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Why Inbound Marketing Isn't Enough To Grow Your Business

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

15-Oct-2014 10:00:00

September 9th, I joined 10,000+ other marketing and business professionals at the annual Inbound conference in Boston

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Topics: Inbound - Company Wide

9 Steps To A Google Friendly SEO Strategy – That works!

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

12-Nov-2013 07:09:00

As Google continues to update their algorithms; Panda, Pengiun, and the latest Hummingbird are you one of the many small business owners and marketers confused about what to do?

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Topics: SEO

Content Marketing v’s Context Marketing

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

12-Sep-2013 07:08:00

Its all about the context marketingFor most marketers the term ‘Content Marketing’ is not new. It’s an important online marketing strategy that includes: 

  • Daily, social media engagements and sharing
  • Weekly, publishing educational blog articles
  • Monthly, producing instructional videos
  • Quarterly, guides and ebooks for lead generation and thought leadership
  • And of course, regular emails for lead nurturing
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Topics: Content Marketing, Context Marketing

How Sales and Marketing Must Change Tactics To Succeed Online

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

03-Sep-2013 11:39:00

The impact of the internet and social media has changed the role of marketing and sales, with many strugglying to know how to effectively leverage this new online world to acheive their lead and revenue goals.

This article shares insights learned from Inbound13 on how marketing and sales must change tactics if they want to succeed in this new online world.

At Inbound13 – just last week in Boston, the keynote presentation from Hubspot co-founders @bhalligan and @dharmesh spoke about treating prospects, leads and customers like people – we’re calling this the Inbound Experience.

An inbound experience is a personalised experience that a person has with your company online. An inbound experience starts with your website, and continues with your interactions with people throughout the entire buying process, and beyond.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Inbound13, Inbound Experience

What Is Going On At #Inbound13?

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

20-Aug-2013 19:51:00

Even though I'm a world away from Inbound13 geographically, I'm in Sydney they're in Boston, thankfully I can still keep my finger on the pulse of #inbound13 with social media.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Hubspot, Inbound13

10 Helpful Articles To Help You Implement Marketing Strategies That Get Results

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

22-Jul-2013 08:29:00

1. Get started with a strategic plan

Where are you heading? The first step is to identify realistic goals, then identify the strategic actions that will get you closer to your goal – easy? Maybe! But we’ve made it easier to help you get started with a strategic plan with this article on marketing advice to set achievable goals.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategies

10 Great Tips For Small Business From The Sydney Hills Chamber Sales & Marketing Boot Camp

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

20-Jun-2013 15:21:00

Well I certainly got more than I had planned from the Sydney Hills Chamber Annual Sales and Marketing Boot Camp. I expected to leave with a list of action items to help me with lead generation and conversion tactics – but this years event went over and above my imagination.

Your Business - Your Choice

The day started out with an inspiring presentation from Brett Kelly, CEO Kelly and Partners. His focus was on developing the person, self-development. Grow you to grow your biz.

As a business owner this is often the last area we focus on, spending too much time working in the business. There’s always something urgent and more important like; inquiries, invoicing and employees. Brett challenged us to be conscious and intentional in our lives. He went on to mention the 10,000 hour idea, a concept Malcolm Gladwell popularised in his book the Outliers. Claiming if you spend a minimum of 10,000 hours practicing/studying something it will lead to proficiency in that particular area of study.

My mother used to say to me the time is going to pass anyway, so you may as well do something worthwhile with it. So for those of you busy, or for those who think 10,000 hours will take too long – where do you want to be in 10 years? The time will pass anyway so be conscious and intentional in your choices.

To wrap up a very inspiring presentation here are my top 2 takeaways from Brett:

  1. Be deliberate and conscious in your approach to life.
  2. Grow yourself to grow your business - Find time each week, even 2 hours per week will make a difference if its consistent, to develop and grow yourself.

Check out Brett's latest book, Business Owners Wisdom here:

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Sydney Hills Business

Simplifying SEO For Small Business with Googles Penguin 2 Update

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

12-Jun-2013 22:12:00

SEO, or search marketing, for small business owners and marketers is necessary for survival and long term success. But for many it's frustrating, confusing, and just when you think you understand SEO – search engine optimisation, Google announces a new update to their search algorithm, the latest being Penguin 2.0.

With Google continually making changes to their search algorithm, it’s difficult for marketers to know which are the best tactics for SEO. And as a marketer the last thing you want to do is spend your time studying SEO and changing tactics every time Google makes a change to their algorithm.

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Topics: Small Business Marketing, SEO

Learn How To Create Successful Marketing Strategies With The Right Philosophy

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

23-May-2013 22:16:00

Digital marketing strategies and tactics seem to be changing weekly – or so it feels. And for marketers trying to stay up to date with technology it can be time consuming and confusing.

SEO has traditionally been an important strategy for marketers to drive more traffic to their website. Tactics associated with SEO are largely driven by Google’s algorithm. And as Google releases changes to their algorithm marketers are quick to respond by changing tactics. What may work one year, will not necessary work the following year, as people try to trick search engines, and Google gets smarter at penalizing them.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Philosophy

Why Leading Marketers Are Choosing Inbound Marketing Over SEO

Posted by Stacie Chalmers

18-May-2013 22:03:00

There's a consistent view that Inbound Marketing is growing, so I'm curious to learn why and what this means for marketers, and businesses in the future.

@Randfish has made a bold prediction that in 2013 "Inbound Marketing" will be in more titles & job profiles as "SEO" becomes too limiting for many professionals
Source: 10 Predictions for Inbound Marketing in 2013
If we have a look at the State of Inbound Marketing Report for 2013 – his prediction could be right on the mark.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SOIM2013

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