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Internet Marketing System - 10 Features the Best Ones Have

Posted by Peter Rastello

Feb 18, 2016 12:09:43 PM

Most businesses today are aware that their marketing strategy should be focused differently than it had been over the past 50+ years. Inbound marketing leverages tools and metholologies that align to the way that buyers are searching for products and services. It is a form of marketing that focuses on attracting interested prospects rather than driving messaging that interrupts them (radio, TV, print ads, etc).

Buyers no longer need sales people to educate them because all of their answers can be found on the internet. This means that we, as marketers, need to execute strategies that attract our ideal buyer personas to our products and services through educational content and then gradually nurture them down our sales funnel.

The process for properly implementing inbound marketing has many moving parts so an internet marketing system that pulls all of it under one roof is absolutely essential

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Topics: Inbound Marketing Methodology, Internet Marketing Tools

Are Your CEO's Resolutions Already In A Ditch?

Posted by Peter Rastello

Feb 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Late last year, you probably saw several new year's articles emphasizing what you and your marketing team should do to improve results in the coming year. You probably read them, and after getting to the end of each one, you thought "yep, this year I'm really going to focus on that". You may have even set goals for your company and distributed them to your team who then read the list and said "yeah, that's right, I'm going to do that". In the back of your mind, you know that not many people actually keep their new year's resolutions, in fact the numbers are pretty low, barely 8% - 10% manage to achieve their goals

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Is Growth Driven Design Better? 10 Reasons Why we Say "Yes".

Posted by Peter Rastello

Jul 30, 2015 7:00:00 AM

In the early days of online marketing (back in the '90's, that is) you could publish your website without too much thought beyond stuffing it with keywords. People often felt that if you had a site that was attractive, and included a lot of information, then you were pretty much done. 

 

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What is Growth Driven Website Design?

Posted by Peter Rastello

Jul 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Your website should perform as the digital storefront to your business. It's what delivers a first impression to your prospects and provides conversion paths for them to express interest in your services and products. In the past most of us have fairly religiously taken on the task of ripping everything up and rebuilding our sites from almost scratch every 1.5 to 2 years and it's usually a long and difficult undertaking. But there is hope for a more efficient and less painless process.

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12 Ways to Recycle Blog Content

Posted by Peter Rastello

Mar 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Increasingly, organizations expect their marketers to optimize efficiency in a drive to wring the most possible value out of them. Creating fresh content on a regular basis that is engaging, well structured and share-able requires dedication and focus, both of which add up to a large investment in time and typically result in a considerable amount of work.

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Marketing an IT Company - How Not to Mess it up (in 5 Steps)

Posted by Peter Rastello

Feb 26, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Many of you already know that my background is in electrical engineering. I worked in R&D for 20 years as a wireless telecom IC designer for several large US companies working closely with a lot of other technical people over the course of my career before moving into marketing over 10 years ago.

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Are You Standing In The Way Of Your Own Success?

Posted by Peter Rastello

Feb 12, 2015 8:36:58 AM

My new client sat across the table from me, crestfallen and long-faced, chin almost drooping into his sandwich. While he was a good friend of mine, I had not become involved in his business prior to that meeting and now that things had become dire, with referrals drying up and bills to pay, Alan and I were at lunch talking about how to recover.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

Is Your Technology Startup Website Trashing Your Business?

Posted by Peter Rastello

Feb 4, 2015 6:00:00 AM

I used to say that if your technology startup website is more than 4 years old, it is definitely time for a complete rebuild. The reason for this is simple. Websites created prior to (roughly) that period are often vestiges of the '90s brochure-style web design that are the marketing kiss of death here in the new millennium.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

2015 Will Probably be Your Bust Year - But That's Up to You...

Posted by Peter Rastello

Jan 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

I've spent the last several weeks sifting through the very predictable parade of new year's business advice and guides telling us the top 5 things to look for or behaviors to adopt or top 10 social media tips to follow and succeed and on, and on... 

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Does Your Technology Marketing ROI Depend on Top Quality Writing?

Posted by Peter Rastello

Jan 5, 2015 8:05:00 AM

We pointed out last week that there is often a correlation between the loss of your readership and the quality of your technical writing. While the article delved into what can potentially be the cause of high bounce-rate and low engagement at a low level, it didn't go into high-level planning.

What are you doing from a content strategy perspective? Do you have a plan or are you developing technical content 'when you get time'? Do you recognize the importance of structuring your efforts?

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