See how we helped a recruitment agency generate a 4000% increase in lead generation

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 21/08/19 16:33

 

The challenge

Five months ago, we started working with a recruitment consultancy, M&E Global, who specialise in subcontracting work for the defence industry. Over the past 20 years, they’ve been offering a range of project solutions, supporting various global military contracts. They take a well-rounded approach to recruitment, not only finding their candidates jobs but also supporting them throughout the entirety of their contracts. This holistic approach to recruitment is what makes M&E unique, working closely with both candidates and clients so that all parties get exactly what they need.

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Topics: Automation, Recruitment agencies, Content marketing, Inbound marketing, Customer Success Stories

Seven habits of successful marketing managers

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 07/08/19 10:33

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Perhaps you’re an early riser, taking the dog out for a walk as the sun climbs over the rooftops. Or maybe you stay in bed as long as possible, hitting the snooze button until you absolutely have to get up. No matter your morning routine, it’s absolutely possible to be successful in your role as a marketing manager.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

Go-to guide to your first year of inbound marketing

Posted by Richard Stephens on 02/08/19 11:14

With 55% of marketers saying that blog content creation is their top marketing priority, it’s clear to see that marketing strategies are moving from traditional, ‘outbound’ techniques to more up-to-date, ‘inbound’ methods where it’s all about enticing people to engage with the business. Producing blog content is a great way to offer potential leads something valuable so that, when they’re at the point where they’re ready to make a purchase, they pick you over your competitors. Plus, the stats are pretty promising: marketers who prioritise blogging efforts are 13x more likely to see a positive return on investment (ROI) and content marketing gets three times more leads than paid search advertising. 

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Topics: Inbound marketing

What is inbound marketing, and how do you sell it to your boss?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 26/06/19 14:10

Whether we’re in the market for a new phone, a car, or a different type of cereal, the digital era has changed how we decide on what we buy, and when we buy it. No longer do we talk to a sales rep first. Instead, we browse the internet to research exactly what we’re looking for, reading a wealth of information and reviews from existing customers. Only when we’re settled on a decision do we approach the business we’d like to buy from. In 2011, Google defined this critical new marketing moment as the ‘Zero Moment of Truth’. Put simply, it’s when people immediately turn to the internet, taking charge of the information they want to gather rather than having it pushed on them by marketers.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

Why does my business need a marketing Growth Plan?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 02/05/19 08:33

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Put simply, the preparation of any business marketing strategy is just as important as the implementation of it; a detailed and strategic plan sets the foundation to successful marketing and, therefore, better results. So, it’s clear that your business needs an inbound marketing Growth Plan - without one, you’d struggle to see your goals and how to get there.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

4 reasons to hire an inbound marketing agency

Posted by Abby Pearson on 15/03/19 12:07

Did you know inbound marketing costs 62% less than outbound marketing and has a greater return on investment?

The industry is changing, and inbound marketing seems to be the most effective way to go. But if outbound marketing worked before, why doesn't it work as effectively now?

Well, consumer habits are changing, and the marketing landscape is riding along. While outbound marketing activities such as cold calling and promoting products in trade shows and seminars still have their place, modern consumers spend most of their time on the web, where inbound marketing thrives.

To craft an inbound strategy with a compelling ROI, consider working with an inbound marketing agency. Read on to learn 4 ways an agency will benefit your business.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

Digital marketing is changing: What does this mean for the inbound methodology?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 30/01/19 13:58

As we enter 2019, how is digital marketing changing? And how will this impact your inbound methods?

In this blog, we highlight what’s influencing the marketing industry, and how you can leverage digital marketing changes...

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Topics: Inbound marketing, Digital marketing

What is a pillar page?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 28/01/19 14:16

 

If the term ‘topic clusters’ sounds more like a breakfast cereal to you than an inbound marketing term, there’s no need to worry! This article will take you through the fundamentals you need to structure your web content.

To build a strong website presence, it’s important to have a strong SEO and content strategy. But where do you start? Let’s start by breaking down the jargon first…

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Topics: Website design, SEO, Inbound marketing

Where Your Inbound Marketing Budget Really Goes

Posted by Richard Stephens on 04/12/18 16:54

In a world of increasingly stretched budgets and advancing marketing methods, you may not know which strategies to use to boost your business’s brand and reputation.

However, inbound marketing could help you to reach your target audience and get more customers in a highly cost-effective manner.

Inbound marketing is simply a marketing method based on attracting customers through content and interactions. The key to a successful inbound marketing strategy is that this content and these interactions are relevant and helpful to your customers, which builds your brand, creates true customer loyalty and transforms your customers into brand advocates.

But how much of your inbound marketing budget will have an impact on your marketing strategies cost?

It’s a fair question and one that many businesses are keen to answer.

Inbound marketing is a highly effective marketing solution. On average, businesses spend significantly less on their inbound marketing compared to traditional outbound techniques. However, over 50% more leads come from inbound marketing services.

Inbound marketing is also a long-term and ongoing solution. There are a range of inbound marketing services and strategies available to your business. For example, you may decide to invest in a blog or create a series of targeted landing pages. As a result, its cost can vary greatly depending on the extent and range of strategies you decide to adopt.

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Topics: Inbound marketing

From Funnel to Flywheel: The Next Shift in Inbound Marketing

Posted by Abby Pearson on 14/11/18 14:21

At the Inbound 2018 conference earlier this year, Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot, announced that the inbound marketing methodology is changing. As marketers, we have become very accustomed to using the marketing ‘funnel’ model when devising and managing our marketing strategies. We know how it works; the process is simple: attract, convert, close, delight. The focus in recent years has been on the attract stage; creating valuable content to pull customers in has been the best way to generate new leads and grow your business. But now, 'cracks' are starting to appear in this funnel.

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Topics: Inbound marketing