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5 Tips for B2B Blogging: Insights from Blog Traffic Analysis

Blogging is a great way to share your expertise and position your organization as a thought leader in your industry. Blogging offers particular value for business-to-business marketers like me who sell professional services. How can you get better results from your B2B blog? Here are five tips I discovered when analyzing my blog traffic. Traffic Tells a Story – and Offers Valuable Insights I started my Smart Marketing Strategy blog almost four years ago to promote my Cleveland marketing consulting firm. Blogging has produced great results for my business: Establishing my credibility as...

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13 Ways to Turn Business Awards into Marketing Gold

Have you or your business won an award? Congratulations! Once you’ve toasted to your success, it’s time to capitalize on your honor to promote your business. Here are 13 ideas for showcasing business awards in a smart marketing strategy. Why Awards are Great for Marketing Awards offer your business powerful marketing advantages. Winning an award enables you to: Stand apart from your competitors; Position your company as tops in your field; Instill pride in your staff; Spotlight your staff’s capabilities and achievements; Remind clients and prospects of your commitment to excellence; Generate positive...

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Creating a WordPress Website: 10 Tips & Tricks

re you creating a new website for your business? You may want to build it on WordPress. WordPress is a free blogging and content management system and a hugely popular website platform. More than 60 million sites are on WordPress, with 330 million visitors viewing 3.4 billion pages each month. We recently created WordPress sites for one of our clients and for our strategic marketing consulting firm in Cleveland. Here are some tips and tricks we learned about WordPress that could be helpful to your smart marketing strategy....

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Smart Marketers

At the beginning of a new year, most of us will resolve to live healthier lives and clean out our closets. New Year’s resolutions also can extend to marketing – and many smart marketers use the turning of the calendar page to make some long-overdue changes to their marketing strategies. Here are 10 resolutions to make your marketing more effective in the New Year....

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When a Blog Post Leads to Sudden Fame: 5 Tips for Marketers

Blogging is a powerful marketing tactic in a smart marketing strategy. A blog lets you share your expertise and demonstrate your knowledge. Blogging is also vital for search engine optimization because it creates a constant stream of new, keyword-rich content for search engines. Sometimes those keyword-rich blog posts lead to big-time notice. Case in point: My recent blog on political advertising in Ohio. Here’s how a blog post led to me being featured in a story by the Associated Press and five tips about blogging and publicity for your smart marketing...

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Getting Started with B2B Marketing: The First 5 Steps

Companies that sell to businesses often rely on referrals to find new customers. But the day may come when referrals aren’t enough. New competitors, new technologies, new types of customers, or new sales territories can create new challenges for your business. To achieve your goals – and capitalize on your opportunities – you need marketing. If you’ve relied primarily on word of mouth to promote your business and you haven’t done much marketing, where do you begin? Here’s advice on the first five things to do to create a smart business-to-business (B2B) marketing...

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11 Ideas for Using White Papers in a B2B Marketing Strategy

If you’re a business-to-business (B2B) marketer, white papers can be a powerful way to demonstrate your expertise and differentiate your company from competitors. In part three of a three-part series, here are 11 ideas for using white papers as marketing tactics in a smart B2B marketing strategy....

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5 Reasons to Build Your Social Media Marketing Around a Blog

Should you be blogging? If you’re marketing via social media, the answer is yes. Almost every successful social media marketing strategy has a blog as a core element. Blogging offers marketers many powerful advantages. Here are five reasons blogging is crucial to a smart marketing strategy for every marketer using social media. 5 Ways Blogs Help Social Media Marketers Blogging creates natural opportunities for social media updates. Every blog post is something new and valuable to share with your followers on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media. Blogging makes you more than a content...

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Why There’s a QR Code on Your Banana

QR codes – those funny-looking, square-shaped symbols with pixelated, black-and-white patterns – are showing up everywhere in advertising, signage, and product packaging. I even found a QR code on my Dole banana this morning, advertising the movie Madagascar 3. Our Cleveland, Ohio marketing agency is now using QR codes in nearly all marketing campaigns we create for our clients. Here’s why QR codes are becoming ubiquitous in marketing and 7 tips for using QR codes in your smart marketing strategy....

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