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Are Webinars Dead? How to Make a Webinar that Works in 2018

Hubspot Marketing

As an acquisition marketer, I hear questions like this all the time: "Is the PDF dead? Is the webinar dead now too? How should we continue generating leads for our sales team while continuing to innovate on the content formats we produce and gate behind a form?". It’s 2018, and the way our prospects and customers find and consume content has certainly changed.

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5 Things Marketers Need to Know When Working With Their Legal Team

Adobe Experience Cloud Blog

If you are a marketer, you probably think of yourself as a creative person, and when you think legal, maybe you think…not so creative. But is this a fair assessment? As someone with experience in both marketing and legal departments, I can say both are driven by a determination help the customer succeed. In this blog, I’ll outline five tips to help your marketing and legal teams work better together.

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5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to know what will shape marketing in 2018, just look where marketing technology is heading. Today, technology is much more than a dynamic arm of marketing – a sea of thousands of tools and resources for marketers to pick and choose from and add to their bag of tricks. Martech, the merging […]. The post 5 MarTech Trends That Will Evolve Marketing In 2018 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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4 Unconventional Ways to Promote Blog Content on Social Media

Content Marketing Institute

Remember when you could write an amazing blog post, paste the link with a featured image, and hit share on social to see your web traffic grow? The same old content promotion tactics don’t work anymore. With organic reach rapidly declining on social media, you need new ways to effectively promote blog content without paying for it. In this post, I’ll walk you through four effective and unconventional ways to promote your blog content on social media without paying for it.

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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Why Partnerships Are Your Secret Weapon to Building Referrals

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Partnerships Are Your Secret Weapon to Building Referrals written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Generating referrals is the key to securing your business’s long-term success, and it can feel like a pretty massive undertaking. One way to lighten the load and help you to create a more sustainable stream of referrals is to build partnerships.

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Why Good Site Architecture Is The Only CRO You Need

Neil Patel

When you hear the words “site architecture,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably SEO. It doesn’t take much digging into SEO best practice to learn that Google loves a site with clearly defined architecture that’s easy to crawl and index. But if you stopped your site architecture planning with just your SEO, then you’ve missed out on the greater picture.

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The 36 Best Instagram Captions for Every Type of Post

Hubspot Marketing

If you're anything like me, you take about four minutes choosing a filter for your Instagram photo, and about four hours deciding on a caption. Worst of all, after much creative effort and advice from friends, I'm usually barely able to write a caption that goes beyond, "Had a fun day with friends!". And I'm a writer -- go figure. Next time you're contemplating a caption to go with your Instagram photo, take a look at our complete list of captions for any mood you need to evoke.

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Gender Neutral Pronouns: What They Are & How to Use Them

Hubspot Marketing

In the past few years, the U.S. has made some small but mighty strides towards inclusivity, and language plays a big part in that. We've become rightfully cautious when we label other people, and are learning the importance of asking permission before identifying someone as a certain gender. In my English class in college, for instance, my teacher was progressive enough to say, "Please let me know which pronoun you'd prefer I use for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Storytelling

Hubspot Marketing

An art. Not a process, method, or technique. Storytelling is described as an art … the “art” of storytelling. And — like art — it requires creativity, vision, skill, and practice. Storytelling isn’t something you can grasp in one sitting, after one course. It’s a trial-and-error process of mastery. Sounds like a lot of work, right? It is, and rightfully so because storytelling has become a crucial component of the most successful marketing campaigns.

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9 Fun (Not Cheesy) Ice Breaker Games Your Employees Will Enjoy

Hubspot Marketing

Asking "How is everyone?" at the beginning of every meeting isn't always the best way to encourage connection and team bonding. Sometimes, you need to take it a step further with an ice breaker. The best ice breakers have the power to strengthen coworker bonds, stimulate better brainstorming sessions, and create an atmosphere of inclusivity. But it's easier said than done, and the wrong ice breaker questions can lead to awkwardness or even increased tension.

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Cracking the Code: Turning Intent Data into Go-to-Market Success

Speaker: Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo & Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2

Join Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo, and Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2 in this webinar where you're guaranteed to walk away with a fresh understanding of and a new perspective on intent data! Turn your go-to-market motions around with intent data! Instead of searching for ways to showcase your products, reach out to the customers that are searching for your solutions — then build your messaging around their needs to set you apart from the competition. 🚀 With

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When Is the Best Time to Post on Instagram in 2018? [Cheat Sheet]

Hubspot Marketing

In high school, one of my friends was determined to find the perfect time to post her Instagram photos to maximize the amount of likes she got. She was surprisingly scientific about it, posting at different times of the day and jotting down each of her posts’ “likes per minute”. After weeks of testing, she figured out which post time raked in the most likes, and, from then on, she could easily get 200 likes on all her Instagram posts.

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7 Free Project Management Software Options to Keep Your Team On-Track

Hubspot Marketing

59% of U.S. workers say communication is their team’s biggest obstacle to success, followed by accountability. Managing multiple projects at once, delegating tasks, and collaborating across teams is difficult on a good day -- but can become downright impossible when unforeseen obstacles get in the way. Miscommunication and inefficiencies in your project management process can lead to confusing and stressful experiences for your employees, and hinder your company's ability to satisfy your clients

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The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Content Creators

Hubspot Marketing

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Eggs and ham. You’ve probably heard of these famous pairs (or, in some cases, noshed on them), but for inbound marketers, there’s one pair in particular that goes hand-in-hand: content and marketing. Ninety percent of marketing companies use content marketing as part of their strategy. Still, that doesn’t mean all the content they create is top-notch, compelling, valuable content.

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Online Advertising: Everything You Need to Know in 2018

Hubspot Marketing

44 percent. That was the click-through-rate of the first ever banner ad , purchased by AT&T on HotWired.com in 1994. Nowadays, this ad would be considered the scum of clickbait. No sane person would ever click on it. Fortunately, online advertising has rapidly evolved since the 90’s, so you don’t have to rely on attention-repellent banner ads anymore.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Everything We've Discovered About Instagram's Secret Shadowban

Hubspot Marketing

When you're trying to grow a following on Instagram, you depend on hashtags and engagement to expand your audience and reach. So it can feel more than a little disheartening when it suddenly seems like your content isn't showing up anywhere. If you feel like your posts are receiving fewer likes and comments, or aren't appearing for certain hashtags, you might be shadowbanned.

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Email Marketing Best Practices: How to Send Emails Your Subscribers Will Love

Hubspot Marketing

This is a guest post written by Jamie Turner, founder of the 60 Second Marketer. He is an in-demand marketing speaker and author of the book entitled Go Mobile with Jeanne Hopkins, former VP of marketing at HubSpot. While email marketing may not get the attention some newer marketing channels get, it's still a terrific way for you to generate leads and convert more prospects for your business.

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The Ultimate List: 57 Online Local Business Directories

Hubspot Marketing

What is a business directory? A business directory is an online list of businesses within a particular niche, location, or category. One way local businesses can get found by online searchers is through inclusion in business directories. Today, Google is inserting itself between consumer and local business websites much more often. You need look no further than Google My Business conversion points, AMP , and featured snippets for proof.

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The Ultimate List of Instagram Influencers in Every Industry (94 and Counting!)

Hubspot Marketing

In 2017, 92% of marketers who used influencer marketing found it to be effective. Influencer marketing has grown steadily in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason -- oftentimes, customers trust influencers over celebrities when choosing which products to buy, or which brands to endorse. In fact, marketers have seen such success from influencer marketing that almost 40% of them plan to increase their influencer budget in 2018 and beyond.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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The 15 Best Video Editing Apps for 2018

Hubspot Marketing

If you're reading this blog post, chances are you already know you should incorporate more video content into your marketing. But like most new strategies, you might need to prove its ROI before you get budget. And that can be tricky, because to make a great video, you need a few things -- like a camera and editing software. You might already have a high-quality camera built into your smartphone, but editing your raw footage and preparing it for publication requires a third-party mobile app.

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How to Use Instagram: A Beginner's Guide

Hubspot Marketing

Over the past few years, Instagram has seen exponential growth -- from one million users in December 2010, to over one billion in 2018. It's hard to remember a time before Instagram. "Do it for the 'gram" has become a common saying, which means, essentially, "Do something so we can take a picture and post it to Instagram." If you're not part of the one billion on Instagram, you might want to reconsider.

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20 of the Best Free Stock Photo Sites to Use in 2018

Hubspot Marketing

Best Websites for Stock Photography. Negative Space. Death to Stock. Picjumbo. Stokpic. Kaboompics. Startup Stock Photos. Freerange. LibreShot. Fancy Crave. Unsplash. StockSnap.io. SplitShire. Life of Pix. HubSpot. Pexels. Gratisography. Jay Mantri. ISO Republic. New Old Stock. Pixabay. I got the image above for free on Unsplash. Yet for some reason, many publishers continue to push out cheap (and usually cheesy) stock photography to serve as a representation of their brand.

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The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags for 2018

Hubspot Marketing

Did you know an Instagram post with at least one hashtag averages 12.6% more engagement than a post with no hashtags? Hashtags are powerful. They can help your posts reach a target audience, attract followers in your niche, increase engagement, and develop a more positive and recognizable brand image. Here’s the thing, though: with great power comes great responsibility (#spiderman).

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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How to Create an SEO Strategy for 2018 [Template Included]

Hubspot Marketing

Here's a cliche among digital marketers: Search engine optimization (SEO) isn't what it used to be. Here's a true statement you don't hear as often: Your SEO strategy for 2018 shouldn't focus on keywords. These days, most businesses understand the basic concepts of SEO and why it's important. However, when it comes to developing and executing a sound SEO strategy for your business, just creating content for the keywords your customers are searching for is both arduous and, well, wrong.

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The 17 Best Advertisements of All Time

Hubspot Marketing

I’ve always been a little leery of proclaiming anything "the best." I never declared anyone my best friend as a kid because I was afraid my other friends might assume I thought less of them. So it was a little difficult for me to come up with just one "best" advertisement of all time -- which is why there are 17 in this post instead. Why are these campaigns some of the best ads of all time?

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Facebook Cover Photo Do's and Don'ts [+Cover Photo Templates]

Hubspot Marketing

Facebook Cover Photo Size. Optimize your cover photo for the right dimensions: 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall for desktop, 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall for mobile. If your uploaded image is smaller than these dimensions, Facebook will stretch it to fit -- making it look blurry. When people arrive at your Facebook Page, where do you think they first look?

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14 Ways to Get Free Advertising for Your Business

Hubspot Marketing

When you work at a small business with a limited budget, it’s not really possible to shell out $340,000 for a 30-second TV commercial, or $10,000 for an email marketing campaign. It can be frustrating when your budget dictates how many people your business can reach. Surprisingly, there are a lot of free ways to supplement your paid advertising efforts.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.

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The Top 12 SEO Tools of 2018

Hubspot Marketing

There's nothing quite like a sudden Google algorithm update to leave marketers feeling equal parts confused and concerned. It seems like they wait for you to get all of your ducks in a row and then unleash an update that makes your efforts instantly obsolete. Sure, they're pretty open about that fact that they're doing this for everyone's own good -- each algorithm tweak brings us one step closer to more relevant search results, after all.

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5 SMART Goal Examples That'll Make You a Better Marketer

Hubspot Marketing

When I was 14, my dream was to play college baseball. But I had one small problem: I only weighed 100 pounds. And even though I still had four years to bulk up and improve my skills, I knew I had a long way to go. Fortunately, my coach always knew how to keep my drive alive. After a grueling practice or workout, he would harp on how the long-term is just a series of short-terms.

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The 5 Best Free Email Accounts for 2018

Hubspot Marketing

You need it for networking, job recruitment, downloading resources, transferring files, setting reminders, meeting with colleagues, and so much more. Even with the rise of office chat platforms, you still depend on email for a surprising number of things. But unfortunately, not every email service is completely free to use. And even the free ones might not be the easiest to use or have all the features you need.

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5 Marketing Plan Examples to Help You Write Your Own

Hubspot Marketing

You did it. You’ve been spearheading your organization’s content marketing efforts for a while now, and your team’s performance has convinced your boss to fully adopt content marketing. There’s one small problem, though: your boss wants you to write and present a content marketing plan to her, but you’ve never done something like that before. You don’t even know where to start.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an