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Chris Kelley

Chris is an internet marketing expert providing inbound marketing strategy and consulting at V2 Marketing Communications. His experience in agency management and media development includes award winning website development, graphic design, photography, broadcasting and journalism. He loves mountain biking and playing guitar.
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How Inbound Marketing Aligns with the Buyer’s Journey

Posted by Chris Kelley on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Plenty of research shows the impact the Internet has made on commerce. Besides the ability to buy just about anything online, today’s consumers do their own online research before making a major purchase, and, in fact, use the internet to find answers to their pains and problems before even considering a purchase.

When making a major purchase, buyers tend to follow a predictable pattern that usually starts with an online search, but varies according to their buyer’s journey.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, sales and marketing

The Changing Portrait of Mobile Consumers [infographic]

Posted by Chris Kelley on Wed, Mar 22, 2017

I often hear criticism of people with their heads down walking around like zombies with faces locked on their smartphones. Like it or not, people use their mobile devices more and more to browse the web while on the go.

From communicating with friends, to getting directions, to finding nearby stores and restaurants, the Internet is evolving from a sit-down desktop activity, to a stand up mobile activity. This mobile connectivity is changing the way consumers shop.

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Topics: mobile web

Why Your Manufacturing Company Website Does Not Generate Leads: and what you can do about it

Posted by Chris Kelley on Tue, Feb 07, 2017

This article is an excerpt from the HubSpot eBook, “Constructing a Winning Blueprint for 2017.” Chris Kelley was one of 23 authors who contributed to this collaboration about how manufacturers can overcome the biggest marketing and sales challenges currently facing the industry. Download the eBook and see Chris’s section on page 30.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, social media marketing, SEO, Search Engine Optimization

Why Your Website Already Ranks on Google, and how you can make it better

Posted by Chris Kelley on Mon, Jan 30, 2017

A search engine ranking on page 1 of Google is the holy grail of any website marketer. But that simple goal can be misleading. Google’s robots constantly scour the web looking for new content to index. Whether you’ve ever invested in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy or not, if your website has been around for any length of time, it’s probably already indexed by Google and will show up in search results. The question is, does it show up in the results for the right searches?

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Topics: SEO

Your 2017 Marketing Resolution

Posted by Chris Kelley on Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Many people make New Year’s Resolutions for their personal lives, but it is important for small businesses and nonprofits to do the same! January is the start of a new year, which is a great time to implement positive changes in your business. Now that the holidays are behind us, take some time to think about your 2017 marketing goals and action plans to make them a reality.

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Topics: email marketing

Measuring Online Public Relations Effectiveness [Infographic]

Posted by Chris Kelley on Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The overwhelming availability of information in recent years has shifted control of sales, marketing and public relations from businesses to consumers. This digital revolution, however, provides detailed insights into the ROI of marketing and PR activities.

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Topics: public relations

The Importance of Multimedia Content in Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Chris Kelley on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

More than 340,000 tweets are posted per minute, from those created by small players who have only a few followers to those added by bots retweeting everything. In niche circles with tightly tailored lists, you can face challenges when trying to put yourself ahead of industry experts and thought leaders. Amid all this noise and competition, how do you stand out? To compete on the busy interwebs, you need to produce something more than traditional blog posts.

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Topics: social media marketing, blogging

How Inbound Marketing Makes your Website a Sales Tool

Posted by Chris Kelley on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Take a moment to think about the people who visit your website. They are probably there because they have a problem or question, and are looking for the solution or answer in the content you’ve provided. That makes them a qualified lead, doesn’t it?

What if you could attract more of these qualified visitors? And then, what if you could actually convert these strangers into sales leads so that you could close more new customers? Would that help you get more business?

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, lead generation

Digital Marketing Trends Small Businesses Need to Know [Infographic]

Posted by Chris Kelley on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

From the phenomenon of Pokémon Go, to the release of the new iPhone, to the hottest new social network, there’s no denying the shift toward a digital world. It seems like every day there is a new trend or software product small businesses must absolutely need to know about. It can leave many SMBs scrambling to keep up. But what should the discerning small business owner focus on to realistically improve business?

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Topics: online marketing

4 Elements to Understand Buyer Personas for Content Marketing

Posted by Chris Kelley on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Consumers today do not depend on a sales rep to provide them with information about the products they’re shopping for. In fact, an unsolicited postal or email, or cold call is more often than not, a turn off. Instead shoppers simply go online and do a quick Google search to look up product details and compare vendors and pricing, all on their own.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, content marketing

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