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How to Use Customer Data to Fuel Your Lead Generation Strategy

One thing that COVID remote work reminded many of us of is how important  our user experience and messaging is to our bottom lines. While staying safer at home, websites saw an increase in traffic. But how many companies were able to convert more leads with that increased traffic? Even more importantly, how many organizations did not even have an opportunity to convert leads on their website because it was not properly optimized? 

We've talked before about the importance of website optimization for search, website user experience, and growth driven design strategies, but there is another aspect that is crucial and must occur before any tactical decisions are rolled out for successful campaigns.

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Software Marketing Strategy: 3 Content Creation Tips for SaaS

Content is an integral part of an effective software marketing strategy. Software as a service (SaaS) organizations should be creating content like any other business to improve SEO, drive engagement on your website, and move leads along your sales funnel so that they purchase and enjoy your software. Unfortunately, creating content as a SaaS company isn’t always easy. Oftentimes, your software may be technologically complex or competing for attention in an already-crowded arena.

Additionally, writing about technology can be dry or full of industry buzzwords that may not be familiar to the average consumer.

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5 Reasons Why Buyer Personas Are Important for Your Business

Personas take your target demographics deeper and help you understand not only WHO your customer is but also HOW to talk to them. When you understand their motivations you can more easily speak to their needs in yoru marketing materials. You can read more about personas and learn to create them in another blog post: Creating Personas: What Are They and How Do I Develop One.

If you already have a good understanding of what they are and how to create one, now you might be wondering why buyer personas are important and how they can help your business.

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How to Rethink Your University Marketing Campaigns

Higher education has pivoted, or at least created additional peripheral degree offerings, based on the digitally advanced mindset of today's students. Just like the publishing industry or marketing industry has seen in the past decade, students are demanding new, advanced options in both course and delivery options. What we are really talking about is user experience. But not only does higher education need to rethink their offerings, they also need to rethink how they market those offerings.

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The Best SaaS Marketing Strategies

The software as a service (SaaS) industry has been on a full takeover campaign over the past few years, shaking up every part of the business world. However, anyone in the industry can tell you that SaaS marketing is an entirely different beast from other types of marketing and requires some serious strategy to get results. 

Although the SaaS revolution seems to have occurred overnight, with millions of businesses relying on service organizations to store their valuable data off-site, the industry’s booming popularity was due in part to some pretty impressive marketing. Here are some of the best tips from industry experts to help get your SaaS company on the map. 

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Rethinking Your University Marketing Campaigns

With student retention declining and enrolled students demanding new course delivery options, marketers are under an increasing amount of pressure to attract prospective students. But as we know, doing the same things as before will not get new results. Here is a great example to inspire rethinking and repositioning your university to be seen differently in the marketplace.

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How to Use HubSpot to Build Your Fitness Brand

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. 

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Selling Salt to a Slug is a Bad Strategy - Enter Buyer Personas

If you're in sales, you've likely had a slow period before. A tough month, a brutal quarter, or just an absolutely abysmal year. When I reflect back on my own personal career in sales, I've hit multiple slow times, where I feel like I'm grinding, I'm hitting the phones, I'm prospecting harder than ever, and still not seeing the results I need. Now you feel trapped, right? A bad week turns to two, quickly that bad month hits you and before you know it the end of the quarter is here and you're nowhere close to quota. You sit down with your sales manager, go through the data and it appears you're doing all the right things - you're making all the calls, and sending great emails. Sales is just a numbers game, so keep your head high, hit those phones and let's pray the next quarter is better.

WRONG.

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The Ins and Outs of Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing - you've heard a lot of buzz about it, but you may not be quite sure what inbound marketing means for your business. How are you supposed to tackle the inbound marketing challenge? What types of content do you really need for your business? If you're considering boosting your sales through inbound marketing, there are several key things you need to know. 

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What is Inbound Marketing and Why do You Need It?

True marketing is about creativity, finding ways to not only reach your audience so that you can tell them about your product and service, but to nurture relationships and create an unforgettable experience that will inspire them to tell their friends and keep them coming back for more.

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