As head of HubSpot’s creative and design team, I spend nearly every day acting as the translator between my designers and the rest of the company, particularly executives, marketers, and salespeople, (i.e. those folks whose jobs are often held to more formal or quantitative metrics). Obviously, it should come as no surprise that there is […]
The only certainty in the SEO world — or, really, the digital marketing world — is change. And over the past two years, we have seen a whole lot of it. Both Google Panda & Penguin have severely disrupted what works for search marketers, leaving many rather confused about what they should be doing to attract more organic […]
Google’s big I/O conference launched today, with a raft of product rollouts and introductions, including a new music service and improvements to its Maps app and Google+ social network. But the big-picture takeaway, to me anyway, was that Google, across almost every part of its business, is trying to create a
In the older days of marketing, most interview questions revolved around a marketer’s knowledge of marketing principles like “The 4 Ps” and how he or she could apply that knowledge to case questions in an interview setting.
Selling is hard work. Even though the economy is showing signs of turning around and sales organizations are ramping up their efforts, there are still significant challenges to overcome. Sales representatives are taking on bigger territories, facing higher quotas, and making more customer contacts than ever — but according to my company’s latest study, fewer than […]
Dan Slagen is SVP of Marketing at Nanigans, and a former co-worker of mine. He agreed to hop on Gchat with me so I could learn what it’s like to be a marketer with limited marketing budget at his disposal. Here’s our conversation. Me: Hey Dan! Thanks for “sitting down” with me. We used to […]
Ready to get your hands dirty with some Twitter advertising? Now’s your chance! On April 30th, Twitter announced that advertising would finally be available to all users through the launch of its new, self-service ad platform. Previously, advertisers had to be invited to use Twitter ads — and spend a minimum amount of money per […]
Okay I’m just gonna say it. It’s Friday. It’s finally nice out (at least in my neck of the woods). And I’m having a hard time concentrating. Sooo … I may have floated over to my Facebook tab a couple of times looking for some yuk yuks.
A few years ago, Scott Adams (the “Dilbert” guy) wrote a somewhat provocative blog post in which he argued that if you’re carrying a smartphone with you at all times, then you’ve basically become a kind of cyborg. Adams posited that the smartphone represents an “exobrain” that augments the power of your feeble biological brain.