Marketing Strategies Chicago

What You Need to Know This Morning: June 11, 2013
blog.hubspot.com

… and we’re back! Thanks to your fabulous feedback last week, we’re going to keep rolling with this new format every morning Tuesday through Friday. So much news for today, and so little time.

5
Like
Save
How to Make Sure Your Designers Stay Ahead of the Curve
blog.hubspot.com

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 […]

7
Like
Save
The Dark Side of Customer Service: When the Customer Is "Right" but Insane
blog.hubspot.com

By now you’ve probably seen the unbelievable video making the rounds on the internet of a woman demanding her money back at a Dunkin’ Donuts store. If you haven’t, you can see it on Gawker where I first discovered it, or below where we’ve embedded the YouTube video.

6
Like
Save
How to Transform Your Social Media Connections Into Real-Life Relationships
blog.hubspot.com

Building relationships in social media isn’t easy. It isn’t second nature, and it takes a ton of time. But if done right, solid social media relationships can be very helpful in developing and maintaining strong “real-life” relationships. There’s even data to prove it.

2
Like
Save
Copyright Law on the Internet Is a Total Train Wreck Right Now
blog.hubspot.com

I’m going to tell you a little story, but before I do, a warning: It ain’t pretty. It’s a perfectly fine Thursday afternoon. I’m going about my business, happily editing a blog post, when I get an email from the head of HubSpot’s legal department. Oh boy. 

2
Like
Save
Twitter Testing a New Look For Threaded Conversations, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week
blog.hubspot.com

You’re smart. You’re already aware that content plays a huge role in today’s world of inbound marketing. You know about the importance of social media, online videos, PPC ads, blogs, and interactive websites — but the rest of the world is still catching on. 

4
Like
Save
Facebook Kills Sponsored Stories, Cuts Ad Products in Half
blog.hubspot.com

My buddy over at Nanigans broke some news to me this morning — Facebook has announced it’s getting rid of Sponsored Stories. To be honest, it’s hard for me to remember how Sponsored Stories differ from the 26 other ad products Facebook has.

8
Like
Save
10 of the World's Best Storytellers [SlideShare]
blog.hubspot.com

Since before blogs were created, people have told stories. Shocking. I know. But long predating the clickity-clacking of our keyboards were generations of people finding

7
Like
Save
Ready to Play Some Business Babble Bingo? [Free Customizable Bingo Cards]
blog.hubspot.com

You know the best part of a meeting? When it ends. If it’s dragging on, and walking out mid-meeting is too brazen for your taste (fair), how about a covert game of Business Babble Bingo to keep your attention? You can make it look like you’re taking notes. It’s foolproof.

8
Like
Save