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by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 21, 2017

How to Decide if Your Marketing Plan is the Right One

Ever wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea that you're sure will change the course of the company? Or maybe your latest stroke of genius hits you while you're doing dishes or at some other quiet moment. No matter where you're at and how brilliant we think we are when we dream...

Topics: Marketing ROI, Medical Practice 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 March 1, 2017

Social Media Planning for Your Business: What, When, Where & How

We're often asked by clients if we think that social media is important for them.

The easy answer is: Yes, there's always a way to make social media work for any business. Even a B2B company.

The more complex answer is: Yes, but... to be successful you need to have a social media strategy that...

Topics: Social Media

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 30, 2016

Mobile-First Web Design: Why You Should Start Small

Mobile websites have come a long way over the past few years! Remember when we used to have to create a separate, less robust version of our main website with separate code? It was a bit of a Google Analytics nightmare to track what was viewed most and the mobile version didn't always include...

Topics: Web Development, Website Design

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 July 5, 2016

4 Problems Solved by Inbound Marketing

Using an inbound marketing strategy solves marketing problems that many people often face. Here are four ways inbound marketing will help you overcome some of the biggest problems with growing your online presence and leads generated from the web:

Topics: Inbound Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 21, 2016

Five Ways to Create Original Inbound Marketing Content

The idea of inbound marketing is easy to fall in love with. It makes so much sense:

  1. Create content that draws visitors to your website. 
  2. Share your expertise with those who are interested in your products or services.
  3. Convert them to leads and then (hopefully) customers with your educational...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Website Lead Generation

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