How Digital Marketers Can Create Better Buyer Personas Utilizing Buyer Insights

Posted by Lisa Smith on Oct 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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You have been in the marketing world long enough to know about the concept of personas. These semi-fictional portraits of your best customer you are marketing to can help you write more inspired messaging as well as present this information in a way your ideal audience likes to see it. However, personas are only as good as the work that goes into creating them. An imagined persona with loose demographic information doesn’t give you the information you need to make a targeted marketing strategy. Instead, thorough research, detailed interviews and careful analysis of real data about your existing customers are essential to creating a persona that works for your business.

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Digital Marketing to Attract Only Your Ideal Clients

Posted by Lisa Smith on Oct 5, 2018 3:06:17 PM

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Wouldn’t it be great if all your customers were your best customers? No matter what industry you’re in, you probably have those potential clients and customers that your sales team loves to sell to and others that are … much harder for your sales team to see eye-to-eye with. By creating an ideal client profile, you can identify the type of person who tends to buy and be satisfied with your product.

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New Marketing Hub Starter Brings Affordable Options to Inbound Marketing

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 16, 2018 12:56:00 PM

HubSpot Marketing Hub Starter

 

HubSpot’s Marketing Starter Hub is opening new doors for businesses with small budgets eager to get started gaining leads with inbound marketing. HubSpot is a marketing software company that provides contact relationship management (CRM), marketing, sales, and customer service software to companies of a range of sizes.  They also provide training and resources on inbound marketing. The inbound approach is a marketing that aims to help potential customers find your business in the places they are searching by creating helpful and human content rather than interrupting their day with invasive ads and cold calls. HubSpot’s all in one solutions make it easy to keep your entire marketing and sales operation going without redundant busywork or anything slipping through the cracks. These solutions are also scalable and are designed to grow with your business.

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Is Digital Knowledge Management Part of Your Marketing Strategy? 5 Reasons It Should Be (for the sake of your online business listing!)

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 14, 2018 12:55:00 PM

 Digital Knowledge Management Strategy

 

Whether your business is a handful of people or hundreds, you have company data that is in a constant state of being updated, changed, or deleted in different computer systems, spreadsheets, and software packages. No wonder discrepancies occur and mistakes are made when information you thought was correct isn’t.

 

It’s never been so important to harness all company data or “digital knowledge,” clean it up, and maintain that cleanliness. It’s a big, important job, especially when it comes to sharing company information online. And incorrect information that’s already posted online also needs to be dealt with if your company wants to improve SEO rankings and keep up with the competition. If digital knowledge management isn’t on your radar, it should be. Here are five compelling reasons why:

 

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Duplicate Suppression: A Must-Do for your online business listing in Today’s World

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 9, 2018 11:12:00 AM

https://blog.invervemarketing.com/is-digital-knowledge-management-part-of-your-marketing-strategy-5-reasons-it-should-be-for-the-sake-of-your-online-business-listingDuplicate Suppression

 

There’s something insidious happening on the internet right now, and it’s affecting your business and your bottom line. You may be aware of it but haven’t found the time or the means to make it stop. Meanwhile, every day that it continues, you are losing business. This sinister beast is the duplication of your business data on business listing platforms like Yelp, Google My Business, Superpages, as well as on social media, maps, and apps. 

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The Newest Marketing Buzzwords: Digital Knowledge Management, and How it Affects Your Online Business Listing

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Digital Knowledge Management

 

Unless you’ve been off the grid, you know that today’s intelligent services (think voice search, mobile, augmented reality, etc.) have been accelerating change in technology and data. Today, when consumers seek out information, they receive fast, relevant answers from listing publishers and intelligent search. Do you know what you would find if you asked Siri about your business? How about a social media site search, or a search on maps? Yext knows that search engine and intelligent service algorithms find results based on a diverse set of information types, which can often lead to duplicate and conflicting information online. The expansion of these intelligent services makes it less likely that a consumer will travel to your business’s website – many Google searches now generate a knowledge graph answer ahead of any website links. This also means that you need to up your search engine optimization (SEO) game, to appear in these intelligent searches.

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Showing Up for Today's Searchers with Your Online Business Listing

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 2, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Showing Up For Today's Mobile Searchers

 

Have you ever searched “food near me” to find a potential lunch spot? Or googled a business to see if they’re open? Did you find these knowledge cards? Now, what happens when you search terms related to your business?

 Knowledge Card Example

With Google knowledge cards’ direct answers to searches and the rise of voice search and AI technology like Siri and Alexa, more and more information is available without ever needing to visit a website. In fact, a study by Yext, a data management company, found that 73 percent of high-intent traffic happens outside of company websites. With this trend on the rise, it’s important to understand what information potential customers are finding so you can make it easy for them to get the information they’re actually looking for.

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Intern Wrap-Up: Alex Dartt

Posted by Alex Dartt on Aug 1, 2018 9:19:00 AM

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My name is Alex Dartt, and I’m a rising senior at Grand Valley State University studying international business and marketing. During this past summer, I was so excited to have the opportunity to work and learn at InVerve Marketing & Web as a marketing intern.

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