Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
JUNE 29, 2015
Every time I write a post that takes a slightly contrarian view to the status quo, I get hammered by the entrenched pundits who spin this into “Mark is saying that marketing is dead”… or social media is dead … Or that kittens are bad. The goal of inbound marketing. Hubspot tends to view inbound marketing as an engine for leads.
Why Non-Profits Need Inbound Marketing
JUNE 24, 2013
An exciting announcement came out of HubSpot last week that''s got the inbound world buzzing. As you can see in the promotional video below, HubSpot is partnering with charity: water , "a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.” Inbound Pushes Content Creation. Inbound Fosters Transparent Sharing. What next?
Why Your Company Should Hire an Inbound Marketing Agency
DECEMBER 10, 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, companies great and small are thinking about 2016 marketing strategies, tactics, and budget allocations. In the past, this yearly process consisted of weighing the merits of various outbound marketing initiatives, which usually included some combination of trade shows, direct mail campaigns, internal cold calling, and outsourced telemarketing efforts, often coupled with a steady dose of print, radio, and television advertising. Empowered digital consumers no longer need to rely on outbound marketing to be told about new products and services.
What are the boundaries of inbound marketing?
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
One of the most interesting aspects about being an observer in this particular time and place in the history of marketing is watching the continuous cycle of innovation, experimentation, and maturity. In that entire decade, what innovation caused us to re-think marketing strategy? On the surface, this would seem to break the inbound promise. The boundaries of inbound marketing.
The Difference Between Content Marketing and Inbound Marketing (and Why It Matters)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Yet somehow I’d forgotten all about it until a couple years ago, when someone asked me to explain the difference between “content marketing” and “inbound marketing.” ” I suggested she let others fret about terminology and instead focus on creating awesome stuff that doesn’t even feel like marketing in the first place. See below.
Why Inbound Marketing Should Take a Back Seat to Current Customers
APRIL 13, 2016
Inbound marketing, as a phrase and a movement, has almost been as popular as content marketing over the past decade. If both phrases were tradeable stocks, and you purchased $10,000 worth of “inbound marketing” and “content marketing” in June 2008, inbound marketing would be valued at $490,000. What is inbound marketing?
How to Organize a Digital Marketing Team – Lessons from Hubspot
MAY 5, 2013
Learn how to organize your marketing team from the best in the business, in order to crank up digital marketing. Recently I was communicating with new Chief Marketing Officer of a software firm based in London – who told me he’s working on his “staffing plan.” First a disclaimer: I don’t actually subscribe to Hubspot any longer. Stay tuned.
Your Ultimate To-Do List for Your First 100 Days as an Inbound Marketer
JULY 11, 2014
So, you''ve decided to become an inbound marketer. You see, inbound marketing is a marketing strategy, but it''s also a philosophy. At the heart of it, you''ll be turning your focus away from company-focused marketing and toward customer-centric marketing. And for inbound marketing to truly work, you''ll need to become an inbound marketing student.
4 Reasons Why Social Media Is The WD-40 Of Inbound Marketing Success
The Forward Observer
OCTOBER 21, 2014
Social media can grease the wheels of your inbound marketing. According to the manufacturer, police officers once used WD-40 to remove a naked burglar trapped in an air conditioning vent. So what does WD-40 have to do with inbound marketing? To view a series of short videos of me explaining the inbound marketing methodology, click here. Here''s how.
HubSpot Goes #DeskFree, Pioneering the Next Frontier of Workspace Collaboration
APRIL 1, 2015
HubSpot has always been committed to building a collaborative environment that helps our employees do their best work. Just like our company sought to level the marketing and sales playing field for businesses through inbound, we wanted to literally level the workplace environment by removing all the desks in our four offices across the globe. Inbound Marketing Daily
54 Pearls of Marketing Wisdom from HubSpot
MARCH 19, 2012
The inbound marketing experts at HubSpot along with Jeff Ente of Who’s Blogging What have just published an outstanding collection of social media insights, 54 Pearls of Marketing Wisdom by “26 of the world’s best marketing experts.” ” Maddie Grant: “Marketers should stop marketing and start connecting.
39 Fantastic Inbound Marketing Blogs You Ought to Be Reading
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
In August 2011, we did a round-up of the 23 best inbound marketing blogs on the internet. spend a lot of time reading these bad boys, and so do my colleagues here at HubSpot. 39 Fantastic Inbound Marketing Blogs to Start Reading Today. 1) Adhere Creative. Cheap Ways to Build Small Business Brands. 2) B2B Inbound. Marketing is Not a Department.
The Future of SEO and What it Means for Inbound Marketing [SlideShare]
OCTOBER 23, 2013
A few years ago, if you asked me what SEO came down to, I would have said two things: keywords and inbound links. Keywords placed properly in your content boosted your site''s relevancy to a given search, and inbound links from other sites acted as a vote of confidence for your site''s authority on the search topic. Source: HubSpot via Google ). inbound marketing SEO analytic
Announcing the Next Generation of HubSpot's Inbound Marketing Platform
AUGUST 21, 2013
About a year ago, we asked marketers for the primary motivation behind their most recent website redesign. third of marketers said they redesigned because it was time for a change. But ultimately what we found was that the decision to redesign is often driven by internal marketing needs. So there’s a disconnect there, between what marketers offer and what people really need.
How Inbound Marketing Can Fuel Native Advertising
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Or it could be a sponsored story on Facebook, a promoted video on YouTube, or a promoted account on Twitter, among other things. The Role of Content in Inbound Marketing. So why would an inbound marketing software company like HubSpot be telling you about the benefits of native advertising, which, by most accounts, is just advertising?
38 Fantastic Inbound Marketing Blogs You Ought to Be Reading
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
In August 2011, we did a round-up of the 23 best inbound marketing blogs on the internet. spend a lot of time reading these bad boys, and so do my colleagues here at HubSpot. 38 Fantastic Inbound Marketing Blogs to Start Reading Today. 1) Adhere Creative. Cheap Ways to Build Small Business Brands. 2) B2B Inbound. Marketing is Not a Department.
Don’t Blame Facebook: 10 Reasons Low Conversion Rates Are YOUR Fault
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JANUARY 23, 2013
Posted in Advertising Applications Branding Content Marketing Customer Experience Facebook Inbound Marketing Listening Personalization Social Media. So, you’re one of the seemingly millions of brands out there using Facebook to lure people over to your website. The following are the 10 top reasons brands fail to tap into the real potential of Facebook.
Your Guide to Starting a Successful Inbound Marketing Career [Free Kit]
MAY 26, 2015
Jobvite found that 69% of all HR recruiters expect hiring to become more competitive in 2015, especially regarding social recruiting on LinkedIn and Facebook. We created an inbound marketing career kit t o help out those of you interested in a career in inbound marketing. Download your Ultimate Inbound Marketing Career Kit here. Ahh, if only.
25 Inspiring Quotes From Unlikely Inbound Marketing Experts [SlideShare]
AUGUST 2, 2013
We all know famous inbound marketers, from David Meerman Scott to Seth Godin to Guy Kawasaki to our very own Mike Volpe. But what you may not know is that Coco Chanel, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Didion, and Michael Jackson all have indispensable advice to inform your inbound marketing strategies and tactics. So inbound marketers need to make data a competitive advantage.
The Inbound Marketer's Complete Guide to Newsjacking
MAY 23, 2012
If you found an opportunity to write a blog post , launch a social media campaign, get press coverage, or generate some sort of sales or lead gen offer in all of those scenarios, then you're a newsjacker -- and that's a great thing to be as an inbound marketer! Newsjacking requires marketers to, in the immortal words of Nike, just do it. Breaking news, you guys!
10 Ways to Drive Instant Results With Inbound Marketing
MARCH 29, 2013
The best inbound marketers do, indeed, play a good long game, but you can use inbound marketing tactics and strategies to move the needle immediately, too. So to add to Lieberman's already stellar list, here are ten more ways you can borrow from inbound marketing to see immediate positive changes in your marketing. Pretty cool for just one test.
9 B2B Marketing (and Life) Lessons from #Inbound15
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
What happens when more than 14,000 marketing and sales professionals come together under one roof? Now, that’s an inbound movement! Pioneers of the inbound movement gathered from around the globe at Inbound15 to spread creative and prosperous methods for inbound marketing madness. Market unto others are you would have them market unto you.
Announcing the Launch of the New Inbound Marketing Book [Free Preview]
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Inbound marketing is no different. Five years ago, Digg was still a thing , Google still indexed tweets in search results , and Farmville was the most talked-about application on Facebook. Today, inbound marketing is about a lot more than just getting found -- successful marketers are using it to attract people to their website, engage prospects, and delight customers.
7 Real Marketing Interview Questions From HubSpot's CMO
JANUARY 8, 2013
In this article, I'll reveal in detail the questions I use when interviewing candidates for inbound marketing positions. For an inbound marketing generalist, you could ask any or all of these questions. Now pretend you're the CMO for the company, and you have to decide what your marketing team should do to improve their marketing.". My Interview Approach.
Five Steps to Effective B2B Inbound Marketing
JANUARY 24, 2012
The good news is that even companies with limited marketing resources can engage prospects and win new customers. The solution is inbound marketing! Instead of throwing away money on traditional “push” advertising techniques, pull your customers in through inbound marketing. As far as marketing priorities, design is nice but “content is king.”
23 Reasons Inbound Marketing Trumps Outbound Marketing [Infographic]
OCTOBER 31, 2011
As you likely know from reading this blog, we're huge proponents of inbound marketing over here, and we honestly believe that outbound marketing is dead. So we were thrilled to come across an awesome infographic from Voltier Digital yesterday, which highlights the benefits of inbound compared to outbound marketing. Connect with HubSpot Tweet This Stat! ).
How Your Private School Can Get More Applicants With Inbound Marketing
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Brendan Schneider, the director of admissions at Sewickley Academy (and a HubSpot all-star) put it perfectly , “It all came together that prospective families begin their search for schools at Google, and if you don’t show up on the first page, you might as well not exist.” Inbound Marketing and Your School. Inbound Marketing nonprofit
How to Get Hired as an Inbound Marketer
AUGUST 13, 2012
But if you're looking for a job in marketing -- specifically inbound marketing -- there's some light at the end of the tunnel. According to Monster.com , "In 2012, leading-edge internet technologies will again be a leading generator of marketing jobs." Basically, the job market is hot for your skills, and people want to hire you. You aren't working? Nailed it.
Create the Perfect Facebook Page, Insights From Gary Vaynerchuk, and More in HubSpot Content This Week
DECEMBER 15, 2013
Poring over the content we put out this past week at HubSpot, one word really stuck out to me. By leveraging the power of "how" more frequently, we as inbound marketers can make sure we''re producing content that''s genuinely useful. So, without further ado, here''s a collection of new HubSpot content that we hope you will find helpful. inbound marketing
Current Inbound Marketing Trends: 10 Things You Didn’t Expect
MAY 9, 2013
Inbound is so hot right now. One of the most-discussed topics among marketers right now is the recent release of marketing automation software provider HubSpot’s annual report. Over 3,300 participants from 128 countries worldwide weighed in on how their organizations are adopting current marketing trends, tactics, and practices, and what really drives results.
How the HubSpot CMO Screens for Top Marketing Talent
JANUARY 7, 2013
And the smart inbound marketers will then write articles to answer those questions, which not only attracts more prospects to their website, but also gives their sales team a piece of thought leadership content to share with the people they talk to. What I Look for in an Inbound Marketing Manager. The perfect inbound marketing manager has a variety of different skills.
Context Marketing in Context: Beyond Inbound and Content
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Everything evolves and so does marketing. The pace of change in the ways we think about marketing goes hand in hand with the pace of technological innovations. The multiple contextual dimensions of an integrated and customer-centric marketing view are so essential you will read more and more about context marketing in coming months. The term context marketing is not new.
Hello Europe! HubSpot's Heading to Dublin, Ireland
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
HubSpot's Coming to Europe, And We're Hiring. We're excited to be headed to Dublin since it's like the Silicon Valley of Europe -- it's home to the EMEA headquarters of companies like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and LinkedIn. This new HubSpot office, which will be opening in January 2013, is on pace to provide 150 new jobs within 3 years. Today is an exciting day.
79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
AUGUST 18, 2012
Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). What marketing technique generates leads with the highest close ratio? Marketing Charts ). 4.
The Anatomy of a Successful Facebook Post
MARCH 25, 2015
When it comes to using Facebook for business, many people wonder what the secret for success is. We’ve dissected the key elements of successful Facebook posts so you can properly optimize yours. And now, check out the top six things that make up a truly valuable Facebook post. 1) Has a Clear Goal. The key to a successful Facebook post is to start with a clear objective.
Free Content Creation Resources, How to Dominate Organic Search, and More in HubSpot Content This Week
DECEMBER 22, 2013
The modern marketer wears many hats. From creating killer content , to crafting compelling emails , to engaging with folks on social , there''s always plenty to keep a marketer busy. As modern-day Renaissance men and women, many of today''s marketers are expected to do it all … while balancing on one foot … and juggling chainsaws. inbound marketing
Why Inbound Marketing Is Perfect for Your Niche Business
JUNE 25, 2012
Do you consider your business to be "niche?" If so, inbound marketing was made for you! Think about it: if you're in a niche industry, any large-scale outbound marketing initiatives (TV ads, billboards, newspaper ads) will reach an audience that is 99% irrelevant to your business. Furthermore, inbound marketing is long-lasting. It's true!
The Savvy Inbound Marketer's Daily, Weekly & Monthly To-Do Lists
JUNE 26, 2012
Does your marketing life ever feel like it’s just an endless to-do list, with all items labeled the highest priority and due yesterday? This post will offer suggested must-do task lists every inbound marketer can use to stay sane and keep campaigns going strong on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. HubSpot, Google Alerts, HootSuite, etc.) 10 Daily To-Do's. Listen.
The Ultimate Resource for 2013 Inbound Marketing Stats and Charts [SlideShare]
MAY 20, 2013
and statistics from the recently released 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report. Feel free to use this data in your own content, tweet the stats you find most interesting, or just enlighten yourself about the current state of inbound marketing. 86 Revealing Charts From the 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report. The ROI of Inbound Marketing.
Should your content generate leads or relationships?
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
JUNE 12, 2016
A few years ago I had an interesting conversation with a Hubspot executive (now a former executive … but that’s another story). ” Clearly the Hubspot model is built on leads. The Hubspot model is very clear: Produce content that generates more leads every month. Isn’t inbound marketing supposed to lower our marketing costs?