Lights, Camera, Action: How to Record a Webinar Worth Replaying

Lights, Camera, Action: How to Record a Webinar Worth Replaying

A few short months ago, I discovered the beauty of webinars. I love to learn more about the marketing industry. Every chance I get, I’m on LinkedIn searching for engaging content that teaches me something new about social media or content creation. And my favorite way to learn is by watching a webinar. By taking an hour out of my day, I can gain valuable insights from industry experts about virtually any topic. In most cases, I’m introduced to a new thought leader in the space, as well. The only downside to webinars is that a lot of them are live events. Most of the time, my schedule doesn’t allow […]

Upstream vs. Downstream Marketing, Explained

Upstream vs. Downstream Marketing, Explained

How many times have you seen a term for something you already knew about? This probably happens a lot, right? For example, before I took marketing classes in college, I had no idea that there was a term for making sure your content has a better chance of ranking highly on search engines. (Hint: This is search engine optimization, or SEO). You may already know about upstream and downstream marketing. When I learned what these two terms meant, I found myself saying, “Oh, so that’s what it’s called!” You’re probably here for the same reason. So, let’s talk about the difference between these two terms and how they work together. […]

Reach and Delight (The Right) Customers with Cooperative Marketing

Reach and Delight (The Right) Customers with Cooperative Marketing

Let’s say you’re buying a new phone. You probably also have to buy a screen protector and case. But, never fear — The phone store has an array of both from different companies. They are bundled with the phone for a lower price. A phone store that bundles their products with complementary ones is an example of cooperative marketing. This offer takes advantage of products you’d already need to invest in when buying a phone, and uses that to entice you into purchasing. That way, instead of spending time and money to make a campaign about the phones a screen protector is great for, the cooperative partnership drives leads and […]

The Ins and Outs of Facebook Landing Pages

The Ins and Outs of Facebook Landing Pages

How many times have you interacted with an ad on Facebook and gotten lost down a rabbit hole? If you’re like me, your answer is probably up in the dozens. I could click on an ad about ice cream, and five minutes later, find myself looking at YouTube videos of homemade sundaes. Sometimes, though, I come across an ad that’s seamless — They’re quick to grab my attention, and it tells me everything I need to know when I reach the landing page. This morning, for example, I checked my timeline. I came across this ad while scrolling, and because I saw my favorite colors in the ad, I had […]

13 Online Team Building Games to Try with Colleagues

13 Online Team Building Games to Try with Colleagues

“As the saying goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is especially true in the context of distributed teams,” says Meaghan Williams, HubSpot’s Remote Work and Inclusion Program Manager. Team building gives your team a greater sense of togetherness. Most likely, you can envision team building games in your head: exciting team outings, fun outdoor activities, or after-work happy hour chats. But what does team building online look like? When members of your team work remotely, it can be a slight hurdle to foster team building without face-to-face contact. Williams notes, “It can be hard to build that same sense of belonging and commitment to […]

The Plain-English Guide to Brand Equity

The Plain-English Guide to Brand Equity

Before I buy anything that goes on my face, like skincare or makeup, I pour over the reviews. The only exception is when I’m shopping from a brand I trust. In some cases, I don’t even question a new launch from those businesses — I purchase the new items knowing I’ll be satisfied. It’s not that hard to trust a company that has never disappointed you. But today, I was skeptical. A makeup company I like is releasing a skincare extension. I was on the fence, so I wanted to see what my favorite YouTubers were saying. Most of them had the same reaction: “I don’t care about the price. […]

4 Major Ways Your Creative Agency Can Make Money

4 Major Ways Your Creative Agency Can Make Money

Every once in a while, I see a commercial that makes me think, “Well, who did they get to do that?” As a marketer, it’s something I can’t really help. I immediately strategize about target audiences and selling tactics — especially during commercials for the Super Bowl. When a video really impresses me, I research the advertising agency that conceptualized the campaign for its clients — like this one, from Sarto Restaurant: I loved how this commercial mixed funky music with action shots. Plus, it was intertwined with an interview with the Chef Du Cuisine. Hearing about the menu, inspirations about the restaurant, and seeing the type of food being […]

HubSpot Ran A Co-marketing Campaign: Here’s What We Learned

HubSpot Ran A Co-marketing Campaign: Here’s What We Learned

Co-marketing campaigns can be undeniably effective for increasing brand awareness, reaching new audiences, or creating amazing — and potentially delicious — new products. For instance, consider the partnership between Doritos and Taco Bell, which resulted in Doritos Locos Tacos, a delicious product promoted in a brilliant co-marketing campaign. If you haven’t heard of the partnership, watch the story unfold in this promotional video: In this case, the two B2C companies saw success in their venture — and now, the popular item is a mainstay on the Taco Bell menu. Marketers at the two companies can attribute the home-run to a certain tactic: co-marketing. A wonderful way for two companies to […]

It’s the Little Things: How To Write Microcopy

It’s the Little Things: How To Write Microcopy

Earlier today, I visited Yelp to order lunch. What I always really liked about the site is how easy it is to navigate. If I were accessing the website for the first time, I wouldn’t have any worries about how to use it to my benefit. Have you ever visited a website and noticed small phrases of text that guide you to your goal? Or, when you make an online purchase, is there text on the web page that lets you know your payment information is secure? That text is called microcopy, and it’s a wonderful tool for UX. For instance, let’s say I was visiting Yelp for the first […]

HubSpot Marketers’ Favorite Integrated Marketing Campaigns

HubSpot Marketers’ Favorite Integrated Marketing Campaigns

A tv show is returning, and I am pumped. “The Umbrella Academy” is a sci-fi show based on the comic book of the same name, and it’s nothing short of fantastic. Superheroes, comedy, a talking animal, and saving the world from imploding — what more could you want? When I first learned about the season, I was scrolling Twitter and came across the video announcement. I was stoked. A little later, I decided to check Facebook, and saw promo stills for the new season — only building my excitement. A couple of weeks later, I saw the official trailer for the first time on Instagram, and again on YouTube. Up […]