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December 11, 2018

Step Change Blog's 10 Most Popular Articles in 2018

Step Change, Marketing Strategy, Business Strategy, Digital

To wrap up a productive 2018, we’re rounding up our best articles that have hit a spot with many C-suites, Senior Executives, and Marketing professionals.

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December 8, 2018

Content Marketing Strategies to Stand Out in the War for Attention

Content Marketing, Digital, Marketing Strategy

In a time where everyone is fighting for differentiation in the market space, how do you make your content stand out? How do you guide your audience to look where your content is?

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December 7, 2018

Step Change’s Growth Highlights in 2018

Step Change, Creativity, Digital, Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy

The best solutions arise at the intersection of strategy and creativity.

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November 30, 2018

10 B2B Case Studies to Inspire Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Digital, Content Marketing, Finance, Saas, Hospitality, Internet, Construction

B2B marketers will confirm that outbound initiatives simply aren’t good enough. If you want to attract, nurture, and convert your leads to customers, inbound marketing is your powerful strategy. Gartner reports that properly executed inbound marketing tactics are 10x more effective for lead conversion compared to outbound methods.

Take a page out of these 10 businesses who successfully grew their business through inbound.

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November 20, 2018

10 Mobile Marketing Statistics You Need to Know to Grow in 2019

Digital, Marketing Strategy

More and more people are turning to their mobile devices to find answers to their questions and even to discover new products and services. Are you making the most of your mobile marketing efforts to respond to the current mobile shift?

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November 19, 2018

AI and Machine Learning Tools that Help Level the Playing Field for SMBs

Digital, Business Strategy, Disruption

No matter where you look, industry giants like Google, Apple, and Amazon are dominating the disruptive space and taking the lead in the use of emerging technologies. But for small and mid-sized business challengers, does taking on today’s new technologies actually make a difference?

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November 13, 2018

Top 10 SEO Statistics You Need to Know This Week

SEO, Digital

This week, we’ve rounded up ten SEO statistics that show SEO is essential to your digital marketing strategy.

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November 6, 2018

Insights from the Google Partner Summit 2018

Digital

As a Premier Google Partner, Step Change was invited to the recently held Google Partner Summit 2018. Members of our Digital Team attended the event to hear about the latest tech trends, updates to the Google Marketing Platform, and the rebranding of Google Ads.

Here are the key takeaways from the summit and what’s on the horizon in 2019.

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October 31, 2018

Top 10 Business Blogging Statistics to Guide Your Blog Strategy

Content Marketing, Digital

This week, we collect the most relevant data that prove business blogging is working wonders.

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October 23, 2018

How Successful Companies Use Data-Driven Audience Insights to Boost Their Bottom Line

Digital, Marketing Strategy

With AI and big data, you can gain a better understanding of how your target buyers consume data. Learn how these five companies were able to use data-driven insights to be more relevant to their target audience.

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October 22, 2018

Harnessing the Power of Big Data and AI in Marketing

Digital

Through the years, there’s been a huge disconnect between what businesses are saying through marketing and what their audience actually wants to hear. We need to bridge this gap by offering consumers what they need — personalised and meaningful experiences.

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October 20, 2018

Marketing Automation: Your First 5 Steps to Get Started

Digital, Marketing Strategy

Marketing automation is no longer a luxury that is reserved for the largest companies. Startups and microbusinesses need to take advantage of this as well. Here’s why.

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October 9, 2018

Why Marketing Automation Should Be Part of Your Strategy

Digital, Marketing Strategy

It’s not always the best businesses that win. It’s the best marketing. Marketing is the lifeblood of the business. It allows you to know who your target customers are and form a relationship with them.

But as your business grows, building and maintaining great customer relationships become a challenge. This is where marketing automation proves to be helpful.

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September 18, 2018

LinkedIn for B2B: Tips to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn for Your Business

Digital, Marketing Strategy

You have a great product. You know that it can compete in the market. But none of it really matters if no one knows about it. That's why companies with the most quality leads grow and win. In this article, we will unpack one of the most effective platforms for B2B lead generation.

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September 14, 2018

How to Find Your Next Big Step Change [Podcast]

Step Change, Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Creativity, Digital, Culture & Leadership, Business Growth

Our CEO, Ashton Bishop, reveals what businesses can do to find their next step change, and how to implement the Big 6 Challenges for business growth in this 7-minute Marketing the Invisible podcast with Tom Poland.

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September 7, 2018

Integrated Marketing Communication: How to Reach Your Target Buyers at Every Touchpoint

Marketing Strategy, Digital

With so many delivery channels to think about today, how do you know which marketing channel works best? The straight answer is, you don’t. Your best shot at success today is having a multichannel marketing approach to ensure you are frequently where your customers are.   

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August 31, 2018

Why Your Sales Team Need Marketing Automation and Content Marketing to Close More Deals

Content Marketing, Digital, B2B Sales

It’s time your marketing and sales teams work side by side. The best way to do that? Marketing automation and content marketing.

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August 24, 2018

How Businesses Can Safely Harness the Power of the Internet of Things

Digital, Disruption

The Internet of Things is steadily becoming a huge disruptor in the world of business. With the ability to communicate with more devices, exchange and harness valuable data to inform business strategy, IoT can empower digital transformation throughout organisations.

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August 23, 2018

7 Lead Nurturing Best Practices to Boost Your Conversions

Digital, Marketing Strategy

So you already have a killer inbound marketing strategy. You may find yourself wondering  why you’re still having trouble getting your qualified leads down the pipeline. Why aren’t they converting?

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August 15, 2018

How to Build a User-Centric Information Architecture

Digital

Have you ever landed on a website to look into some content only to be confused by the plethora of information on the homepage? Sure enough, that website likely has a problem with its information architecture.

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August 1, 2018

The Psychology of Content Funnels: Psychological Hacks to Take Clients from Awareness to Action

Content Marketing, Digital

If I told you there was a way to earn three times as many leads without spending any more money on marketing, would you believe me? Because that’s exactly what happens when you switch from the traditional outbound marketing to content marketing.

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July 24, 2018

Ecommerce Marketing Automation: Best Practices You Should Know

Digital, Marketing Strategy

Marketing automation assures us of one thing: it’s a powerful, remarkable, personalised way to engage with your audience. And if it’s done right, it can give you an edge over the competition in the war for customer attention.

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July 12, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Actionable Buyer Personas

Digital, Marketing Strategy

Buyer personas. Either you have them but your team doesn’t know how to use them, so they’re good as gone — or your team simply skipped creating one to get to the ‘real work’.

While many companies are aware of the general importance of personas, they don’t fully understand what it is they’re trying to do when they create them.

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July 3, 2018

How to Successfully Launch a Product Online [with Case Studies]

Digital, Business Growth, Marketing Strategy

Even Amazon‘s $685 billion market value couldn‘t save the Amazon Fire. Launching a product online takes a lot of work — and it‘s something that can elude even the largest companies in the world.

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June 27, 2018

5 Disruptive Technologies that Will Transform Businesses in 2018

Business Strategy, Digital, Disruption

In the midst of constant discontinuity, only one thing is certain: technology will disrupt every aspect of our lives and drive how business is done in the coming years. For CMOs, it is crucial to know and understand what these technologies are and how they are disrupting the way we do business today.

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June 21, 2018

What Is Digital Transformation?

Digital

Digital transformation — you may have heard this term in a recent digital conference you’ve attended, or you may be even assigned to lead one. And you’re not the only one, because right now, it is a big focus in growing organisations.

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June 14, 2018

Expanding Your Business: Are You Ready to Enter a New Market?

Digital

If you have thought about venturing into a new market to expand your reach, promote brand awareness, or increase revenue, there are few key points you need to consider first. And it’s not as simple as you may think.

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May 10, 2018

Blog SEO Checklist: How to Make Your Content Rank in Google

Content Marketing, Digital

A blog is a powerful tool every business should have. If you want to stay relevant and competitive, if you want to be found online, a business blog is a necessity. It’s simply the most effective tactic that allows you to attract, engage, and nurture leads as they go through the stages in your marketing funnel.

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April 19, 2018

Supercharge Your Customer Planning to Transform Your Marketing

Digital

Every year, businesses spend thousands of dollars on campaigns that would just fail. Why? Because they missed to focus on one vital thing: relevance.

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April 10, 2018

The Content Marketing Roundup: 20 Stats, Tips, Trends in 2018

Content Marketing, Digital

In today’s fast-paced digital world, businesses operate in a time where attention is scarce and content is everywhere. Businesses who are serious about reaching out to their consumers are upping their game to win their attention.

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