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12 WordPress Live Chat Plugins to Connect With Users

Let’s be honest. No one wants to send a support email only to receive a (possibly automated) response 48-hours later. Similarly, no one wants to be put on hold for 30+ minutes while being told they’re the next caller in line. We live in a world of instant gratification. Your customers are busy and they…

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7 Steps to Use Trigger Marketing in Any Content Campaign

When you hear the phrase “marketing automation,” what do you think of first? A detailed diagram of emails sent to different segments, broken out by email engagement, drawing a line from lead to customer? This has become the norm, yet it is among the least effective automation paths you can set up as a marketer….

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The Surround Sound Series: How We Created A New Content Marketing Program & Improved SERP Visibility Beyond SEO (Part 2 of 3)

This post is a part of Made @ HubSpot, an internal thought leadership series through which we extract lessons from experiments conducted by our very own HubSpotters. The way people shop has radically changed. Back in the day, going shopping meant visiting a few shops — maybe some with brands you knew you liked. Now,…

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How to Turn a Case Study into a Customer Success Story

Expression, passion, style, persuasion, authenticity. These five elements encompass a customer success story — a transformation from a regular case study to an enticing piece of content that encourages a reader to explore what your company has to offer. When people think about writing a case study, they might feel a daunting rise of tediousness,…

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past several years proclaiming “infographics are dead,” infographics are, in fact, alive and well. Infographics aren’t just alive and well — they remain a staple in many business’s content strategies. And while there are a lot of them, marketers who spend the time aligning…

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13 Examples of Facebook Ads That Actually Work (And Why)

On average, Facebook is home to 3 billion users — from CEOs to students to consumers. And while the community is clearly there, connecting with them from a marketing standpoint isn’t always easy. For brands, posting on Facebook alone isn’t enough anymore — especially for ones just starting out. Sure, you can throw money at your efforts…

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17 of the Most Creative ‘Meet the Team’ Pages We’ve Ever Seen

To a prospect seeking out a new service provider, it can all be a little overwhelming. It’s easy to wonder: Who are the real people behind all the smoke and mirrors? Adding a “Meet the Team” page or section to your website is an easy, effective way to give your business a accessible face. It gives…

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What You Need to Know About Commercial Use

As marketers, we’re often tasked with designing, producing, and creating a variety of content to use across social channels, blog posts, and email. This often includes the use of a wide variety of design tools — including Adobe Photoshop, Canva, and even Getty Images. And yet, we often don’t pause to consider: Can I actually…

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What is Real-Time Marketing? (In 300 Words or Less)

While it might seem like people use delayed media (like streaming services or podcasts) more often, real-time media hasn’t come to a halt. Real-time marketing is still a great way to get in front of and convert your audience. In fact, a new report from Monetate and Econsultancy concludes that UK marketers report a 26%…

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Episode 121: The Secret to Scoring and Scaling Ads with Nehal Kazim of AdPros

Our podcast team is on fall break this week, so we’re throwing it back to one of our favorite past episodes. In this episode, Nehal Kazim, founder of AdPros, tells us how he scaled his agency from $100 in ad spend a month to $1 million—and exactly how you can do it too. Listen to…