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?
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.
If you are looking to learn about or improve your knowledge of inbound marketing and the tools you can use in the HubSpot COS platform to generate, nurture and convert leads, here is some good news: HubSpot is bringing its in-person training courses to Dublin again, with three sessions set to take place this October in the city centre.
We’ve been hearing about it for a while now within the digital marketing sphere: video is the way to go in terms of consumer engagement. It is true that video is proving to be a very effective means to attract and engage with a target market and to drive them down the conversion path, but its popularity within digital marketing departments and digital agencies means that there is a danger of this medium being overused. The consequence? We are already seeing the backlash previously faced by paid for advertising in the form of that familiar nemesis – ad blocking.
An interesting column about Harrison Ford in the Guardian last week spoke of his numerous near-death scrapes over the years. Having narrowly avoided crashing the small plane Ford was, appropriately, flying solo, the column likened the Star Wars actor’s life to that of Dick Van Dyke. The comparison was made because of the latter’s numerous lucky escapes and recalled a time when an elderly Van Dyke fell asleep on his surfboard and drifted out to sea. In an incident as bizarre as it was compelling, the Mary Poppins star was saved when a pod of porpoises nudged him back to safety.