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Why your marketing department needs inbound PR now!

4 ways to drive traffic to your website

These days, it’s not enough for your marketing department to make cold media pitches, write news releases and send cold emails to journalists, hoping to get coverage. In this digital marketing age, your corporate marketing department needs a more comprehensive strategy – one that will attract customers and bring the media to you. The answer for your business and your marketing department may be inbound public relations.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Inbound Marketing

3 questions to determine if your company is a fit for inbound marketing

Inbound marketing follows a methodology to attract, convert, close and delight virtual strangers, transforming them into leads and delighted customers. Smart marketers are attracting customers by being the experts in the areas where their prospects are seeking more knowledge. It’s the opposite of the old-fashioned way of capturing leads through disruptive cold calls. By using inbound marketing, you’re interacting with customers in a way that addresses their needs or wants.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing: Use blogging to attract customers

Effective marketing tools that educate and inform your prospects

Your phone rings just as you’re heading to lunch. Your automatic reaction is to answer it. Ten minutes later, you’re finally hanging up the phone feeling frustrated and hungry as a result of the unsolicited call. You might wonder if there’s a better way for your company to reach prospects without angering them. Luckily, there is!

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Online Public Relations, Blog, Public Relations

Ready for inbound marketing? Make sure you do these 5 things

Television commercials and radio ads are interruption-based marketing tactics. While these tactics may have a time and place, online data has made it easier to do more tailored and cost-effective marketing through inbound marketing.

Inbound marketing is education-based and focuses on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content in order to attract and retain a clearly defined audience.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Inbound Marketing

6 tips for practicing ethical inbound marketing

When creating your inbound marketing strategy, maintain high standards

Inbound marketing takes time and effort. You do your best to write interesting original content; create social media posts and monitor comments; find captivating images for your work; and manage your readers’ testimonials. Through all your hard work, keep in mind that it’s important to be honest with your audience in your every inbound marketing effort.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Inbound Marketing, Ethics

4 critical inbound marketing metrics

The best ways to measure your marketing efforts

Measuring your inbound marketing is the final part of a successful inbound marketing strategy. There are hundreds of inbound marketing metrics to choose from, including inbound links, Facebook likes, SEO ratings and blog subscribers. However, there are only four critical metrics you need to focus on to track your inbound marketing strategy progress.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Inbound Marketing

5 reasons why blogging is so important

Creating content is one of the most important tasks inbound marketers handle. There are myriad kinds of content you can create to engage your customers. For example: e-books, social media posts, infographics, videos and blog posts, to name a few. Blogging is one of the most important of these.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Inbound Marketing, Content Management

5 surefire content tips to boost your inbound marketing success

Attracting new visitors to your site is not always easy, but what’s even more difficult is to convert the visitors you do have into customers. Engaging your audience with captivating content is the best way to keep your customers coming back to your business. It’s important to keep in mind that not all content is created equal. It’s possible that your particular audience may be interested in different kinds of content than you are providing. Here are five tips to help you engage your audience and kickstart your inbound marketing strategy’s success.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Content Management, Inbound Marketing

What is smarketing?

How to use this new concept for better lead generation and increased profits

In business, new terms get bounced around all the time. One such word you may be hearing more frequently is smarketing, but exactly what is it? Are people referring to smart marketing? Marketing for schmucks? Actually, it’s a major part of doing business today.

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Topics: Featured, Public Relations, Inbound Marketing

5 more ways to create blog post topics

When used regularly and wisely, blogs are useful tools for driving two-way communication with audiences. Over the years, Axia Public Relations’ team members have fielded questions about the relevance of blogs and whether businesses should even bother, given concerns surrounding time investment and lack of topics. In short, it’s important to view your blog as an active extension of your business. To help with content creation, we’re sharing another short list of ideas to inspire blog neophytes.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, Content Management, Blog, Inbound Marketing

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