Content Marketing for a Startup

About This Project

Content marketing for Proxense logo compressedprovides software and hardware for both real-time tracking of equipment and people, and access control to workstations. Merry Ann worked with the startup on a range of digital marketing and PR efforts for lead generation and visibility.

Message Platform

Merry Ann interviewed execs, the sales team, and prospective and current clients to develop a one-page message platform, defining brand personality, audiences, tagline, Vision and Elevator Statements and SEO keyword phrases.

Website Revisions and SEO

To improve readability, generate sales leads, and better appeal to multiple audiences,  Merry Ann developed new content around the primary marketing messages and keyword phrases. Navigation was revised to lead visitors through a hierarchy from general to more technical information.  Multiple calls-to-action were added, along with more video, an XML sitemap and some link-building for SEO. New stock images were selected to better tell the company’s story.

Influencers List

An influencers list of 400+ broadcast/print/digital media journalists, Tweeple, LinkedIn Groups, bloggers and business associations with a focus on the healthcare and technology industries was generated.

Content Marketing

A content campaign integrating email, press release and media outreach, social and LinkedIn SEM was created to boost website traffic and support sales efforts. A white paper drove respondents to a new landing page on the Proxense website, capturing sales leads in exchange for downloads. An opt-in autoresponder added a follow-up sales touch.  A LinkedIn pay-per-click ad campaign targeting C-suite healthcare decision-makers and physicians was integrated into the effort, along with multiple Tweets from two accounts.

Proxense website home page
Proxense home page
Landing page for Proxense content marketing
Proxense white paper landing page offer
Proxense press release promoting white paper

Social Engagement

To raise the company’s profile in online discussions about healthcare IT, Merry Ann connected with and monitored over one dozen LinkedIn Groups, commenting, providing sales people with leads and pitching Proxense content.


Website visits for the one-month period during the white paper promotion achieved 4.32 pages per visit, 4:47 minutes average time on site, and 63% new visitors.

The white paper press release was picked up by more than a dozen digital publications in the healthcare IT space, with over 500 reads, 284,000 headline impressions, and significant Twitter and LinkedIn word-of-mouth.

Project Summary

Proxense, a tech startup serving healthcare with wireless solutions, hired Merry Ann to build buzz and generate sales leads. Merry Ann collaborated with the sales team and senior management to create strategic messaging, run content marketing projects and conduct outreach.


“Merry Ann is a talented marketing professional who leads a process which yields strong results oriented around company and product positioning, in addition to generating buzz and traffic flow from prospective customers.”

Jeff Davies
Director of Sales / Proxense

B2B Marketing, Branding, Communication Strategy, Content Marketing, Market Research, Message Platforms, Paid and Organic Social, Public Relations, Taglines, Web Content