HubSpot Best Practices: Email Marketing
Even with so many ways to reach out to your prospects in an era of multiplying digital platforms, email marketing remains an effective tool for generating leads.
But it’s not enough to just hit the send button and shower your list of prospects with selling points.
Your email has to make it through a gauntlet of spam filters, competing messages and demands on your audience’s time – not to mention that pesky “delete” button.
Even so, with modern tools, this process is easier and more effective than ever.
HubSpot’s email marketing capability, part of the Marketing Hub, provides a much-needed edge for your email campaigns with tools that let you tailor your lists,… Continue Reading >>
HubSpot Marketing Hub Starter vs. Professional: Which Is Better for Your Business?
The marketing automation and CRM software market is becoming more saturated each year – market research firm Prescient & Strategic Intelligence estimates a 13.1% compound annual growth rate of the industry by 2030.
Whether or not your company already uses a marketing automation platform, the message is clear: many businesses are discovering the benefits of marketing automation to tie together all of their marketing efforts in one place. But with all the big-name systems to choose from, where do you start, and how much do you invest?
This leads to another question: what do you need? Let’s explore these options within the HubSpot Marketing Hub. While we do not work solely with HubSpot (looking at you,… Continue Reading >>
3 Marketing Partner Best Practices: How Does Yours Stack Up?
As a former head of product management and working with so many clients that have been under-served by their so-called marketing “partner” over the past 14 years, I know what ineffective marketing looks like and how much it can hold you back.
How well does your marketing partner stack up with the following?
1. Being a True Marketing Partner vs. a Vendor
Does your marketing company actively bring new lead generation and thought leadership ideas to you on a regular basis? Do they meet with you on a regular basis and provide monthly reporting? Can they provide useful guidance on even beyond marketing?
2. Thinking Strategically vs. Opportunistically
Does your marketing company developed a comprehensive marketing plan for you every year that identifies the right combination of digital marketing,… Continue Reading >>
Innovaxis Is Your HubSpot Gold Partner
After years of helping clients get the most out of their marketing automation capabilities, Innovaxis is proud to be taking the next step as an official HubSpot Gold Partner.
From Pardot to SharpSpring, Marketo, and more, we have worked in a lot of marketing automation platforms. And – simply put – HubSpot is the best.
As the most powerful and intuitive marketing automation software we’ve seen, HubSpot is flexible, agile, and scalable to a company’s needs. HubSpot is a great option for companies who do not have a CRM, but for those that do, the platform seamlessly integrates with existing CRMs for streamlined marketing efforts.
We have used HubSpot for years and have experienced the benefits of the platform firsthand.… Continue Reading >>
B2B Marketing Automation Software: The Case For & Against
Thanks to aggressive sales reps from HubSpot, Pardot, Act-On, Marketo, SharpSpring, and others, many businesses get excited about B2B marketing automation software. It’s the definition of the proverbial “shiny object.”
However, the vast majority of businesses, especially SMBs, are not ready to take advantage of marketing automation software and its myriad features. Why?
When Marketing Automation Makes Perfect Sense
- You have a written marketing plan at least for this year that connects the dots between your financial goals and marketing activities
- You have a website that already generates good search engine rankings for keywords and subsequent lead generation
- You have good website content and some higher level marketing collateral (e.g.
Adobe Business Catalyst: Far Better than WordPress for B2B Small Business
Update: Adobe has announced the end of life for Adobe Business Catalyst as of March 25, 2021. Contact us to learn the best options to migrate your website.
As an Adobe Business Catalyst partner for over five years, I’m often asked why this web content management software (WCMS) is so effective for business-to-business (B2B) marketing for small and mid-sized (SMB) businesses. Having worked with WordPress for numerous years, as well as Joomla, Drupal, Modx, Umbraco, Miva, Adobe Muse, American Eagle, Ruby on Rails, Tridion, HubSpot, and good ol’ straight HTML, here’s why Adobe Business Catalyst continues to make so much sense for our clients and for us (this is an Adobe Business Catalyst website).… Continue Reading >>
Website Development vs. Web Design
Web designers are a dime-a-dozen. A commodity. It seems everyone and their brother can create a new website these days. So what differentiates one from another? It’s the difference between website development and web design. One generates leads. One will leave you thinking that marketing doesn’t work.
Far too many web designers place style over substance, masking a lack of quality content with a few lines of code. Or they make you to write everything yourself—and you’ve got a business to run. They also claim to offer SEO services but often lack an understanding of current best practices, or utilize black hat SEO practices that can get you blacklisted by Google and Bing.… Continue Reading >>