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Why You NEED a Digital Strategy for Your Fitness Marketing

As a successful fitness business owner (and we know you are!), you know that you want to grow your business. I mean...when you're passionate about helping people achieve their health and wellness goals, there's nothing too big and there are never too many people, am I right? But what's the best way to go about growing your business? Where should you focus your efforts in order to see that growth and be able to help more people? Well...if you've landed on this blog, you probably already know that digital marketing is a great way to do both of those things.

Unfortunately digital marketing is not easy and it does require a lot of thought, work, and experimentation to get it right. It's really easy to invest a lot of resources and money into digital marketing and not see any tangible return or not understand whether you're seeing a tangible return or not. In fact, a study by Smart Insights found that 47 percent of businesses are doing digital marketing without a clear strategy. That said, you really can't afford to just throw some random content out into the world and hope it sticks! That is not the most effective or efficient way to go about marketing your business. Instead, you want to be strategic about your efforts. And being strategic means starting with a solid strategy that you can use for all of your digital marketing. 

Still not convinced? Here are 6 reasons you NEED a digital strategy for your fitness business.

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Social Media Marketing Services: Is Snapchat Right for My Business?

It's no secret that there are a lot of social media marketing services out there. The sheer number of platforms and things you can do with each can be incredibly overwhelming! And you've probably heard of one of the hottest apps and social media platforms right now: Snapchat. There's been a lot of argument in the past couple of years about whether Snapchat is a valuable marketing tool for businesses or if brands shouldn't waste their time with it at all. I'm here to tell you that I think Snapchat, when used correctly of course, is a great marketing tool and that, as long as it makes sense for your brand, it can be incredibly valuable to your company. So stop asking "is Snapchat right for my business?" and let me show you why it just might be!
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4 Ways Law Firms Can Benefit from High Value Content Offers

 It's no secret that content is one of the most effective forms of marketing. The fact of the matter is that consumers are doing a TON of research on their own before reaching out to companies for more information. In fact, 57% of the sales process is actually complete before a prospect ever reaches out to a salesperson! This is because we, as consumers, have access to so much information that we feel there's a lot we can do on our own prior to contacting a company. Although it might be concerning, this is no different for businesses in the legal space. When a person is faced with a legal issues, oftentimes the first place they'll go to learn more information is Google. Not only do you, as a law firm, want to make sure that person finds your firm to work with, you also want to make sure that they're getting the best information available so they don't end up ultimately hurting their case. Content marketing is a great way to do both of those things! While blogs, social media, website design, and email marketing can be very valuable tools for legal marketing, one of our favorite content tactics for lawyers specifically are high value content offers. Let's take a look at why and how it can help your firm.

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How HubSpot Marketing Software Makes Writing Blogs SO Much Easier

We've talked a lot about how blogging can be beneficial for your business. It not only serves to provide your customers and prospecitve customers with valuable information, it also helps bring more leads to your site and establishes you as a thought leader in your industry. But the fact of the matter is that blogging can be time-consuming and difficult especially if it isn't your full-time job or you have to, you know, run your actual business. So how can you reap the many benefits of blogging in a more efficient way? By using HubSpot's Marketing Software!

Before I jump into some of the great benefits of using HubSpot for blogging, I want to make sure that you, as reader are ready to take that next step with blogging. If you're still not sure if blogging is right for your business, check out our 5 Reasons Blogging For Business Is A MUST.

If you know you want to blog but aren't sure where to start, check out some of these helpful posts: 

For those of you who know for sure that you want to be blogging and have a pretty good idea of the things that need to happen for your blogs to be beneficial, read on to learn how HubSpot can make your blogging easier and more effective.

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Why "Closing the Deal" Shouldn't Be the End of Your Lead Nurturing Campaign

I've talked a lot about lead nurturing and it's value in helping to grow your business. The fact of the matter is that not everyone is ready to buy the first time they come to your website. In fact 57% of the sales process is actually complete before a customer ever reaches out to a company. In our current world, customers have access to more information than ever before and they use that to their advantage by consuming mass amounts of research before they contact a salesperson. By the time your leads are contacting you, they most likely have thoroughly researched your business and all your competitors businesses and they probably have already decided that they want to work with you. But what about those prospects who come to your site, fill out a form and leave never to be seen again? That's where you're lead nurturing campaign comes into play, helping keep your business name in front of those people anticipating the moment they might finally be ready to make a purchase. 

The mistake most companies make when it comes to their lead nurturing is stopping it once your lead has become a customer. Sure closing a lead into a customer is incredibly important but that doesn't mean that your relationship ends once they've signed a contract or made a purchase! Wouldn't you rather develop a long-term relationship with these people? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes" (and, trust me, it should be), read on.

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6 Inbound Marketing Influencers You MUST Follow Immediately

Whether you're an inbound newbie and are looking to jump in feet first this year or you've been doing it for a while and it's old hat for you, we all need inspiration sometimes. I think that one of the best places to find inspiration is by following wildly successful and awesome people who do the same thing as you. That's right, hook your social media feeds up with some influencers and sit back and soak in some inspiration. 

So if you find yourself needing some inbound marketing inspiration so you can really kick your marketing up a notch this year, check out my list of 6 inbound marketing influencers you MUST follow immediately.

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How Writing Blogs Can Help Build Your Health and Wellness Company

You've probably heard that blogging can be incredibly beneficial for your business. But you also might be wondering how exactly blogging can help you grow the business. After all, it can be a total time suck and how can you ensure that anyone will want to even read it? Is this really something worth the time it takes? Well I'm here to tell you that blogging is definitely worth it. In fact, consider the following stats:
  • 81% of US online consumers trust information and advice from blogs. (Source: BlogHer)
  • Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links. (Source: Hubspot)
  • 92% of companies who blog multiple times per day have acquired a customer from their blog. (Source: HubSpot)
  • B2B marketers who use blogs generate 67% more leads than those that do not. (Source: InsideView)
  • 81% of companies consider their blogs “useful,” “important,” or “critical”. (Source: Hubspot)
These stats make it pretty clear that consumers are trusting information from blogs more than they ever have in the past. And as a health and wellness business, you can leverage and even profit off of that by investing in writing blogs for your company. You might still be wondering, however,  how exactly writing blogs can help you grow the business. Let's take a look at some of the ways blogging can benefit you.
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8 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

2017 is right around the corner and I, for one, am really hoping that it will be a better year than 2016. And that more celebrities don't die in the next two days because you've taken enough from us! Although 2016 was a difficult year for many of us, there were actually a lot of great things that came out of the digital marketing industry in particular and I'm expecting a lot of those things to continue to influence our marketing in 2017 and beyond. That being said, let's take a look at some of the digital marketing trends that will dominate in 2017 (and beyond).
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SEO Optimizing Your Blog Post with HubSpot

As a marketer, you're probably already aware of how important it is to write your blogs with SEO in mind. I've spent time explaining how to choose a keyword, where to place that keyword in your blog and how to make sure that you are doing everything necessary for Google (and other search engines...which exist...kind of) to know how to return your blog in it's search results and help people find your business. But all of these steps can feel incredibly overwhelming! There's so much to remember and make sure you're doing correctly! How can you possibly be expected to get it right every time?

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How We Increased Website Traffic 147% with Three Emails

HIVE Digital Strategy has been a HubSpot partner agency for a little over a year and is currently working with various clients who use the HubSpot software. We've talked a little generically thus far about some of our favorite aspects of the HubSpot software but in this post, I wanted to dig a little deeper into some specific results we were able to accomplish with one of our clients who is using the software.

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