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Sarah Seward

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WordPress vs. HubSpot vs. Squarespace

My roots in website design and development began in WordPress ten years ago. Back then WordPress was the standard CMS solution. But through the years, other CMS options have changed the game. 

Six Characteristics of a Great Spokesperson

During a presentation, your technical spokesperson becomes the voice of your company. While often the person is an expert on the product or technology, they are less often comfortable or experienced telling that story to an external audience. However, the strength of your spokesperson makes a significant difference in how your company, products and services are perceived.

Social Media Template Design: The Importance of Visual Imagery

In the first post of our social media blog series, we discussed common questions we get about social media. Today, we'll discuss how important visual imagery is to a successful social media program. It's pretty common knowledge that social media posts with images or video generate more impressions and clicks than posts without imagery do. To maximize your social media efforts, it’s imperative that you find or create images for every post you share.

Top 5 Questions We Hear About Social Media

Many B2B technical companies are lost when it comes to social media. While engineers understand how to use their personal social media accounts, they often don't know how to use social media to boost web visits and leads. 

7 Tips for the One-Person Marketing Team

Before joining the TREW Crew, I spent three years working in-house as the only member of marketing for a control system integrator. When you’re responsible for all the marketing tasks for a company, it can be overwhelming and daunting at times, so here are seven tips to make your job easier.

Four Best Practices for Creating Effective Presentations

The marketing priority for small- to medium-sized B2B companies should always be to ensure they are utilizing the web and its global reach before all else. Yet the ultimate goal is to generate leads, create opportunities to engage the customer, and ultimately close the sale. Often this requires face-to-face meetings, product demonstrations, and targeted presentations. In order for your company to really shine at these prospect meetings, you need to be armed with a polished presentation that builds credibility, shows your experience, and conveys a memorable message that doesn't put people to sleep.

Think Beyond the Funnel & Leverage the Flywheel

For years, sales and marketing teams have focused their time and efforts around a funnel that focuses on attracting prospects at the top and converting them through various phases until they become an output at the bottom.   

Live Webinar: Smart Marketing for Engineers Research Findings for 2020

Critical Insight to Engage Engineers in a New Decade Join IEEE GlobalSpec and TREW Marketing for a live webinar on December 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST as we share key takeaways and recommendations from our upcoming 2020 “Smart Marketing for Engineers” research report.

Free Ebook - Smart Marketing for Engineers: Lead Generation

Looking to grow leads for your B2B company? Smart Marketing for Engineers: Lead Generation is a free guidebook for B2B technical business leaders who need to grow their lead generation methods. This ebook describes the ‘inbound marketing’ revolution taking place today and includes a detailed approach for targeting technical business audiences and effectively generating leads.

Outbound vs. Inbound Marketing

In the digital age, the traditional outbound way of marketing is no longer effective. In order to convert visitors to leads and close sales, a more modern approach is needed. This is where inbound marketing comes in, a method HubSpot describes as “the best way to turn strangers into customers and promoters of your business” and also the fundamental basis of our marketing strategy at TREW. To help you differentiate between traditional, outbound marketing and modern, inbound marketing; let’s break down the two.

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