Steve James

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HubSpot CMS Hub Professional vs Enterprise Features and Pricing Comparison (2021)

Eliminate roadblocks and frustration that comes with website content updates using HubSpot CMS Hub. The new HubSpot CMS Hub, launched in 2020, eliminates any tensions between marketers and developers during a website redesign process and throughout ongoing website optimizations. With smart features, like drag and drop editing and themes, developers can create flexible content structures that allow marketers to make quick, easy updates.

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HubSpot CMS Hub Pricing and Features in 2021

How much does the HubSpot CMS Hub cost?

CMS Hub is available in three editions: Starter, Professional and Enterprise. The HubSpot Content Management System (CMS) pricing for CMS Hub Starter is $25/month, Professional is $400/month and CMS Hub Enterprise is $1200/month.

The HubSpot CMS can also be purchased with any edition of the Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, or Service Hub.

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Creating 1:1 Sales Videos: Vidyard vs Wistia vs Loom vs Drift

As more and more organizations choose to adopt a hybrid of virtual and in-person work environments, everything from happy hour to company meetings are being done using video platforms.

The sales landscape is no different.

The solution? Create highly personalized sales videos to reach your customers on a more personal level. In this article, we’ll explore 1:1 sales videos and the platforms specific to creating them. Let’s dive in!

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Journey-Based Advertising Campaigns: Overview and How To Get Started



The world of advertising has changed a lot over the years. Early advertisers could choose publications or television shows that their target audiences may enjoy, but that's about as far as targeting went. The rise of digital ads and big data, fueled by the massive growth of companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, now allows advertisers to make hyper-specific targeting decisions about exactly who they want to reach. It's now cheaper than ever to get your ad in front of the exact type of person you'd like as a customer. The problem is, ads are everywhere. They are background noise at best and annoyances at worst. In order to cut through the clutter, you must do things differently. You must stop viewing advertising as a way to bring in money and start viewing it as a way to build relationships. Because, ultimately, relationships are how you make money. One of the best ways to do this is through journey-based advertising.

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CRM Advertising: What Is It and How Does It Benefit Your Business?

CRM Advertising is quickly becoming the best approach for marketers who aren't just focused on customer acquisition alone, but on customer retention as well. If you've ever fished, you probably understand the amount of sitting, wishing, and waiting involved in the entire process. But you also realize that some strategies can increase your chances of carrying home a few catches. For instance, you know that a larger, more populated pond offers better chances, so you can't waste your time in the wrong pond. Appealing bait is also crucial, so you'll always ensure you cast the reel with a little twitchy snack. If there's no bite after some time, you'll move to a different location to entice new fish or retarget the ones that weren't tempted by your offering the first time around. 

This is the exact mentality that marketers should consider when engaging and re-engaging prospects through targeted, CRM-powered ads as they spend time in the digital sea.

This detailed guide offers an overview of CRM advertising, features, and how far the HubSpot ad management tool can reach in terms of generating leads and increasing conversions.

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How to Use the Clubhouse App (For Beginners - Business Owners and Marketing)

What is the Clubhouse app? Given that the app is only beginning to get mainstream exposure, that's probably the first question on your mind. The new social media app is currently in closed beta, but more and more people are joining every day.  Even if no one you personally know is using the app yet, it doesn't mean there are no familiar names on the network: it's popular among celebrities.

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HubSpot CRM’s New Custom Objects: Overview and Examples

HubSpot users have been asking for it and HubSpot's development team has listened: custom objects have now arrived! They make HubSpot an even more powerful tool for businesses and organizations. HubSpot has officially heralded the new custom object feature and just as it says, custom objects do indeed work "exactly how you'd expect". These new objects can integrate seamlessly with the existing standard objects, so you can save precious time and resources that might have otherwise gone to learning a whole new program or process.

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Is HubSpot CRM Really Free? (Features and Add-on Pricing)

Is the HubSpot CRM Free? This is a question that gets asked a lot. The answer is yes, the base HubSpot CRM Platform is free. The confusion probably comes from the fact that HubSpot offers several add-ons to the base package that cost additional money. However, the good news is that for most businesses just getting started with a CRM, the free base package will have everything you need to learn with. As your knowledge and business grows, you can then move up into the paid products. If you are already a medium- to large-sized business, you may find it beneficial to move into the higher-priced versions more quickly.

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HubSpot Sales Professional vs Sales Enterprise Features and Pricing Comparison (2021)

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Is HubSpot a CMS?: Website Hosting Common Questions on the CMS Hub

Is HubSpot a CMS? The short answer? Yes! A little longer answer? Continue reading!

Here at Stream Creative, we’ve been building websites on HubSpot CMS for over 10 years now and we wouldn’t have it any other way. HubSpot is our CMS (Content Management System) of choice because it empowers our clients to control their own website and do it with ease.

HubSpot’s CMS has made major updates through the years but at the core, the way customers purchase and host their website with HubSpot is the same. We love it for the continuous updates, leading-edge marketing integrations, and performance consistency.

As we work with our customers to set up website hosting on HubSpot, we often hear the same questions. Keep reading below as we dive into the details on the common questions we hear from customers.

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