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Erin Gleeson

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Make Your Marketing Smarter: Contextual Marketing Strategy

This is a part two of our contextual marketing series. If you missed part one, start with our introduction to contextual marketing instead. You know what contextual marketing is and why you should use it, but how do you get started? And more importantly, how do you use contextual marketing to build long-term success?

Make Your Marketing Smarter: An Introduction to Contextual Marketing

According to the Evergage 2018 Trends in Personalization study, 92 percent of marketers are using contextual marketing in some way, primarily in email and on websites. You’re most likely included in this group. Think of the last email you sent out using marketing automation- did you include a first name token in the body copy? If so, you’re using contextual marketing via personalization to better speak to your audience. But wait- there’s a lot more to contextual marketing as a whole than just populating a first name in an email template.

Creating a Workflow: a How-to Guide

You want to create a workflow, so you open up your marketing automation tool, navigate to the workflows section, and start plugging in actions. But wait- if you haven’t taken the time to set a goal, carefully choose an audience and frame out strategy, your workflow can quickly go off the rails. Workflows are an advanced feature of marketing automation and can be intimidating. However, if you follow these 7 steps, you’ll soon find yourself with a well thought-out workflow that works for you.

An Introduction to GDPR

GDPR comes into effect May 25, 2018, and if you have European Union citizens in your CRM, you need to be ready for it.

Introducing: The HubSpot Service Hub

Today, HubSpot released the HubSpot Service Hub, a tool designed to help companies manage customer relations and keep conversations with a contact from marketing, sales and customer support all in one place.

6 New HubSpot Sales and Marketing Features to Know and Use

It’s no secret that we at TREW are fans of HubSpot. For more than 5 years, we’ve been a HubSpot partner and have used the tool for customers and ourselves. If you use HubSpot at all, you’ve likely noticed it evolve over time to keep up with inbound marketing and sales practices and to better serve the needs of its customers. As the tool evolves, so should your use of it to best maximize your investment.  The first quarter of 2018 brought many changes across HubSpot Sales and Marketing Automation. Below, we outline the top 6 changes that your company should understand and employ.

Content types: Demo videos vs. webinars

This is part three of our blog series on content types. Read part one on white papers and case studies and part two on infographics. Demo videos and webinars are both types of B2B video content, and there can be some crossover between the two. However, they are not interchangeable, and each meets very specific needs in your content plan and buyer funnel. Below, we dive into definitions, tips, use cases, and examples for each content type.

Plan 2018 by Reviewing 2017: Top 5 Blog Posts

The end of 2017 is here, which means it's time to look back at your 2017 marketing to plan your 2018 marketing. In the spirit of evaluating our past year of marketing efforts, we reviewed all our content, including blog posts, to identify those pieces that resonated the most with our readers and were most popular.

Using Data to Guide Strategy: HubSpot Marketing Dashboard

One of the great benefits of a marketing automation tool like HubSpot is the wealth of data you get about your marketing and sales efforts. At the same time, one of the drawbacks is the sometimes overwhelming amount of data you have. How do you sift through all the information at your disposal to focus on the metrics that really matter and use them to guide strategy? HubSpot metrics can be broken into four sections: Marketing dashboard Analytics tools Reports  Tactic-specific metrics Today, we’re focusing on the marketing dashboard, covering the most impactful reports and how you can use the data in these reports to guide your strategy.

8 Tips and Tricks to B2B Webinar Success

Webinars tend to be seen as difficult, time-consuming, and requiring specific expertise to pull off. The barriers to entry seem daunting, and it can be difficult to convince management and your company’s technical experts to participate. However, not only are webinars easier to organize and host than they appear, but they also can result in huge marketing and sales successes by generating new, engaged leads and opportunities.