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How to Maximize Efficiency of a Small Sales Team | 7 Tips

Whether you’re a startup working through a product launch, or a large enterprise operating a small division, there will probably come a point where find yourself in the catch 22 of business growth: You need more accounts to fund a sales team, but you need more sales from your current team to get there. It’s through these growing pains that efficiency is paramount in your sales process. We’ve been helping companies overcome challenges like this for over 30 years, and we’ve got some tips to share from this experience.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Internal Communication, Sales

Why Choose SharpSpring as Your Marketing Automation Platform?

In a vast sea of marketing automation (MA) platforms, it’s hard to pick the right tool – let alone fully understand what you’re even getting from your tool. And let’s be honest, every tool has email marketing and at the right paid level some type of automation, so what else should you be looking for when evaluating MA platforms? While our team is platform agnostic and works in powerful tools like HubSpot, Pardot, and Marketing Cloud, this blog post will dig into a few key features SharpSpring has to offer and why we feel they are valuable!

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Topics: CRM implementation, tech, Marketing Automation

2019 Second Half Outlook for the Photonics & Manufacturing Markets

With more than half of 2019 behind us, we wanted to take pause and perform a status check on the markets we serve. It's important to understand the state of the market before we begin to plan for 2020 internally and for our clients. Here's a summary at a glance.

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Topics: Business Insights

Introductory Guide to Using Google Ads in HubSpot

This year HubSpot improved the Google Ads integration by allowing users to upload contact lists for targeting, monitor the performance of ads, see improved reporting, and edit various ad settings, all directly in the HubSpot user interface. With this new level of integration comes a whole new level of questions about setting it up and making it run smoothly. See below for a basic overview of getting started or send us an email with questions. We’re always happy to help.

Not sure if you should be using Google Ads at your company? Check out our other post, Is Google Ads the right fit for your B2B Marketing Plan?

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Topics: HubSpot, tech, Digital Advertising

Meet Mike Holihan | Director of Marketing

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Topics: meet the team

Product Launch Guide & Communication Plan

Product Launch is Controlled Chaos

Whether you're a newby or a veteran of product launch planning, there's no denying the anticipation of opportunity and the stress of accomplishing all of the necessary tasks. As the launch date approaches, the flurry of activity increases, making it easy to overlook something or cut corners. Keeping track of who is responsible for what and when challenges even the most organized professionals. Many business leaders find it is in their best interest to seek external support to help organize and execute key activities.

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy, Internal Communication, Product Launch

Scuba Diving Biologist Turned Marketer | Meet Matt O’Donnell, Inbound Specialist

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Topics: Company News, meet the team

Creating a Marketing Model for Sustainable Growth | Webinar Recap

Developing a marketing plan that sustains steady, consistent growth is imperative for your organization's success. Building a strategy that yields double digit revenue growth every year requires putting the customer first, and building around their specific needs. In the webinar Marketing and Sales Models for Sustainable Growth, Launch Team’s President Michele Nichols talks about how a company can achieve this goal by focusing on the customer first, with a data driven, educational mindset at the core of their marketing efforts. Michele also touches upon how customer behavior is changing and how companies should be adapting to support them.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Marketing and Sales Alignment

Launch Team is Expanding: New People in a New Place

Launch Team has recently expanded our team with two new valuable members to better serve our growing customer base and services. Additionally, to account for our new growth, we will be moving to a new location just down the road from our current location. Meet our new team members and our new home below!

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Topics: Company News

Defining Your Marketing Mix and Spend Based on Your Company’s Growth Stage | Webinar Recap

Whether you are in a start-up or second stage growth, taking your current size into consideration is important in evaluating and prioritizing marketing tactics and spend. In a recent webinar, Launch Team’s President Michele Nichols discussed the many approaches to developing your marketing mix and how companies in the technology space can help find leads and connect with potential customers. She also elaborated on:

  • Specific types of tactics that are working for customers
  • How to identify what tactics are advantageous and what are outdated.
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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Mix, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics