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Donny Kemick

Founder of protocol 80, and passionate about driving leads for our clients through Inbound Marketing. Father of 3 beautiful girls, husband to my best friend. I love family time, my tractor, and my car when it's washed.



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Recent Posts

B2B Branding Mistakes: Which One Describes Your Business?

(5 minute read)

Building your business's brand is as important as innovating and marketing your product. Just look at the sales of large companies in the past 10 years.

When Tata Motors bought Range Rover and Jaguar from Ford Motor Company (for $2.56 BILLION), they weren't buying them for the factories, employees, and raw materials. It was the brands they were after.  Kraft's purchase of Cadbury (for $19.5 BILLION), wasn't for their chocolate recipe. It was for their brand. 

Increasing the value of your B2B brand should be a strategic initiative. How will you increase your brand awareness (and your business's value) over time? 

You can start by evaluating your brand's 'personality' against the following B2B branding mistakes.

Your 1st Inbound Marketing Meeting Agenda

(3 minute read)

5 Systematic Steps to Increase Your Website Traffic

(5 minute read)

Every business wants to increase website traffic. More traffic means more customers. While there are several options for increasing your traffic, not all of them are created equal or provide equal results. Having a system to constantly improve and increase website traffic is the best approach to drive new customers.

10 Reasons We Choose HubSpot Over WordPress + Plugins ("FrankenSpot")

(8 minute read)

If you're getting ready to flip the switch on your inbound strategy for online lead generation, you'll need to decide what platform to use to power the strategy.

The 2 most common options for inbound marketing software are HubSpot, and what we call FrankenSpot, or WordPress with a bunch of plugins and 3rd party tools integrated.

Can I Implement Inbound for Multiple Buyer Personas at the Same Time?

(2 minute read)

If your company works with a variety of buyer personas, you're not alone. Manufacturers often sell to professional buyers as well as design engineers. Two very different types of buyers with very different buying processes and motivations. They need to be marketed to differently, which often leads to the question...

How Long Does Inbound Marketing Take To Produce Results?

(3 minute read)

One of the most common questions we get asked is, how long does inbound marketing take to produce results. On the surface, it seems like a straight forward question that should elicit a straight forward answer.

One thing is for certain, inbound marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. You reap tremendous, compounding rewards with inbound marketing, but it doesn't happen overnight. 

Can I Do Some Inbound Marketing Myself To Save Money?

(3 minute read)

When we approach an inbound partnership with a prospective client, they often ask: "Can we do some of this ourselves?"

Inbound is pretty flexible. Some of our clients rely on us for everything (and I do mean everything) while others prefer to keep their social media activities, blog writing, or premium content production in-house. 

Do you fall in the second category? Or, do you want to try your hand at inbound marketing before committing to an agency? Here's what you need to know about DIY inbound.

Can I Do Inbound Marketing With My Internal Marketing Team?

(7 minute read)


As an executive, you work hard to put the pieces in place to achieve your goals. 

Sales and profitability are always items on your list of goals. That means inbound marketing should be one of the pieces on your radar. Let's take a look at the skill sets needed for inbound marketing success.

13 Must-Know Marketing KPIs for Manufacturers

(8 minute read)

Imagine how frustrating it would be to run a business if you never checked your KPIs. Imagine how difficult it would be if you didn't even know what your KPIs were. Talk about shots in the dark.

So why would it be any different for your marketing success? Much like you want to limit your reject ratio and optimize your takt time, you must have a go-to set of KPIs to monitor and optimize your marketing. 

The following KPIs are broken down by stages of the inbound marketing funnel.

What's My Website Conversion Rate?

(3 minute read)


Your website conversion rate is the percentage of visitors who take a desired action. For example, if you have an eCommerce website, you want your visitor to checkout and buy something. If you are a B2B company, you want your visitor to request a quote or become a lead.