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A Great 2021 Starts with a Marketing Audit

- December 8, 2020 5:08 am

Learn how your marketing compares with best practices, and how to increase B2B lead gen and sales by 30-300%

 

A Great 2021 Starts with a Marketing Audit

If you feel under-served by your marketing resources or would like a report card on their work, an Innovaxis marketing audit will uncover marketing gaps and reveal new opportunities to increase leads and sales.

The audit’s findings and recommendations will form the foundation for your 2021 marketing plan.

Case Studies

Here’s a case study of our work with a manufacturer of induction heating tools, which started with a marketing audit. We then implemented many of the audit’s findings, which increased their flagship product sales by 20%-100% and their ecommerce sales have grown 20% ever year since we implemented it (45% this year).

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Marketing Partner vs. Vendor

3 Marketing Partner Best Practices: How Does Yours Stack Up?

- November 12, 2020 12:21 am

Marketing Partner vs. Vendor

As a former head of product management and working with so many clients that have been under-served by their so-called marketing “partner” over the past 14 years, I know what ineffective marketing looks like and how much it can hold you back.

How well does your marketing partner stack up with the following?

1. Being a True Marketing Partner vs. a Vendor

Does your marketing company actively bring new lead generation and thought leadership ideas to you on a regular basis? Do they meet with you on a regular basis and provide monthly reporting? Can they provide useful guidance on even beyond marketing?

2. Thinking Strategically vs. Opportunistically

Does your marketing company developed a comprehensive marketing plan for you every year that identifies the right combination of digital marketing,

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Innovaxis Is Your HubSpot Gold Partner

- September 22, 2020 9:54 pm

Innovaxis is Your HubSpot Gold Partner

After years of helping clients get the most out of their marketing automation capabilities, Innovaxis is proud to be taking the next step as an official HubSpot Gold Partner.

From Pardot to SharpSpring, Marketo, and more, we have worked in a lot of marketing automation platforms. And – simply put – HubSpot is the best.

As the most powerful and intuitive marketing automation software we’ve seen, HubSpot is flexible, agile, and scalable to a company’s needs. HubSpot is a great option for companies who do not have a CRM, but for those that do, the platform seamlessly integrates with existing CRMs for streamlined marketing efforts.

We have used HubSpot for years and have experienced the benefits of the platform firsthand.

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Accelerating Your Rebound through Digital Marketing

- September 18, 2020 11:48 pm

We are proud to be a member of the Illinois Manufacturing Association (IMA). The following article, written by the Innovaxis content marketing team, appears in the 2020 Q3 Edition of Illinois Manufacturer.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put lives and livelihoods around the world at risk, and Illinois manufacturers have shared the pain. Manufacturers of any size could relate to Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby when he said the pandemic’s impact was more severe than “any cyclical downturn we had envisioned.”

Crisis-driven orders for medical products, food and first responder equipment have kept some manufacturers busy, but that demand won’t last forever.

Most Illinois manufacturers anticipate a rebound, but they face concerns as they restart operations: returning employee health,

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How to Cut B2B Marketing Costs and Increase Leads & Sales

- July 29, 2020 3:58 am

“Reducing marketing spending will, in most cases, only make a bad financial situation worse. You can almost never save your way to profitability.”
Craig Bloem, Inc.

When the market falters or new obstacles cut into your business goals, are you tempted to cut marketing costs? Be careful not to cut your leads and sales as a result:

How to cut marketing costs and increase lead generation and sales

Not all outsourced marketing is effective, so how do you select the right partner?

The right marketing partner is a cost-effective way to control costs without losing the momentum that marketing provides for your sales efforts. Here are some key criteria for identifying the partner – and the ROI – that you need.

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How to Grow Your Business Out of Uncertainty

- July 24, 2020 5:15 am

Grow Your Way Out of Uncertainty; diverging pathway with signs pointing in different directions

If you’re struggling to conduct “business as usual” right now, you’re not alone. Whether it’s a global pandemic or a more ordinary hurdle, uncertainty can be crippling.

If you think of your brand as a story, “uncertainty” is your new villain – your nemesis in times of crisis. But there is a path to a happy ending, and we can help you get there.

Here are four steps for growing your way out of uncertainty.

Step 1. Embrace the Situation

Uncertainty is often a product of unexpected change; finding your way out means accepting that things are different. You certainly don’t have to like it. But there’s a lot of opportunity out there—there always is—though it can be stressful as we work through the churn.

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B2B Ecommerce Marketing Strategy

B2B Ecommerce that Drives Sales

- July 15, 2020 7:59 pm

B2B Ecommerce that Drives Sales

Welcome to the transactional side of B2B businesses: ecommerce.

Rising digital expectations make it difficult to keep up with the promise of one-click purchases (ahem, Amazon) but, if ecommerce is right for your business, it can create an entirely new revenue stream to supplement current sales, sell outside your current geographical area, expand into new markets, and appeal to those who want to buy without any human interaction.

Many, particularly manufacturers, have three main concerns regarding ecommerce:

  • Channel Conflict: businesses with channel partners and distributors worry that they will be stepping on the interests of partners they’ve built relationships with
  • Implementation: it is costly,
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SEO & The Role of Content Marketing

SEO & The Role of Content Marketing

- June 29, 2020 7:40 pm

SEO & The Role of Content Marketing

“Creating compelling and useful content will likely influence your website more than any of the other factors discussed here.” – Google SEO Starter Guide

Once all of your current web pages and blogs are fully optimized for SEO, you’ll see significant rankings increases often 2-30% or more. For keywords where you’re not yet ranking on Google page one’s top 3 results, you will need more content to drive them higher in addition to offsite link building, which we will cover later.

After brainstorming and prioritizing new content ideas, you will have a new content calendar. We recommend that you create at least three new website content items per month that include fully optimized page names,

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B2B Website Lead Conversion & Generation

Brand Story & SEO: Increasing Website Conversions

- April 19, 2020 9:00 pm

B2B Website Lead Conversion & Generation

To increase your website’s capacity to generate leads, many often turn to a commissioning new web design. Facelifts can help but only addresses the style of your brand and not its substance.

Savvy marketers know that you can increase traffic to your website with content marketing leveraged by search engine optimization (SEO) and PR to increase leads but that’s only half the battle.

While a creative, professional web design, content marketing, SEO, and PR are all important pieces of the puzzle, converting more website traffic into leads depends more upon how strongly your messaging resonates with prospects.

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B2B SEO Fail

#fail: How to Completely Screw Up Your B2B SEO

- April 15, 2020 1:55 am

B2B SEO Fail

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most thoroughly understood subjects in digital marketing – just ask 20 different SEO experts for help and you’ll get 20 different plans.

Hire them all and presto! You’ve got… a lot of plans.

If that seems confusing, you could try to learn it on your own. Keeping up with Google is fun – there are only 500-600 ranking algorithm updates per year.

We’ve Seen It All

With a landscape that changes every couple of clicks, SEO know-how requires a lot of keeping up. But SEO know-how-not-to is its own kind of expertise as well.

We’ve optimized websites since the days of Lycos and AltaVista.

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