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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring an Inbound Marketing Agency

Posted by Dani Buckley

November 19, 2019

Choosing the right inbound marketing agency isn’t something an organization should take lightly, as there are a lot of really great options out there (especially when it comes to HubSpot partners). However, not all agencies are created equal—and even ones who are equally effective might not be the right fit for your business.

Most marketing agencies will be on top of their game, claiming to have mastered digital marketing services. The claim may be valid, but beware, there's a fine line between trendy and truthful. Website design, email marketing, and social media campaigns are all fundamental services of inbound marketing agencies; however, they're just simply marketing tactics. To effectively implement inbound marketing, you need an agency with a comprehensive, strategic program in place. 

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Topics: inbound marketing, Hiring an Agency

Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing: What is the Difference?

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 29, 2019

As recent as 10 years ago, marketers wouldn’t have used the terms ‘inbound’ and ‘outbound’ to differentiate marketing strategies and tactics. Marketing all fell under one umbrella, and the idea of separating the two was really just in its infancy in many ways.

Because of the vastness of the internet and its ability to connect people to any kind of information they want at any given moment, it has become important to understand not only the differences between these traditional, outbound methods of advertising and promotion, and the newer—largely digital—inbound strategies, but also how these two types of marketing can work together.

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Topics: inbound marketing, marketing strategy, outbound marketing

Inbound Marketing: The Answer to 3 of the Most Common PEO/HRO Marketing Problems

Posted by Dean Moothart

October 22, 2019

As the economy heats up and businesses are growing, business leaders are seeking ways to take advantage of market opportunities and maximize their revenue growth potential. They’re renewing their focus on core competencies and eliminating distractions wherever possible. They can’t afford to devote their most valuable resource – time – to things like processing payroll and managing human resource policies. 

There’s no doubt that these are important tasks, and there are significant risks associated with neglecting or taking short-cuts in these areas. But no entrepreneur starts their business dreaming of someday shopping for the most cost-effective healthcare benefits. 

They would rather solve customers’ problems, build their brands, and grow their revenue. Therefore, more and more companies are choosing to outsource these human resources tasks and functions to professional employer organizations (PEOs) and human resource outsources (HROs).

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Topics: inbound marketing, PEO Marketing

Save Time! Convert Video Interviews into Multiple Forms of Content [VIDEO]

Posted by Kim Peek

September 13, 2019

Most employees know the importance of blogging for business. It’s getting them to create the content that becomes the obstacle. There’s never enough time; they aren’t strong writers; SEO is a foreign language – whatever the reason, getting consistent quality content is hard.

Luckily, we know some tips and tricks that can help make content creation a lot easier – plus, saves a whole bunch of time!

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Topics: video, inbound marketing, content creation

Your Session Guide to HubSpot’s INBOUND 2019 Conference

Posted by Amanda Meade

August 27, 2019

Next week, over 24,000 marketing and sales professionals are gathering in Boston for HubSpot’s annual INBOUND conference, are you ready? 

In our digital world, having the opportunity to network and connect face-to-face with like-minded people is rare – and an adventure our team doesn’t take lightly! Think about it; most business deals aren’t made in an office setting. When you’re shaking a hand to make a deal, it’s typically over dinner, a drink, at an event, or on the golf course. In-person interactions are sacred, and conferences can be the very key you need to help create, build, and nurture lasting relationships. 

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Topics: inbound marketing, Hubspot INBOUND conference, sales and marketing

15 Habits of Highly Successful Companies Using Inbound Marketing

Posted by Shaye Smith

August 16, 2019

When a strategic inbound marketing plan is in place for your company, you should get more leads, get better leads, and improve your overall sales performance. I say 'should' in the previous sentence because there are many factors that play into a successful inbound marketing strategy - and many companies don't have these all in place reap the benefits of this investment. So what are the companies doing that are successfully implementing these strategies to drive more revenue and see great results?

I asked our team to share what is working for the companies who are utilizing inbound marketing to its fullest potential and tell what they are doing to drive success. Here's what they said. 

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Topics: inbound marketing

How to Minimize the Risk of One Large Client as the Driving Force of Your Revenue

Posted by Dean Moothart

August 9, 2019

I talk to a lot of small- to medium-sized professional services firms who are growing. Their revenue is going up in the right direction; they have a lot of activity and are busy. But when they take a step back to dive into their revenue numbers, there's one thing that is very scary.

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Topics: inbound marketing, sales playbook

Living in an Age of the Empowered Buyer Requires a Fresh Approach to Prospecting

Posted by Dean Moothart

July 26, 2019

Outbound prospecting for new business has always been a bit of a numbers game. Years ago, when I first started as a Sales Development Rep, the formula was simple. If you made 100 phone calls, you could expect 10 appointments, and at least 1 of those prospects would turn into a client. The numbers would vary from industry to industry and market to market, but that was the standard everyone was shooting for.

Outbound prospecting is still a numbers game today. Unfortunately, the numbers are just a lot bigger. It requires more phone calls and more emails than ever before to get fewer responses, fewer appointments, and fewer clients. Why is it so hard? What’s changed?

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Topics: lead generation, inbound marketing, prospecting

Are You Just Blogging? Or Are You Strategically Blogging? [VIDEO]

Posted by Shaye Smith

July 3, 2019

Many people out there think they are blogging. Are they just blogging to blog? Or are they strategically blogging to get results and drive the efforts closer to success?

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Topics: content strategy, inbound marketing, blog strategy

"Our Industry Doesn’t Use Social Media" is No Longer an Excuse, and 4 Steps to Get Your Business on Social Media

Posted by Maryanne McWhirter

June 19, 2019

79% of the United States population has a social media profile. I really don’t even need to go further. I could end the post right here with this statistic. If 79% of the population is somewhere, do you want your business to be there? If you answered "yes," then your business, no matter the industry, should use social media. Simply being present and intentionally representing your brand, on a platform which 79% of the population lives, is beneficial. A strategic social media strategy can also play a major role in the success of your inbound marketing strategy.

How your business can successfully use social media is an entirely different conversation. Some industries have really seen obvious success on social media. To name a few: restaurants, retail, real estate, entertainment and fashion. Many of these industries have a visual product, yet all of them still require informative content to be effective. Yes, some industries are more effective than others with social media marketing, but with intentionality, effort, and commitment, any company, in any industry, can benefit from social media marketing.

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Topics: Social Media, inbound marketing, marketing strategy

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