If you’re somewhere in between a total beginner and a modest level of experience when it comes to your understanding of inbound fundamentals, HubSpot Academy’s Inbound course will definitely be worth your time. As someone with previous experience creating content (like blog posts and landing pages) for inbound marketing agencies, with more of an intuitive, loosey-goosey grasp on the core concepts but no clear definitions, this course gave me a lot of “a-ha” moments.
You know when you search for a restaurant and google shares their address, website, hours and phone number? That's Google My Business. Small business owners have learned that claiming and customizing their Google My Business allows more foot traffic. So, why should medium, large or Fortune 100 companies take advantage of this?
As a business owner or marketing director, you likely know how critical it is to develop an effective inbound marketing strategy. Unfortunately, some marketing directors end up sabotaging their strategy by quickly diving into the deep end without taking the time to understand consumer behavior or focus on areas with the highest potential ROI. Below is a look at six common digital marketing mistakes and the key to overcoming them.
Everybody knows that the market is changing at an unprecedented rate, with the increasing influence of technology, from internet to social media to smart devices. And for small business owners, that means that the playing field has just gotten more competitive—a lot more competitive.
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.
Starting an inbound marketing campaign for your business is a great way to grow your company whether you're a mom-and-pop shop or an international enterprise business. For many business owners and marketers, however, getting started can be daunting. Are you ready to dive in with your inbound marketing plan? These key tips can help you get started.
Tip #1: Know Your Buyers
How well do you know the people who are buying your product or service? Have you taken the time to carefully put together buyer personas? When you have solid buyer personas, you don't just know the basic demographics for your customers. You have a better idea of what makes them tick: what they really need from your products and from your company. If you're struggling to put together effective buyer personas for your marketing campaigns, try our buyer persona worksheet. This simple worksheet will help you answer key questions about your customers that will, in turn, shape your future marketing efforts.
Inbound marketing can dramatically impact your company's business. In addition to driving traffic to your website, a well-orchestrated inbound marketing campaign will help your business rise above your competitors. However, inbound marketing is not without its problems and challenges. Knowing these challenges can help you develop realistic expectations and increase your odds of success for your campaign. Below is a look at the top five challenges with inbound marketing and some strategies to help you address those challenges.
There is no ‘on’ switch for an inbound marketing campaign. You can’t just flip the switch to have it immediately start producing great results. It takes time, effort, patience, and commitment.
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing software and has always been known for it's innovative approach to inbound marketing and software. HubSpot has always been driven to help businesses grow and succeed through their inbound marketing. And while it is definitely possible for companies to manage all of their own inbound makreting in-house (more on that in a minute), HubSpot also recognized the value for companies to partner with marketing agencies
So what does working with a HubSpot Partner Agency mean to you as a client? Let's take a look at several benefits of working with a certified partner.
Like they say, you can't know where you're going without knowing where you've been. Before making the decision to dive (or not to dive) into inbound marketing services, there are questions that any business owner and/or marketing manager MUST ask themselves and their team.
Inbound marketing, and honestly any major change in a business, shouldn't be a decision that is made lightly. Let's take a look at three tough questions that you need to honestly answer before you start your inbound marketing campaign.