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Three Internet Marketing Content Complaints of Small Businesses

Posted by Shannon Caldwell  2/26/13 5:30 PM

Earlier this week, I read and commented on a blog about how content marketing just doesn’t work.  This blog author had some very valid points.

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Topics: internet marketing, content marketing

Mahoney Internet Marketing to Close Doors

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/1/12 9:00 PM

It's been a fun 5 year run. Until today. Because as of today, the begining of Q2, MiM is no longer accepting new clients.

No, this is not an April Fool's day joke post.

This is real.

"Why stop now, why give it up?" Might be your next question.

Simply because, (despite what some may claim) marketing alone, Internet marketing, even Inbound Marketing, is not enough to grow and create a successful business with long term ROI.

Smarketing is.

"Isn't marketing important?" Come on, really? If you are a regular here, I don't really have to answer that, right?

Do you think I am a fool to stop chasing down the Internet marketing agency idea in a time of it's largest growth?

Am I a sucker to stop focusing on a company that has (nearly) doubled revenue & profitability every year?

Do I know something you don't?

Have you also been asking yourself; 

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Topics: inbound marketing, smarketing, internet marketing

2012 in Review: Internet Marketing Has Not Saved Your Business

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/2/12 6:00 AM


It's not a typo, it's a prediction. And I am not the only one saying it. In fact, just tonight I received an email with the subject "Secret Shame". The first lines read, "It's the dirty secret. There are more failures in internet marketing than successes." Unfortunately, the sender went on to pitch a 31 day internet marketing makeover, which is pretty much more of the same.

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Topics: smarketing, internet marketing, sales and marketing strategy, sales and marketing integration

Saving the ta-tas: A Missed Opportunity for Public Health Relations?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  10/24/11 2:59 PM

Unless you are color blind, as we near the end of October, you can not miss the color pink everywhere this month. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a woman-owned business that knows social media is changing everything, we feel it is important to support this cause.

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Topics: internet marketing, Pay per click, PPC

A Smarketing Fairy Tale

Posted by Cheri Gaudet  8/29/11 11:00 AM


Feuds between sales and marketing are as old as fairy tales. Well, okay, maybe not that old. But it's well known that traditionally, sales and marketing haven't always been happy partners. Each side thinks they're the princess - and the other guy is the frog.

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Topics: sales and marketing alignment, social media, internet marketing

Post Merger Integration of Inbound Marketing

Posted by Cheri Gaudet  8/1/11 11:30 AM

One of the great things about being a happy Hubspot customer is getting to attend Hubspot User Group (HUG) meetups. Aside from meeting amazing people and generally having a total blast, HUG offers customers the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Hubspot employee to ask specific questions that are unique to their businesses. At my one-on-one at the Q3 HUG last month, I asked how businesses can use Hubspot to help with post merger integration for inbound marketing.

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Topics: inbound marketing, internet marketing, inbound internet marketing, inbound marketing for small business, post merger integration, internet marketing software

How to attract readers and search engines with SEO Copywriting

Posted by Jess Stark  6/27/11 10:30 PM

Today's Post is a guest post written by Marnie Grumbach.  Marnie is a communications strategist and freelance writer who lives and works in Greater Portland, Maine. She has been writing compelling content for the web, public relations and many other marketing channels within both agency and corporate environments for 10+ years. She focuses on SEO copywriting, web content strategy and legal marketing. Marnie holds an MBA from Husson University and a BA in Communications from Elizabethtown College.  You can learn more about Marnie at her LinkedIn Profile.  

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Topics: internet marketing, copywriting, guest blog post, seo copywriting, search engine optimization (seo)

Internet Marketing for Seniors. Nana is Online.

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/24/11 12:54 PM

A report published by Nielsen stated that even though people 65 and older still make up less than 10 percent of the active Internet universe, their numbers are on the rise. In the last five years, the number of seniors actively using the Internet has increased by more than 55 percent, from 11.3 million active users in November 2004 to 17.5 million in November 2009. Go Nana!

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Topics: internet marketing, internet user trends, marketing for seniors

3 Steps to Inbound Internet Marketing in 2011

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/18/11 9:00 AM


Why 3? Because of my New Year's resolution: to KISS a lot.

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Topics: inbound marketing, sales, internet marketing, KISS

Don't Forget the Next Big Thing in Your 2011 Internet Marketing

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/30/10 10:00 AM

Believe it or not, every so often I read a book just for the fun of it- not work related. Well, at least that is my intention. On a recent vacation to Vegas, a fellow dog lover friend recommended "The Art of Racing in the Rain".

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Topics: internet marketing, internet marketing strategy, internet marketing plans, strategic planning

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