i7 Marketing Blog

Mar 22

What’s a Good Email Open Rate? (And 3 Ways to Boost It)

You’ve initiated your business into the world of email marketing, and your first few campaigns have launched. But how can you tell if people are reading your messages? How do you know if your campaign is truly effective?

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Mar 07

Targeting Employees of Specific Companies with Social Media

You likely have several pictures in mind of your ideal customers (especially if you’ve been diligent with your buyer personas). But are you taking advantage of an easy way to target these ideal prospects with your Facebook or LinkedIn posts?

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Jan 12

The Dos and Don’ts of Inbound Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

It is amazing the amount of small businesses who hire outside business consulting firms to help give guidance and ask the right questions. I believe we all have the desire to be told we are on the right track, and, at the same time, we have the sense to know that we won’t be right 100% of the time.

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Dec 19

Does Your CEO and Marketing Team Know What Your Marketing ROI Is?

ROI Graphic-01.pngOn the next $1,000 you spend on marketing, do you (or your boss) know how much revenue you’re going to get?

Even better, do you know how much profit you’re going to make?

No?

At least you’re in good company; it seems like most don’t know, and I would argue that the lack of a solid number is the greatest self-imposed limit to your company’s growth.

Here’s my logic:

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Dec 13

Why Web Design Must Be Mobile-First

If you’ve had a serious conversation with an online marketing professional in the last two years, you’ve probably heard that more people are interacting with the web using their mobile devices, that mobile is getting more and more important, etc.

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Nov 17

Can Your Small Business Afford SEO? Yes. Here’s Why.

We don’t have to tell you that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vital to your marketing strategy. You already know that everybody’s online, reading reviews on their phone, and locating their next stop on map apps. In fact, people are even Googling new products and ideas while simultaneously browsing the aisles at a department store. It has become necessary to regularly churn out targeted content to snag the attention of the searchers.

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Nov 11

5 Ways Your Business Can Win with Instagram Stories

Are you getting the most out of Instagram Stories? Have you experienced the boost in numbers and engagement after posting your countdown offers, behind-the-scenes photos, and 10-second clips?

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Oct 13

How Can Your Business Benefit from Live-Streaming?

Previously we talked about how you can use how-to videos to promote your business and help your customers and visitors perform an action that is related to your business and/or industry that they don’t know how to do themselves. But what about those businesses who want want to reach their audience in a personal and immediate way right now?

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Oct 12

Seeing Through the Eyes of Your Customers

As a small business owner it can be easy to forget that you are actually serving your clients and not the other way around. With marketing it can be just as easy to promote yourself (whether it be your services, products, knowledge, etc.) and miss a key component: What’s in it for them?
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Oct 07

Best Practices for Event Marketing: During the Event

So your business has decided to attend a trade show in hopes of expanding your reach. But as you look among the masses, you start to get a sense you are one of many. So the question lingers: How are you going to reach your target audience?

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