7 Big Benefits to Running a Website Audit

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Jan 31, 2019

Audits are misunderstood, and maybe it’s because when you hear and read “audit” you think of an IRS audit. Well, even though it’s nearing the time for filing taxes, a website audit is not at all something to fear, ignore, or scoff at. Audits that assess your marketing function are essential for ensuring that your processes, systems, and tools are working and performing the way they’re expected to. How else would you know that you’re not expending time and resources in vain?

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Topics: Discover, Website Design and Development, Inbound Marketing, Demand Generation, SEO, Marketing and Sales Technology

5 Things That’ll Kill Your Facebook Strategy

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Jan 2, 2019

Recommendations and best practices on how to get Facebook marketing right are bountiful. Yet, there’s not a ton of information on pitfalls and mistakes that will make your social accounts tank if you steer them into troubled waters.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing and Sales Technology

Yes, You Need a Social Media Audit. Here’s Why.

Posted by Rhodes Gibson on Dec 7, 2018

Almost every business in 2018 has some sort of social media strategy. For some businesses, it’s a well-planned, financially-fueled strategy that is carried out by a team of paid professionals. For others, it consists of creating a social media profile on a few different platforms and then remembering to post when an idea strikes. And, of course, there are plenty of businesses that fall somewhere between the two on the spectrum.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing and Sales Technology

5 Benefits of Marketing Automation You Haven’t Considered (Yet)

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Nov 28, 2018

As a marketer or business owner, chances are you’ve heard about marketing automation. You or your team may even be using a marketing automation tool.  Automation is complex, however, and if you don’t fully understand how it works, are not  up to speed on how to best use your tool, or don’t have an expert at your disposal, you could be missing out on opportunities to better market your brand. And if you’re not taking advantage of all marketing automation has to offer, then you could  just be wasting your time, effort, and resources on doing what you’re doing now.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Sales Enablement, Marketing and Sales Technology

Hey Realtors! Yes, You Need a Website.

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Nov 16, 2018

A rebuttal to Inman’s article Most Realtors Get Zero Leads From Personal Websites

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Topics: Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Paid Advertising, Inbound Marketing, Marketing and Sales Technology

Managing List Chaos in Your Email Automation Tool

Posted by Graham Lambertson on Oct 23, 2018

If you’ve ever managed an email automation tool, you are among those who know two things to be true:

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Topics: Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Optimize, Inbound Marketing, Demand Generation, Marketing and Sales Technology

What Can Michael Myers Teach Us About Digital Marketing?

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Oct 19, 2018

It’s the 40th anniversary of the American horror classic Halloween, so we must pay homage to the slasher film [cue the creepy music]. While Hollywood has released yet another movie to celebrate the milestone, we’re writing this blog as our own personal toast. Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis – this one’s for you. As for all marketers out there, stay with us because you’re in for a treat, or two.

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Topics: Marketing and Sales Technology

How to Use Personas to Achieve Your Sales Goals

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Oct 12, 2018

If you’re a seasoned marketer, you’ve heard about buyer personas at one point or another. But, with so much talk about personas, it was surprising to learn that most professionals believe personas are a nice-to-have, instead of a must-have. We get it. Sometimes a launch date comes up quicker than expected and your boss needs a marketing plan yesterday. When this happens, marketers often overlook identifying a target audience and jump straight into deliverables.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Demand Generation, Sales Enablement, Marketing and Sales Technology

Why Should Realtors Include Facebook in Their Marketing Strategy?

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Oct 9, 2018

Social media has millions of users worldwide, and more and more businesses are eager to leverage this technology to promote their products and services. But for someone who’s never had to use social media for business before, it can be very overwhelming to know where to start. Plus, more traditional marketing and PR efforts like radio and tv spots, billboard displays, and newspaper/magazine ads are still prevalent and popular in the real estate industry, so why fix something that isn’t broken?

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Topics: Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Social Media, Marketing and Sales Technology

3 Ways to Drive More Leads to Your Real Estate Website

Posted by Vira Vielmann on May 9, 2018

Gone are the days of loading up the family in the car and searching for homes by driving around the neighborhoods on your wish list. Today, 86 percent of homebuyers consider real estate websites the most useful source of information when buying a home, according to a 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. In addition, 44 percent of those home buyers use the internet as their very first step when searching for a home.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Demand Generation, Marketing and Sales Technology