Is Facebook Messenger the New Email? 3 Experiments to Find Out
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Let’s just come out with it: Email is becoming less effective for marketers. It might not be dead yet, but it’s not exactly the shiny new channel it used to be. Just think about your own inbox — how many marketing emails are you subscribed to that you delete without opening? We thought so. It […]

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The Digital Marketer’s Guide to Programmatic Marketing
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The evolution taken in place in digital marketing over the last decade is amazing. We’ve gone from horrendous keyword stuffing and “spray and pray” campaigns to incredibly smart and efficient strategies that maximize ROI. This evolution has largely been fueled by data and predictive analytics. And what I love is the power that small-scale marketers […]

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16 Video Marketing Statistics to Inform Your Q4 Strategy [Infographic]
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As marketers find more innovative ways to attract audiences, video has become a meaningful part of the strategic conversation. Video is long past the status of an “up-and-coming” marketing tactic. It’s here, and it’s an increasingly powerful way to communicate your brand story, explain your value proposition, and build relationships with your customers and prospects.  […]

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6 Digital Storytelling Lessons from Pottermore
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As technology continues to lower the cost of content production, today’s end user is asked to digest more stories than ever before — in conversation, in written text, at the movies, in advertisements, and even through web design. With so much to absorb, it’s essential for digital marketers to differentiate their content and deliver an […]

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The 7 Best Office Music Playlists for Productivity
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Not long after I first started at HubSpot, I was welcomed with a fresh pair of orange, noise-canceling headphones. At the time, I had no clue that these headphones would carry me through many long work days and some of the deepest, darkest levels of writer’s block. Over two years later, they are truly the […]

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16 Essentials to Creating a Trust-Boosting Twitter Profile
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I don’t need to tell you how big trust in business and marketing is. Trust is everything. You can pull every clever trick in the book, invest thousands of dollars in slick, sexy advertising and work tirelessly on conversion optimization tactics. But at the end of the day, it’s trust that leads to sales. That’s […]

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Onboarding Checklist: A 90-Day Framework for Content Teams
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Houston, we have a turnover problem. As the years pass, there seem to be a growing number of studies on employers struggling to retain their people — and the high costs associated with the resulting turnover. What’s at the bottom of it? Is it workplace culture? Is it missed salary expectations? Or can it all […]

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5 Key Traits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs
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Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook as a simple “hot-or-not” site to get back at classmates. Nike founder Phil Knight called the now ubiquitious shoe company his “crazy idea.” Instagram began with a single photo filter to make turn its users into less-crappy photographers. You probably couldn’t have predicted their success at the time, but today, all […]

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