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The Difference Between Paid, Owned and Earned Media

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Make the most of your inbound marketing campaign by learning about the differences between paid media, owned media and earned media

HubSpot’s Matt Barby talks data, content creation and maximising the customer experience.

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Matt Barby, Global Head of Growth and SEO at HubSpot, talked to Birmingham based inbound marketing agency Tomorrow People about the role of data in content creation, the reasons why some SMEs are struggling to capitalise on it and what the future holds for data driven marketing and content creation. SEO Content & Data

Content Strategy 101 - Creating Content with a Purpose

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Everyone wants their content to be seen, but if your content strategy is lacking purpose then are you creating content just for the sake of it

Why Google Search Trends Can Show You What Your Audience Is Looking For

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Three smart ways to make Google search trends your ultimate customer research tool kit.

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

Why Customer Experience Should be the Focal Point of a Content Strategy

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4 reasons customer experience is key to content strategy. Customer Experience

Why conducting a competitor analysis can give your content strategy a competitive edge

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To keep your customers close, look closely at your competitors. Content Strategy

5 Essential Components of a Persona Profile

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Creating personas is a powerful way to build the audience understanding every marketing department needs for success. Find out how to get it right with these 5 essential components

Are You Getting Effective SEO and Digital Marketing in 2013?

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The World Wide Web changes daily and so it’s more important than ever for your digital marketing agency to deliver effective SEO and digital marketing, argues Duncan Cumming. The business world is moving fast, and with advances in technology occurring as quickly as they are, action needs to be taken to ensure that your business isn’t left behind. Research Keywords Effectively. Use Backlinks Wisely.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

Are You Getting Effective SEO and Digital Marketing in 2013?

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The World Wide Web changes daily and so it’s more important than ever for your digital marketing agency to deliver effective SEO and digital marketing, argues Duncan Cumming. The business world is moving fast, and with advances in technology occurring as quickly as they are, action needs to be taken to ensure that your business isn’t left behind. Research Keywords Effectively. Use Backlinks Wisely.

5 Things Every Good Community Manager Does

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Social media professional Sookie Shuen makes the case for community managers everywhere. Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales. So why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? You know, the person that manages the whole thing? And they're all seeing great results from it. So how do you make the leap?

Corporate Marketing Meets The Real World

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Can traditional corporate marketing survive an apocalypse? Alistair Norman, Marketing Director at Tomorrow People, says the corporate marketing dinosaur needs to evolve, or face extinction. Old dog-breath. I’ve put in my time working at the cold face with old dog-breath (aka the unimaginative boss) sat behind me, trying to stimulate the market by churning out what he thinks the market needs.

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Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

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What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Peter Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. He was Dave Trott, Executive Creative Director at CSTTG. Or, perhaps more simply, turning a problem you can’t solve into one you can. Hunting ‘Outside the Box’.

The Great Social Customer Service Race [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How do big brands measure up on social media? The Great Social Customer Service Race" was created to evaluate how efficiently the nation's top brands provide consumer support on Twitter. We wanted to learn what kinds of tweets received a response, and how quickly. Each company received one tweet per weekday for four consecutive weeks. Positive ("thank you!"). Negative. question from their FAQ page.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

How is Mobile Changing Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The mobile world is where we all live now. Globally, more people own a mobile phone than own a toothbrush. And over 20% of these 5 billion phones are smartphones - with advanced capabilities to connect to the Internet, browse and buy. Check out the impact of mobile phone ownership on business in this KissMetrics infographic. Source: How Mobile is Changing Business – Infographic.

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Ruling Online: Henry VIII Maximises His Inbound Marketing Potential

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Henry VIII understands the importance of good marketing. He needs to project the image of being a powerful ruler to rival monarchs all over the world, but he also needs to communicate with his populace to keep them updated about what the CEO of the nation is up to. Yes, that’s right. No more sending out royal communications with messengers on horseback. No more relying on official scribes.

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Online Marketing: the Musical!

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It’s here! The new musical you’ve all been waiting for. With plenty of great tips about online marketing, you simply must read about this spectacle. Tomorrow People copywriting intern and keen amateur showperson, Naomi Pelkiewicz , presents an all-singing, all-dancing duo: show business and the business of online marketing. Two different worlds!’ you cry. But not so fast! So read on to learn more!

Four Incredibly Naive Things People Say About Online Marketing

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Working as the editorial manager here at inbound marketing agency Tomorrow People , I can’t believe the naive comments about online marketing I hear people state as gospel. Here are some of the worst offenders. This news just in : people in pubs talk very confidently about topics they know nothing about. And there’s no topic people dismiss as foolishly as the world wide web. But that’s all changed.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

Don’t Be a Social Media Harlot!

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Why one quality online relationship is worth a whole bunch of 'flings'? Tomorrow People’s Online PR Manager, Ahmed Ahmed , thinks that when it comes to social media, a proper relationship beats a fling any day. Do you get around? Be honest. Are you the sort of social media user that likes to post, tweet, reply, retweet, repin and share left, right and centre? What’s your number? Seedy, or what?

Closed Loop Marketing: The Personal Touch

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Does marketing have to be generic, anonymous and ‘ball-park’? No, says Pete Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People. Read his introduction to a method of online marketing that uses intelligence and data to woo and win leads and customers. Closed loop what? The first question you are probably asking is, “What is closed loop marketing?”. As our friend the meerkat would say, “Simples!”.

Six Tips for Email Marketing That Work [FLIP BOOK]

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Return the wreath and cancel the hearse – despite what you might have heard, email marketing is not dead. Statistics show that: Email is the preferred method of commercial communication by 74% of all online adults. 63% of mobile email users check their account a minimum of once a day. Choose the right Email Service Provider. The key to choosing an Email Service Provider is reliability. And a 1.9%

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The B2B Summit 2016

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Tomorrow People will be attending the B2B Marketing Summit 2016, taking place on Wednesday 22nd June

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Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

Four Characteristics of a Successful Brand Community

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Branded communities can be a wealthy source of customer advocacy and social proof - but how do marketers make them successful? Brand Credibility

5 Things Every Good Community Manager Does

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Social media professional Sookie Shuen makes the case for community managers everywhere. Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales. So why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? You know, the person that manages the whole thing? And they''re all seeing great results from it. So how do you make the leap?

Five Simple Steps to Make You a King (or Queen) of Content Marketing

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With so much guff floating around on the Internet you need to make sure your website can stand out and take the crown. Content marketing is a great way to attract curious visitors to your site. Follow these five simple rules to secure your reign in the online domain. #1 It’s not Business, it’s Personal! So many articles, so many people, so little time. Personality is what makes humans tick.

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5 Reasons Why Social Media Was Born for SMEs [SLIDESHARE]

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You don't need to be a big name brand with a six figure marketing budget to make social media work. In fact, recent research has shown that small businesses are more likely to succeed within the social media arena than their supposedly all-powerful, 'jump in feet first' corporate counterparts. So, what makes an SME thrive on social media? 1. Building customer relationships. Adapting and improving.

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2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce.

Predatory Thinking - Welcome a New Breed of Marketers

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What is predatory thinking? And how can it help you produce killer strategy? Pete Winter, Performance Consultant at Tomorrow People , says that there are two stages to producing a strategy. First: you need to understand the problem. He was Dave Trott, Executive Creative Director at CSTTG. Or, perhaps more simply, turning a problem you can’t solve into one you can. Hunting ‘Outside the Box’.

The Death of Copy Writing

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Is copywriting really dying? After all, it plays a central role in creating a company’s brand and credibility. It helps to shape public perception of a business and what it has to offer. strong, clear written message forms the core of marketing content for many businesses, from the big budget adverts - to the growth of business websites and SEO copywriting. Copy - over and out? The result?

Data and Content: the Two Biggest Issues for Any Marketing Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you're using content marketing as a method to generate new business leads, there's every chance your strategy needs rethinking! Ever wondered why, despite your best efforts, the sales aren't materialising? Skip back a few years and head to that murky refuge of the digital chancer and cyber fly-by-nighter, the SEO forum. But wait there one damn minute," I hear you cry. Not exactly. Focus.

How NOT to Do Social Media - Three Disastrous Social Media C**k Ups

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The recent sale of former social media darling Digg for $500,000 (it was valued at $175m four years ago) is a timely reminder that in the world of social media , nothing is forever. It got us thinking that despite the power of social media as an online marketing tool, all too often big business has managed to miss the point by a country mile, making a right royal mess of it in the process. jason!

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Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

Every brand’s content roadmap is different; each path to success is unique to that brand’s story, perspective, assets, and goals. But there is an overarching approach that’s proven to work—one we’ve refined after helping hundreds of brands reach their content marketing goals and after speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Journalism is Dead: Welcome to the Era of Content Marketing

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Content marketing is here to stay and the good news is it's a damned sight more reliable than firing out endless press releases to indifferent journos, in the hope one sticks. Mainstream journalism has always skirted at the seamier edges of life. The tide has turned though. Journalism is dead! Welcome to the era of content marketing. You're doing it right now. It's about taking control. Really?

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Selling is Easy! (If You Get the Right Support)

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Could you make your sales process as easy as 1, 2, 3? Nathan Anibaba, development consultant at Zoober Digital Training , shares his insight on making the sales approach more effective and less hit-and-miss. As far as I am concerned there are 3 main stages to a sale: Prospecting activity (cold calling). Qualifying decision makers and finding problems I can solve. Outbound cold calling. Need leads?

The Death of Magazine Advertising [FLIPBOOK]

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There was a time when you'd go to the newsagent, buy a magazine and then search page after page of ads in the hope of some content. There was a reason for this. The cover price rarely recouped the costs of producing the mag and so revenue largely came from advertising. An industry in the decline. Things have changed. Circulation figures are down and, with them, ad spending. So what happened?

If It's Broke, Fix It: Why It's Worth Spending on Content Marketing

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For some, the answer to a failing marketing strategy is to throw more money at it. While this sticking-plaster approach may result in an extra sale or three, in the long term it is neither sustainable nor good business sense. With marketing budgets facing the chop , what happens when the money runs out? If it's broke, fix it! Which begs the question, why isn't your marketing?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.