As is the usual practice of marketers selling marketing products and services, several new terms have been buzzing around for the last several years. In this article, I want to define two of the latest crazes, "Growth Marketing" and "Growth Hacking", and give some ideas on how to do both, because, they are both a good idea for growing and retaining brand-loyal customers.Read More
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I was fortunate to learn a lot of the now-dubbed "Agile methodologies" many years ago, when reporting to the VP of Engineering, Juan Grau, at Proxim. He taught his teams to start by building the minimum viable product among many other agile methodologies.
Here they are:
- Build the minimum viable product in order to produce often (aka start small)
- Break big projects (called stories about customers needs in Agile) into small tasks and assign them to people
- Short documentation
- Track progress
- Weekly sprints
- Daily standups
- Continuously evaluate our own performance and make improvements
I have used a lot of these methodologies in life, for many years, because they work. Below I give some examples where it has helped me, and my family, to succeed.Read More
It's the beginning of a new year, and all tech companies are feeling pressure to double their revenue year-over-year, as usual.
Then there's this:, "Can you deliver 10x more, for 10x less, by tomorrow?"Read More
I was searching for my own blog article to find something I had written about as a reference, and discovered my web pages weren't coming up correctly in a google search.
The article still came up, in the number 3 position, but it came up to the main blog title page, not the specific article I wanted. So I checked another one, and it was doing the same thing.
I called Hubspot Support, like I do when things are broken, and they sent me links to videos and several help articles on my website. Getting started for beginners on google search console, There is also this article on managing your site maps here.
The good thing about setting up Google Search Console and indexing your site map, is it will alert you if someone tries to hack your website, or if you have any errors on your site that google detects which adversely affect your search rankings.
I did some research and found out google started using google search console in 2015, but I missed it somehow between flying all over the country for my daughter's volleyball and making sure my son graduated with high honors. You know, that thing called life.Read More
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So, I'm very late rolling from http to https, but I've been a busy gal, being a Mom of two student-athletes and working in digital marketing.Read More
I've owned my Hubspot portal for ten years now. It helps me to market my own marketing consulting services, and be an expert on how to do digital marketing for my employers.Read More
I love this old quote that we use often in Sales, the goal is always to "under promise and over deliver."
Just read another couple of chapters from Stephen R. Covey's, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and wanted to share a few highlights I read from the section on building trust with other people.
These principles are true about our relationships with anyone really.Read More
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Account-Based Marketing was all the rage in 2017. It makes sense, you do everything as if you have a market of one. Just like when you interview, you study the company and interviewer's background. If you want to do well, you find out who' does what and ask questions like, "What's going well and what isn't?" You get to know things about the people you will be working with. It's the same thing when you are going on a date. You ask them what they like and you are polite and considerate.
When you are trying to penetrate a target account to sell them something, shouldn't you be just as courteous?
Shouldn't you try to customize your emails to show familiarity with them and their issues before you tell them how you can solve their problems? Any decent Marketing Automation platform like Hubspot can do Account-based interactions like persona-targeted CTA buttons and landing pages.
Most marketer's can merge a list of names into an email these days, below are a few more things you might want to consider.Read More
A lot of companies want to understand exactly what we can do for them to increase revenue quickly.
This article is a detailed statement of work or proposal for services we generally perform for startups to mid-size tech companies to increase their bottom line revenue in just three to six months. We use the marketing they have already have in place, then plug in our expertise to do the pieces whereever we see a potential for increase via inbound marketing best practices.
Typically, we make a significant impact on revenue in just three months.Read More
It seems like I keep reading that every blog article should be perfection and should generate a lot of buzz or it's not worth writing.
Let me just set the record straight. That is a load of horse manure. The author of that kind of blogging advice simply doesn't understand the reason for blogging or anything about SEO. They haven't seen blogging as a strategy be tremendously successful for increasing revenue; I have.
Blog articles aren't press releases that need to be perfected nor do you need to hire an agency to get them picked up to obtain reach, although it never hurts to have more people working on promoting one article.Read More