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Building Better Customer Relationships: INBOUND Takeaways Part 2

 

Last week we reported some of our findings from Hubspot’s INBOUND 2016 conference, including how to succeed using today’s sales model and how to overcome common inbound marketing challenges. This week we dive deeper into our favorite presentations and explore ways to improve email marketing, social selling, and conversations for a better customer experience.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Client Relations

12 Content Marketing & Sales Lessons Learned at HubSpot's INBOUND 2016

 

It was Michele, Aimee and Mandy’s turn to attend HubSpot’s INBOUND conference this year in Boston. Each year we send part of our team while the rest hold down the fort at the office. While every member has been through HubSpot’s extensive training and certification, the conference offers the chance to interact with thousands of HubSpot agency partners and customers and to hear their experience with inbound marketing. Here’s what we learned:

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Sales, Content Development, Marketing Strategy

Effective Marketing for Manufacturers: The New Sales Model

 

You asked—we answered.

Last week, we presented at an event for High Tech Rochester (HTR) and their manufacturing community, and at Optifest, Optipro’s annual manufacturing open house. Many companies like these, faced with overseas competitive price pressures and increasingly complex customer demands, struggle with what an effective sales model looks like now.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Sales, Social Media

Getting Early Wins from Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

 

Many business leaders, particularly in manufacturing and high tech companies, are skeptical of inbound marketing; they think it’s “squishy” and question its value to the business. While it does take time to see significant growth, even those just starting to implement inbound strategies can achieve some wins relatively quickly.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation

3 Reasons Industrial & Manufacturing Companies Are Slow to Adopt Inbound Marketing

 

More and more companies are realizing that they can get better ROI from inbound marketing than traditional outbound strategies. In an age when most buyers prefer to do their own research before engaging your sales team, providing informative content is key. Content marketing is especially important in technical industries, where sales cycles are longer and engineers are often making purchase decisions. Yet many high tech companies still rely on an outbound marketing approach.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics, Content Development

Beer & Blog: Growing Tech Companies through Inbound Marketing, with Chris Bihary

 

Chris Bihary, CEO and Co-Founder of Garland Technology, sat down with Michele Nichols in downtown Buffalo, near Garland’s new headquarters, right in the middle of Buffalo’s revival.

Chris shared the results of a shift to inbound marketing strategy and the ramifications on the rest of his business.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Sales, HubSpot, Beer & Blog (interviews)

Sales & Marketing Alignment – 4 Roadblocks to Inbound Sales Lead Follow-up & How to Get Past Them

 

When a tree falls in a forest and there is no one around to hear it...

Marketing can generate hundreds or thousands of leads through brilliant inbound marketing content, catchy banners, enticing emails, and stellar social media strategies, but if no one ever follows up with these leads, should they really be called leads? And what purpose do they serve?

Before you throw in the online lead generation towel, first reflect on the roadblocks that might be keeping Sales from following up on these leads. Once you understand the real challenges, you can then find ways to improve Marketing and Sales alignment for better follow-up.

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Topics: Sales, Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, Marketing and Sales Alignment, Marketing Metrics

Three Ways HubSpot Users Are Leaving Money on the Table

 

Questioning the value of HubSpot? Wondering when you’ll see ROI? Inbound marketing does produce results, but it takes work to get it right. HubSpot customers, especially those just getting started with an inbound approach, often leave money on the table. Here are the most common reasons:

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Topics: HubSpot, Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Is HubSpot Worth It? The Answer Your CEO Doesn't Want to Hear

You’re nine months into a one-year contract with HubSpot, and suddenly your CEO has noticed the quarterly charge on the corporate card. He seems to have forgotten all of the “long game” conversations you had when you sold him on the idea and now just wants metrics. Is it working? What’s the ROI? Is it worth it?

The answer to these questions might be a simple and very common one: We haven’t put enough effort into it to actually tell.

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Topics: HubSpot, Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Summer Reading List: 5 Books That Will Help You Improve Sales from HubSpot

Summer is a time for road trips and lazy days. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a little, too. Looking to make the most of your car or beach time? Here are five quick reads to improve your HubSpot marketing ROI. Of course, we’ve already done the reading, so if you prefer the Cliff Notes, feel free to skim our takeaways.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, HubSpot