We are going to play devil’s advocate for a moment, as we ponder a bit of a conundrum in the ever-present question of content creation in the expanding world of inbound marketing.
We are in the middle of a heatwave in Ireland, and as temperatures soar, we are all feeling the effects of that unfamiliar yellow ball in the sky searing down on us for days on end. As any sensible person will know, we need to protect ourselves from overheating, but when it comes to inbound marketing, many agencies don’t cover themselves and run the risk of getting burnt – both as a company and by clients. Here’s some of the more common mistakes inbound agencies make that see them lose their cool.
The World Cup is finally here! It’s been a long four years since Germany lifted the trophy in Brazil, and football fans all over the world are licking their lips at the thought of the month-long spectacle of goals and saves, heroes and villains, victories and defeats. It’s a pity Ireland aren’t involved, but while we wonder who might win the tournament, this soccer extravaganza can also give food for thought to inbound marketers everywhere. Here’s just a few things we should keep in mind about our own inbound marketing efforts while we watch the drama unfold on the pitches of Russia.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching, and there are probably a lot of nervous inbound marketers out there, wondering what their agency or business needs to do to be compliant with these strict new rules on personal data. In a recent blog, we outlined the 12 main things you need to know about, from data auditing to data security and breach reports, but here, we take a closer look at the two big areas of concern for inbound marketing: legitimate interest and consent.
Easter is here, and with thoughts turning to eggs (unless the religious connotations are more your thing), we're taking a look at the chicken and egg scenario, and how it relates to sales and marketing.
We all know the 'which came first?' riddle, but what do we mean when we apply it to sales and marketing today? Well, let’s assume that the egg is marketing and the chicken is sales. Just as the chicken had to come from an egg, so sales will only come about by way of successful marketing. But that egg had to come from a chicken, just as marketing resources are only possible if your business has made the sales necessary to invest in them. Therein lies the conundrum: What comes first, how do you make sure you have both, where should your priorities lie, and what’s the process?