A Behind-the-Scenes Look into HubSpot’s Newest Content Marketing Strategy (Part 1 of 3)

This post is a part of Made @ HubSpot, an internal thought leadership series through which we extract lessons from experiments conducted by our very own HubSpotters. How do customers discover new products nowadays? Despite there being many ways of becoming aware of a product, there is a simple route to considering it for purchase. If you’re like me, you do it every time you’re looking to buy or try something new: You turn to your friends (and in many cases, Google) and ask, “What are the best X products?” If you’re using Google, your query looks something like this:…

As a marketer, we typically ask ourselves the following question at least a dozen times a day: “Would our prospects and customers like this?” Ideally, you’ll use a mix of qualitative and quantitative data to arrive at the answer to that question. But one great place to know what your customers like (and love … and hate … ) is directly from the customers themselves. At HubSpot’s department-wide marketing team meetings, for instance, we often host customer panels. There’s good reason for this. As Senior Product Marketing Manager, Katriona Heaslip, notes, “A good marketing strategy should always incorporate the voice…

What Shifts in Product Demand Mean for SEO

Posted by SabrinaBombergerIf you’re working in e-commerce through the COVID-19 crisis, you’ve likely noticed some wild shifts in the way your products are viewed and consumed by the public. After all, the needs of the entire world have changed in some capacity. It makes sense that purchasing habits have, too. This shift in demand might require an equal shift in your marketing strategy. As an SEO, you need to make sure that you understand the new demands on your product in the given market, and ensure any on-site changes are SEO-friendly. These strategies apply not only in the midst of…

How to Build a Brand Through Live Streaming [+ Examples]

Nowadays, it’s critical you invest in a video marketing strategy to build brand awareness and expand your reach, particularly since so many people prefer watching video over other types of content. But even the most robust video marketing strategy often misses one key element: live streaming. Over the past few years, live streaming has become a popular marketing tool. In fact, in 2019 alone, people watched 1.1 billion hours of live video, and 82% of people prefer live video from a brand over standard social media posts. Additionally, live streaming is an effective method for building trust and demonstrating authenticity….

12 Tactics That Take Webinars From Good to Great, According to HubSpot Marketers

In 2020, with conferences and events going virtual, a number of brands around the world have heavily embraced webinars.  Along with allowing marketers to educate audiences about topics related to their brand, webinars can also offer major lead generation benefits. But, while a number of successful marketing pros make creating webinars look easy, there’s actually a hefty amount of work that needs to go into planning them in order to see solid engagement. The lead-up to a webinar requires other facets of inbound to come into play — everything from getting a speaker to join the webinar, to planning blog…

How To Focus Your SEO Strategy: A Quick Guide for Businesses New to Online Optimization

Posted by AnnaleisMontgomeryWith businesses making the move to serve their customers primarily online and the footfall of customers in physical stores dropping dramatically, the value of SEO has been rediscovered. Businesses are now paying closer attention to their online experience and how they can compete on the internet. This post will offer a guide to businesses looking to enhance their organic reach and traffic, by providing some SEO solutions to issues they might be experiencing. This includes information suitable for businesses that haven’t engaged with SEO as a channel before, as well as those who have had more experience with…

Social media is no longer an optional marketing channel — it’s a necessary one. But that doesn’t mean results are a given. When it comes to social media, you’ll either have a lot of success interacting with your customers, or you’ll see little results — and that depends on the level of effort you put into it. For every business that has found success in social media marketing, there are at least two more spinning their social wheels with no tangible results. It’s time to change that trend. For many, social media is simply a place to post links to…

If you’ve been on the internet, chances are you’ve come across stark, simple websites or ad creative. In fact, this design sensibility — known as minimalist design — has been rising in popularity, though it’s far from a passing trend. What is minimalist design? Minimalism is a design aesthetic that embodies the phrase “less is more.” With minimalist design, you push an idea by stripping it down to essential (sometimes bare) elements, using clean, modern, and minimal aesthetic, font, and color choices. Whether you’re curating an Instagram feed or designing a web page, there are plenty of advantages to minimalist…