Bad Social Marketing Lacks Consistency

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Especially when it comes to results! Smart Marketing … is a process. Not an event. Would expect a vegetable garden to yield a great harvest if you didn’t tend it regularly? Of course not. Everyone… Read more »

Bad Marketers Ignore Trolls

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Smart marketers…closely monitor their online reputation and have a proactive review program in place. Here’s a fun fact for you: 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. Well, it’s a… Read more »

Marketing Tools of the Trade

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As marketers who focus on helping SMBs to make smarter marketing decisions, our team relies on a lot of tools to improve our insight, enhance our productivity, and most importantly, drive more response for our… Read more »

Bad Marketers Have an Image Problem

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Or, should we say, a “lack of image” problem! Smart Marketing … uses compelling images to capture attention and improve conversions. We live in a visual world, and with good reason: We’re wired to understand… Read more »

Bad Marketers Sell (and sell and sell and sell)

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Smart Marketing … uses valuable content to educate, advise – and then sell. Quick question: When was the last time a prospect walked up to you and said, “Yes, I absolutely want to buy your… Read more »

Bad Social Marketers Lack Insights

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(Facebook Insights, that is!) Smart Marketing … uses social analytics to improve engagement. So, how smart a social marketer are you? See if you can answer these three questions: What was your competition’s most popular… Read more »

Bad Marketers are All Organic (They Ignore Paid Reach)

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Smart Marketing … uses paid reach strategically to boost ROI. “Social media is free!” Yeah, that’s a myth. Technically, it may not cost you anything to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. But when it… Read more »

BARQAR Marketing and Hahn Training, LLC Announce Strategic Marketing and Sales Consulting Partnership

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BARQAR and Hahn Training are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at helping businesses better align their sales and marketing strategies. The new partnership will provide businesses with expert sales coaching and management strategies… Read more »

Bad Marketers are Blind (to Web Analytics)

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Smart Marketing … uses web analytics to make better decisions. For managers of retail stores, restaurants and physicians’ offices, it’s easy to monitor how many visitors come into your location. But website visitors? You can’t… Read more »

Bad Marketers Have No Value (Proposition)

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  Smart Marketing … is built around a strong value proposition. The term “value proposition” may be marketing jargon, but trying to drive sales without a well-defined one is like trying to drive a car… Read more »