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The Seven Steps to Marketing Success – How to Build a Marketing System
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on Building a Marketing System The key to an effective marketing approach is creating a marketing system. This is Duct Tape Marketing’s point of view and our key differentiator. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the seven steps you must undertake to build a successful marketing system for your […]
The Impact of Understanding Customer Acquisition Costs and Customer Lifetime Value
It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing, and today’s post is from Dan Kraus – Enjoy! Have you heard someone talk about customer acquisition cost (CAC) or customer lifetime value (CLV or LTV)? If you’re in the tech business, and especially if you work with SaaS products, you’ve definitely heard of, and can […]
Why You Need Inbound For Outbound Marketing and Vice Versa
In recent years, outbound marketing has gotten a bad rap. It’s seen as expensive, time consuming, and it feels like a relic of the past. And the numbers bear this out: in 2017, HubSpot’s State of Inbound report found that 71 percent of businesses worldwide are focused primarily on inbound marketing. But I’d argue that […]
How to Integrate Sales and Marketing to Grow Your Business
It’s an age-old notion that marketing and sales teams don’t get along. Like rival football teams in a teen movie, the marketing team sees themselves as the heroes—creating forward-thinking ideas and campaigns that will open up a whole new world of potential clients and drive tremendous growth—while the sales team thinks what they’re doing is […]
A Small Business Guide to Paid Content
If you’re a small business out in the world today, it can feel like your competition is everywhere. The ubiquity of the internet means that anyone, anywhere, can turn to any provider to get the goods or services they need. In an environment like that, what can you possibly do to stand out from the […]
The Role of Content Has Changed – Here’s How You Can Adapt
It wasn’t too long ago that you could follow the formula below to attract and generate leads for your business: Develop a content upgrade, like an ebook Gate it behind a form on a landing page Drive people to your landing pages through blog posts, social media, advertising, and email campaigns People see the offer […]

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Tips for Scaling Your Small Business Efficiently and Effectively
When you started your business, chances are you didn’t do it with the intention of working with high-stress levels and long hours the rest of the life. In an ideal world, many business owners have the idea to create a business and then let it run in the background without a whole lot of their […]
Why Problem Solving is the Golden Ticket For Your Marketing Efforts
People are always going to have problems, so as a marketer or business owner, your job is to solve these problems for your ideal clients. This really is the key to business success. Here’s the thing, problem-solving is easier said than done. You can’t take this lightly and can’t just go halfway with it because […]
Using Content As Your Voice of Strategy
I’ve said it once (or twice) and I’ll say it again: content is no longer king, it’s air. It not only touches all aspects of your marketing these days but of your business as well. Your audience expects to find information about any product, service, or challenge they face simply by typing a keyword into […]
The Importance of Visual Elements in Your Brand Strategy
When you’re building your brand, including the development of your story, personality, core message, brand promise and so on, you need to be sure to include a strategy for visual components as well. No matter how great your business and messaging are, let’s face it, visuals are usually the most effective way to capture your […]