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How to Transform Your Blog Posts into Successful Video Marketing

Posted by Will Walker

Fri, May 19, 2017 @ 01:49 PM

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Getting started on a B2B video marketing strategy starts with quality content. Here’s a secret: if you’ve been actively blogging, you already have great content. If you’re new to video, the smoothest transition is to transform your blog posts into engaging, quality videos.

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Webinars 101: A crash course in best practices for B2B webinars

Posted by Lauren DeRamus

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

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Fun fact: In 2011, Hubspot set the Guinness World Record for largest online marketing seminar. 

Another fun fact: For about three months last year, I was submerged in a deep sea of webinars. A favorite client of ours asked us to help manage their annual digital conference. That meant more than a month of B2B digital marketing content presented worldwide, twice weekly, from the comfort of the internet. I emerged from that sea with a master scuba certification and hands-on experience and knowledge about best practices for B2B webinars that I’d like to share with you.

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Becoming an Agile Marketer: How to Adapt and Compete in Today's World

Posted by Anne Marsden

Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

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Businesses in both the B2B and B2C arenas are demanding that marketing keep up with a world that never stops changing. Today, no one can wait weeks to create new content or months to build and release websites anymore. That’s where Agile Marketing comes in.

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2017 Inbound Marketing Trends

Posted by Lauren DeRamus

Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

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As 2017 continues to roll on, hopefully you’ve emerged from the sea of to-dos the beginning of the year brings and are back in the business of fishing for better ways to reel in new leads. We’d like to help with that.

This video explores some of the inbound marketing trends we believe will amp up your 2017 marketing strategy.

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How to Implement Inbound Marketing for SaaS Companies

Posted by Will Walker

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:15 AM

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Inbound marketing has quickly become the standard for SaaS marketing strategy. Software as a service businesses are constantly under pressure to grow new sales and reduce the costs of acquisition. Inbound marketing helps SaaS companies meet aggressive goals by offering a scalable solution for generating leads at lower costs. In fact, a report by HubSpot shows that inbound practices provide the highest quality leads. HubSpot’s basics of inbound and seven strategies for SaaS inbound marketing offer a wealth of tips for those just learning how inbound can enable marketing teams. However, the real challenge facing SaaS marketers is applying those tactics in practice.

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The Inbound Auto Shop: It’s Time for Your Marketing Tune-Up

Posted by Lauren DeRamus

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

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Let’s face it; just like your beloved vehicle, your inbound marketing program requires the occasional tune-up.

Regularly scheduled maintenance is an integral part of running a successful and profitable inbound marketing program. Most of us are really good about remembering to put gas in our car, and we should be just as good about monitoring and optimizing the day-to-day deliverables that keep our programs running.

But, when is the last time that you had your fuel injection system flushed? Or, combed through those lists in your CRM or email database? Often times we will wait until the “Check Engine” light comes on (or we realize too late that we’re not going to meet those quarterly goals) to say, “Uh-oh – I better take a look at this.”

There are plenty of actions that we can be taking prior to that “little yellow light” to optimize performance and avoid the risk and cost of repairing damage after the fact.

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How to Begin Creating High Quality B2B Marketing Videos

Posted by David Doughty

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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B2B video marketing has become a channel of communication that can’t be ignored anymore. The 2016 B2B marketing trends report said that videos have an effectiveness rating of 62%, which was more than e-newsletters and blogs. This means that videos are more likely to generate engagement and possible leads than text campaigns.

If that’s not convincing, check out “How to Get Your B2B Video Content Program Started.” The general overview and statistics should remove any other doubts.

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The Data-Backed Case for Marketing Beyond Your Website

Posted by Brenna Zenaty

Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 11:46 AM

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It’s that time of year again; no, I don’t mean the start of football season (although I have high hopes for my fantasy team this year). It’s time to set your priorities to hit your end-of-year numbers, and to start looking ahead to your marketing and sales strategy for 2017.

This year’s State of Inbound report, produced by inbound marketing thought leader HubSpot, aims to take some of the guesswork out of your planning. The report takes a look at the most pressing priorities, challenges, and new strategies of the world’s foremost marketers and salespeople.

The report covers everything from top challenges for today’s sales professionals, to the current state of inbound advertising, and the future of search marketing. This post will focus on a fourth section of the report – content marketing and the rising popularity of new content formats.

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Inbound Graphic Design: A Compendium of Best Practices

Posted by Brian Bicknell

Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

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Gather ’round, ye creative spirits, and I will share the knowledge of those who have gone before. In inbound marketing, the graphic designer’s main challenge is to create certain visual and interactive elements that serve to lead a website visitor, ultimately, to provide key tidbits of information. This information will be valuable to marketing and sales efforts to nurture the website visitor into a customer or client.

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Are Inbound Marketers Really In Tune with Today’s C-Suite?

Posted by Brenna Zenaty

Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 09:28 AM

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Between the end of Q4 and the start of Q1, your teams no doubt exhausted themselves trying to plan and implement a strategy for the year ahead. Marketing may be focused on building brand awareness while your sales people are working to double the number of demo calls scheduled. But what about your CEO? The company’s 2016 goals were likely reviewed and shaped by them at some point, but is your marketing strategy for the year ahead addressing their biggest concerns as well?

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