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Catch up on the latest industry marketing news, dive deeper into marketing strategies and best practices, and get our best digital marketing insights below. We post often, so come back regularly to continue learning!

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Catch up on the latest industry marketing news, dive deeper into marketing strategies and best practices, and get our best digital marketing insights below. We post often, so come back regularly to continue learning!

Is Your Content Based On The Buyer Journey?

Reach People Where They Are, From Attraction to Purchase, With Our Ideas 

According to Hubspot’s Content Marketing Certification course, there are four specific steps within every customer’s journey, from a marketer’s perspective — Attract, Convert, Close and Delight, usually pictured as a funnel. When you look at the buyer’s journey (aka the headspace you’ll need to occupy to write your best, most targeted content), you see the same path through different eyes: A curious website visitor becomes a lead, then a customer and eventually a zealous fan.

Many bloggers don’t stop to consider where their target audience might land on this path, and this oversight greatly diminishes their marketing efforts. When you market without the buyer’s journey in mind, you’re essentially making assumptions about what this individual wants to hear instead of exploring what they need and speaking their language.

How can you turn this common marketing oversight around and start writing more targeted content? Let’s explore steps within the marketing funnel and what your customers might look for at each stage.

SEE ALSO: Engage Your Customers With Language That Speaks Directly to Them


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Working With A Marketing Agency: Interview Part 3 (An Inside Look From Content Writer Professionals)

Ask A Content Writer

"Content is king!" There, we said it. It's a mantra echoed in every corner of the marketing universe, from freelance professionals to large marketing agencies alike; it's earned its cliché. Content's rise to the throne as King was swift, but you'd have to go back over a decade to understand how it came to rule organic search strategy. That's another blog all to itself, but here's a clue from an old Google Webmaster Blog post that explains Google's pivot away from using keyword meta tags as a ranking factor. What that meant for website owners was simple; don't tell us your content is worthy, prove it. The bar was set. It's a measure that continues to tower over content creators today. In part three of this series, we give technology professionals an inside look at what it takes to create content that dominates online search by interviewing our team of professional Content Writers.

Fact:  All staff Writers at One Firefly are rigorously trained on all manners of the Residential Custom Integration channel, and only write for this industry. They have mastered the delicate craft of writing content that is all together technically accurate yet easy to read, persuasive, and, most importantly, effective. Every month, our writing team regularly cranks out over 400 uniquely tailored articles on behalf of Custom Integrators throughout North America. That's a nice setup to say; their insight is priceless (in our slightly humbled opinion). Read on to get the inside scoop.


SEE ALSO: Working With A Marketing Agency: Interview Part 1


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5 Effective Ways to Engage Your Existing Audience

Create Content That Your Will Keep Your Fans Coming Back! The only thing harder than getting to the top is staying there. No matter what your business does, a compelling online presence and a dedicated following is crucial to brand awarenes...

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Is Your Content Fresh Enough? Here’s Why It Matters

Bad News: Your Old Blogs Won’t Cut It. Say yes to change Ranking highly on Google is essential to running a business in the information age. Google looks to the newest and most relevant information -- otherwise known as fresh content – to...

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Top 4 Content Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Circumvent These Common Errors to Ensure Content Marketing Success When you incorporate content into your marketing strategy, you are working towards establishing a long-standing relationship with the consumer. As you provide your audience with valua...

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