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What’s next for Inbound Marketing?

October 12, 2016 by Will Kerschbaum
Found in: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Social Media, Budget

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As you prep for 2017 marketing activities, you need to keep one eye on your current metrics and one eye on the future. How will inbound tactics change in the next year and beyond? Here’s what HubSpot’s just-released 2016 State of Inbound survey revealed.

4 Must-Have Marketing Budget Line Items for 2017 (or Extras for 2016)

September 27, 2016 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Inbound Marketing, Budget

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Our series on preparing for and creating your 2017 marketing budget has some built-in “let’s do this!” action steps:

These posts provided terrific high-level information that's a useful foundation to build upon. But today, we're getting specific.

Don’t Push for a Marketing Budget You Don’t Need

September 20, 2016 by Ben Jessup
Found in: Inbound Marketing, Budget

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You’ve crunched the numbers, you’ve planned for Murphy’s Law, and you have a rock solid marketing budget. But it’s a lot bigger than last year’s budget, and the chances are real good that it’ll get shot down.

Don’t sweat it yet—there may be ways you can reduce your marketing budget without sacrificing quality. I’ll walk you through them.

How to Set up Your Marketing for Greater Success in 2017

September 12, 2016 by Ben Jessup
Found in: Inbound Marketing, Budget

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We’re coming into the home stretch of the year, and it’s time to evaluate how your marketing efforts have been going this year. For a lot of marketing directors, it’s a stressful activity because it forces you to realize how big that final push is going to be.

But there’s a way to frontload your planning so that you can accomplish your goals much easier. Want to set up your marketing efforts for greater success in 2017? Here’s what we do.

4 Trends for 2017 Marketing and Sales Budget Planning

September 09, 2016 by The Whole Brain Group
Found in: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, Budget

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If you're not already planning for your company’s 2017 marketing and sales budget, it's on your horizon! As you continue with your planning process, here are four trends that could have a great effect on your marketing efforts. These trends no doubt will also influence how you perform your marketing strategies.