Why Marketers Need Responsive Emails in 2020

Why Marketers Need Responsive Emails in 2020

The other day, I received the following email from Adobe and opened it on my desktop at work: This email from Adobe gave me a top-notch email experience on desktop. However, I didn’t have time at the moment to “Learn more”, so I marked the email as unread and saved it for my commute home. An hour later, on the T, I re-opened the email on mobile. Now, imagine if I opened this email on my phone and the image was low-quality, the text was too small to be read, and the call-to-action button was broken — as someone who prefers to read email marketing messages on their phone, this […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Local SEO in 2020

A Comprehensive Guide to Local SEO in 2020

Local search is powerful for small businesses: four out of five consumers use search to find local information, which means if your business isn’t optimized for local search, you could be missing out on 80% of your potential customers. In short, local SEO is critical if you want your business to stay relevant. To help you optimize your business for local SEO, we’ve created a comprehensive guide, which will cover local SEO tips and tools. By the end of the guide, you’ll have a firm understanding on how to optimize your business to reach potential consumers who use local search to choose which products or services they’re going to buy. […]

6 Brands That Used Social Media to Boost Their Subscriber List

6 Brands That Used Social Media to Boost Their Subscriber List

More than likely, you’ve heard the debate on whether it’s more worthwhile to invest in email marketing, or social media marketing, to turn leads into customers. Of course, ultimately, the most effective approach to marketing would be to integrate both social media and email marketing, so you can make the most of your email subscribers as well as social media followers. With intense competition in the digital marketplace, it isn’t enough to follow the email marketing tips and simply include social media links in the emails — on the other hand, it also isn’t enough to create a newsletter CTA in your Instagram profile. To get the most out of […]

5 Ways 5G Will Impact Marketers

5 Ways 5G Will Impact Marketers

By the end of 2019, the four biggest U.S. cellular carriers rolled out 5G across the country. With the rollout of this new high-speed network comes a number of news articles, commercials, and promotional content explaining how 5G will dramatically change the world. Despite all the 5G hype, you might still be asking yourself, “What the heck is 5G and how will it impact my business?” What makes 5G so revolutionary? While wireless networks of the past could only really power mobile devices up to the size of a tablet, 5G will be strong enough and fast enough to smoothly power computers, televisions, and even smart devices. This networking power […]

HubSpot’s Marketing Team Worked Remotely for One Week. Here’s What We Learned.

HubSpot’s Marketing Team Worked Remotely for One Week. Here’s What We Learned.

Think about the last time you were on a conference call with someone in a different location. Did you run into any communication challenges — technical, or otherwise? Did you find yourself trying to speak up but failing to get a word in? If there were multiple people on that call, did you find that everyone was able to participate? Remote meetings are becoming increasingly commonplace. Not everyone you work with is able to sit down in the same room with you. For many of us, most of our meetings now include remote employees or team members from across the globe. That’s the trend we started to see at HubSpot. […]

Local Email Marketing: A Crash Course

Local Email Marketing: A Crash Course

You’ve read the stats: email marketing is an undeniably powerful marketing strategy. In fact, on average, email generates $38 for every dollar spent, which is a 3,800% return on investment. And did I mention that there are almost four billion email users worldwide? Crazy, right? Email marketing works for companies with customers all over the globe, like BuzzFeed and Uber, two huge companies that have invested in an impressive email strategy. But what do you do when you’re working for a local company? One that runs on a much smaller scale? Customers are right in your area, and to make sales, you have to focus on locality. Enter your solution: […]

Everything You Need to Know to Dominate Local Search

Everything You Need to Know to Dominate Local Search

The internet lets you reach billions of people around the globe, but if you’re like many small or local businesses, world domination isn’t really on your radar (not yet, anyway). What makes your business tick is your local community, whether on the town, city, county, or state level. So with all the choices consumers have nowadays for where to get their products and services, how do you ensure they find your local business first? You do everything in your power to get your website in the top search engine ranking positions! And luckily, there’s a lot you can do to tip the scales in your website’s favor. From on-page optimization […]

How 6 Social Media Networks Have Changed in the Last Decade

How 6 Social Media Networks Have Changed in the Last Decade

At the beginning of 2020, millions of social media users took part in a #TenYearChallenge which encouraged them to post one photo of themselves from ten years ago up against a photo of themselves today. But while the #TenYearChallenge showed us how much our friends have changed, have you ever wondered how much your favorite brands have changed? As a social media user, looking back to see how the platforms you’ve used every day have changed can feel fun and nostalgic. As a marketer, looking at the evolution of these platforms can also give you insight into how the overall social media industry and internet trends have matured and how […]

The 7 Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Marketers in 2020

The 7 Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Marketers in 2020

Social media is an undeniably powerful marketing tool in 2020. We’ve seen the stats that back up using social media as a legitimate business practice. And we’ve seen examples of companies that saw phenomenal ROI after a social media campaign. But how are marketers managing multiple social accounts, encouraging proper engagement, and analyzing and proving their social platforms ROI? With social media analytics tools. In a nutshell, social media analytics tools are generally part of a larger social media management software platform. They collect data from connected accounts, such as engagement, reposts, and replies, and compile them into reports that break down the numbers, providing you with insights about the […]

How to Market Your Local Business’ Grand Opening

During the last month or so, my husband and I have driven by this grand opening sign on our way to his parent’s house about a dozen times. After a couple of weeks, we decided to look up what it was for. We found out a new restaurant was opening, and we were pretty excited to have a new place to try (sometimes it gets boring going to the same places!). Since we were looking forward to it, we told our families, and decided to give it a try for one of our weekly dinners. This is exactly the result you’re looking for when you’re marketing your grand opening. For […]