Great designers don’t get that way by accident. It takes years of focus and countless hours of practice in order for a designer to establish both a highly polished eye and an expert level of tactical skill. Due to the lengthy nature of the endeavor, it can be difficult — especially when working in a relatively […]
Get ready for this stat, marketers, because it’s going to blow you out of the water: Only 18% of Fortune 500 CEOs are on Twitter. Put another way — 82% of Fortune 500 CEOs are missing out on the opportunity to lend an authentic voice to their brand, share product news, and hear from customers.
Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about the slow and steady decline of advertising, especially on TV, and the rise of social networks. Many marketers have begun to accept this as fact, but there are companies like Twitter that have found ways to revitalize what seems like a dying industry for marketers.
This is Brian, our CEO. Aside from his outstanding taste in headwear, Brian is also known around HubSpot for his unwavering vision of what it will take to build HubSpot into a once-in-a-generation company. He’s also a data guy. An MIT alum and lecturer, Brian knows how to separate useful data from vanity metrics, […]
The promise of social media was once “one-to-one engagement” and “relationship building” … but somehow “building a relationship” in social media has morphed into blasting messages at as many people as possible and hoping someone is attracted. How the heck did this happen?
My first reaction when I read about Yahoo buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion was utterly cynical: Here’s Marissa Mayer overpaying for something yet again. You may recall that two months ago Mayer paid $30 million for a startup called Summly and the only reason seemed to be that Summly’s founder was a high-school kid and […]
This post is full of gratuitous cuteness. Here’s why. I’m looking into some flights to Ireland (I’m a sufferer of the most debilitating form of wanderlust), and I’m using the flight comparison engine Hipmunk to find a flight. I used to use a couple other ones, but the Hipmunk chipmunk is just so cute it’s […]
When HubSpot launched our international headquarters in Dublin this January, we wanted to transform the way people do marketing. An important part of that mission is understanding what inbound means to European marketers and their companies. At HubSpot, we have strong opinions on inbound marketing, but we wanted to hear from other marketers in Europe […]
Not too long ago, my colleague Katie Burke wrote a great article, “The Right Way to Think About Your Marketing Software RFP,” and it got me thinking about my own experiences as a buyer of marketing technology. Particularly I realized, more often than not, I was thinking about automation the wrong way. In the past nine […]