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9 B2B Blogging Myths That Are Still Alive in 2017

January 12, 2017 by Will Kerschbaum
Found in: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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B2B blogging has been one of the most effective inbound marketing tactics for years, and it's the most popular method among marketers. Blogging is so important, that 76% of B2B marketers planned to produce more blog content in 2016. But not everybody is winning at blogging. Only 42% of B2B marketers say they’re effective at content marketing, including blogging. How come?

With all the plethora of best-practices listicles out there, you’d think most businesses would find blogging to be a cinch. But the fact is, there are plenty of blogging myths that are still alive and well in 2017.

Are you buying into any of these common blogging myths?

Use an Ideal Customer Profile to Spot Bad Customers

December 27, 2016 by Will Kerschbaum
Found in: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Buyer Personas

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There was a time when our agency would do business with anyone who wanted to work with us. It helped ensure that our people had a paycheck at the end of the month, and we were getting a lot of projects that we were good at. What's not to love, right?

But we discovered that many of our good-paying clients were also our worst clients. We bent over backwards for them time and time again to do amazing work, but we weren't enjoying the work and the clients were never fully satisfied. What went wrong?

Inbound Marketing Around the Web—December 2016

December 08, 2016 by Will Kerschbaum
Found in: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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Zoinks! Holiday season already?! The holidays can be stressful for marketers, because there’s added pressure to see a healthy bump in sales at the end of the year. But they sneak up so fast. And what’s the best way to take advantage of the holidays—especially if you’re a B2B marketer?

Here’s a handful of helpful holiday marketing tips—our gift to you. Happy holidays.

It’s Not Too Late! Get Your Inbound Marketing in Order Before 2017

November 22, 2016 by Will Kerschbaum
Found in: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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2017 is the Year of the B2B Marketer. Didn’t know that? It’s true; and you can make 2017 your best year yet. No matter how messy or disorganized your digital marketing may have been this year, you can run a successful inbound machine that converts more leads and wins more customers.

You’ve already mastered the first step toward that goal—you’re finding hugely valuable information from our blog! But there are a lot of moving parts to inbound marketing—and, let’s face it, HubSpot isn’t the easiest platform to set up from scratch. If your digital marketing isn’t optimized, or your HubSpot account isn’t set up properly, you’ll struggle to see the ROI that’s possible.

If you want to achieve greater success in 2017, you’ll need to get your inbound marketing in proper working order...before the new year begins.

Speed Up Your Content Workflow with HubSpot's New Curation Tool

November 10, 2016 by Will Kerschbaum
Found in: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, HubSpot

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If you're like me, you come across great content ideas all the time—whether it's on Twitter, in your email inbox, or on blog posts and Pinterest boards. But when you're in the middle of some other task, it's easy to quickly forget whatever it was that sparked your juices. Or maybe you jot down those ideas, but your notes are all over the place—siloed, disorganized, and incomplete.

Even if you're using content curation apps like Evernote or Pocket, they're not integrated into your content process. So you've got a slush pile of thoughts that you'll never get optimal use out of.

That's where HubSpot's latest innovation comes in. HubSpot Collect is your centralized idea hub for collecting inspiration and ideas from all over the web.