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Enough Already! 7 Marketing Predictions We're Tired of Hearing
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About this time every year, something happens. No, I’m not talking about people celebrating holiday festivities, nor am I talking about your boss’ crazy leftover budget spending. I’m talking about those marketing predictions posts. You know — the ones that try to guess what the next year will bring for all of us marketers

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30-Day Blog Challenge Tip #6: Newsjacking
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From January 2-31, we are challenging everyone to blog more to see firsthand the results that blogging can generate. Participating companies should submit their blog URLs on this page to enter the challenge. Winner(s) will receive a complimentary ticket to INBOUND 2014 and be featured on the HubSpot Inbound Marketing blog.

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Google's New +Post Ads Now Available to Brands With 1K+ Followers
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Back in December, we reported that Google was testing out +Post ads with a handful of big brands. +Post ads promote a brand’s Google+ post across the roughly two million sites in Google’s Display Network using AdWords targeting data. That means if you went on a site like Elle, you could see a brand’s fully […]

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It's Been a Rough Week for Beyoncé: How a Different PR Approach Could Help
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There used to be a myth that PR was reserved for big brands with deep pockets. Hiring agencies or building an in-house team was considered a luxury until inbound leveled the playing field. This past week, Beyoncé’s tabloid scandal proved how important it is to tell your own story before someone tells it for you […]

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More Content, More Problems: An Inside Look at the Struggles of a Sales Rep [Infographic]
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This post originally appeared on the Sales section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Sales reps have a lot of responsibilities. Along with selling — which is, of course, what they were hired to do — they’re also expected to spend time researching accounts, generating

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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle: How to Use Business Byproducts to Create Growth Opportunities
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As a Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Venture Mentor, I have the privilege of working with some of the world’s most creative and inspiring future business leaders. Currently, I’m mentoring a startup called Tuckerman & Co — a mission-driven clothing brand hell-bent on creating environmentally sustainable clothing to address the abundance of unnecessary waste in the textiles industry. And […]

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22 Writing GIFs All Content Marketers Will Understand
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Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury once said, “I’ve never worked a day in my life. The joy of writing has propelled me from day to day and year to year.” While content creation can be a true source of joy for marketers, there are unique challenges that crop up along the way that few others […]

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How to Create a Trust Seal on Your Checkout Page
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Trust is everything. If you can’t earn consumers’ trust, you’re fighting a losing battle. And what’s a specific area that makes many consumers wary? That’s simple. It’s the way in which businesses handle payment information. In fact, a lack of trust in credit card processing is one of the top reasons for checkout abandonment. Research […]

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