Grant – Get Training for Your Employees

Did you know you could be eligible for the Canada-Ontario job grant to provide training for your employees? Here are a few key points on who is eligible for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Individual private and not-for-profit sector employers be licensed to operate in Ontario be applying for training that is delivered in Ontario and is related to a job that is also located in Ontario Employees (who you want the training for) must be on payroll. Available for employers with < 50 employees AND > 50 employees. Up to $10,000 per employee is available. The Grant money goes fast! Contact us

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How Does Marketing Automation Generate Sales?

Marketing automation is the developing idea that closes the gap between marketing and sales by enabling cold leads to turn into sales through nurturing and following up on visitors interests. This form of marketing is based around online software like emails and social media networks that work to encourage leads and general sales by cross selling, upselling and cycle selling. For example, to encourage visitors to come back and continue to consider purchasing from businesses, they create programs like: reminder, multichannel, winback or repurchase programs (ex. Hubspot). Depending on the program, they make people feel prioritized because there is personalization

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Workshop – Helping Sales Teams Become More Competitive in an Online World

Keeping Canadian Manufacturing Globally Relevant  The sales world has changed. If you haven’t noticed, you will soon: historical tactics and channels no longer bring the same leads you once counted on. Inbound Sales and Online Marketing impacts revenue goals but few get return on investment (ROI) from current online marketing initiatives. This is your chance to learn with other manufacturers, suppliers, and industrial professionals the powerful way you can use Inbound Sales and Online Marketing to help your sales teams and impact your business revenue goals. Learn what’s possible: from case stories to best business practices - you’ll leave knowing

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Destination Marketing Trends For Ontario Tourism

  It can be a little daunting trying new destination marketing trends. As an Ontario Tourism provider taking advantage of evolving technology to boost visitors makes sense. This is especially true now that plans are in place to provide high speed internet to 90% of Canadians by 2021. Trying new marketing techniques like inbound marketing doesn’t mean you’ll have to abandon your tried and true marketing methods (if they’re working for you). And, knowing your target audience and your unique selling propositions remain the same regardless of how you market your business. That said, keeping up with how your competitors

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10 Tips To Turn Inbound Marketing into More Sales

Here are the top 10 things you can do to turn inbound marketing into more sales. Naturally obtain new leads and turn them into sales. 1. Make sure that you know who you're targeting and what is it they are looking for. Getting to know your target market (persona) is one of the key parts of inbound marketing if you're looking to bring people to you. Examples of Persona Criteria:  Determine your age bracket What networks they tend to use the most What they're interested in and looking for 2. Develop a blog and develop it well. Blogs offer consistent, unique

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7 Things About Foreign Tourists Your Ontario Region Should Know

Ontario has been struggling to find new ways to attract more foreign tourists into their region. Now it's not as simple as blasting an ad or visiting with a tour operator. It's about expanding networks beyond the oceans and tapping into what is really making people interested in our little slice of heaven we call home. Ensure you know all there is to know about foreign tourists and their interests Here are 7 Things About Foreign Tourists Your Ontario Region Should Know Travellers are looking for the ecotourism vision. Canada is widely known for its unspoiled, adventure driven landscape. People

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The Final 7 Misconceptions about Inbound Marketing

It's important to understand misconceptions about inbound marketing people may have when trying to comprehend this new way of marketing. Inbound marketing is still developing and changing according to trends. As for businesses and marketers, they continue to try  to understand best inbound methods for their business or organization to create the best results. In case you missed it, we have already discussed the 7 most common misconceptions about inbound marketing but now go a step further in covering other misunderstood opinions on inbound marketing. 7 Additional Misconceptions about Inbound Marketing The industry you're in doesn't make for interesting blogs.

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The First 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing has become the new way to approach people in the virtual world. In fact, businesses are approaching people less and helping potential customers come to them to find what they are looking for. Natural leads in which they can turn into loyal customers. However considering this new way of marketing is still something the business world is wrapping their heads around, many people have misconceptions about inbound marketing and how it works.   Here are 7 of 14 Misconceptions About Inbound Marketing All inbound leads turn into sales. 63% of people who want to know more information about what you're

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How the Promise for Access to High Speed Internet in Rural Areas Will Help Ontario Tourism

Your tourism destination is remote—that’s its appeal. But it’s not great for online marketing for rural tourism. Trying to attract visitors to your destination without high speed internet access (when your competition has it) puts you at a disadvantage. That’s why the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) commitment to ensuring rural access to broadband internet as a basic service across the country will be a boost to rural Ontario tourism operators. The CRTC goals is 100 percent of the Canadian population accessing high speed internet in the next 10 to 15 years and 90 percent by 2021. That opens

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In 100 Years, Ontario Tourism Marketers Will Still Have To Work Hard

Two things won’t change in one century: Ontario’s plentiful natural and rural landscapes, and the human necessity for relationships. Ontario Provincial parks have been around for over a hundred years and are on track to continue being places where future tourists can enjoy forests, water, cliffs, beaches and wild lakeshores. Even populated rural regions close to cities, like the Niagara Peninsula, are valued enough that they won’t disappear in the next few decades. Residents of these regions love the near-the-city-but-not-of-it lifestyle, and visitors love the slower pace and unique offerings of food, art and culture. Circumstances on the planet may

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