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Digital Marketing Trends: What to Adopt & Ditch in 2020

The end of the year can be viewed as a hectic time to cram in last-minute responsibilities and check off boxes on your to-do list, but it can also present the perfect time to pause and reflect on the past twelve months of ups, downs, and constant learning. 

Here at HIVE, we’ve been winding down 2019 by looking back on the marketing trends that brought us tons of success and others that were more of a whomp-whomp feeling. We enlisted the help of some other digital marketing specialists to create a list of which marketing trends are worth bringing into 2020 and which ones should be left in the dust. 

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Creating A Marketing & Sales Strategy For A Great 2020

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.

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Top 5 Benefits of the HubSpot Academy

 

If you’re familiar with the Hubspot CRM or HubSpot Marketing software, you probably already know that it’s one of the best programs for inbound marketing and sales teams. The platform offers plenty of freedom with easy integration options for social media, email, and websites, but the system (and sometimes even the concept of inbound marketing) can be unfamiliar to members of your team. This is where HubSpot outshines the competition and positions itself as an industry leader.

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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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The Power of Consistency in Your Marketing Efforts

Today's digital marketing channels are wider than ever. You have the opportunity to reach a wide range of potential customers in a variety of different ways. Your customers are connected. They can find you on social media, check out your emails, and search for you as part of their regular search queries. 

Are you exercising consistency across all of those channels? 

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Identifying the Gaps in Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

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.

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4 Digital Marketing Ideas to Increase Leads & Customers

What could every business (regardless of whether they're B2B, B2C, or nonprofit) use more of? Leads and customers, of course! That's where marketing and digital marketing come into play, but in today's crowded market, it's getting harder and harder to differentiate yourself and stand out. So, in order to continue to increase the number of leads in your pipeline and the number of active customers that your business services, you have to get creative. You need some digital marketing ideas to spur growth.

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What Should Be In Your Digital Strategy?

Your digital strategy should run everything in your online marketing campaign. It should educate new employees, it should evaluate the effectiveness of prior campaigns, and it should guide all decisions (related to your online marketing) into the future. Essentially, it's your marketing bible.

Many businesses talk about their digital marketing strategy without actually having one, or only having pieces of one. For a strategy to be successful it has to be honest, realistic, and it has to change over time to adapt to the market, the business, your customers, and campaign success or failure.

So, does your strategy have everything in it that you need? Let's take a look at the key points that should be evaluated and included in your official strategy.

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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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How to Develop a Digital Strategy to Generate Leads Online


The backbone of any good online marketing campaign is a killer digital strategy. Far too many businesses are operating without a solid digital strategy and are essentially throwing mud against the wall hoping something sticks. You'd never go into a business without a business plan, right? Why do the same thing when looking at your marketing?

Here we're going to look into what should be in your digital strategy in order to use it to generate more leads online.

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