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Education Marketing: 5 Ways To Improve Student Recruitment

As we look forward to a new academic year, we are all beginning to think about all that the next year could bring. For schools and education organizations, that means improved student recruitment through more effective education marketing. With more competition, an industry that hasn't really had to focus on marketing in the past, and an increase in the number of schools and districts throughout the US, schools are struggling to effectively recruit and retain students. Let's take a look at five ways to improve your student recruitment with effective education marketing in the new year.

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HubSpot for Startups: Ready, Set, GROW

Starting a business has never been easier. File a quick form with the state, register a domain, file with the IRS and you're off and running. 

However, growing a business has never been more difficult. There are new businesses popping up every second and that means competition is greater than ever. In fact, approximately 627,000 new businesses open each year!

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HubSpot Onboarding: 7 Tips to Get Started

We've been there. You signed up for HubSpot, you've been shown all the cool things that it can do and how powerful it can be. You are excited to get started. 

Then you actually get into the tool and realize that you have no idea how to use it.

It can be daunting and confusing. It's such a big tool that you're not going to learn it over night. It will take time.

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Why We Moved to the HubSpot CMS

Since I started our business in 2014, we have been on team WordPress. Just like many other businesses and agencies out there, we gravitated towards WordPress because it's so well known, fairly easy to use, super customizable, and there are approximately a zillion plugin options to help accomplish whatever you want your website to do. We've gone through a few different iterations of our website over the last six and a half years and each of them has been a new WordPress site...until this one.

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The Cost of Inbound Marketing

No matter the type of business you run, inbound marketing is likely among the most important components of your long-term success. The goal of this type of marketing is to attract new customers by creating content and experiences that are tailored directly to the needs and desires of these individuals. When implemented correctly, this strategy uses various types of pull marketing, which include blog posts, social media, content marketing, and search engine optimization.

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11 Creative Marketing Ideas to Use in 2020 [UPDATED]

Updated for 2020.

The best marketing campaigns of the past year all have one thing in common - they all 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.

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Marketing for Reviews

In 2019 our team ventured into the world of podcasting and started the Gettin' Buzz'd video podcast. Hosted by our CEO and Founder, Dustin Brackett, and Business Development Manager, Michael Thebeau, the   Gettin' Buzz'd podcast  is all about pulling back the curtain on important marketing and sales tactics and topics with the goal of sharing some of our expertise and helping our listeners/viewers with actionable tips that they can implement right away.
 
Check out our fourth episode on marketing for reviews. Transcription of the episode is available below. Be sure to follow our   Gettin' Buzz'd YouTube channel  too!
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Marketing & Sales During COVID-19

These are trying times and most, if not all, industries are being impacted in some way. The world is frightened, cautious, and clinging to their toilet paper like it's gold.

In all seriousness, there are a lot of things that businesses have to consider when it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and somewhere near the top should be your marketing and sales efforts.

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Get More Out of Networking

In 2019 our team ventured into the world of podcasting and started the Gettin' Buzz'd video podcast. Hosted by our CEO and Founder, Dustin Brackett, and Business Development Manager, Michael Thebeau, the   Gettin' Buzz'd podcast  is all about pulling back the curtain on important marketing and sales tactics and topics with the goal of sharing some of our expertise and helping our listeners/viewers with actionable tips that they can implement right away.
 
Check out our third episode on getting more out of networking with Tammy Urbach of 4BR. Transcription of the episode is available below. Be sure to follow our   Gettin' Buzz'd YouTube channel  too!
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Is Public Relations Dead?

In 2019 our team ventured into the world of podcasting and started the Gettin' Buzz'd video podcast. Hosted by our CEO and Founder, Dustin Brackett, and Business Development Manager, Michael Thebeau, the   Gettin' Buzz'd podcast  is all about pulling back the curtain on important marketing and sales tactics and topics with the goal of sharing some of our expertise and helping our listeners/viewers with actionable tips that they can implement right away.
 
Check out our second episode on Is Public Relations Dead with Yvonne Hall? Transcription of the episode is available below. Be sure to follow our   Gettin' Buzz'd YouTube channel  too!
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