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Building the Best Tech Stack for Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

We've all seen the movie Frankenstein, right? Man creates a monster by piecing him together. Your tech stack might be looking similar if you're using a rotating cast of integrations and tools to maintain it. I'm here to drop some knowledge on your tech stack. If your tech stack has been acting monster-ish lately, it may be time for a change. Having a functional, powerful tech stack to power your business is an integral part of executing your inbound marketing strategy.

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How to Use HubSpot: New Dashboard Customization

If you're like most businesses, you rely on dashboards to run your business. From sales dashboards, website dashboards, and key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards to customer service dashboards and everything in between, HubSpot's dashboards and reporting are very flexible to give you and your team the high level data that you need at a glance. Now, they've gotten even better with the ability to add custom text, tags, images, and videos right to your dashboard!

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Lead Generation: Lead Scoring and Attribution Points

Lead scoring is a topic we touch on often in the marketing world. But unless you know what lead scoring is and how it works, the topic can be confusing and feel unattainable for your marketing team. While there is planning and work that goes into establishing lead scoring on your website assets, it's valuable information that can power your sales and marketing teams can use to close deals, make strategic content, and speak directly to your soon-to-be-customers. Our sales-guru Michael, Business Development Manager at HIVE, covered lead scoring in his latest vlog. Click the video below to take a listen or read the transcript that follows to get started on your lead scoring journey. 

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Using Inbound Marketing to Implement Your Creative Marketing Ideas

Want to integrate creative marketing ideas into your inbound strategy, but aren’t sure how? HubSpot has the perfect course for you. HubSpot has an inbound marketing course that covers all the bases of inbound from social to analytics to sales.

Having recently completed this course, I recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to market their business effectively. Going through each lesson, I learned about the fundamentals of inbound marketing, the role each fundamental piece plays, and how to use these elements to create a successful content strategy to align with your larger inbound marketing goals. These fundamentals can help you transform your creative marketing ideas into actionable marketing tactics.

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Inbound vs Outbound Marketing: Why Your Business Benefits With Inbound

Like most fields of business or study, the marketing world is vast. There are numerous methodologies that marketers use to speak to an audience. There are buzzwords and acronyms used to describe everything from a button on your website to your business metrics. And there are countless marketers with different titles and job responsibilities creating strategies and promoting companies across the country and world. 

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How to Use HubSpot: Asset Partitioning

Your HubSpot account is home to a lot of contacts, assets, and information. Multiple teams use your customer data to influence their decisions, get in contact with leads, and close deals. HubSpot has hefty customization possibilities to streamline your asset management, but only if you know how to use the full extent of your tools. 

Asset partitioning is an easy way to organize your content so that only relevant team members have access. This can cut down on asset misuse or editing that can cause headaches across teams. 

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HubSpot Themes Introduction: Gettin' Buzz'd Podcast Season 3 Episode 1

It's a brand new season of the Gettin' Buzz'd podcast! On this episode, Dustin and Michael are talking to HIVE Lead Developer Tyler West about HubSpot Themes. Take a listen in the video below or keep scrolling to find the complete transcript. 

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How to Use HubSpot: Deal Record Property Customization

Each business has a different sales process and that means that we each have different information that we need to be able to see at a glance in a deal. Using HubSpot deals is a great way to organize your pipeline, manage your active and closed deals, and help your sales team prioritize their prospects.

HubSpot is an extremely flexible tool and you can make it function exactly how your team needs it to function. That includes customizing your deal record properties and customizing the mandatory information for deal creation.

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10 Creative Marketing Ideas to Use in 2021

The best marketing campaigns of the past year all have one thing in common — they did much more than just promote their brand. The campaigns we love and that make the biggest impact make us think about the industry, the world at large, and our place in it. Global and national companies can do this easily, but it's important for smaller businesses to also think outside the box. Channeling your creative energy into your marketing campaigns can help your business attract more attention from customers and leads. Here are ten creative marketing ideas you can put to work in your campaigns in 2021. 

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How to Use HubSpot: Enabling Cookies by Category for GDPR

What COVID-19 did to the world, GDPR did to the marketing world in 2018. It completely turned the marketing world upside down. Now, anytime you are capturing data from a contact in the European Union, you have to be transparent about what you're tracking, allow your contacts to opt-in or opt-out, and at their request, you have to be willing to delete all data you have on them. It's a pretty big deal for privacy.

Now, for a lot of companies, GDPR has no effect. If you don't sell to or work with anyone in the EU, then you don't necessarily have to follow GDPR. But — this isn't going to be the end of this kind of regulation. California has already rolled out the CCPA which is similar and we expect other states and countries to jump on this train sooner rather than later. One option that you can now enable for your GDPR (and general privacy) is cookies by category and give your website visitors access to choose which cookies they want to allow or disallow. Here's how.

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