19 Content Ideas for DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations)

19 Content Ideas for DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations)

When it comes to content ideation for Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO), the bar is set high. Many travel offices, visitors bureaus and tourism boards maintain a daily publishing schedule to compete with local news outlets and travel bloggers who report on similar events, attractions and offers. For example, Visit Big Sky entices outdoor enthusiasts to Montana’s scenic canyons, mountains and rivers. This DMO is currently focused on promoting winter recreation and adventure by sharing content related to a range of…

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Can Inbound Marketing Support an Account-Based Marketing Strategy?

Can Inbound Marketing Support an Account-Based Marketing Strategy?

This is Part 2 of our series on account-based marketing. Read part 1 here.  What is Account-Based Marketing? Marketo defines account-based marketing as “an alternative B2B strategy that concentrates sales and marketing resources on a clearly defined set of target accounts within a market and employs personalized campaigns designed to resonate with each account.” In plain English, with an ABM strategy, you make a list of a bunch of accounts that are a good match for your company (on paper) and…

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What is Account-Based Marketing?

What is Account-Based Marketing?

This is Part 1 of our series all about account-based marketing. Read part 2 here.  What in the Hell is Account-Based Marketing? At the highest level, account-based marketing is designed to directly target companies and take a more active role in acquiring their business, where inbound marketing is more passive. With account-based marketing, you identify the target company and go even further in finding the main decision makers. Rather than producing a piece of content that you hope they find,…

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V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

Another year, another Denver Digital Summit! V9 was a proud partner of the 2017 Denver Digital Summit, where the keynote speakers were better than ever! (Shout out to @MorganSpurlock for showing us your sweet dance moves, and to Seth Godin for giving us a ton of quotable material!) If you’re reading this thinking “Doh! I can’t believe I missed the Digital Summit this year,” fear not! The Digital Summit Conference Series still has 8 more stops in 2017. If hitting the…

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Freelance Writer’s Questions: Answered by an Agency

Freelance Writer’s Questions: Answered by an Agency

Way back in January, Angela Tague, one of Volume Nine’s top contributors, took some time to answer some of my burning questions about how to better communicate with freelance writers. And by “some” time – I mean enough time to create not one, not two, but three posts-worth of advice. So … three months later, here I am finally answering a few of hers. Thanks for your tips, Angela. I hope you find these helpful! AT: Sometimes I feel like…

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12 Deliciously Digital Valentines for 2017: XOXO, Volume Nine

12 Deliciously Digital Valentines for 2017: XOXO, Volume Nine

If you thought 2016 was the best year in Volume Nine’s Digital Valentine history, think again! Volume Nine loves you more than ever – so we created even more delightfully digital messages to share with your Valentine (or if you’re into SEO humor –> main squeeze, SO, better half, hunny bunch, snookums, life partner, “special friend”, bae, soulmate, arm candy, boo, beloved …). Happy Valentines Day from Volume Nine! “Are you on social media? Because I’ll follow you anywhere.” #ValentinesDay2017 Click…

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Email Debt Forgiveness Day: Guilt Free Replying!

Email Debt Forgiveness Day: Guilt Free Replying!

You’re in debt. I’m in debt. In fact, I am willing to bet that we’re all in debt. I’m not talking about financial debt, I’m talking about all those emails you owe. My Email Debt Confessional Right now, I am in a lot of debt. You see, I have this terrible habit of multitasking. Even though it’s been pretty well documented that multitasking is ineffective and actually makes you less productive, I still do it. I can’t help it. So…

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26 Benefits of Blogging for Business

26 Benefits of Blogging for Business

Your business flaunts a mobile friendly, responsive website. Your “About” page glows with rich company history. And, you even offer a free helpful white paper download to your visitors. But, when’s the last time you added fresh content to your site? Did you know Google digs it when you continuously add content to your site? In fact, if you’re not adding helpful, niche-specific information to your website regularly, your web site building efforts are in danger of sinking to the murky…

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7 Cool Things You Never Knew about the Internet

7 Cool Things You Never Knew about the Internet

When you consider how much of our lives today revolve around the Internet, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago, the Internet didn’t even exist. Even if you’re part of a generation that never knew life without it, I bet there are a few things you never knew about the Internet. Feel free to use this information to dazzle your friends at your next happy hour. Or, if you’re not impressed – add some fun facts of…

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Digital Marketing & SEO in 2016 According to Volume Nine

Digital Marketing & SEO in 2016 According to Volume Nine

Every January without fail, you will see industry leaders trying to predict their own future the said industry’s future over the next 12 months. At Volume Nine, we are no exception. So while fashionistas are busy telling us what to wear this year, and ecomomists predict how the global economy will impact us here at home, Volume Nine is trying to figure out what wrenches Google is going to throw into pretty much all our plans.   Here’s what our leadership…

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