Marketing Strategy / 10 posts found

How Brands Use NFTs for Marketing: Are They Really Worth The Hype?

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According to Hubspot Blog Research on content and media planning, 14% of media planners currently leverage non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Conversations surrounding NFTs and Web3 have risen in the past year and continue to pique marketers’ interest. In this article, we’ll cover what NFTs are, how brands are using it, and if it’s worth the investment. So, how exactly do they work? Well, when an NFT is created, also known as “minted,” it can represent tangible items like art and clothing and non-tangibles like music, videos, and images. For instance, Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet for $2.9 million […]

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Marketing [Data + Expert Tips]

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Internet use is still increasing worldwide every day — in fact, over 4.95 billion people around the world use the internet, as of 2022. Marketing is, and always has been, about reaching customers where they are. TV commercials, print advertisements, and billboards all attempt to do just that. The internet offers unique benefits other marketing mediums can’t offer — scope of reach, the option to personalize content, and the opportunity to build far-reaching relationships with customers, being just a few. But the internet can be an overwhelming and all-encompassing entity, filled with videos and recipes and news articles and e-commerce […]

5 Steps to Create an Outstanding Marketing Plan [Free Templates]

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Do you take a good, hard look at your team’s marketing strategy every year? You should. Without an annual marketing plan, things can get messy — and it’s nearly impossible to put a number on the budget you’ll need to secure for the projects, hiring, and outsourcing you’ll encounter over the course of a year if you don’t have a plan. To make your plan’s creation easier, we’ve put together a list of what to include in your plan and a few different planning templates where you can easily fill in the blanks. To start, let’s dive into how to […]

20 Digital Marketing Ebooks Marketers are Reading in 2022

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The digital marketing industry is always changing. That’s why it’s important for marketers to commit to learning as much as possible about digital marketing and emerging trends. But … who has the time? Enter: the ebook. If you want to expand your knowledge of digital marketing from reputable thought leaders, but have limited resources, or don’t even know where to start, this post is for you. We’ve compiled some awesome ebooks on the ins and outs of digital marketing, from SEO, to content building, to beginner’s guides. 1. Digital Marketing for Small Business by HubSpot Image Source For this ebook, […]

The Top 7 Marketing Challenges Faced Globally in 2022 [HubSpot Data + Expert Tips]

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Every marketer faces different challenges. And, ever since 2020, the ways we’ve had to pivot, adjust campaigns, and address challenges has been unlike anything many of us have had to do before. And, even if you’ve somehow navigated the past two years without any surprising or tough marketing challenges, there’s likely at least one task, tactic, or strategy you’ve always wanted to improve upon.  Today, marketing is so fast-paced that it can be difficult to identify which areas you’ll want to develop to facilitate stronger growth in 2022 and beyond. For that reason, it’s important to pause for a moment […]

How to Craft a Successful Customer-Centric Marketing Strategy

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When was the last time a business fully addressed your wants and needs as a customer? For me, it was around the holidays, while searching for the perfect gift to give a friend who is a huge fan of the video game series “The Legend of Zelda.” My online search for the right gift led me to STL Ocarina, a company that sells ocarinas — the musical wind instruments that have been around for thousands of years and a staple item in the Legend of Zelda series. Clearly, the company knew many of its customers were like me — either […]

What is Context Marketing? Why It Matters in 2022 [+Examples]

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While it’s fair to say most marketers are on-board with the importance of content marketing, there’s still an aspect of marketing that doesn’t get as much love: context marketing. Whether you know what context marketing means or not, I’m willing to bet you want to deliver the right campaigns to the right customers at the right time. That’s what context marketing is all about. Here, we’re going to introduce the concept of context marketing and dive into strategies you can use to implement it into your overall marketing strategy. My favorite context marketing definition is delivering the right content, to […]

7 Steps to Create a Complete Marketing Strategy in 2022

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The truth is, keeping up with marketing trends could be a full-time job. In 2022 alone, we’ve seen a major shift to short-form video content; the rise and fall of new platforms (looking at you, Meta); and the continuing impact of the global pandemic. In short, what worked for your marketing strategy in the past might not fly today. To succeed in the fast-paced marketing world — and maintain a sense of relevance with your audience — it’s vital to stay ahead of the curve.  To help ease some of that uncertainty, we’ve created this guide to show you step-by-step […]

8 Valentine’s Day Marketing Campaigns We Love

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Love, flowers, chocolate, blah blah blah … Where are the marketing results?! Okay, probably not what your Valentine’s date cares about. But if you’re a marketer, you might be interested in merging the most lovey-dovey of days with your marketing. But how? Well, these companies have figured out some creative ways to leverage the warm and fuzzies (or unadulterated rage and crushing loneliness … whatever) that Valentine’s Day instills in people. If you don’t have a marketing campaign planned for the 14th, maybe some of these will inspire you to get in on some last-minute Valentine’s Day action. 8 Effective […]

Virtual, Hybrid, or In-Person: Business Leaders Weigh In on the Future of Events

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In 2019, Microsoft hosted their annual Ignite event in Orlando for one week. It was the most successful Ignite they’d ever had, with well over 27,000 attendees. That is, until the fall of 2021 — when they hosted over 270,000 attendees in a virtual version of the same event. A couple of years ago, the majority of businesses hosted in-person trade shows and conferences. Virtual conferences were a rarity. But, post-pandemic, we’re seeing a major shift towards virtual or hybrid events. In fact, HubSpot Blog Research found roughly 40% of marketers plan to increase their investments in virtual events, webinars, […]
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