If you’re worried that you will never be president because you can’t fit your thoughts into less than 140 characters, you no longer need to worry! The world and his dog probably knows by now that Twitter has doubled its character limit to 280, giving people twice the elbow room to share their opinions (or insult other world leaders). But what does it mean for marketers? We take a look…
social media marketing,
social media tools,
Twitter character limit
It’s always handy to check in on what’s going on in the world of digital marketing outside the walls of Get Focused Towers, so we are constantly on the lookout for new events coming up that can help us gain the insights we need to continue delivering a top-quality service to our clients and partners.
HubSpot User group,
digital marketing events,
I recently visited a friend of mine, who is a plumber, and was surprised to find that the taps in his bathroom, and his kitchen, were leaking. We’ve known each other long enough that I didn’t have to beat around the bush in asking, so I put it to him that it seemed strange that someone in his line of work would have less than perfect plumbing. His response may come as no surprise to many of us. He was too busy tending to customers that he doesn’t have the time to look after his own fixtures and fittings. Sound familiar?
inbound digital marketing,
Marketing Agency Best Practices,
digital marketing campaign,
advice for inbound agencies,
For content creators, coming up with new ideas for blogs can be a harrowing and scary proposition, and not just because it is Halloween. With only two months left to go in the calendar year, you have had ten months of constant brainstorming, writing and re-writing, and at this stage you may feel drained of inspiration and walking slowly into a graveyard of the mind. What else can you possibly write about? How do you come up with that killer content over and over again?
creating great content
Like ‘Old Gil’ from the Simpsons, I’ve been in this game for more than ten years, and I’d like to think I’m not as long in the tooth as him at least. From a Glengarry Glen Ross perspective, I’m almost the newest kid on the block, but if you’re a Millennial, perhaps I seem over the hill. The bottom line is that times have changed, and selling is no longer about spewing out feature sets - it’s about identifying and being able to solve a problem in a succinct and value-orientated fashion, and interacting with your prospect in the newer channels on which they want to communicate.
sales and marketing,
Tools for digital marketing agencies,
digital marketing tools,
sales in the marketing mix,
sales in the digital age,
sales and marketing tools
One of the main concepts behind successful inbound marketing is to broadcast to and engage with as many people as possible who might be interested in what you have to offer. It’s the old saying of ‘fishing where the fish are’, meaning to have a presence on the platforms where the right consumers are spending time, looking for useful information to address their needs, and find solutions to their challenges. And where is that? Facebook Messenger.
As always, we were really excited to attend Inbound 2017 in Boston this year, and took away a lot of great insights that will help us to deliver an even better service to our clients.
An unexpected bonus was when I bumped into my former colleague, Dan Sally, senior salesperson with HubSpot and MC of the Inbound summit, and got to talk to him about the changing face of Inbound.
ROI of sales & marketing,
new role of sales,
Get Focused at Inbound 2017,
Dan Sally HubSpot
We were really excited to go to Inbound 2017 in Boston last month, and our team came back with lots of inspiration and great ideas to help improve our inbound marketing strategies for ourselves and our clients. There was a lot to take in, with product reveals to keynote speeches and an array of thought-provoking talks, but now that the dust has settled, we can take a step back and look at the big takeaways from the biggest inbound marketing summit in the world.
future of inbound marketing,
Get Focused at Inbound 2017,
personalised messaging in marketing,
increasing lead generation
Forgive me for asking an obvious question, but: Do you have a sales process for your business or agency? Here’s another three, straight off the bat: If you do have a sales process, what does it look like? Does it work? Is it scalable?
Lead Gen For Business,
accelerated lead conversion,
align sales and marketing,
inbound marketing and the sales process
Our team has just returned from Inbound 2017, the biggest inbound marketing summit in the world, which took place in Boston last week. We had a great (and very informative) time networking with our peers and hearing from inspirational figures from the inbound world and beyond, while our co-CEO Clodagh Higgins also presented a session on creating a happy and healthy inbound agency, touching on everything from what a modern agency looks like, to agency culture to formulating a successful retainer model.
HubSpot Content Strategy Tool,
HubSpot new features,
HubSpot Customer Hub,
HubSpot Campaign Reporting