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Example of Optimizing a High-Performing Web Page

 Krista Moon    October 29, 2020

Example of a Full Digital Marketing Plan and Projected Budget is our top-performing blog article for website traffic - it gets 6x more than our next highest-trafficked page, our Home page! As any good marketer would do, we are always looking for ways to optimize high performing pages. The goal is to make sure the people coming to the page match our ideal customer profile, get value, have plenty of opportunities to engage with more content, and can easily self-select into the sales process.

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The Basics of an Effective Social Media Plan for Your Business

 Jill Schneider    October 8, 2020

Having a strong social media presence is essential for sales and marketing success. Infrequently sharing a couple of memes or blog articles won’t get the job done. It requires planning and commitment. Quite often, when working with new clients, we find this is a gap in their marketing efforts. Unreasonable expectations in the speed at which new social media marketing methods show results are also typical. In this article, I will share the ingredients that guide our social media planning strategy.

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Example of a Full Digital Marketing Plan and Budget

 Krista Moon    September 29, 2020

Most business and marketing leaders know they need to include digital marketing as part of their business growth plans: things like blogging, email marketing, social media, paid advertising, and website development. They’re often already doing bits and pieces of it, depending on the skills, resources, and budget available to get the work done, but gaps in the strategy can cause a disjointed approach that detracts from the potential return on investment.

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How to Map Out a Sales and Marketing Plan

 Krista Moon    August 27, 2020

One of the biggest challenges businesses face is that finding and engaging potential customers is becoming increasingly technical and complex, and it’s all too easy to waste money on strategies that don’t get the desired results.

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HubSpot Training: CRM Property Customization and Management

 Krista Moon    July 2, 2020

HubSpot CRM is a database that stores information about the people related to your business. In addition to standard contact data, such as phone, email, and address, users can add or customize fields to their unique situation and needs. Here is a quick overview of how to manage properties in HubSpot.

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Ascend is a Supporter of #BlackLivesMatter

 Krista Moon    June 29, 2020

This time feels different. People are speaking out. Companies are speaking out. Let’s keep pushing for change!

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5 Essential CRM Fields to Track Sales and Marketing Growth

 Krista Moon    June 26, 2020

Every company must invest some time and money into marketing to get customers. You can’t do business without it. The investment is usually about 7-8% of the projected gross revenue for a small business. How a company uses the money is critical to its success. The ONLY way to know if the investment is getting a return is to collect and track specific sales and marketing data.

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HubSpot Training: Lists, Views, and Contacts

 Krista Moon    June 11, 2020

Marketers and salespeople need to communicate with the same customers at various stages of the buyer’s journey. HubSpot is a centralized database for all business growth related contact data. Here’s an overview of how each role typically uses HubSpot to quickly access the lists, views, and contacts they need to do their job.

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How Blogging Impacts Organic Traffic

 Krista Moon    May 28, 2020

Blogging is a powerful way to improve your online presence. Here are real organic search results from three companies that blog consistently, inconsistently, or not at all.

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HubSpot Training: Maintaining GDPR Compliance

 Krista Moon    May 26, 2020

The days of email blasts to lists of contacts are coming to an end. The EU and California instituted more stringent privacy laws in 2018. More states and regions are soon to follow. If you use HubSpot, and email to contacts in the EU or California, here are some tips on using their GDPR functionality.

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