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Writings on digital marketing from the V86 team

Finding customer pain points
05.04.22

How to identify customer pain points

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Content marketing nz
21.03.22

How to create a content-focused marketing strategy

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Hire a marketing agency
24.02.22

10 signs you're ready for a marketing agency

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They ask, you answer explained
22.02.22

They ask, you answer - a practical explainer

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Google ads mistakes to avoid
27.01.22

10 Common Google Ads mistakes

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HubSpot pricing explained
14.01.22

HubSpot software pricing explained

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How to create a Facebook page for business
09.12.21

How to create a Facebook page for business

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HubSpot's CRM explained
03.11.21

The HubSpot CRM explained

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What is a buyer persona
13.10.21

What is a buyer persona?

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Best inbound marketing blogs
07.09.21

Our top inbound marketing blogs (so far)

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Search Engine Marketing (SEM), how will it benefit me?
17.08.21

Search engine marketing explained

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Digital advertising trends 2021
21.07.21

New Zealand digital advertising report 2021

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Best sales LinkedIn profiles
15.06.21

Avoid these critical LinkedIn mistakes

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Start generating sales opportunities from you LinkedIn account
02.06.21

How to get sales from LinkedIn

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Learn how to increase your search ranking
12.05.21

How to improve your search ranking

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How to increase your website conversion rate
16.04.21

How to increase your website conversion rate

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Marketing budget for business
30.03.21

How to set a marketing budget

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How to create a Facebook video
10.03.21

Best practice for creating Facebook videos

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Which social media platform is right for your business? Find out here!
22.02.21

Which social media platform should I use for my business?

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How to take great social media photos
13.01.21

Top 10 tips on taking photos for social media

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Sales & Marketing Onboarding
19.11.20

HubSpot Onboarding Explained

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Website platforms explained
02.11.20

Web design platforms explained

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Instagram for business
06.10.20

How to use Instagram for business

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Image licensing scams are on the increase, heres how to spot them.
17.09.20

Image licensing scams explained

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Instagram for business
26.08.20

Is Instagram right for your business?

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cloud based business software
07.07.20

Cloud-based sales and marketing tools

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What does an SEO agency do?
23.06.20

What does an SEO agency do?

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What is inbound marketing
12.05.20

What is inbound marketing?

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Team collaboration meeting
11.02.20

Why partner with V86?

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22.01.20

Benefits of case studies

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16.01.20

Review Tui

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Tips for creating your 2020 marketing plan
19.12.19

10 tips for creating your marketing plan in 2020

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13.12.19

Marketing trends we expect to see in 2020

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Digital marketing services in NZ are varied and complex. Here we explain the most common ones.
20.11.19

Common digital marketing services

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Planning for business growth with a marketing strategy
06.11.19

Growing backwards: focusing your marketing strategy

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Lead generation ideas for a sales team
29.10.19

Lead generation ideas for the digital age

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29.10.19

Moving sales to a digital age

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how marketing can help sales teams
18.10.19

10 reasons why sales teams need digital marketing to fuel growth

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Grow sales by investing in marketing
26.09.19

Sales growth through marketing investment

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what's the difference between blogging and content marketing
09.08.19

Blogging vs Content Marketing – what’s the difference?

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how to get more website enquiries
08.07.19

Increasing website conversions (enquiries & new contacts)

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19.06.19

How to build an email marketing list

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Common email mistakes
18.06.19

9 common email mistakes (and how to avoid them)

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How to stop emails from going into junk folders
28.05.19

Why your emails might be going to junk

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How to stop negative online reviews.
26.04.19

How to get more online reviews

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pardot
23.04.19

A marketing professional's first impressions of Pardot

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award-winning digital marketing agency
12.03.19

Winning at the New Zealand Marketing Awards

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digital marketing explained
11.03.19

What is digital marketing?

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How do you know that your social media marketing is working?
12.02.19

How do you know that your social media marketing is working?

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06.02.19

Why are visuals so important in your marketing strategy?

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How to create engaging digital ads
30.01.19

How to create engaging digital ads

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nurturing leads
24.01.19

How can I use emails to nurture my leads?

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this must be the place
15.01.19

Join Our Team!

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Tracking
09.01.19

How to monitor and track SEO results

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How to create a social media strategy
28.12.18

How to create a social media strategy

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Form-1
17.12.18

7 ways you can use forms on your website

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Why is writing so important in your content marketing strategy
13.11.18

Why is writing so important in your content marketing strategy?

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How to effectively segment your email database
30.10.18

How to effectively segment your email database

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how to use customer reviews
08.10.18

Where and how should I be using customer feedback?

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02.10.18

What is domain authority and how does it impact my search rankings?

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Creating CTAs that work and people want to click on
26.09.18

How can I create CTAs that people want to click?

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negative reviews
03.09.18

What's the best way to respond to customer feedback?

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What questions should I use in my customer feedback survey
23.08.18

What questions should I include in my customer feedback survey?

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delighting customers for success
16.08.18

Why delighting your customers is so important for success

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Marketing automation and lead nurturing are a match made in heaven
14.08.18

How marketing automation can help you attract and nurture leads

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marketing automation how does it work?
13.08.18

How does marketing automation really work?

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how to improve email marketing performance
30.07.18

How to create a high performing email

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How can you use email marketing effectively
26.07.18

How can you use email marketing effectively?

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What are the most important elements of content marketing?
23.07.18

What are the most important elements of content marketing?

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19.07.18

How Vanguard 86's unexpected journey has grown a community

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Marketing automation explained
13.07.18

What is marketing automation?

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generate ideas for content marketing strategy
12.07.18

How to generate ideas for your content marketing strategy

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How to use storytelling in your content marketing strategy
05.07.18

How to use storytelling in your content marketing strategy

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marketing automation hubspot vs pardot vs marketo
02.07.18

Marketing automation - HubSpot vs Marketo vs Pardot

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too busy to do marketing
21.06.18

Hacks for time poor marketers

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reasons to not hire a marketing person
07.06.18

Why you should consider outsourcing your marketing

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being in sales and generating leads means being human
05.06.18

Lead generation for the modern sales person

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content marketing for inbound marketing
30.05.18

Why should I increase my inbound marketing

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adwords agency new zealand
28.05.18

Why get started with an advertising agency for Google?

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inbound marketing not working
24.05.18

Why is inbound marketing not working?

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GDPR in NZ
14.05.18

GDPR and what it means for NZ businesses

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content marketing consumers
10.05.18

The rebirth of content marketing

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content marketing
08.05.18

What is Content Marketing?

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marketing strategy day
27.04.18

Developing a marketing strategy

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hubspot sales professional sequences
26.04.18

HubSpot Sales Professional Updates

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inbound marketing stats 2018
06.04.18

30 reasons to switch to inbound marketing

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Company April fools jokes
03.04.18

Top April Fool's jokes from companies in 2018

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hubspot sales enablement
28.03.18

Hubspot Sales Enablement

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inbound marketing growth story
27.03.18

Building leads for a Mortgage Broker

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what is content marketing?
22.03.18

How to solve problems with content marketing

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inbound marketing in a recession
06.03.18

How inbound marketing can save you in a recession

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vanguard 86 bronze direct marketing awards new zealand
05.03.18

Bringing home bronze

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Essential marketing blogs 2018
01.03.18

18 great marketing blogs to follow in 2018

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inbound marketing or outbound marketing
21.02.18

What's the difference? inbound marketing vs outbound marketing

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google ranking
15.02.18

Why does my Google search rank keep changing?

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google results
12.02.18

Why am I not on the first page of Google

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get HubSpot for free
05.02.18

How you can get HubSpot for FREE!

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18.01.18

3 brands that nail video inbound marketing

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HubSpot NZ
15.01.18

Using HubSpot and need inbound marketing ideas?

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11.01.18

Need some HubSpot inspiration?

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business to business marketing tips
09.01.18

B2B inbound marketing examples to blow your mind

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Attributing sales to marketing - tools to help
20.12.17

Attributing sales to marketing - HubSpot tools to help

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12.12.17

There's only 1 winner in Freemium (and it's not you)

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nz marketing agency
08.12.17

How a big inbound marketing agency put us in our place

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30.11.17

10 reasons why we love HubSpot

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24.11.17

Grabbing Gold - HubSpot Partner Agency

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Awards
03.11.17

THE Business Awards

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26.10.17

Levels of interest in marketing

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How can sales and inbound marketing work together to generate sales?
02.10.17

How can inbound marketing increase sales?

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19.09.17

Sales training with HubSpot

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13.09.17

What is a Google Partner agency?

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07.09.17

The Benefits of Remarketing

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Trademark laws
29.08.17

Show your support for the men in black without breaking the rules

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23.08.17

Why PR is a lot like shoes

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SEO optimisation
03.08.17

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Rules to Follow

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26.07.17

Inbound marketing strategies

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14.07.17

Inbound marketing vs outbound marketing

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07.07.17

The Importance Of Google Ads Management

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07.06.17

Creating a digital marketing strategy

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31.05.17

Types of digital marketing agency

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Digital marketing
17.05.17

How a content marketing strategy wins new business

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content marketing risk
11.05.17

Why your content marketing could fail come October

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03.05.17

What is content marketing?

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18.04.17

Google Shopping - How it can benefit your business?

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10.04.17

The Trendz Outdoors Story

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03.04.17

Poor Mailchimp management will cost you big

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31.03.17

Does product placement ever drive sales?

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how can you avoid sales cannibalisation when launching a new product?
24.03.17

Can launching new products lead to sales cannibalisation?

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17.03.17

Kiwi businesses are digitally lagging

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10.03.17

Does marketing software work?

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06.03.17

Google Shopping Ads

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03.03.17

Have you got a HubSpot hangover?

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identifying sales prospects
24.02.17

I haven't sold anything, and my boss couldn't be happier

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What's the difference? Testimonial vs review
17.02.17

What's the difference? Testimonial vs review

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15.02.17

Measuring marketing nightmare

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08.02.17

How much should you pay a Digital Marketing Manager?

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03.02.17

Link Building strategies for 2017

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27.01.17

Are Buyer Personas Important?

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17.01.17

Are SEO Techniques Important?

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digital marketing courses
11.01.17

Digital Marketing Manager courses

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04.01.17

Looking for a digital marketing manager?

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25.11.16

Brand partnerships - Why we love them (and loathe them)

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22.11.16

How often should I send emails to clients?

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rentention marketing
21.11.16

Why retention marketing should be your focus

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18.11.16

Marketing automation - the basics

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28.10.16

Too busy to do marketing?

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28.09.16

The SEO blackhole that keeps me up at night

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21.09.16

How to get better search rankings (SEO)

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31.08.16

Why Tesla's marketing makes it the new Apple

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