In 2016 Evelyn and I had an interesting conversation. Evelyn called me with a great business idea of providing inbound marketing services to startups. I outlined all the risks to her and we finished up our conversation. Then, I called her back suggesting we’d dive into this adventure together. In our mission we explain that BusinessBrew was built because two friends and marketeers saw a valuable opportunity and by chance, were in a position to take that opportunity together.Read More
The Pillar-Cluster Model has been around as a concept for well over a year now. BusinessBrew was first introduced to it via a HubSpot blog post and it was a dominating topic at INBOUND 2017. We implemented it as a test in the summer and refined it again in October 2017. Recently, we were asked whether it worked for our inbound marketing and what our thoughts were on the implementation of the model. We pulled some stats and really critically thought about whether it actually worked. Here’s what we’ve found:Read More
Social media amplification is a big topic area within Inbound Marketing. When done correctly, it can boost your message substantially. But not every marketing team is ready to fully embrace social media amplification and able to dedicate the time to it (small teams, we get it!). There are multiple strategies and execution tactics. We believe a large part of amplification is linked to conversations and true engagement. Here are our tips to get these started:Read More
In the run up to the GDPR deadline there was plenty of talk about fines. However, not much was really shared about what a data breach actually is, when you should report it, to whom and how. Now that the GDPR is in full effect, it’s vital that businesses are aware of what personal data breaches are and have made preparations to handle to these.Read More
GDPR didn’t make the sky fall on Friday, 25th of May but it certainly caused an influx of myths, scaremongering and emails looking for our consent. One popular myth: Under the GDPR you need consent to contact customers. The scaremongering: You won’t be able to contact customers after May 25th 2018. The result: Lots of emails looking for consent that were unnecessary and in some cases even illegal. So let’s bust this myth and take the fear out of contacting customers!Read More
Most of our regular blog readers know that I’m really looking forward to the GDPR coming into force tomorrow (May 25th). I’ve spoken about how it feels when you realise you have something to hide and three reasons why as marketers we should be looking forward to the legislation. When Attorney IO shared an article with me based on answers from 129 law professors in the US, it dawned on me even more: Data protection is a benefit to customers and therefore an opportunity for businesses.Read More
SEO is constantly evolving. Search engine algorithms update multiple times a year (and that’s just the big updates) to emulate user behaviour more and more. This means, moving away from focussing completely on keywords to understanding how audiences interact with your page. In this blog post we want to give you a guide on conducting your first on-page SEO Audit.Read More
When we speak about getting your marketing practices in order before the GDPR deadline, we often get asked: “what about my B2B contacts?”. In order to answer this question, we should look not only at the GDPR but also at ePrivacy law across Europe. What’s important to consider is that there is a difference between your legal basis for processing, for example consent and an opt-in from your contacts to receive marketing emails.Read More
Many organisations working with European residents are not actually based in Europe. They have offices in other locations and from there sell into the EU. In this post we explore the options of representatives for these kind of businesses.
The GDPR applies to anyone who processes data from data subjects in the EU (we are talking in a business sense here, there are exceptions in Article 2.2). It makes no difference whether you or your HQ is based elsewhere, once you are either established in the EU or targeting data subjects who are in the EU, the GDPR applies to your organisation.Read More
The GDPR has been widely publicised and speculated upon. Many areas of the legislation are based on a balance between the consumer’s right to privacy and a company’s need to breach privacy. With a lack of black and white rules, numerous myths and assumptions have begun to circulate. In order to be able to identify myths vs truths, follow these steps (and yes, download our myth busting ebook).