Marketing Resolutions for 2013

Posted by Thu,Jan 03, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

 

The Hubspot blog has 16 ideas for worthwhile marketing goals for the coming year.

  1. Blog at least twice a week. - Companies that blog 6-8 times per month generate over twice as many leads as companies that blog just twice a month.
  2. Produce a video in the first quarter of 2013 and post it on YouTube. - Video content communicates a story better than almost any other form of content.
  3. Become an active contributor to social media by posting articles to your company’s social channels. - An active and helpful social presence can grow your reach and help promote your best content.
  4. Enhance your design skills. - Given the trend to more visual content, design skill development will be crucial for creating effective content for social media and other marketing channels.
  5. Conduct a website audit. - You may be missing optimization opportunities you didn't know existed.
  6. Educate yourself on the basics of SEO. - Recent Google algorithm changes include social performance into SEO.
  7. Optimize your landing pages with A/B tests. - Optimizing your landing pages can result in more conversions without generating more traffic.
  8. Do email A/B tests. - Optimizing an email before hitting send could increase open or click-through rates immensely.
  9. Set specific, numerical goals for every project. - Specific goals are necessary to evaluate and communicate successes.
  10. Track analytics. - Keep a pulse on how your marketing is performing on a regular basis.
  11. Track your leads to sales. - This will show you which marketing channels work the best.
  12. Encourage your team to independently measure their work. - You may benefit from fostering data-driven habits at every level as a tool to keep your marketing team accountable.
  13. Learn from an organization you love. - Dissect a company you admire to understand why their marketing works.
  14. Attend conferences and read smart content to further your marketing education. - You're never too busy to keep learning.
  15. Accept feedback from your boss, teammates, customers, and community. - Request feedback if it's not already given.
  16. Create marketing that people love. - Lovable marketing will get clicked on, shared, downloaded, linked to, and promoted more often by your audience.


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Tags: Marketing Strategy, Metrics, Content Marketing

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