There has been a massive digital transformation in the sales and marketing world over the past decade. Gone are the days when a business can hire a single marketing and sales employee to handle all of the tasks needed to outpace competitors and increase sales.
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They’re two heavy-hitters in the world of Content Management Systems (CMS), but only one can wear the ultimate crown. In one corner: WordPress, built as blogging software but fought its way up the marketing ladder. In the other corner: HubSpot, groomed from the start for marketers and developers to create amazing websites.
Congratulations! Thanks to your commitment to inbound marketing, you’re generating more leads than ever before! [Bloggers note: What, you haven’t committed to inbound marketing yet? We should talk!]
Companies using HubSpot for marketing automation likely know about its lifecycle stages…or at least are somewhat aware or them…or saw them mentioned a couple of times, became confused and quickly averted their eyes.
Each year, HubSpot releases its annual State of Inbound Marketing Report. And, every year, lead generation is listed as the number one challenge facing marketers. Unfortunately, this has caused some marketers to spend too much time and effort generating new leads, and not nearly enough on nurturing their existing leads to make them more sales ready.
By now, virtually every business has boosted its social media presence in order to increase exposure, build a better relationship with customers and to become recognized as a thought leader in their industry. But there’s another benefit to social media that most companies haven’t take advantage of yet: it’s a great tool for lead generation.
If marketers have learned anything from the last year, it’s that digital marketing, content and virtual events can help you acquire qualified leads and close deals. Now more than ever, inbound marketing is a modern and efficient method of marketing that is highly measurable and scalable.
2020 was a challenging year. We all had to adapt on the fly to stay in business. But if there’s any silver lining we can take away from the year, it’s how business innovation—out of necessity—evolved at a rapid rate, improving productivity and efficiency and acting as a springboard for future growth.
As marketers, we all spend much of our time and effort creating thoughtful content for our website users. But all of that content could amount to nothing without proper technical SEO.
Most of us have owned or used something that had hidden features we knew little or nothing about. Did you know the little arrow on your car’s fuel gauge points to which side your gas tank is on? Or that a red Solo cup can also serve as a measuring cup?