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Jon Sooy

Jon Sooy, Marketing Coach and Inbound Marketing Consultant. Jon has been a member of the BroadVision team on and off since it's inception. A print and supply chain industry veteran of over 20 years, Jon possesses a high aptitude for presenting to and inspiring others to be creative. While Jon speaks the language of marketing, his background and technical knowledge enable him to facilitate and act as a powerful liaison between creative staff, Business Owners, Supervisors and IT personnel.
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Marketing Plans: If It's Not Documented, It Won't Work

Posted by Jon Sooy on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

There is an old saying that goes, "Plan your work and work your plan." That's a truism and a clever phrase. But the deeper truth is that if you don't document your plan, it's not likely going to go well - if at all.

 

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Topics: Marketing Plan, Marketing strategy, lead generation, inbound marketing, content marketing

Email Marketing 2018: Old School Still Reigns

Posted by Jon Sooy on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 04:33 PM

Email marketing has been around for forty years. And, despite the repeated warnings that email is dead when it comes to marketing, no one seems to have told the customers. Email still rocks in 2018!

The first email was sent in 1971. Just after the Age of Dinosaurs. The first mass email marketing campaign was launched in 1978 or, as Abraham Lincoln might have put it, two score years ago. 

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Topics: list building, email marketing strategy, email marketing, Email lists, email

Seven Deadly Sins Of Your Website Design

Posted by Jon Sooy on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

Most business owners realize that websites are not permanent fixtures and must be updated periodically. But many businesses still commit deadly sins with their new designs. Don't be that business.

Have you ever wondered what makes for a really good website? There are many factors and design is one of the main elements to consider. All the things your website visitor cannot see are important, but what that visitor does see and experience is arguably more important. 

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Topics: website design, Landing pages, email marketing strategy, website traffic, SEO strategy

Facebook Remarketing And The Costs Of Social Media

Posted by Jon Sooy on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

If you are like most Americans – around 70 percent of them, to be exact – you use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. And, if you are like almost everyone on the planet, you use Google to find stuff on the Internet.

Especially on your mobile phone.

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Topics: trust building, paid media, Facebook advertising, remarketing, social media marketing

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an SEO Company

Posted by Jon Sooy on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

So you think you’re ready to hand your SEO efforts off to the experts. That can actually be a smart move. But before you sign anything, you need to ask some hard questions.

Successful businesses routinely outsource functions to vendors and such as bookkeeping and payroll, for example. The thinking is that it is often far more cost-effective to pay a third-party to manage these tasks than paying staff to do them. But there’s more to outsourcing than savings.

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Topics: SEO strategy, SEO company, outsourcing, off page seo, mobile search

Inbound Marketing 101: Back To Basics (Part 2)

Posted by Jon Sooy on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 01:29 PM

The primary objective for inbound marketing is to drive traffic to your website. That means bringing visitors by means of your published content. And not just any visitors, but those who will make your ideal client or customer.

That may sound pretty simple and even a bit obvious. But the truth is that too many brands simply publish content without a clear objective in mind nor with a structured strategy in place. And the results are... well, less than stellar.

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Topics: avatars, personas, who is your customer?, marketing research, inbound marketing strategy

Inbound Marketing 101: Back To Basics (Part 1)

Posted by Jon Sooy on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

There a number of ways to promote your brand and your products or services. Some work better than others depending on the type of business you have. But inbound marketing has been shown to work for just about every business. 

This is as good a time as any to revisit the fundamental meaning and definition of "Inbound Marketing."

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Topics: inbound marketing, content marketing, SEO, Social Media, Blogging

How CRM Helps (Instead of Hinders) Salespeople

Posted by Jon Sooy on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Even in this brave new world of digital marketing that's gotten a real shot in the arm from the fact that two-thirds of Americans own Smartphones, millions of salespeople are really reluctant to fully embrace customer relationship management (CRM) platforms.

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Topics: CRM

The 2 C's of CRM: Context & Content

Posted by Jon Sooy on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Content marketing has been around for at least the last decade, and it's revolutionized the way in which businesses interact with modern-day, Smartphone-equipped mobile customers.

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Topics: CRM

Why Every Business Should Rethink CRM's Impact

Posted by Jon Sooy on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

Incorporating a customer relationship management (CRM) system into your sales' processes can give your business a number of advantages over your competitors while putting you in the good graces of your customers.

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Topics: CRM

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