The end of the year can be viewed as a hectic time to cram in last-minute responsibilities and check off boxes on your to-do list, but it can also present the perfect time to pause and reflect on the past twelve months of ups, downs, and constant learning.
Here at HIVE, we’ve been winding down 2019 by looking back on the marketing trends that brought us tons of success and others that were more of a whomp-whomp feeling. We enlisted the help of some other digital marketing specialists to create a list of which marketing trends are worth bringing into 2020 and which ones should be left in the dust.
We all know how important creating a strategy is for almost everything we do. Whether you're planning to spring clean your home, coach your kids basketball team, or figure out how to have your most profitable year ever - you need a strategy.
If you rely on HubSpot for marketing automation or customer relationship management, lifecycle stages are an essential component of the platform. The problem is that they can be really confusing to understand since the concept of each stage is open to interpretation and adaptation, but HubSpot’s current format makes the lifecycle stage implementation pretty rigid and automatic. Developing a clear understanding of the purpose of each stage and how they can work most effectively to motivate leads to become customers will help your sales and marketing teams avoid the need for workarounds in the future.
The holidays are right around the corner, which is about the time most people start thinking about charity, donations, and gift-giving. However, for nonprofit organizations, attracting public attention to sustain their cause is a consistent process throughout the entire year. During the seasons when donating and volunteering are not necessarily top of mind, it’s essential for charities to have a robust marketing plan. But, like most good things, marketing costs money. This is where Google Ad Grants comes to the rescue.
If you’re familiar with the Hubspot CRM or HubSpot Marketing software, you probably already know that it’s one of the best programs for inbound marketing and sales teams. The platform offers plenty of freedom with easy integration options for social media, email, and websites, but the system (and sometimes even the concept of inbound marketing) can be unfamiliar to members of your team. This is where HubSpot outshines the competition and positions itself as an industry leader.
Thanks to a combination of social media, soaring health insurance costs, and affordable access to lifestyle tech devices, the health and fitness industry is booming. I mean seriously booming. Over the past decade in the U.S. alone, the $30 billion industry has grown by 3 - 4% every year, which might explain why you’re seeing signs for CrossFit gyms and açai bowls everywhere these days.