Inbound Marketing Success Blog

3 Big Reasons You Should Blog About Your Painting Business

Posted by Andy McClure on Nov 13, 2018 4:06:54 PM

Everyone’s heard of blogging, but some people don’t understand just how powerful a tool it is for business. They might read other blogs, but when it comes to creating a blog for their own business, they don’t think it’s necessary. How much business can a blog actually bring?

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Topics: social media marketing, Inbound marketing, blogging

How to Create Irresistible Marketing Messages

Posted by Andy McClure on Dec 18, 2017 8:31:57 AM

Why an Irresistible Marketing Message is So Important

Your prospects are overwhelmed with information. We all are. Orders of magnitude more information is hurled at us daily compared to just a few decades ago. How do we cope? Think about your routine. You probably have no choice but to ignore or “filter out” the vast majority of messages that come your way.

Therein lays our challenge as marketers. Our prospects are just like us – overwhelmed with information and forced to ignore most of it in order to maintain both sanity and productivity. If we want to capture their attention and inspire them to engage with us, we must figure out how to break through the clutter and earn their attention.

In This Post You Will Find

  • Why your marketing message is so important
  • Why you need to come at it from a client's perspective
  • How to hold their attention
  • How to "win" with a Call to Action
  • And more!

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Topics: marketing message, Inbound marketing, Converting into Clients

Most Important Online Marketing Metrics to Track

Posted by Andy McClure on Oct 9, 2017 11:41:09 AM

One of the biggest advantage of online marketing compared to print and other traditional marketing platforms is the ability to track a wealth of details on the success of your campaigns. By tracking the right metrics within your digital marketing program, you can identify the strategies and content pieces that work best while continuing to optimize your processes based on that information.

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Topics: online marketing,, landing page conversion, Inbound marketing, Measuring Results

Insider Insights from Inbound 2017

Posted by Andy McClure on Oct 5, 2017 9:16:03 AM

Last week I attended Inbound 2017, THE conference for people seeking online marketing results, hosted by HubSpot in Boston. While it may be possible to:

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Topics: Inbound marketing, blogging, content marketing

Eliminate the ROI Killers in Your Marketing

Posted by Andy McClure on Aug 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

How many times in your career as a consumer have you inquired about a product or a service only to have the provider drop the ball somewhere along the way? You fill out a web form, leave a voicemail, send an email, return a postcard -- you give a clear indication that you are in the market -- only to hear nothing, or get a simple thank you message on the website or in email that “someone” will be contacting you soon… and they don’t.

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Topics: marketing message, Maximizing Marketing ROI, marketing strategy, Marketing Strategy & Planning, ROI

Address Your Marketing Blind Spots

Posted by Andy McClure on Aug 18, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Marketing your a small business can be a sometimes frustrating - sometimes rewarding, experience. I suppose we all have some level of love-hate relationship with marketing.

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Topics: effective marketing practices, marketing plan, Maximizing Marketing ROI, Marketing Strategy & Planning, Measuring Results, small business marketing

Get Your Words To Speak Louder Than Your Actions

Posted by Andy McClure on Aug 4, 2017 12:42:00 PM

As promised here is the first of my three part marketing tune up!

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Topics: effective marketing practices, marketing strategies, Marketing Strategy & Planning, marketing your business

5 Reasons to Outsource Your Content Marketing

Posted by Andy McClure on Jun 18, 2017 6:16:55 PM

As they say, “content is king” when it comes to successful marketing in this day and age. But what a hassle it is to chase your staff around to create “content” every month! Does it feel like a fruitless effort at times? It can be extra hard because your team will often have justifiable excuses like urgent projects that directly affect clients or prospective clients.

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Topics: content marketing, Inbound marketing, marketing strategy

Essential Small Business Marketing Systems

Posted by Andy McClure on Mar 14, 2017 8:16:40 AM

It’s easy to get lost in the ocean of small business marketing systems available today. With the proliferation of SaaS (software as a service) applications over the past decade, the amount of marketing sophistication available to small business owners is exciting -- and overwhelming.

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Topics: marketing strategy, Marketing Strategy & Planning, marketing systems, small business marketing

How to Generate Endless Blog Topics

Posted by Andy McClure on Nov 22, 2016 7:37:47 PM

If you’re reading this blog, you are likely on board with the idea that creating compelling, useful content for your audience is a vital aspect of your online marketing efforts. In fact, the Content Marketing Institute reports that 88% of B2B marketers are using content marketing.

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Topics: blogging, content marketing, Inbound marketing