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Lead Generation: How One Blog Post Drives 27% of Total Web Traffic, Over 50% of Leads

By John Veckerelli on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

You’ve probably heard that quality content will serve as a magnet to attract visitors to your website. Once on your site, the visitor will (ideally) provide minimal information in order to download your valuable content.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Marketing Metrics
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Top 3 Signs You Should Rethink Your Tradeshow Strategy

By John Veckerelli on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Tradeshows present a great opportunity to gain brand exposure, meet with customers and partners, and learn what’s new in the industry. Unfortunately, people often take for granted or are unaware of these benefits and therefore don’t follow tradeshow best practices. Three signs you might want to reconsider your tradeshow strategy are:

Topics: Trade Show Strategy
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Improve Marketing and Sales Alignment with Metrics

By John Veckerelli on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Keep It Simple with Key Metrics

In our previous post, we discussed some ways that your marketing and sales teams can work together to improve lead generation and lead follow-up. In this post we'll talk about how a few key metrics and the right automation tools can keep these activities on track. 

Topics: Business Insights Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Marketing Metrics Sales Marketing and Sales Alignment
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Confidence Growing in Tradeshow Prep & Follow-up - Survey Results

By John Veckerelli on Mon, Mar 24, 2014

As we've previously done for Photonics West and other major tradeshows our clients attend, we asked Photonics West 2014 attendees about their lead generation success, as well as preparation and follow-up habits.

Topics: Trade Show Strategy
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Misconceptions that can derail your marketing strategy

By John Veckerelli on Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Recognizing your own false perceptions

The way you think about your business might actually be creating barriers to your success. When talking to business leaders about their marketing strategy, we are sometimes surprised by the justifications we hear for why certain marketing tactics are and aren't working, as these statements often reveal deeper misunderstandings.

Topics: Business Insights Marketing Strategy
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'Eye Contact' in Social Media: Preserving The Human Element

By John Veckerelli on Tue, Jan 07, 2014

Growing up my parents instilled (forced) their kids into social situations to teach us how to interact with adults. I remember a lot of firm handshakes with eye contact. You could tell a lot about a person just from that brief moment.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Marketing Mix Social Media
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SPIE Optics + Photonics Sales Lead Survey Results

By John Veckerelli on Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Generating Qualified Sales Leads at Trade Shows

In a our recent blog post, Michele Nichols shared her observations of Optics + Photonics 2013 in terms of our clients' booth traffic and sales lead counts. Many of you have weighed in on your impressions by taking our O+P sales lead survey. And the results are in!

Topics: Optics Lead Generation Trade Show Strategy
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18 Months with HubSpot Inbound Marketing: Lessons Learned

By John Veckerelli on Fri, Sep 20, 2013

Since becoming a HubSpot certified partner 18 months ago, a lot has changed. We’veHubSpot certified partner migrated our site to the HubSpot Content Management System (CMS), started a blog, and gotten a lot more serious about social media. We’ve created several content offers and downloads, implemented Calls to Action (CTA) throughout our site, built landing pages for each offer or CTA, integrated our email marketing with HubSpot, and set up lead nurturing emails (HubSpot calls them workflows because you can automate other things beyond triggering an email). We’ve also gotten used to looking at analytics more frequently and using the results to guide content development, SEO, and in many ways overall company strategy.

Topics: Inbound Marketing Marketing Mix Social Media Content Development SEO HubSpot
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Launch Solutions to Attend SPIE Optics & Photonics

By John Veckerelli on Wed, Aug 21, 2013

PLS Launch Solutions to Attend SPIE O&P

Topics: Optics Company News Trade Show Strategy
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Keyword Optimization Conundrum - The Impact of "Not Provided"

By John Veckerelli on Wed, Jun 05, 2013

The Loss of Organic Search Intel

In two prior posts, one in April on the impact of not provided on marketing metrics and in a February post on Secure Search and Not Provided background information. The February post also includes a short list of actions you can take to adapt to the changing search environment.  

Topics: Marketing Metrics SEO
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Survey Results: Fewer but comparably qualified leads at DSS vs. Photonics West

By John Veckerelli on Wed, May 22, 2013

In March we reported the results of a sales lead survey gauging your success at Photonics West 2013. This month we’ve done the same with the SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing (DSS) show. Some of the results were consistent from show to show; however, attendees of DSS reported less lead success year over year and compared with Photonics West leads.

Topics: Business Insights Lead Generation Trade Show Strategy Marketing Metrics
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PLS Launch Solutions Team Runs the 2013 Corporate Challenge

By John Veckerelli on Wed, May 22, 2013

Launch Solutions Race Team

Topics: Company News