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January 16, 2017

Using Inbound Tactics to Get the Most from Your PPC Spend

Continuing to scale your company without going broke on sales and marketing costs — it’s an ongoing struggle in the world of business. That's where pay-per-click advertising (PPC) and inbound marketing come in.

JJ Lonsdale

Inbound Marketing

October 03, 2016

Improving Your Lead Conversion Rate with Inbound Marketing

More than 93% of companies that use inbound marketing increase their lead generation, and 42% increase their lead-to-sale conversion. Inbound marketing is quite simply the most effective way to get people’s attention, convert them to leads and guide them to a purchase. So if your business is creating engaging, quality content that resonates...

Kimberly Turner

Inbound Marketing

August 25, 2016

5 Steps to Getting Started with Inbound Sales

“Hi, can I speak to Jordan? Hi Jordan, this is Mike at ACME. I saw you were interested in our wireless network systems and I wanted to talk to you about that. Just so you know, our routers are ranked best-in-class and we’re having a Fourth of July weekend sale.”

What do you think? Would you like to keep talking to Mike, or do you wish that you...

JJ Lonsdale

Inbound Marketing, Sales Strategy

August 15, 2016

How to Write a Killer Blog Post

I’m going to start by giving you the single best tip I ever got about writing.

(How’s that for a first sentence with a hook?)

In junior English, my sweet-little-old-lady English teacher gave us all a one-page handout with the title blacked out. The title, she explained with a blush, translated to “Really Crappy First Drafts.” I was intrigued:...

JJ Lonsdale

Writing and Editing, Blogging, Inbound Marketing

August 08, 2016

How and Why to Become Hubspot Certified

The inbound marketing platform HubSpot offers a range of certification programs, complete with extensive video training and study materials, that each culminate in an exam. 

Do you think it's worth your time to study for and take a lengthy test, in addition to your day-to-day responsibilities, just to put a line on your email signature and...

Ariel Bailey

Inbound Marketing

August 01, 2016

What Is HubSpot — and Does My Company Need it?

When I joined the team at madison/miles media, I had never heard of HubSpot. One of my first tasks as a creative specialist was to complete the HubSpot certification. This meant I would learn the ins and outs of HubSpot’s software.

At first, I thought taking an online course was the last thing I wanted to do – hadn’t I just taken enough courses...

Jamie Friedlander

Inbound Marketing

July 14, 2016

How To Make Your Blog Popular in 6 Steps

As we’ve discussed many times on the madison/miles media blog, one of the most important components of an effective inbound marketing strategy is creating high-quality, unique content that will draw leads to your site.

Sure, you can create eBooks, whitepapers and podcasts, but one of the best ways to consistently draw potential leads to your...

Jamie Friedlander

Blogging, Inbound Marketing

July 07, 2016

SEO Basics: How to Choose the Right Keywords

Have you ever looked at a keyword report before? All those tiny words and numbers, jammed into a long spreadsheet — it's enough to make your head spin.

Keyword research is vital to any effective SEO campaign, and it's also an important underpinning of your content marketing strategy. If you ever want to win the internet, you've got to make...

Kristin Masters

Inbound Marketing, SEO

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