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New HubSpot Flywheel, Product Features, Pricing, Announced at Inbound 2018


The inbound methodology has been built on the pillars of attracting, converting, closing, and delighting customers -- but does it seem like we have all forgotten the value of our new (and awesome) customers? What are you doing, right this minute, to delight your customers? Or more importantly -- how are you using your current customers to get more customers?
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Author: Janice Dombrowski

How to Use Hubspot Video In Your Sales, Marketing and Service Strategy

The use of video in marketing and sales is something influencers have touted as “the future of content” for the last five years. Despite the attention, the majority of brands are not yet harnessing the power of video to leverage marketing, sales and service offers for prospects and customers through every aspect of the marketing funnel.
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Author: Janice Dombrowski

9 Steps to Optimize Your Website’s Homepage

Making a bad first impression can be the difference between attracting new business or losing out on an opportunity.  With your competition only being a click away online, it’s important that your website immediately presents your business in a way that matches your expertise and professionalism.

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Author: Steve James

5 Ways Inbound Marketing Will Work For Your Manufacturing Company

The landscape of marketing among manufacturing companies is changing. If your company is still relying solely on outbound marketing (traditional advertising) by using print ads, trade shows, telemarketing and other costly tactics to generate new business by pushing messages outward – you are sure to experience something our partners at HubSpot call the “Oh S**T” Moment.

This is the moment when you realize that it is not only people looking for a Black Friday deal, a new phone or an electronic item that use Google for their search. Did you know that over 90% of B2B buyers (including those researching new manufacturing equipment and services) start their research online? If your potential customers can’t find you, they may find your competitor. And there is that moment…

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Author: Jeff Coon

Top 11 Advertising & Marketing Conferences in 2018

Looking for a little marketing spice in your life? Our team here at Stream Creative has put together a full cabinet of information and opportunities. We’ve created a list of the top 11 Midwest marketing conferences assured to put the pep in your step and leave you feeling like the marketing wiz you are.
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Author: Stephanie Santoro

A Dynamic Duo: Digital Media + Inbound Marketing

You heard right! Digital media is a great partner to inbound marketing. Now I know what you’re thinking, digital media (any paid media) is disruptive and Inbound marketing is not. And for a while, inbound marketers were told “forget media, no one wants to be interrupted and sold to.” 
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Author: Mary Jo Preston

Pro Tips and "A-HA!” Moments From an SEO Expert: Q&A with SEMrush's Paul Klebanov

Paul Klebanov of SEMrush acquired more entrepreneurial experience and success before 30 years old than most people attain in a lifetime. As an ambitious youth, Paul got a job right out of high school as a web admin, which later progressed into a web developer position where he learned converting interest to sales is the ultimate gateway. He continued to learn everything about marketing he possibly could including inbound marketing, SEO, sales psychology, paid traffic, content marketing, social media and more. Paul’s experience and knowledge obtained as a web developer gave him the confidence to put his true entrepreneur heart forward and soon become one of the youngest people to build a leading American e-commerce retail business.

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Author: Steve James

Q&A: Sam Mallikarjunan of HubSpot Talks Breaking Stereotypes, Building Prospects' Trust & Cheeseheads

This post was originally published on the Weidert Group Marketing & Sales Blog.

HubSpot is arguably the global leader in inbound marketing. Their all-in-one software platform helps companies create a web presence, convert online traffic into leads that can be tracked and nurtured, execute email campaigns and analyze business metrics. Starting with only three clients in 2006, it now serves more than 23,000 customers in 90 countries worldwide.

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Author: Tammy Borden

What Makes or Breaks Digital Content: Q&A Video with Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media Studios

Andy Crestodina established one of Chicago's premier web design and development agencies fifteen years ago, Orbit Media Studios, but admits that there is some brand confusion around the company’s services provided and practices preached. As the author of “Content Chemistry” and founder of Content Jam in Chicago, so much of Andy’s expertise revolves around educating marketers about content marketing.

He says that his team takes the approach of “building cars AND teaching drivers ed.” While his company focuses on web design, they understand the importance of providing education to marketers that goes deeper into SEO, analytic conversion, content strategy and much more.

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Author: Jeff Coon

The Land of Moz — Q&A with Britney Muller, SEO & Content Architect

This post was originally shared by Weidert Group on April 26, 2017.

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Author: Tammy Borden