Marketing

The Greatest Marketing Growth Hack of All Time (Hint: Cupcakes)
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A few years ago my team at RJMetrics was launching a short survey over the holidays. It’s a tough time of the year to get attention, especially when you’re a B2B SaaS company. At some point, someone suggested a cupcake giveaway. So we did. Ten participants were randomly chosen to receive a dozen cupcakes, and […]

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How to Turn Your Marketing Team Into Your Agency's Best R&D Department
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Every time I try a new recipe for a dish at a party, I try a little sample before I serve it to my guests — and not just because I’m always hungry (which I am). I do it because I would never want to serve something new to my guests that I can’t be […]

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Does Influencer Marketing Actually Work? A HubSpot Blog Experiment
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I ran my first experiment in influencer marketing in middle school. My mom had bought me a pair of practical (her words) but hideous (my words) sneakers — and insisted I wear them to gym class. Believing — maybe rightfully — that my reputation hinged on having cool footwear, I convinced my mom to buy […]

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The Best of B2B Marketing Content: 9 Examples
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Here at HubSpot, some of the most awe-inspiring moments take place when we get to take new products and features for a test drive. We transform, if it’s even imaginable, into even bigger geeks than we normally are, squealing with the excitement typically reserved for iPhone launches and new seasons of Netflix series. But alas […]

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The Next Wave in Digital Agency Marketing: Brick-and-Mortar Pop-Ups
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At this point, everyone knows that e-commerce is no longer “the next big thing” — it’s the current big thing. eMarketer estimates e-commerce sales will reach $4.058 trillion in 2020, or 14.6 percent of total retail projections for that year. The e-commerce space is a hot, crowded market, and the brands that rise to the top will […]

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Rethinking Subscriptions: Lessons Learned During the HubSpot Marketing Blog's Email Overhaul
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A few months ago, I took on the task of evaluating and reinventing the HubSpot Marketing Blog’s email subscription. It’s not that our email subscription wasn’t working. We were gaining an impressive number of subscribers each month. Those subscribers we’re opening and clicking on our subscription emails — and we had the traffic numbers to […]

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9 Reasons Your Marketing Agency's Retainers Aren't Bigger
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I’ve seen the inside of hundreds of marketing agencies over more than a decade, including my own.    Most marketing agencies struggle to generate recurring revenue. Many suffer through the ups and downs of the cash-flow roller-coaster because they never make the switch to recurring-revenue engagements. Some inch their way to consistency by securing one, […]

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How to Leverage User-Generated Content in Your Marketing Strategy
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These days, the phrase “content is king” still holds true (to an extent). But the rules surrounding content production as well as our understanding of it as marketers has changed. No longer is it about having content in spades, it’s all about quality. Having one great piece of content is always going to be better […]

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