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Data Privacy Laws + Marketing: A Layperson's Guide

Jan 30, 2019 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in marketing

Data privacy is quickly becoming a business focus around the world, and it's only the beginning. Technology has reshaped our privacy expectations, and there is increasing backlash, as well as legal and regulatory action, that has been generated in response. This rapidly evolving landscape will fundamentally change how business is transacted online.

Huge data privacy scandals are making headlines, and conglomerates like Facebook and Google are being hit with significant financial penalties under applicable laws. As a result of the shifting legal landscape, consumers' expectations around privacy are once again shifting, too.

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7 Psychology Principles to Influence User and Customer Behavior

Jan 16, 2019 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in marketing, lead generation, customer acquisition

The ultimate goal of any marketing campaign is to influence human behavior. That’s why the most successful marketing campaigns incorporate and leverage certain principles of human psychology. 

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Chatbots: A Primer for Marketing Teams

Jan 9, 2019 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in technology, marketing, customer acquisition

If you’ve spent any time online over the last two years, you’ve more likely than not encountered chatbots. And if you haven’t, you will soon. Chatbots, often referred to simply as “bots,” are heralded by many as the next must-have-technology for marketing and sales.

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are adopting chatbots rapidly, and there are many powerful applications within any given company. More and more big brands, from Nike to Whole Foods, have already embraced bot technology, and now chatbots are quickly becoming mainstream. Research from Forrester showed that in 2016, just 5% of companies worldwide were using chatbots regularly. Compare that to a recent survey by Oracle, which found that 80% of senior marketing and sales professionals expect to be using chatbots for customer interactions by 2020.

Chatbots are an excellent reminder that the digital revolution is far from over. We’re actually right in the midst of it. As more and more companies join in, marketers need to get a good grasp on how to use this powerful technology for the good of their brand.

So, let’s explore this emerging technology, what it means for marketing teams, and how to leverage it successfully for your brand.

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Lead Generation Tips: When Cold Calling Isn't Working Anymore

Dec 28, 2018 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in sales, sales enablement, lead generation

If you've been noticing a diminishing return on your cold calling investment, you're not the only one. Digital technology has massively disrupted the way business communication is conducted, and sales teams are seriously feeling the impact. 

The harsh reality for many sales teams is that in today's modern marketplace, cold calling just isn't sufficient to hit your sales and growth goals.

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HubSpot Pop-Up Forms: Convert Leads with this Simple Tool

Dec 18, 2018 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in marketing, HubSpot, lead conversion, lead generation

Pop-Up Forms, formerly known as "Lead Flows," are a great and easy tool inside of the HubSpot growth stack that lets any website add a conversion point (form) to any website page, without any coding knowledge at all.

Pop-up forms are simple three-step forms for gathering customer information that can be set to appear on any page on your website. 

Here's how to use them effectively to generate leads.

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How to Build Landing Pages That Convert Like Crazy

Nov 29, 2018 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in websites, lead conversion, lead generation, optimization

When it comes to landing pages, conversion is the name of the game.

Optimizing landing pages for conversion is a great skill that will open up your funnel's floodgates, increasing leads at all stages. No matter what download, opportunity, engagement, webinar, or other asset you're promoting with your landing page, there are several best practices you can follow to skyrocket your conversion rates.

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How to Create Content That Search Engines Love

Nov 15, 2018 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in marketing, content, content development, inbound marketing, SEO

Improving SEO and growing organic traffic is a top priority for many marketing teams. Yet, few teams excel when it comes to creating content that regularly earns favorable attention from search engines.

Creating content that search engines love means following a set of best practices to earn positive attention. Stick to these best practices, and you'll see dramatic uptick in organic website traffic and leads, along with a marked return on your content marketing investment.

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11 Clever Ways to Use the HubSpot Prospects Tool

Nov 7, 2018 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in sales, technology, HubSpot, sales enablement

The HubSpot growth stack includes tons of useful tools for sales and marketing teams. One of its most powerful and intriguing features is known as the Prospects tool. It's a tool that's been around since the very early days of HubSpot, and it's one of the most interesting features to both new and existing HubSpot customers.

Understanding the potential power of the HubSpot Prospects tool and how to leverage it gives marketing and sales teams a huge competitive edge.

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Create a 2019 Sales Plan in 9 Steps

Oct 30, 2018 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in sales enablement

A clearly defined and organized sales plan is the perfect launchpad for success if you want to crush your 2019 growth goals.  

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8 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Website Project

Oct 23, 2018 / by Kelly Stoner, PMP posted in websites

Website projects have sort of a bad rep. They're rather notorious for going over-budget, out-of-scope, over-deadline, and causing a significant amount of stress. 

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