What Is Event Branding? + 5 Examples to Inspire You

The look and feel of events changed exponentially after March 2020 as companies moved live events to virtual spaces. But whether your event is online or in-person over the year ahead, event branding is essential to create a memorable experience for attendees. When I joined Adobe MAX 2020, for example, the virtual event felt as close to an in-person experience as possible. The opportunities to learn from accomplished speakers energized me and made me feel connected to the company. That’s no surprise, because 91% of people have positive feelings about a brand after joining events. But memorable experiences don’t happen randomly…

How Performance Marketing Works [+ 6 Tools You Can Use]

A lot of companies have employee referral programs. The concept is simple: If you refer someone who ends up getting hired, you earn a reward (typically a cash bonus). It’s a win-win – HR gets qualified candidates while employees feel motivated to assist in the search process. The caveat we often see is that if the employee leaves the company within a certain window, the reward is null and void. Why give out a commission if the company won’t see a return on their investment? This is the same principle behind performance marketing. Let’s dive into how performance marketing works,…

The HubSpot Blog’s 2021 Reader Experience Survey

At the HubSpot Blog, we love to hear feedback from our valued readers. Whether you read the Marketing, Sales, Service, or Website Blog, we invite you. to tell us about your reader experience and what you’d like to see more of from our team. All of your answers will remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for your feedback. We’re excited to review your submissions and work towards making our content even better for our readers! Having trouble seeing this form? Fill it our here instead.  Loading… Did you just give us a good review? You might want to subscribe to one…

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Trends in 2021

Marketing moves at the speed of light … er, at least it feels that way when you’re brainstorming a new campaign or strategy, and all of a sudden, a new statistic or technology release changes everything. On a yearly, quarterly, and even monthly basis, new trends and techniques pop up and transform the way we attract, connect with, and market to our audiences. But keeping up with these changes isn’t always enough. To succeed in the fast-paced, marketing world, you have to stay ahead of the game. That’s why we created this guide — influenced by some of our very…

How to A/B Test Your Pricing (And Why It Might Be a Bad Idea)

Choosing the right pricing for your product is a little bit like Goldilocks. Too high, and you risk alienating a large majority of your potential customers. Too low, and you likely won’t have enough revenue to run a sustainable business. Plus, consumers might not value your product or brand as highly if they see a much lower cost than competitors’. But how can you get it just right? That’s what we’re going to explore in this post. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of A/B testing your pricing — and how to do it. Plus, some alternatives to A/B…

A Plain English Guide to Real Time Bidding

Since its inception in 2009, real-time bidding (RTB) has become one of the most popular ways to purchase ad inventory online. But even for experienced marketers, this type of programmatic advertising can be a very confusing concept. I, for one, get intimidated just by reading the word “programmatic.” So let’s break down what RTB is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using it – all while keeping it jargon-free. Before we dive into RTB, let’s cover a few basics. An impression, which is when an ad is displayed on a user’s screen, is the currency used in…

How to Run a Focus Group for Your Business

When you’re developing or launching a new product, service, or business, you’ll want to have a general sense of how receptive your target market will be to it. Typically, this is done through extensive market research — and one key component of the research process is running a focus group. A focus group is a small group of people, typically representative of your target market, with whom you share ideas and ask questions about your product, service, or business. The individuals who make up the focus group should be a mix of current customers and people who’ve never made a…