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Video & Marketing Automation: One Marketer’s Tale

Valerie Riley - Fri, August 11, 2017

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“We need more video.” – CEO That’s basically how it started. We were in a meeting, and our CEO noted that we were missing the boat on video. I can’t blame him. The numbers don’t lie. Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users. (VidYard) People spend on average 2.6x more time…

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The Secret Formula for a Marketing Budget

Michelle Moore - Wed, August 9, 2017

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Coming up with the right marketing budget for your business (or guiding a client on the subject) can be a real struggle. What works one year might not work the next. What works for one type of campaign might not work for another. It might be tempting to lump everything into your sales budget and…

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Slim Down Your Offering, Bulk Up Your Revenue [Webinar]

Isabel Hasty - Fri, August 4, 2017

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Are you the Cheesecake Factory of agencies? Does your menu of services have so many options that people coming to your site don’t even know where to begin?  This is a mistake that many agencies make when publishing their services online. It’s easy to get carried away with how much you’d like to offer – but actually…

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5 Ways Marketing Automation Enhances Customer Loyalty

Olivia Williams - Mon, July 31, 2017

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Imagine it’s 1953. You decide it’s time to buy a brand new, state-of-the-art TV. You walk into Sears, ready to buy. What happens next? Most likely, a friendly salesperson will walk you through the entire buying process. She’ll enthusiastically explain all the features and benefits of a home television set. You’ll leave the store feeling…

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Visualize the Buyer’s Journey With SharpSpring’s Visual Workflow Builder

Michelle Moore - Mon, July 24, 2017

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SharpSpring is launching a new Visual Workflow Builder that makes it easier than ever to create automated workflows. With the Visual Workflow Builder, you can: Make automated workflows come to life with intuitive shapes and positioning. Point and click to build and expand automation tasks with branching logic. Clearly visualize the workflows that drive your…

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The Marketing Automation Terms You Need to Know

Jena Bezesky - Fri, July 21, 2017

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When you were a kid, what did your mom tell you every time you asked her what a word meant? “Just look it up in the dictionary.” Well, we’re not your mom, but we’ve got the same advice when it comes to learning about marketing automation. That’s why we’ve created The Ultimate Marketing Automation Glossary….

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Top 5 Inbound Marketing Trends of 2017

Isabel Hasty - Fri, July 14, 2017

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Marketers chase trends like surfers chase waves. In an informational industry, it pays to be ahead of the curve. So how do you know which trends are going to be huge – and which ones will just be washouts? Like the best surfers, the leading marketers have developed an eye for big movements in their space….

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Get Out of the Spam Folder and Into the Inbox

Michelle Moore - Fri, July 7, 2017

We’re living in a new email world. Gone are the days when marketers could blast out emails to randomly purchased bulk lists, just hoping something would stick. Spam and undesirable commercial email have become a large enough issue that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Google and Yahoo have been implementing new rules to crack down on…

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Show Me the Money: Proving ROI With the SharpSpring CRM

James Morgan - Fri, June 30, 2017

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Has your boss or a client ever said to you: “Show me the money!”? Well, here at SharpSpring, we get just as excited about this request as Jerry Maguire, and that’s why we’ve designed the SharpSpring CRM with your revenue goals in mind. One of the easiest ways to show the ROI of each customer is to accurately…

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6 Client Acquisition Tips for Agencies

Koertni Adams - Fri, June 23, 2017

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Getting new business used to be about word-of-mouth buzz, good old referrals, knowing when to strike, and presenting unique creative ideas. While these are still important, this approach can take a bunch of time just to land one new client, and results are often sporadic. An old-school pitch was kind of an abstract promise: “See…

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