Tag Archives: Inbound Marketing

Content Marketing

Below, some examples (together with the thought process) of Inbound/Content Marketing ran during my days at BaseKit. Not really a stand-alone piece, but mostly a reference for students.

The core underlying thought is that Content Marketing (and the more fine tuned Inbound Marketing) is about “creating conversation around your brand”, pulling users in your direction. Which is pretty much the opposite to “pushing your brand through to your users”

Note About BaseKit’s Target Audience: BaseKit is a DIY Website Builder for SMEs. Hence, we wanted to target SMEs that were already considering going online (we are talking about 2011). Any content we did had to revolved around that (well, we learned that along the way…)

Some examples up for discussion

  • SEO Videos: At the time (we are talking about 2011), it was all about getting your business online, and drive SEO traffic. Within this context, we wanted to reach out to SMEs “reading” about these topics, so we created a series of free tutorials about SEO (that of course also mentioned BaseKit later on). It was a very early example of Free Video Content, the entire campaigns got featured across hundreds of blogs (business, SEO, marketing, startups, etc…), and it drove millions of visits to the Spanish sites of BaseKit – Besides, it was good fun ;p

See SEO Tutorials

  • “What to do when Internet doesn’t work”: One of the first pieces of content we created in BaseKit. It looks nice, it got some shares, git us all excited about the reach, etc… But it failed miserably, because it was not related to our audience – Maybe one of the most important lessons > Think about your target audience first . More on this in the following examples


  • “Eat, drink and breathe online”: In this example, we wanted to reach out to SMEs with content relevant to digitalization and the evolution of online. Despite less funny/shareable that the previous, it was much more successful, because it “revolved around” what Basekit did, hence reaching a much more targeted audience

Comer berber respirar ES


  • Dinosaurios Digitales“: We conducted a report on the state of online businesses, and issued it in several chunks, all including “easy to tweet” statistics, etc.. It was (indirectly) aimed at SMEs, and expected to be published by economy publications, blogs about entrepreneurship, etc… A considerable effort getting original and solid statistics, but worked fantastically well, and helped us drive traffic (the obvious), and reinforce the credibility of our SaaS

Dinosaurios Digitales


  • Presence of online companies online (Brazil): Pretty much, re-crafting the above mentioned report in a more visually appealing format. This one got us featured in O Globo (one of Brazil’s biggest newspapers)

BR companies on BR



AIMED AT DESIGNERS (different audience)

Quick Note: BaseKit was probably the best drag&drop website builder solution for graphic designers at the time. We empowered graphic designers to create full website (without having to worry about hosting, code, etc…). Somehow, we reached our end user (the SME) through designers, AND we also connected our SME clients to designers if they needed a hand with their website (it was a nice win-win)

  • 10 Rights of the web designer: In this case, we spoke to several designers and design blogs to come up with a list of “Rights of the Designer”. They pretty much came up with the list, and we simply put it together in a meme-like version. The success of the campaign was not that much the content itself, but the fact that we engaged influencers from the very beginning, and gave them all the credit (of course, we were just the connection)




  • Snake & Ladders: This is a pretty popular board game in Spain. It involves several “boosts” and “punishments” that make users go up a ladder, or drop down through a snake. Similarly to the above, we got together with various designers to work on the boosts and punishments (e.g. “The client signs a brief” is a boost)). At the end, we sent several boxes with the game printed, dices, etc…

Snake & Ladders UK


  • 11 Mandamientos del Diseño Web: Similar to the 10 Rights of the web designer, but finally with a bit more resources, so we could even makes videos ;p  The Video-Thumbnail (which reads Age, Sex, Interests in Spanish) was sneakily chosen to grab  the eye ;p


  • 5 Things every designer should know (Brazil): Similar to the above, reaching out to designers with relevant content. Very important to highlight that we were not selling BaseKit directly, we tried to create a conversation around it (which sometimes is difficult to explain to a board, btw)

5 things a designer needs to know


  • Designing above the fold: Maybe a pretty obvious concept now, but back in 2011, it got some attention – Same logic as previously. Interestingly, this covered both designers and SMEs

Above the fold BR


  • Some other examples that also worked quite well: I was not very hands on with Content at this stage, and all the ideas, content, distribution, etc… was completely on the hands of the BaseKit team – all credit to them

Face fonts


Phicology of colour

Tutoriales SEO (Español)

Una intro a SEO, pese a ser de 2011, los principios son aún básicos. Y de paso… un ejemplo de Inbound Marketing*


¿Por qué es un ejemplo de Inbound Marketing?

  • BaseKit es una herramienta para crear páginas web.
  • SEO es un tema relevante para nuestra audiencia objetivo (pymes que quieren tener una presencia online), pero
  • No “vendemos” Basekit, hablamos de un tema relevante para pymes, con Basekit como transfondo.
  • ¿Si fueses una pyme pensando en SEO y ves estos vídeos, usarías Basekit? Et voilá la clave ;p

Para otros ejemplos, echa un vistazo a Content Marketing