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.
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.
Spring has sprung. Birds are chirping. Flowers have bloomed.
Unfortunately, we are stuck inside our homes this spring due to that retched Coronavirus.
However, if we look at the bright side, we now have more time on our hands. Something most of us honestly never thought we'd say. With this additional time at home, we're all trying to stay busy and be as productive as possible. One of the best things you can do for yourself and your business at a time like this is slow down to speed up. Take some time to review your data, improve your processes, and clean out your CRM and database.
In sports, playbooks are used to guide every member of the team and tell them what their specific role for that exact moment is. Where they need to be lined up, what their action is, what to look for from an opponent, etc.
Playbooks for your sales team should really serve the same purpose. They help you to give your team the winning strategy to know what questions they need to ask, how to respond to objections, what documents to send, what team members to loop in, etc.
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.
Picking the right CRM for your company is crucial. There are so many factors to consider. How much will this cost me? What are the contract terms? Can I customize layout and reporting? Will this integrate with other software that I use? What kind of customer support do they offer?
Automation is the way of the future in almost every industry. In sales and marketing, email automation is vital as it allows you to reach the masses, and become more efficient in your outreach. However, reaching the masses does you no good if your emails don't get responses or clicks. So as you create or amend your HubSpot sequences, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
When I first heard the term "Smarketing", I automatically thought it meant smart marketing. I zoned out and thought about what smart marketing looked like. It was reaching the right people (your target customer), through the right communications or mediums (social media, email, phone calls, video, etc). Then after I let my mind wander for a minute, I realized what I was thinking about the entire time was actually just good ol' marketing.
If you’re like me, then you've already missed out on spring cleaning. At this point the only logical decision is to let the clutter linger until next spring. However, you likely don’t have the same luxury at work as you do at home, and there's still some spring cleaning to be had. That's exactly why you need to block out some time in your calendar and clean out your CRM.