It’s no secret that LinkedIn operates one of the largest professional networks on the Internet. In fact, the platform has 690+ million members in over 200 countries and territories. That’s why it’s important for marketers to be active on LinkedIn. But how do you get your network to engage with your posts? Below, we’ll discuss the top 10 most engaging topics on LinkedIn, how certain content types go viral, and the science behind why. Plus, we’ll dive into examples that show you how to execute posts like this. 1. Sensational Info-tainment Videos Posts Video content has been increasing in popularity…

How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns: A Beginner’s Guide

LinkedIn is a highly valuable tool to network with like-minded professionals. But here’s something we don’t talk about as much as we should: LinkedIn is also a highly useful inbound marketing platform. It might seem a little bit intimidating. You have enough on your plate … do you really need to figure out another way to create targeted content? Actually, yes. You have more power at your disposal with LinkedIn than you might realize. That’s because LinkedIn has a powerful ads platform. If you’re already using pay-per-click (PPC) techniques to power your presence on Facebook, Twitter, or Google, consider yourself…

How to Drive Traffic with Content Amplification

61% of marketers say that generating leads and traffic is their biggest challenge. It can be frustrating — when you post that amazing blog that took hours, or finally finish a product page, you can’t wait to see the engagement you earn from your audience. And then … you don’t get much. We’ve all been there, and the feeling of not connecting to your customers isn’t great. So, what do you do when you create content you know your audience wants to see, but they aren’t finding it? How do you raise traffic organically? The answer may be a method…

11 Sample Business Plans to Help You Write Your Own

Ask any successful sports coach how they win so many games, and they’ll tell you they have a unique plan for every single game they coach. To have a fighting chance against any of their opponents, they need to prepare a specific game plan tailored to each of their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. Otherwise, they’ll get crushed. The same logic applies to business. If you want to build a thriving company that can pull ahead of the competition, you need to prepare yourself for battle before you break into a market. Because companies who can find gaps in your business…

Building Better Customer Experiences – Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by DiTomasoAre you mindful of your customer’s experience after they become a lead? It’s easy to fall in the same old rut of newsletters, invoices, and sales emails, but for a truly exceptional customer experience that improves their retention and love for your brand, you need to go above and beyond. In this popular episode of Whiteboard Friday, the ever-insightful Dana DiTomaso shares three big things you can start doing today that will immensely better your customer experience and make earning those leads worthwhile. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab!…

50 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2020

At the end of every year, we like to read through some of the major reports on inbound marketing, content marketing, social media, and online behavior. It’s amazing how fast things can change in just one or two years, and this year has a breadth of surprising statistics to reflect on. This year, we’ve seen the continued importance of visual content emphasized by the changes that occurred across almost every major social network, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. At the same time, videos continued to grow as powerful tools for brands looking to communicate more easily with their readers, and…

Today, most marketing teams are focused on driving traffic toward websites in hopes that this traffic then converts into qualified leads for sale reps to close. The cycle continues and business grows.  Although this is an oversimplified look at the standard marketing playbook, it’s relevant to most businesses and marketing teams. But there’s something missing — a tactic that few marketing teams focus on, yet one that propels the companies that do toward long-term, sustainable success and growth: Getting more out of existing traffic and leads (versus entirely new traffic). That’s where conversion rate optimization (CRO) comes in. In this…

After Weeks of Decline, Sales Metrics Showing Signs of Recovery [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

The economic impact of COVID-19 is undeniable. Businesses all across the globe are learning how to adapt to these new circumstances and we’re all learning how to operate in a “new normal” that’s constantly changing. That’s why we’ll be publishing week-over-week trend data for core business metrics like website traffic, email send and open rates, sales engagements, close rates and more. We hope to establish useful benchmarks to measure your business against, and serve as an early indicator of when short- or long-term adjustments may be needed in your strategy. While this post focuses on the highlights of last week,…

In 2020, there’s no question of whether or not blogs generate leads. In fact, marketers who prioritize blogging as a marketing strategy report 13-times the ROI of companies that don’t. However, many marketers still worry that blogging’s effectiveness could be losing steam. Fears that “blogging is dead” haven’t been eased by research. Recently, when we polled over 300 people to ask them how often they read blogs, roughly 40% said “never.” This followed HubSpot’s 2020 State of Marketing Report, which revealed that blogging fell from the first to third-most-common content strategy between 2018 and 2020. But, before you get wrapped…

Data-Driven Empathy: 7 Charts That Show How to Make Smart Marketing Decisions

If marketing is about knowing your audience and having empathy, then digital marketing is about data-driven empathy. Be a data-driven marketer. You hear that a lot. But what does this really mean? What is data-driven marketing? What data drives us? How do we apply it? There must be more to it than running reports and reviewing dashboards. Data-driven marketing uses qualitative and quantitative data to make marketing decisions through research, hypothesis formation, prioritization and testing. Here are seven charts showing the process for using data to make digital marketing decisions. I’m getting some help on this one from my old…