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5 Ways Buyer Personas Can Boost your B2B Inbound Marketing Strategy

How well do you know your customers? What are their greatest business challenges? What drives them? What challenges do they face on a daily basis?

If you do not know the answers to these questions, it is time you did some research.

The buyer personas you use as the foundation of your marketing efforts – i.e. the fictionalised representations of your ideal customers – should answer all of these questions, and you should know your customer inside out before they have even initiated contact with you.

Topics: Content Marketing Inbound Marketing B2B Lead Generation

What is ALT-Text and how do I use it?

Is alt-text a legal requirement?

YES! Alt-tags are part of the accessible design laws in the UK and US so you should use them on all images. However, if you have images that form no real purpose (spacers etc) then the alt-tag can be null.   <img src="image.png" alt="">   This ensures that screen readers used by visually impaired skip over the image.

Topics: Digital Marketing Content Marketing

Researching and Developing Buying Personas

You would have thought that companies would have had buying personas nailed by now…sadly in our experience that is not always the case. 

After all, many organisations have been steeped in sales methodologies where org charts, decision makers and motivations are all mapped out over the period of the sales cycle to close the sale. So why are buying personas not being used effectively?

Topics: Content Marketing

Using your B2B Blog to improve your Sales Pipeline!

Are you dubious about the effectiveness of businesses blogging? Don’t worry, you're not alone - many businesses who use blogging without a clear strategy to move leads through the funnel tend to ask is the effort worth it?  However used correctly, business blogging will increase engagement and improve your sales pipeline. 

Companies that increase blogging from 3-5x per month to 6-8x per month almost double their leads. (source: HubSpot science of blogging). 

Business blogging is your opportunity to inform and engage potential customers, whilst showing off your brand personality, expertise and providing an edge that differentiates you from your competitors. 

To stay ahead of the game and use your B2B blog to generate more leads and improve your sales pipeline, take a look at our top tips:

Topics: Content Marketing B2B Lead Generation

HubSpot vs WordPress – The Best Blogging Platforms

If you’re using HubSpot as an all-in-one marketing automation system, but your blog is hosted on WordPress (or another similar platform), then I’d like to talk you through why HubSpot is the best blogging platform for you.

WordPress is a great platform for hosting personal and professional blogs, and probably considered the best blogging platform by many because it came into this world as a blogging platform, and since flourished into globally-loved content management system (CMS). However, if you are using HubSpot as your digital marketing companion, the benefits of using WordPress to host and manage your professional blog is completely overlooked. Here are 17 reasons you should be moving your blog to HubSpot:

Topics: Content Marketing HubSpot