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The 5 Best Features of HubSpot

These days, I spend a majority of my time in HubSpot. Whether it's designing a web pages, writing a blog, scheduling an email, gathering metrics, or creating a landing page form, HubSpot makes my job easier. While I may have drank the HubSpot kool-aid, there's a few key reasons companies are moving toward HubSpot once they see the power of this platform.

The Most Costly Mistake that Trade Show Exhibitors Make

Events are in my blood. My college days at Texas A&M were spent organizing student organization trade shows. During my early career at National Instruments, I planned 50+ trade show exhibits annually, and now I consult with TREW clients on their trade show strategy.

How to Gauge the ROI of Your Marketing Program

Marketers are under steady pressure to demonstrate ROI for their marketing programs. And with so many great analytics tools out there, determining marketing ROI is no longer a guessing game. They key is to know what to measure, and when to help inform your marketing decisions and truly understand what’s working for your organization and what isn’t.

Want to Market Against Your Competitors? Proceed Carefully

Remember when you were young, and there was that kid who spent more time dissing you or others than making something of themselves? Maybe you wanted to let them have it, but you knew (or maybe your parents gave you some advice) that it was best to take the high road and focus on your strengths and success.

How to Build a Topic Cluster

Topic clusters are now king when it comes to search engine optimization. Building out topic clusters is a new SEO strategy that focuses on fully covering a topic and building relationships between keywords.

How to Write a Technical Press Release

10 Key Components You Can't Forget When Writing a Press Release News releases are still a vital piece of ongoing marketing.  They help you control your message, support SEO, and generate third-party content. But, like any content, if not written well, a news release will detract from your brand rather than support it.

7 Tips for the One-Person Marketing Team

Before joining the TREW Crew, I spent three years working in-house as the one and only member of the marketing department. When you’re responsible for all the marketing tasks for a company, it can be overwhelming and daunting at times, so here are seven tips to make your job easier.

Social Media for Engineers: Best Practices

Social media is an easy and strategic method to promoting your content from blog posts to case studies.  However, to successfully create a social buzz, you must center social media to your target audience.  Catering social media posts to engineers is much different than promoting content targeted towards millennials.  This post will discuss the best practices for reaching engineers through social media and what platforms are most effective.

3 Inbound Marketing Proof Points

You may be tired of hearing us preach the importance of inbound marketing when it comes to reaching B2B technical audiences. Or maybe you think developing content and maintaining a website is too much work. Whether you doubt the inbound marketing methodology or believe it's too time-consuming to implement, here are some data points that may serve as a catalyst to spark your interest in implementing an inbound marketing approach for your business. 

Brand Positioning: Questions to Ask

Simply put, brand positioning is the process of getting your target audience to know your brand and associate it with specific characteristics and attributes. One of the first steps to brand positioning is to create a company positioning statement that describes what you do, who you do it for, and what differentiates you from others in the market.

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