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Are You Like eBay? How to Tell If You're Wasting Money on AdWords
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Recently, the Harvard Business Review ran an article posing a question that many marketers have asked themselves: Do paid search ads even work? The article, titled “Did eBay Just Prove That Paid Search Ads Don’t Work?”, outlined how eBay determined through internal research that paid search is ineffective for the auction giant. In summary, eBay […]

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10 Targeting Opportunities Most Marketers Are Missing Out On
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Hey baby, let’s get personal. Settle down! I’m just talking about with our marketing! One of the most lovable things about inbound marketing is how easy it is for marketers to target communications. Traditional marketing tactics can sometimes target a particular age group or income level, but it’s nearly impossible to reach out to customers […]

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The Future of Social Media Marketing According to HubSpot’s CMO
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This post is going to talk about the future of social media, and it’s going to boil it down to six words. Let me explain. You might recall that back in January, Twitter announced the launch of its new, integrated mobile video app called Vine. This GIF-like app enables mobile users to capture and share […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Measuring Your Pinterest Marketing Success
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This post is an excerpt from our newest free ebook, How to Optimize and Measure Your Pinterest Business Account. If you aren’t up to date on Pinterest’s new analytics and how to optimize your Pinterest presence, download the free ebook to get caught up! Yesterday, Pinterest launched free analytics for all users with a verified account. Finally, marketers […]

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3 Big Problems Plaguing Enterprise Marketers (And How to Overcome Them)
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This blog post was inspired by and partially excerpted from our latest ebook, How to Execute Inbound: Three Lead Generation Success Stories. For deeper dives into the real-life applications of inbound marketing and how they can solve common problems faced by marketers — Enterprise marketers, in particular — download your free copy of the ebook. […]

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11 Common A/B Testing Myths BUSTED
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When you’re making marketing decisions every day, you probably don’t think about taking some time out to run an experiment. You’re busy writing email copy, designing your latest landing page, or crafting the perfect social media update — not creating tests, optimizing treatments, or shattering null hypotheses. But what if I told you that the […]

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Pinterest Launches Free Analytics Tool for Business Accounts
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You remember a few months back when Pinterest rocked marketers’ worlds by introducing business accounts? We sure do. Now, Pinterest is taking it one step further by introducing an analytics tool for those accounts! Pretty pictures and data … I think this might be the marketing Holy Grail.

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25 Things You'll Have to Explain to Your Kids About Marketing One Day
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You can’t deny it: Marketing changes a mile a minute. Just think about how different things were 10, even 5 years ago! So when we recently discovered BuzzFeed’s list of 25 things you’ll have to explain to your kids one day, we thought it was just begging us to create a marketing parody. So we […]

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Should You Stop Generating Leads When Sales Is “Wasting” Them?
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As marketers, we all but obsess over generating enough leads for our sales teams. And yet, when we dive into the metrics to see how many of these leads are actually getting worked by Sales, we’re often disappointed. Why bother generating so many leads when your sales reps aren’t even going to call them? Aren’t […]

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