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What Is a Content Strategy?

Dave Orecchio

Any content marketing plan requires many elements to be effective at attracting prospects, converting them into leads and nurturing them until they request a discussion with a ...

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8 Demand Generation Tactics - Your Roadmap for Growth

Dave Orecchio

Introduction We've all heard of the age-old law of supply and demand. But how do you create demand for your business? Whether your company is B2B or B2C, demand generation is ...

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Powerful Demand Generation Strategies to Pump up Sales

Dave Orecchio

One business strategy that can be the most challenging is developing ways to generate qualified leads for your sales channel. In a world where "Interruption" techniques are ...

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How to Approach Demand Generation for Startups

Dave Orecchio

One of the biggest challenges for startups operating in congested markets is demand generation. Unlike lead generation, which only focuses on the initial step of the buyer's ...

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How to Create a Demand Generation Strategy

Dave Orecchio

There's an age-old principle in the business world known as the law of supply and demand. In basic terms, a company has a product or service (the supply) that consumers need (the ...

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What Is Lead Generation in Digital Marketing?

Dave Orecchio

Lead generation is absolutely vital for a business to thrive. Because so much of modern business takes place on the Internet, digital lead generation in particular is key. There's ...

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Content Marketing Is a Commitment, Not a Campaign

Dave Orecchio

The prospect of quick and easy returns can be a real temptation in the marketing world. Everyone wants to run the campaign that immediately brings in leads and gives the company's ...

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How Video Marketing Can Help Your Business

Dave Orecchio

If content is king, video content is the emperor. Last year, video was the number 1 form of media used in content strategy, leaving blogs and info-graphics far behind. The power ...

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What Makes Inbound Marketing So Effective?

Dave Orecchio

When implementing any new marketing strategy, you need to know that it is going to do its job. The overall goal of marketing is always to build your company brand, increase ...

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Who Invented Inbound Marketing? Our Journey With HubSpot Since Its Beginning

Dave Orecchio

You might think that digital skills are only crucial for tech-specific jobs like web design or web development, but that is far from the truth. The truth is that digital skills ...

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What Is Inbound Marketing? A Primer

Dave Orecchio

In the old days, many successful businesses depended on drumming up sales by means of outbound marketing techniques, such as direct physical mail, magazine, radio or tv ...

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Marketing 101: What Is Content Marketing?

Dave Orecchio

In the 21st century, content marketing is the central part of any digital promotional effort. What is behind the concept?   The power of words is hard to underestimate. Especially ...

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What Is Digital Marketing? The Essential Elements

Dave Orecchio

Digital marketing. Online marketing. Inbound marketing. Content marketing.  Businesses have a wealth of marketing strategies available to them—but keeping track of which one is ...

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B2B Social Media Trends - 2020 and Beyond

Dave Orecchio

Social media is ever-changing. What worked for your business a few months ago may not be working as well now, and it's always important to stay ahead of the curve. Here are a few ...

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The Power of Inbound Marketing to Drive Sales: 3 Exciting Examples You Need to Check Out

Dave Orecchio

Imagine it's fall, and you're thinking about doing some landscaping to beautify your property (and perhaps add to its value). Like most consumers, you start your search on the ...

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The Marketing Funnel Explained for Business Growth

Dave Orecchio

Growth is certainly important for long-term business survival. This is why so many businesses spend a considerable amount of time strengthening their marketing efforts. However, ...

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What You Need to Know About Content Marketing

Dave Orecchio

Content marketing is one of the most talked about marketing and promotional strategies today -- and one of the most misunderstood. So, let’s start by clearing this up. Content ...

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How to Get Landscaping Clients: 7 Ideas to Help Your Business Thrive

Dave Orecchio

As the owner of a landscaping business, your livelihood hinges on your ability to grow your customer base. While this may sound like a fairly straightforward task, attracting new ...

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The Simple Marketing Automation Sales Funnel That Wins Customers

Dave Orecchio

Sales funnel automation is a must-have for business. Sales teams can no longer count on cold calling alone to generate leads for their business. Interruptive tactics have lost ...

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Digital Transformation is All about the Customer

Dave Orecchio

Becoming a digital first company doesn’t start with an IT department or a sales and marketing team. It begins with a commitment to customer experience (CX) above all else, and ...

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How to Market Your Landscape Business: 6 Essentials for 2020

Dave Orecchio

Marketing today occurs at a dizzying pace—so much so, that it can be challenging to determine which strategies, tools, and tactics will actually make an impact. We’re helping you ...

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How to Choose a Marketing Agency: Your 7-Step Guide

Dave Orecchio

As a business owner or operator, your livelihood hinges on your ability to develop a winning digital marketing strategy. While this task may sound fairly simple, knowing how to ...

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A Dozen Ways to Generate B2B Leads and Grow

Dave Orecchio

If you could generate more sales-ready B2B leads, it would enable you to grow your business. But you don't mean only brand-new, out-of-the-cold, first indications of awareness of ...

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Do Keyword Research for Content Marketing like an Expert

Dave Orecchio

Keyword research is one of the three fundamental search engine optimization (SEO) factors along with link-building and content marketing. Of course, link-building is more ...

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Lead Generation for B2C: What You Need to Know Now

Dave Orecchio

What is lead generation? Lead generation is a method of identifying, attracting, and converting people unfamiliar with your business’s products or services to potential customers. ...

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Data Indicates Top Marketers Check Marketing Analytics 3+ Times a Week

Dave Orecchio

We had the opportunity to read the latest "State of Inbound Marketing" research report, and it reinforced many of the behaviors that we perform for our clients. The most important ...

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The Benefits of Content Marketing [Your Guide for 2020]

Dave Orecchio

What is content marketing? Simply put, content marketing is the creation and distribution of valuable content to a targeted audience, with the goal of securing conversions and ...

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4 Strategies to Grow Your Landscaping Business

Dave Orecchio

Growing a landscaping business is easier than ever thanks to a well developed digital marketing strategy. There are so many landscaping businesses that have the potential to grow ...

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How Chatbots Improve Lead Generation

Dave Orecchio

In the modern customer-driven business world, chatbots are one of the most useful tools any business can put to use. Infinitely available and friendly, a chatbot is often the ...

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How You Can Leverage Content to Generate Leads Online

Dave Orecchio

For business owners operating in this digital age, lead generation is a vital component to achieving sustainable success. Just as blood must continually circulate throughout the ...

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Why Video Marketing is So Powerful for Your Landscaping Business

Dave Orecchio

Video can be an incredibly powerful tool for a landscaping business or any business. It can help people find you, build trust, and convert them to a lead and ultimately, a ...

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How To Create Effective B2B Marketing Videos

Dave Orecchio

Video is something no other medium can boast:  It can tickle the senses with sight, sound, motion, and emotion.  Videos can make you think.  They can make you smile.  They can ...

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B2B Marketing: The Power of Video Storytelling

Dave Orecchio

It would be hard to overestimate the power of video in today’s digital marketing world. If content is king, then video content is the emperor. We recently saw the 2019 Video in ...

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Fine-Tuning Your Sales Engine Podcast

Dave Orecchio

I recently recorded a Hub of Success podcast with David Elmasian from Applied Synergy Group.

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Boost your Inbound Lead Generation with these Fundamental Tips

Dave Orecchio

Today’s B2B buyers have figured out how to dodge and deflect the interruptive marketing techniques that were successful in the not-too-distant past. In response, vendors are ...

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8 Marketing Strategies for Your Landscape Business

Dave Orecchio

Want to start marketing your landscape business in new ways, but not sure where to start? We've worked with landscape businesses like yours before, and have seen firsthand what ...

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5 minute read

How Audience Profiling & Segmentation Drive Customer Success and Take Your Brand to New Heights

Dave Orecchio

What’s the most important thing for a modern business? Many will automatically refer to profit as the single biggest driver of success. However, business leaders who put ...

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How to Advertise a Landscaping Business with Facebook

Dave Orecchio

Today’s world is a digital one—which means you’ve likely thought about advertising your landscape business online but wondered about how to get started? Two of the biggest online ...

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Why Changing User Experience Requires End-to-End Marketing

Dave Orecchio

In the old days, the customer journey was a concept few brands had heard of. The interaction between brands and customers often started and finished the moment they walked into a ...

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How to Grow a Landscape Business

Dave Orecchio

It’s a problem that we’ve seen before: An owner of a landscape company wants to grow their business, but spends all of their time in the field providing services—leaving seemingly ...

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SEO Digest: SEO Tips for 2019

Dave Orecchio

Each year, we like to pull together a digest of relevant articles about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for our readership because SEO is a moving target. Implementing SEO the ...

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Why Is It Important to Have a Social Media Strategy?

Dave Orecchio

There’s no question that social media is a major component of our social fabric. We can all probably count on one hand the people we know who don’t use social media in some form ...

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4 Reasons Your B2B Sales Lead Generation is Stalling

Dave Orecchio

B2B sales lead generation is one of those fields that presents great potential for error, as many businesses have discovered to their chagrin. Here are four possible reasons for ...

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BRISTOL STRATEGY BECOMES A HUBSPOT GOLD CERTIFIED AGENCY

Dave Orecchio

We are pleased to announce that Bristol Strategy has become a Hubspot Gold Certified Agency. The following is the press release we issued earlier today.  Boston MA: Today, Bristol ...

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What Is Inbound Marketing & Why it Matters for B2C?

Dave Orecchio

What if I told you that there was a method to attract customers ready to purchase your services or products, and at a lower cost than your traditional marketing techniques? Sounds ...

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Why You Need a Well-Crafted Social Media Strategy Right Now

Dave Orecchio

Anyone would be hard-pressed today to over-estimate the power of social media. The use of social media by consumers and business professionals alike is tightly woven throughout ...

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Inbound Sales: How to Attract Prospects to YOU

Dave Orecchio

Before we entered the Digital Age, consumers traditionally relied upon advertising and company sales materials to learn about products and services for sale. The Internet has ...

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Marketing and Sales Tips From Inbound18

Dave Orecchio

I took my annual pilgrimage to the Inbound Conference during the week of September 4th. The week began with the Hubspot Partner Day event on Tuesday. This day provided me with the ...

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Promote Lead Nurturing with these 7 Surprisingly Powerful Strategies

Dave Orecchio

It is springtime here in New England! Trees are sprouting new leaves; tulips and daffodils are blooming, and the no-longer dormant grass is green again after a long winter. ...

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10 Tips for Joint Press Releases That Increase Your Online Presence

Dave Orecchio

Press releases are a great way to communicate news or information about your company through carefully crafted messages that are under your control in terms of content, tone, and ...

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What your Business Digital Footprint says about your Company

Dave Orecchio

The term "digital footprint" has been around for quite awhile now, but what exactly does that mean for your business? Basically, it's the digital trail that your business leaves ...

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How to Put Content into Your Content Marketing

Dave Orecchio

In our previous blog post we discussed the importance of creating a content strategy to effectively attract visitors to your website and help fill your sales funnel with leads. ...

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What You Need to Know About Content Strategy

Dave Orecchio

The cornerstone of an effective inbound marketing strategy is a comprehensive content strategy aligned with every stage of the inbound sales funnel. Wait a minute, some of you ...

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Finding The Ideal Buyer: The Importance of Establishing a Buyer Persona

Dave Orecchio

Are you familiar with the concept of a buyer persona? You may have heard or seen the term used in various marketing articles, webinars, and conference talks. If you’re not really ...

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How to Create a Modern Website Design You'll Love

Dave Orecchio

In the fall of last year, we embarked upon a journey to redesign our website. The site was several years old, outdated, and no longer truly represented the services we offered. It ...

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A Lead Magnets Gem From The Inbound Conference You Should Know About

Dave Orecchio

We received several comments about the article we wrote about the Inbound marketing conference. Most thanked us for highlighting the changing world of digital marketing and where ...

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Inbound Marketing for Non-Marketing Business Leaders

Dave Orecchio

If you’re a C-level business executive tasked with business development and growing revenue in a rapidly-evolving, highly-competitive environment your head probably hurts from the ...

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12 Ways to Spot the Modern Website Design of Your Dreams

Dave Orecchio

As a business owner, you know you need a good website to attract visitors and get them to buy from you. You research products yourself and casually surf. You can see that the look ...

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5 Ways To Attract High-Quality B2B Leads (Even with a Small Team)

Dave Orecchio

Traditionally, B2B selling involves mostly outbound techniques such as trade shows and cold calling. Companies doing so are simply casting a wide net and hoping for the best. ...

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Pillar Pages, Topic Clusters and Sub Topics, Oh My

Dave Orecchio

If there’s anything we can rely on when it comes to digital marketing, it’s that things are always changing and improving when it comes to creating better online visibility. It ...

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7 Common Problems with Inbound Marketing and How to Solve Them

Dave Orecchio

If there’s anything marketers have in common, it’s the goal to find methods to generate more highly-targeted leads. After all, this is the way to boost your revenue and expand ...

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5 Brands Winning at Social Media (and Tips to Do the Same)

Dave Orecchio

Are you using social media to communicate with your customers? If you’re an SMB, then you most definitely should. Today, the majority of SMBs are using one or more platforms to ...

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These Tech Companies Use Video for Lead Generation (and You Can Too!)

Dave Orecchio

You’re a high-tech company looking to target a specific internet audience. But where are most users spending their time?

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7 Successful Video Marketing Strategies and Ideas

Dave Orecchio

Over 500 million (half a BILLION) people watch video on Facebook every day. The truth of the matter is that consumers prefer video. Text consumption is on the decline, and more ...

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6 Reasons You Need Video Marketing For Your Business

Dave Orecchio

Video marketing has been on the rise for the past few years. With 97% of marketers saying that video content has improved prospects' understanding of their products or services ...

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Why is Online Marketing Important?

Dave Orecchio

Even if you haven’t yet embraced online marketing for your business, you’re probably aware of some of the benefits it offers. Moving from a more traditional form of marketing and ...

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Do Buyers Trust Your Sales People?

Dave Orecchio

With the commercialization of the Web, buyers are fully in control of the sales process. Whether it’s a consumer looking for new cookware, or a commercial buyer sourcing new ...

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3 minute read

5 Biggest Marketing Challenges and How to Solve Them

Dave Orecchio

Marketing is a fast-evolving discipline. Customer expectations are changing rapidly and posing new challenges to many businesses. Thankfully, the technologies available to ...

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9 KPIs to Measure Inbound Marketing Success

Dave Orecchio

Before we delve into the value Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) offer to an Inbound Marketing program, let's first drill into the sources of the website traffic and the value ...

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4 minute read

Content Marketing Done Right: How to Turn Content Into Cash

Dave Orecchio

The popularity of content marketing has grown exponentially over the past several years. Businesses of all sizes and in all industries have begun to realize the benefits of ...

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4 minute read

Transform your sales approach with the help of inbound marketing

Dave Orecchio

Let’s face it – nobody likes to be “sold.” And being on the receiving end of a sales pitch is made worse when the receiver sees no benefit to being subjected to the pitch. If ...

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4 minute read

How does your website affect sales productivity?

Dave Orecchio

Virtually every business professional will agree that a good website is highly valuable for their company. The problem, is many can’t tell you what that value is, especially in ...

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3 minute read

Your competitors are improving the way they market online, should you?

Dave Orecchio

If your firm has not yet embraced digital marketing, I’m willing to bet a large amount of money that there is a gnawing feeling in your gut telling you you’re late to online ...

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5 Reasons Why Inbound Marketing is better than Outbound Marketing

Dave Orecchio

The Internet has changed the world from one where information was scarce to one where there is an overabundance of it. This change has had a significant impact on the buying ...

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Sales Enablement: What Happens When Sales and Marketing Are Aligned

Dave Orecchio

The goal is the same: increase sales for the business. Yet, many times marketing and sales departments have a big disconnect when it comes to the goals and strategy of getting ...

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Year End Inbound Marketing Roundup

Dave Orecchio

2017 was a tremendous year for inbound marketers. The fascinating thing about digital marketing, which inbound marketing is one methodology, is that the landscape is constantly ...

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Your Best Prospects Are Looking For You - What Do They Find?

Dave Orecchio

Would it surprise you that there are plenty of high-quality prospects looking for precisely the goods and services you offer? And would it disturb you further to know that they ...

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What To Do When Sales Enablement Is Not Working

Dave Orecchio

Sales Enablement is the supporting assets (content, methodology and technology) that give your sales team the highest probability of identifying the right prospects, nurturing ...

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How Inbound Sales Is Improving Overall Sales Productivity

Dave Orecchio

Taking sales productivity to the highest possible level is a worthy goal for any business. Additionally, if all of your competitors are pursuing improved sales productivity, your ...

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How to Establish Your Brand Through Inbound Marketing

Dave Orecchio

Much of the emphasis of inbound marketing is attracting the attention of people to your website who need your products and services. However, establishing a strong and positive ...

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4 minute read

How Predictive Lead Scoring Improves Marketing And Drives Sales

Dave Orecchio

Inbound marketing, with its customer-centric focus and data-driven approach, has allowed companies to vastly improve the effectiveness of their marketing efforts. Automation, in ...

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3 minute read

8 Unexpected Inbound Marketing Facts About B2B Buyers

Dave Orecchio

Selling to companies and other organizations is still a lot like selling to people. In essence, it is not B2C or B2B it is H2H - Human to Human! In recent years, digital ...

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11 minute read

How to Grow Your Business Online - Lessons From Inbound 17

Dave Orecchio

I like to take the opportunity at the Inbound conference to learn new techniques to help businesses grow online. When I first looked at the Inbound 17 agenda, I was floored by the ...

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3 minute read

5 Reasons Every CEO Should Have a Blog

Dave Orecchio

As a CEO, you have a lot of responsibilities and power. While the concept of blogging might have passed your mind a few times, it probably wasn't something you would have ...

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5 minute read

Hubspot Product Updates Announced at Inbound 17

Dave Orecchio

I really enjoyed a lot about the Inbound conference at the end of September in Boston. As my earlier article about Inbound 17 states, I see these conferences as a tune up. I don't ...

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A Digital Marketing Tune-Up at Inbound 17

Dave Orecchio

Each year, me and 14,000 of my closest friends descend upon the Boston convention center to get our annual digital marketing tune-up. The Inbound 17 conference is a great learning ...

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4 minute read

How To Get Prospects To Answer The Phone With Inbound Sales

Dave Orecchio

Reaching out to prospects by phone is still a channel that sales teams use to connect and raise awareness among the potential buyers of their brands. However, with the changes in ...

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4 minute read

Traditional Selling Falls Short in this Digital World

Dave Orecchio

The Inbound Sales Methodology attracts the prospects to you who fit the profiles of the customers you can serve best. The primary goal is to create a selling experience that helps ...

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4 minute read

Increasing Productivity: The Difference Between Inbound Sales and Outbound Sales

Dave Orecchio

For decades, sales strategy centered around promoting goods and services directly to potential customers. In most cases, the “spray and pray” approach was employed, from standing ...

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3 minute read

Digital Marketing Contingencies Eclipse The Competition

Dave Orecchio

It’s Monday, August 21st, 2017, and a swath across the middle of the United States is experiencing a total eclipse. The darkness may have been a surprise to some people who either ...

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3 minute read

How CRO Makes A Smarter Inbound Marketing Methodology

Dave Orecchio

There is a maxim in startup culture that is attributed to Uri Levin, founder of Waze. It says that you should, "fall in love with the problem, not the solution, and the rest will ...

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3 minute read

Social Media Strategy 101 -  Why You Need One Now

Dave Orecchio

A social media strategy is important for your business. By now you are likely aware that the days of most direct outbound marketing tactics (email blasts, direct mail, cold calls, ...

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4 minute read

Why Conversion Rate Optimization is More Important Than Ever

Dave Orecchio

Want to succeed with Digital Marketing?  If your answer is yes, then you need to know how Conversion Rate Optimization (commonly called CRO) works and why it is so important.  ...

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7 minute read

How Sales Funnel Automation Improves Productivity and Growth

Dave Orecchio

Implementing Sales Funnel Automation has become a must-have resource for sales teams in a world with fickle prospects. Gone are the days where you could count on cold calling ...

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7 minute read

Local Search Engine Optimization Best Practices

Dave Orecchio

When it comes to creating an overall marketing plan, many companies need to add local marketing to the mix. Specifically, local search engine optimization (SEO) can be a powerful ...

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4 minute read

Spotting The Worst Website Design Advice

Dave Orecchio

When it's time to make tough decisions, many people like to follow others on an issue. But sometimes, following the crowd can lead you astray, especially with the fast-paced world ...

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How to Understand and Influence the Buyer’s Journey in Today’s B2B Marketplace

Dave Orecchio

The Buyer's Journey has changed - vendor-directed sales methods are much less effective than they were in the past. The concept of the Buyer’s Journey has undergone a complete ...

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4 minute read

What Is the “New SEO?” The Answer Will Surprise You

Dave Orecchio

These days, even the acronym SEO has become a little hackneyed. Of course, companies are still optimizing their websites to rank highly on Google, and maybe some of the other ...

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4 minute read

Growth-Driven Design: Definitely Not Your Father's Website

Dave Orecchio

The days of “set it and forget it” website design are over—at least for those companies that want the agility to respond to market conditions and customer demands. Move over, ...

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6 minute read

The 10 Biggest Website Design Challenges and How to Solve Them

Dave Orecchio

Creating a new website can be a double-edged sword for your business. You want the vibrancy and energy that a new site will create both internally and externally, yet you dread ...

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5 minute read

5 Observations From The Design Automation Conference

Dave Orecchio

Many of you know that I have a high-tech background and there are few industries that are more high-tech than semiconductors. I worked in the semiconductor space through the mid ...

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4 minute read

Traditional Website Design vs. Growth-Driven Design

Dave Orecchio

According to a web credibility study conducted by Stanford University, 75% of people judge a company’s worth and abilities based on the design of its website alone. That’s just a ...

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4 minute read

Digital Marketing Strategies for B2B Buyers

Dave Orecchio

While the benefits your company offers don't necessarily change, the journey for a digital buyer is often much different than that of a traditional buyer. Therefore, you need to ...

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4 minute read

Building the Customer Website Experience - From the Ground Up

Dave Orecchio

What does it mean to ‘build customer experience’ on a website? Too many companies don't know -- and it's costing them a lot in terms of market share, customer loyalty and return ...

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4 minute read

5 Important SEO Tips You Must Know to Succeed Online

Dave Orecchio

How many times have you been told to follow a specific Search Engine Optimization (SEO) rule, only to find out it’s the very thing you need to avoid. You do your research, but the ...

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4 minute read

Create A Stunning Modern Website Design With These Tips

Dave Orecchio

There are all types of websites out there today. Funny. Serious. Personal. Whimsical. Political. We could go on. But for most people, websites mean business. Their objective is to ...

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3 minute read

Big Decisions for Long-Form Thought Leadership Content

Dave Orecchio

More companies, in the tech industry and beyond, are waking up to the idea that it pays to invest in better online content. Videos and infographics and neat visual features can ...

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4 minute read

7 Modern Website Design Templates for Online Success

Dave Orecchio

So, you’ve decided to launch that business and need a website that will not only be attractive but will also work smart for your inbound marketing initiatives. However, you may ...

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5 minute read

The Top 5 Sales Challenges And How To Mitigate Them

Dave Orecchio

The recently published State of Inbound 2017 report is chock full of deep insight into the challenges and opportunities of sales and marketing teams worldwide. Since we have been ...

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5 minute read

5 Ways Marketing Consulting Firms Accelerate Growth

Dave Orecchio

The internet is changing the way customers perform research to address problems or implement solutions. They want relevant information when they search for a product or service. ...

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3 minute read

How to Develop an Inbound Marketing Strategy

Dave Orecchio

In their latest annual State of Inbound Marketing report, HubSpot revealed that 73% of respondents considered inbound to be their primary approach to marketing. This ...

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4 minute read

How to Master Buyer Persona Development in 5 Simple Steps

Dave Orecchio

Wouldn’t it be great if your company had intimate knowledge of its ideal buyer? You would know how this person thinks, behaves, and shops so you can market to him or her ...

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7 minute read

5 Marketing Trends to Completely Ignore This Year

Dave Orecchio

What’s the problem with these so-called “trends” that crop up in the digital marketing space each year? A few things: being on-trend doesn’t guarantee long-term success, buzz ...

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4 minute read

How to Craft a Killer B2B Marketing Plan

Dave Orecchio

So you're eager to tackle the marketing challenges of a promising new year for your B2B company. Good for you! But don't just draft out a carbon copy of last year's marketing ...

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3 minute read

Why Technology Companies Should Regularly Publish Educational Content

Dave Orecchio

Decision makers tend to be busy people who have neither the time nor patience to absorb themselves in surface-level content that leaves them unfulfilled. All too often, a B2B ...

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4 minute read

Why Businesses Should Avoid Content Mills

Dave Orecchio

Content is king. It’s a phrase that has become an overused and often misunderstood cliché in the world of inbound marketing. In a desperate rush to make an impact on the Web, many ...

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8 minute read

What is Link Building and Why is it Important?

Dave Orecchio

SEO Marketing World states that an inbound link is one of the most important aspects of any searching engine optimization (SEO) marketing campaign. It backs up this statement by ...

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4 minute read

These 6 Hacks Will Increase Brand Awareness

Dave Orecchio

Increase Brand Awareness with Inbound Marketing and these Six Hacks. Promoting a company through inbound marketing is an excellent choice to bring consumers in close contact with ...

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7 minute read

Secrets to Inbound Marketing that You Will Love

Dave Orecchio

The Inbound Marketing methodology is a lead generation system that many businesses use to increase their customer base and improve their bottom line. When properly implemented, ...

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4 minute read

What is Inbound Marketing and Why Should You Care?

Dave Orecchio

What is Inbound Marketing and Why Should You Care? There is a great answer to this question by one of the pioneers of inbound marketing, HubSpot, but the simple answer is ...

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4 minute read

How to Optimize a Blog Article for SEO

Dave Orecchio

Wondering how to optimize a blog article to improve SEO? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become an important topic for B2B business ever since the power for product research ...

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7 minute read

5 Expert Tips to Promote a Business Blog Article

Dave Orecchio

The commitment to producing a consistent business blog is often one of the first things to go when marketing budgets get tight. It is always unfortunate to see a blog get ...

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8 minute read

Digital Marketing Tips from The Inbound Conference

Dave Orecchio

The Inbound Marketing conference in Boston was an opportunity to get a tune up from the experts with tips and techniques that improve on-line marketing results for those lucky ...

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5 minute read

Why Video is a Marketer's Best Friend

Dave Orecchio

In a competitive online marketplace, it's critical to make your product or service stand out from the crowd. And these days, snappy slogans and eye-catching images can only take ...

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5 minute read

Sales and Marketing Strategy for Disrupted Markets

Dave Orecchio

Geoffrey Moore, the author of Crossing the Chasm and other sales and marketing strategy books, recently published an article about how our digital world is disrupting the normal ...

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9 minute read

Modern Website Design Strategies

Dave Orecchio

Businesses are recognizing the strategic importance their website plays in lead generation and sales. The challenge they face though is how to design a modern website so that it ...

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6 minute read

Marketing Funnel Automation Benefits for Start-ups and Entreprenuers

Dave Orecchio

As you are aware, all buyers go through a three-step journey with major purchasing decisions. The first step is simply becoming aware of the need to buy the item. Unlike the ...

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3 minute read

SEO Leads - a Guide for Startup Companies

Dave Orecchio

It was a lot of hard work, but you have finally launched your startup company and you’re ready to make your online presence known. Before you hire a website design team or do any ...

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6 minute read

The Essential Social Media Marketing Guide

Dave Orecchio

You may be wondering, how can social media marketing help your business? That question is not uncommon. Many business leaders just do not believe that social media can help them ...

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5 minute read

How To Develop Perfect Landing Pages

Dave Orecchio

One of the biggest issues with business websites is the lack of opportunities for visitors to convert into leads and become part of your email nurturing program. How many websites ...

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5 minute read

Marketing Automation Demystified

Dave Orecchio

There are so many marketing automation tools available on the market that researching each of them can make a CMO's brain hurt just thinking about the best strategy to select and ...

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3 minute read

Content Marketing Overview For Start-Up Companies

Dave Orecchio

I like to think about Inbound Marketing as a process to attract the best prospects to your business using digital marketing methods and Content Marketing as the fuel that drives ...

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3 minute read

SEO - Inbound Marketing Digest

Dave Orecchio

In this issue of Inbound Marketing digest, we have selected several expert articles about SEO to help you improve the organic search performance of your Inbound Marketing. One ...

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1 minute read

Infographic - Social Media Cheat Sheet for Inbound Marketers

Dave Orecchio

Inbound marketing and social media go hand-in-hand. To attract new leads and customers, businesses should strive to reach them in the places where they spend their time. Social ...

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4 minute read

How to Cultivate Bloggers within Your Company

Dave Orecchio

Blogging is one of the most important, informative, educational and interactive components of a content marketing system. However, companies often face a challenge when trying to ...

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5 minute read

How to Increase your Website B2B Conversion Rate

Dave Orecchio

Websites are a powerful tool for B2B marketing and sales. Buyers typically scour the Internet trying to arm themselves with as much knowledge about available solutions as ...

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4 minute read

What is Intrigue Marketing, and Can Your Business Benefit From It?

Dave Orecchio

Every once in a while, a new marketing term emerges.  I recently came across the term "Intrigue Marketing" and thought to myself, "Oh not another one!"  I decided to write this ...

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7 minute read

Can Inbound Sales Result in 25% Compound Annual Sales Growth?

Dave Orecchio

If you told your investors that your start-up was going to take a different approach to selling your product, and it would result in 25% CAGR over five years, I think they would ...

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4 minute read

How to Nurture Leads Like a Pro

Dave Orecchio

Generating a large volume of leads is of little use if you don't effectively nurture them to produce sales conversions and long-term customer relationships. Implementing ...

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2 minute read

Thought Leader Series: Should Guest Blogging Be a Part of Your 2016 Digital Marketing Strategy?

Dave Orecchio

As an extention to the Thought Leader Series written about sales last year by Jim Welch, I decided to extend it in 2016 with several additional articles, this time with a focus on ...

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4 minute read

For Digital Marketing Success, People Must Instantly Understand What You Do

Dave Orecchio

The desire for clear and efficient communication is a common trait among digital marketing (or Inbound Marketing) buyers across many customer segments. In competitive industries ...

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2 minute read

How Sales Should Evolve in the Digital Age with Inbound Marketing

Dave Orecchio

No one can debate that the internet has changed lives and industries. Products like the smart phone have accelerated this change since billions of us now have instant access to ...

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3 minute read

Native Online Advertising Has Changed: Here's What You Need to Know

Dave Orecchio

The Federal Trade Commission recently released its "Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements." The FTC has long monitored false advertising practices, ...

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3 minute read

6 Keys to a Strong Mobile B2B Marketing Strategy

Dave Orecchio

The volume of mobile Internet searches now exceeds searches on desktop computers. Additionally, statistics on engagement suggest that mobile communication offers far and away the ...

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4 minute read

How to Milk LinkedIn for Maximum Inbound Lead Generation

Dave Orecchio

Several social media platforms offer salespeople opportunities to build awareness and generate leads. However, few offer the same multitude of powerful inbound lead generation ...

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4 minute read

5 Must-Haves from Your Inbound Marketing Consultant

Dave Orecchio

Hiring an inbound marketing consultant for a long-term relationship is a significant investment. To feel comfortable in outsourcing this area of your business, it is important to ...

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4 minute read

B2B Sales Lead Generation: Building a Database

Dave Orecchio

The database is the salesperson's best friend, but it needs to receive the appropriate care and attention before it can prove its true worth as a B2B sales lead generation ...

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3 minute read

4 Stats, Trends, and Metrics Your B2B Agency Must Master

Dave Orecchio

If you're wondering whether you've selected the right B2B agency for your business's marketing needs and goals, start by taking a close look at the varieties of critical data they ...

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4 minute read

How Personalization Can Help B2B Sales Lead Generation

Dave Orecchio

It's become increasingly evident in the modern B2B marketplace that one size most definitely does not fit all. It isn't enough just to market the perfect products and services to ...

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4 minute read

How to Grab Inbound Lead Generation by the Horns

Dave Orecchio

Inbound marketing is all about bringing your clientele to your doorstep, freeing you from the horrible inefficiency of cold calls and high-dollar, low-yield, poorly-targeted ...

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5 minute read

4 Factors to Consider for Your Inbound Marketing Investments

Dave Orecchio

What will this year bring for your B2B company? The answer may hinge on how you disburse your inbound marketing budget. "Spending more money on marketing" doesn't address the ...

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4 minute read

How to Win with LinkedIn in Your B2B Marketing Plan

Dave Orecchio

The terms "LinkedIn" and "business" have become synonymous over the years, so it'll come as no surprise that you can profit from incorporating this major social media platform ...

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4 minute read

How a B2B Marketing Agency Can Help Rejuvenate Your Content

Dave Orecchio

If your B2B marketing efforts have been faltering lately, ask yourself whether your marketing content has grown a bit thin, anemic, irrelevant or scarce. Any or all of these flaws ...

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4 minute read

5 Crucial Elements of a Successful Inbound Marketing Agency

Dave Orecchio

Effective inbound marketing encompasses content strategies, social media, website, SEO strategies and more. If you run a B2B business, you need an effective inbound marketing ...

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7 minute read

Top Business-to-Business Tips From Inbound15

Dave Orecchio

During the first full week of September, I attended the annual pilgrimage to the mecca of Inbound Marketing, Boston, MA. Inbound15, sponsored by Hubspot, the founder of the ...

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3 minute read

Sales Road Map for Success with Inbound Marketing

Dave Orecchio

We gain most of our new clients from company CEOs, Presidents or Sales VPs who need to address the inability of sales to gain access to prospects through traditional means and the ...

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5 minute read

Five ways creating a great content strategy is like fly fishing in Montana

Dave Orecchio

I just returned from a week long fly fishing trip to Bozman Montana with one of my sons. As the vacation was ending and real life began to set in I was struck by the similarities ...

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2 minute read

Learn the Best B2B Content for Tech Buyers

Dave Orecchio

What is the best B2B content for tech buyers? Marketing professionals are constantly working to develop content to support the sales process and attract the best visitors to their ...

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4 minute read

7 Ways Inbound Marketing Content Curation is Like Preparing an Income Tax Return

Dave Orecchio

We've all been there. It is 11:57 on April 15th and you are working feverishly to complete the last part of your federal tax return. A bead of sweat is dripping down your browas ...

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3 minute read

50% of Marketers Don't Have a Content Strategy - Digital Marketing Research

Dave Orecchio

Would you run your business without a strategy for product development, sales growth, and marketing? If your answer to this question is "NO", then you will be surprised that 50% ...

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4 minute read

Why Did Salespeople Spend Only One-Third of Their Time Selling Last Year?

Dave Orecchio

Let's diagnose the 4 problems with sales productivity. At Bristol Strategy, we understand the importance of applying our Sales and Marketing experience to helping our clients fine ...

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2 minute read

Which Marketing Strategies Produce Highest Sales Conversion Rate

Dave Orecchio

We have written about the importance of a marketing strategies that aligns with your target prospect's triggers and goals while leveraging that content with marketing automation ...

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3 minute read

4 Ideas for Encouraging Customers to Promote Your Company to Their Peers

Dave Orecchio

It is important to create a community that will promote your company to their peers. Within every industry, B2B buyers seek considerable input from their peers when researching ...

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3 minute read

5 Tweaks to Increase Conversion Rate of Website Visitors into Sales Leads

Dave Orecchio

Your company’s website attracts plenty of traffic, but far too few of the anonymous website visitors ever emerge as contacts and convert to viable sales leads. What can you do to ...

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6 minute read

B2B Social Media Strategies Work for My Company

Dave Orecchio

Social engagement is an imperative for businesses - B2B social media strategies work and will boost your business and brand perception if implemented correctly. Every company ...

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3 minute read

The Best Way to Achieve Your Top of Sales Funnel Goals

Dave Orecchio

A winning strategy is to combine great website content with a lead nurturing engine and pay per click advertising to achieve your top of sales funnel goals. What can you do to ...

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4 minute read

The Secret to Sending Effective Emails That Won’t Be Ignored

Dave Orecchio

A staggering volume of business email is generated every day. According to the “Email Statistics Report, 2014-2018” published by The Radicati Group, Inc. this past April, over ...

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2 minute read

HELP!! I've Got Prospects Stuck In Pipeline and They Can’t Get Out!

Dave Orecchio

Are your prospects stuck in your sales pipeline? Sales pipeline management is a highly controversial subject these days. Opinions vary widely on the most effective ways to ...

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3 minute read

7 Steps To Implement a B2B Social Media Strategy

Dave Orecchio

A well-designed B2B social media marketing strategy is essential for marketing success. In fact, 87% of B2B marketers currently rely on social media other than blogs as a primary ...

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3 minute read

5 Surprisingly Straightforward Ways to Improve SEO

Dave Orecchio

Looking for ways to improve SEO? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has traditionally been defined as a process for achieving favorable website rank in online search results. But as ...

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3 minute read

What is Buyer Persona and Why Should You Care?

Dave Orecchio

Have you ever wondered who first used the phrase “buyer persona”? Credit goes to well-known software designer Alan Cooper, who came up with the original concept of personas back ...

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3 minute read

The Smart Way to Think About Lead Nurturing

Dave Orecchio

Let’s start with the assumption that your website is attracting visitors. Not just random visitors, but the right visitors who have genuine interest in the products and services ...

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4 minute read

Sick and Tired of Doing B2B Marketing the Old Way? READ THIS!

Dave Orecchio

Are old style B2B marketing methods giving you a headache? Do you feel a headache coming on at the mere thought of conducting yet another telemarketing campaign to generate sales ...

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4 minute read

Inbound Marketing Brings Your Brand Alive in the Human Era

Dave Orecchio

Inbound Marketing is aligned with the Human Era brand strategy. On May 21st, I attended a Northeastern University CEO Breakfast Forum at which Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of ...

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2 minute read

6 Things a Teenager Knows about Sales Pipeline Generation That You Don't

Dave Orecchio

The key to growing your business' revenue is to increase sales; the key to increasing your sales is an effective sales pipeline generation strategy; but the key to developing a ...

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3 minute read

You Don't Need to be a Big Company to Have Effective Marketing

Dave Orecchio

Connect with Your Buyers with a B2B Inbound Marketing Campaign. Everyone, everywhere, especially those in the tech industry, are inexorably attached to their internet capable ...

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3 minute read

The Simple Connections between Blogging and Social Media that Win Customers

Dave Orecchio

All businesses need to win customers. More and more businesses are turning to the one-two punch of blogging and social media to anchor their inbound marketing campaign, but why? ...

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3 minute read

5 ways B2B marketing can make your High-Tech Business Invincible

Dave Orecchio

Are High-Tech Businesses Behind in Using B2B Marketing Techniques? There are a lot of reasons why your high tech business may not be giving much thought to inbound marketing. In ...

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3 minute read

Want a Thriving High-Tech Business? Focus on Lead Nurturing

Dave Orecchio

Adapt to thrive. The sales and marketing landscape has changed over the past few years; only businesses that recognize this and adapt to these changes will thrive. Cold calls, ...

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3 minute read

The Little Known Ways Inbound Marketing Generates Great Leads

Dave Orecchio

Businesses should attract prospects to find your solutions and nurture them until they become a customer. Inbound marketing, simply put, is a strategy by which marketing attempts ...

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2 minute read

6 Ways Internet Marketing will help you get more Business

Dave Orecchio

Cold calling gets old, doesn't it? Instead, why not work on magnetically attracting new prospects to your technology business? Just get your brand in front of the right audience ...

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3 minute read

How Much Do Inbound Marketing Services Cost?

Dave Orecchio

CEOs continually review the effectiveness of each phase of their business. Analysis of marketing programs is no different and in many cases they get more scrutiny. Companies have ...

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Will Inbound Marketing Generate Results for my B2B Business?

Dave Orecchio

Inbound Marketing is the hottest marketing trend in recent years because of its effectiveness in a world that is increasingly dominated by on-line customer research and the ...

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