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February 19

AI in B2B Marketing & Content Writing: How it Works (or Doesn't)

I’ve always been fascinated by robots. My favorites – undoubtedly – are R2-D2, and yes, even C-3P0. Cortana from the "Halo" video game series is pretty cool, too – we’ve waged war against the Covenant many times together. Cylons (from "Battlestar Galactica") and the robot from "Rocky IV" are also in my top 10. (Shame on the 2021 director's cut for removing Paulie's beloved birthday present.) While those droids and artificial intelligence (AI) are firmly rooted in the world of science fiction and a few clever builds at fan conventions, we're getting closer each day to robot counterparts becoming the norm.

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February 16

[TEMPLATES] 12 Account-Based Marketing Email Examples for B2Bs

Those pondering how to improve their leaky sales pipeline usually audit one of the following: The fit of the leads reaching the pipeline The process that turns those leads to sales (or causes them to circle the drain) An account-based marketing strategy -- and the templates below -- can address both.

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January 24

The Power of Content Mapping in Social Media and Blogging Strategy

From a graphic designer and writer's perspective, we offer a unique viewpoint on the positive effects of content maps in the world of social media and blogging.

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January 11

Top 8 Writing Tools & Resources for Marketers: Elevate Your Content Game

In the ever-evolving world of content creation and marketing, mastering the art of writing is more important than ever. With a sea of resources available, how do you discern which ones are truly impactful? In this article, we've distilled a list of eight essential writing tools and references, handpicked by the seasoned writers at protocol 80, to guide you toward creating compelling and high-quality content.

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December 14

Mastering Technical Content Writing: 3 Tips for the Beginners

With content writing for inbound marketing, it’s common to find yourself challenged by writing technical content without having prior experience in the field. It can be daunting to tackle complex topics and present them in a coherent and engaging manner. However, through our careful work and collaboration with other writers and resources, we’ve developed a protocol to overcome this. You don’t need to embark on this content creation journey alone or start from scratch. Following these methods will guide you to writing technical content that resonates with readers: Leverage Other Writers and Resources Learn from Blogs and Various Sources Utilize AI-Powered Writing Tools

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December 06

Designing with Confidence: Graphic Design for the Non-Designer

Are you a non-designer in need of creating professional-looking designs? In today's digital age, there are numerous programs and resources available that can help you achieve your design goals without the need for a graphic designer. Whether you are taking on design work for your business or personal projects, here are some tips and tricks to make your designs stand out, even without professional expertise. Why Less Is More in Design Fonts Matter The Art of Visual Hierarchy The Essential Role of Whitespace Prepping the Final Product Free Design Resources at Your Fingertips

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October 27

FROM THE DESK OF A SALES COACH: Inbound Sales for Dummies

The rise of the informed consumer, who researches, compares, and often knows precisely what they want, has necessitated a shift in how businesses approach sales. Enter: Inbound Sales. For marketers, this isn't just another buzzword to add to the ever-growing list. It's a fundamental shift in strategy that directly impacts how we attract, engage, and delight our audience. Inbound sales, much like its counterpart inbound marketing, is a reflection of the changing dynamics in the buyer-seller relationship. Gone are the days when aggressive sales pitches and cold calls were the norm. T Today's consumers expect more. They seek authenticity, value, and a personalized experience. They don't want to be sold to; they want to be understood. And this is where inbound sales shines.

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October 27

WEBSITE TRAFFIC KPIs: The Method Behind the Mathness

The Importance of Tracking Website Traffic-Related KPIs in Digital Marketing Building an effective inbound marketing strategy is no walk in the park. From laying the foundation to crafting tactics for brand awareness, you’re constantly learning and adapting. As the cycle of “Strategize → Execute → Analyze → Repeat” becomes familiar, the focus shifts toward one crucial element: traffic.

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October 27

HOW TO: Create a Resilient Inbound Marketing Strategy

Avoiding Marketing Technical Debt and Building a Strong Inbound Marketing Foundation In today's rapidly evolving marketing landscape, adaptability and forward-thinking are crucial for maintaining a competitive edge in your business. Unfortunately, many businesses overlook the importance of establishing a solid marketing foundation, similar to accumulating "technical debt" in the tech world over time. That's why in this blog post, we'll delve deep into the concept of marketing technical debt. We'll explore strategies to avoid it and provide you with a step-by-step guide to building a resilient marketing foundation that will drive long-term success.

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October 13

5 Best Generative Use Cases for AI in Inbound Marketing

Have you ever wanted to clone yourself? You wished for five more minutes to finish that one task or another set of eyes to read through an email, but you know your colleagues are as busy as you are. With the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), many marketers fear replacement. However, the best generative AI use cases mean support for marketers, freeing up time for you to spend on other tasks that require a human touch.

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