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Example of a Full Digital Marketing Plan and Budget

Most business and marketing leaders know they need to include digital marketing as part of their business growth plans: things like blogging, email marketing, social media, paid advertising, and website development. They’re often already doing bits and pieces of it, depending on the skills, resources, and budget available to get the work done, but gaps in the strategy can cause a disjointed approach that detracts from the potential return on investment.

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How to Map Out a Sales and Marketing Plan

One of the biggest challenges businesses face is that finding and engaging potential customers is becoming increasingly technical and complex, and it’s all too easy to waste money on strategies that don’t get the desired results.

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HubSpot Training: CRM Property Customization and Management

HubSpot CRM is a database that stores information about the people related to your business. In addition to standard contact data, such as phone, email, and address, users can add or customize fields to their unique situation and needs. Here is a quick overview of how to manage properties in HubSpot.

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HubSpot Training: Lists, Views, and Contacts

Marketers and salespeople need to communicate with the same customers at various stages of the buyer’s journey. HubSpot is a centralized database for all business growth related contact data. Here’s an overview of how each role typically uses HubSpot to quickly access the lists, views, and contacts they need to do their job.

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How Blogging Impacts Organic Traffic

Blogging is a powerful way to improve your online presence. Here are real organic search results from three companies that blog consistently, inconsistently, or not at all.

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HubSpot Training: Maintaining GDPR Compliance

The days of email blasts to lists of contacts are coming to an end. The EU and California instituted more stringent privacy laws in 2018. More states and regions are soon to follow. If you use HubSpot, and email to contacts in the EU or California, here are some tips on using their GDPR functionality.

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HubSpot Training: Customize Contact, Company, and Deal Record Views

The number one benefit of HubSpot, in my view, is that the CRM is central to the entire tech stack. If set up correctly, it stores multitudes of valuable data about the one thing sales, marketers, and business leaders care about the most: target buyers. These are the people that will, hopefully, become their future customers. Taking time to set up contact, company, and deal record views in HubSpot is essential to use the tool effectively. Watch the video or download the slides to see how to do it.

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One Thing Every Business Can Do to Get Found on Google

Business owners that I talk to commonly tell me they are hiring an “SEO Company” or an “SEM Company” to drive organic traffic to their website. Here’s the thing: SEO is not a stand-alone service. It should be the backbone of every marketing initiative you do. In this video, I share the one thing every business can do to get found on Google. Without it, your SEO success will be limited – or non-existent.

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[Video] Sales Limerick - Sellers Who Don’t Blog

My friend Jill Konrath, sales strategist, speaker, and author of 3 bestselling sales books put a message on LinkedIn asking for people to submit sales limericks for a project she’s working on. It got my wheels turning, and I ended up coming up with something. Here it is!

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Business Impact of a Poorly Managed Contact Database

There’s one thing that often holds companies back from effective selling and marketing, but it’s not talked about very much: their contact database.

Your contact database is your most precious asset because it contains (or should contain!) the people you’re currently doing business with or with whom you would like to do business with. But unfortunately, it often gets neglected. It requires time, effort and dedication to keep your database clean and organized, or else it will quickly become a mess. Here are a few common database problems and how they can be negatively impacting your business.

If any of these issues sound familiar, it’s time to take a deep dive into defining the strategies and processes that will transform your database from just random "contacts" into people you want to do business with.

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