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by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 20, 2018

Three Steps to Closing More Sales: Lessons from HubSpot's Sales Training Bootcamp

Earlier this year I was selected to attend a sales skills training program at HubSpot. It was a mind-melting experience with great information coming at us from HubSpot's best-of-the-best sales trainers – David Weinhaus and Dan Tyre. As I reflected on all that we learned I realized that closing...

Topics: Sales

by Mary Ann Hegvold on December 29, 2017

Physician Online Reputation Management in 2018

A few years ago, when we first wrote about online physician reputation management there were fewer people writing and reading reviews, especially for physicians and other healthcare experiences. The tide has turned since then and now we're seeing that physician reviews are playing a significant...

Topics: Medical Practice Marketing, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 3, 2017

Five Tips for Running Facebook Ads that Produce Results

Facebook advertising can play a critical role in your overall marketing strategy, whether you're marketing to consumers or you're a B2B marketer. 

That's because you don't have to wait for someone to search for you, or phrases related to you, like you do when advertising on Google Adwords....

Topics: Lead Generation, Social Media

by Mary Ann Hegvold on April 13, 2017

5 Ways Healthcare B2B Marketing Can Influence Software Selection

Is it possible to get a healthcare facility to switch to using a new software system, especially the one they use everyday for electronic health record management? It seems a little bit daunting when you consider that this type of change would affect every patient and every employee at a...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Website Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 9, 2017

3 Ways to Use Social Media in B2B Healthcare Marketing

Companies are sometimes a little hesitant to use social media in B2B healthcare marketing situations. We've heard a few things like:

  • No one is going to see my post on Facebook.
  • Twitter is just so overwhelming.
  • LinkedIn is just for people looking for jobs.

Despite the fact that there's some...

Topics: Lead Generation, Social Media, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 28, 2016

How to Produce More Engaging Healthcare B2B Marketing Content

HIMSS recently published the State of Content Marketing 2016 report with data from healthcare B2B marketers across the U.S. There were some surprising results in that report, including:

  • 85% of healthcare B2B marketers have a content marketing strategy, but
  • Only 4% of them said their content...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 20, 2016

How to Use Inbound Marketing for Software Companies to Close More Deals

In Hubspot's recent report, The State of Inbound 2016, we were able to get a glimpse into what companies are most interested in accomplishing over the next year. Click to download Hubspot's full report: The State of Inbound 2016. 

Overwhelmingly in the software industry, and in the other 10 industries interviewed,...

Topics: Inbound Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 24, 2016

Three Tips for Growth Driven Design Success

Clients often tell us during a website re-build process that they "need the new website ASAP." But when it gets down to it, there's typically a lot of time that goes by while they collect all of the content and images before we can even dig into design and development.  There's a newer way to...

Topics: Web Development, Growth-Driven Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 24, 2016

Fast vs. Slow Purchase Decisions: When to Use Inbound Marketing

I've attended a few conferences lately and one of the questions I heard asked by those who are new to to inbound marketing was related to the usefulness of an inbound stategy for business-to-consumer (B2C) products and services versus inbound for business-to-business (B2B) products and services.

Topics: Marketing ROI

by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 23, 2016

How to use LinkedIn for Lead Prospecting Without Being Annoying

Everyone wants to be liked, right? That's why we constantly go back and check our Facebook or Instagram posts to see how many people gave us the thumbs up or commented. It's not much different in our career endeavors. But the approach you take to networking professionally through social media...

Topics: Social Media, Email Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 22, 2015

Do Referral-Based Medical Practices Need a Website?

We meet with a lot of oncology practices from all over the country and we have been asked on numerous occasions, "Why would I need marketing for my referral-based practice? I don't need a website to get new patients because I get my patients from referrals."  And we understand why they're asking...

Topics: Medical Practice Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 16, 2015

How to Write Sales Emails That Really Work

We've all been there... either on the writing side or the receiving side... of a sales email. We spend lots of time thinking about what it should say and then making sure we check and double check it before clicking the send button. Then you wonder... did they read it? We don't want to use the...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation