5 Ways to Use Audio in B2B Marketing

5 Ways to Use Audio in B2B Marketing

Whether you prefer to stream music in the car or listening to the hottest podcasts — odds are there’s some form of audio content that you love to consume. I too am one of those people who always has to be listening to something. Whether it’s a new Spotify playlist or the latest episode of a podcast, I use pretty much every opportunity to consume audible content. I’m hardly the only one who’s partial to audio in this way. With consumers spending more time alone or at home in 2020, marketers have noticed a major uptick in audio content and listenership. This isn’t shocking. In recent years consumers have increasingly […]

Think You Know LinkedIn? 8 Common Myths Debunked

Think You Know LinkedIn? 8 Common Myths Debunked

Ever wonder what happens when you hit the magical “500+ connections” level on LinkedIn? Or how people connect with those outside of their immediate network? Or how to keep your entire network from seeing a tiny profile update? Though LinkedIn is a powerful tool for business professionals across all industries, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how it works. Read on to learn the truth behind some of the most pervasive LinkedIn myths. Myth #1: LinkedIn is only helpful if you are looking for a job. Truth: LinkedIn is a great place to build your professional brand, stay up-to-date with your network, and gain insights and knowledge at […]

Deals Closed Rise Significantly as May Comes to an End [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

Deals Closed Rise Significantly as May Comes to an End [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

For the last few months, businesses around the world have had to rapidly adapt to the impact of COVID-19. In a time where it seems like things change every day, it can be difficult to gauge whether the challenges your business is facing are widespread. That’s why we’re publishing week-over-week benchmark data for core business metrics like website traffic, email send and open rates, sales engagements, close rates, and more. These core metrics are split by region, company size, and industry cuts, so you can explore data for companies most similar to yours. You can find the data, and more context on the dataset and sources, here. Because the data […]

How Dynamic Content Makes Your Marketing More Personal

How Dynamic Content Makes Your Marketing More Personal

The first time Amazon introduced me to the perfect book for me via their recommendation engine, I was completely awed. The idea that a website could not only recognize a return visitor, but also discern their interests and alter their site experience accordingly felt like nothing short of magic. For instance, when I check Amazon’s site, I can find numerous personalized recommendations just for me, and it still feels like a delight, every time. Since then, data-driven personalization has become more common, though not entirely pervasive in the marketing space — perhaps due to a lack of understanding around how it really works. I mean, just what drives all this […]

How to Master Content Marketing on LinkedIn

How to Master Content Marketing on LinkedIn

There are a few different avenues for sharing information on LinkedIn, but which one is the best method? And what if you’re not ready to invest in paid advertising? There has to be another option, right? The good news is that there is another option. In fact, there are a couple of ways that marketers can leverage LinkedIn’s platform for content distribution without having to pay for it. Looking to send out short, digestible content? Engage with a status update. Have something long and poignant to say? Publish an article. To help you get a better handle on where and how to execute a content marketing strategy on LinkedIn, keep […]

How to Audit Your PPC Campaign & Identify Metrics for Success

How to Audit Your PPC Campaign & Identify Metrics for Success

If you manage a Google AdWords account to supplement your organic SEO efforts, you know there are a plenty of metrics available to track and analyze. Sometimes it can be confusing and overwhelming. Since we all have limited bandwidth, it’s a good idea to narrow down the key metrics that really give you meaningful insight into what’s working — and what isn’t — in your paid search campaigns. Before we dive into the key metrics to track, let’s review a checklist to look over when you’re auditing your pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. 1. Check your location and target settings. When you’re auditing your PPC campaigns, the first step should be to […]

9 Ways to Crush the End of a Blog Post

9 Ways to Crush the End of a Blog Post

When I graduated from college a few years ago, there were a couple of lessons that stuck with me. First, as a journalism student, I was taught to never write a conclusion for an article. While this became a habit, it’s something I’ve had to unlearn as a marketing writer because you need to write a conclusion in your blog posts. Second, in my screenwriting class, I learned that every sentence you write should either move your story forward or reveal information. As a blog writer, this second lesson is the standard I hold myself to. With conclusions, it’s no different. Conclusions are a necessary element of your blog posts […]

How to Create a Landing Page: The Simple Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create a Landing Page: The Simple Step-by-Step Guide

The other day, I was reading a blog post about using Twitter for marketing. While reading through the post, I noticed an offer for a free ebook about the same thing, and by clicking on it, I was taken to a new page. This page let me know what was in the ebook, how to download it, and the benefits of this content. I also noticed a few things that separated this particular webpage from others. Source First, I noticed that this landing page was simple. It wasn’t terribly busy, and the design seemed to directly support the ebook. Second, I noticed that all of the copy was nicely organized […]

How to Create Detailed Buyer Personas for Your Business [Free Persona Template]

How to Create Detailed Buyer Personas for Your Business [Free Persona Template]

Marketing Margie. Sales Sam. IT Isabel. Accounting Alan. Do you know who your business’s buyer personas are? And if so, how much do you know about them? Buyer personas are semi-fictional representations of your ideal customers based on data and research. They help you focus your time on qualified prospects, guide product development to suit the needs of your target customers, and align all work across your organization (from marketing to sales to service). As a result, you’ll be able to attract high-value visitors, leads, and customers to your business who you’ll be more likely to retain over time. More specifically, having a deep understanding of your buyer persona(s) is […]

The Tactics HubSpot Used to Rank #1 for More Than 34,000

The Tactics HubSpot Used to Rank #1 for More Than 34,000

People are hungry for immediate answers. Luckily, it has never been easier to find the information you’re seeking via search. A lot of marketers want to know: how does HubSpot optimize for search? I talked to our blogging team to find out, and put together a series of insider tips we’re eager to share with you. Check out the tactics below, and start maximizing organic traffic to your own blog. 1. Embrace complex clusters. Search algorithms are ever-evolving, and in 2020 they’re as smart as ever. Search engines are now capable of recognizing connections across search queries. This has big implications for marketers. Gone are the days when the searcher […]