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Prepare for the GDPR as a marketer: opt-ins and storing data

6 December 2017 | by Nikita Smits-Jørgensen

4 min


GDPR seems like and is a huge task to tackle. As inbound marketers, we can argue that it’s actually not all bad news as it reinforces that you should only market to people who are interested in hearing from you.

Of course, we can’t simplify it to just that statement but much of privacy law in Europe actually comes down to balancing your legitimate interest and the privacy rights and freedoms of your data subjects, or the people in your database. Funnily enough though, after following the basic rules set out in the regulation, you can come up with an answer to many cases by asking yourself ‘Does it feel right?’.

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How do I manage my social media publishing in Hubspot?

1 December 2017 | by Alex Mampieri

6 min


Managing a business's social media content is a real challenge for most of us. In this article we'll be providing a good content publishing workflow to get you started using social media publishing in Hubspot. We'll look at how to set up an efficient social publishing workflow and execute it in a few easy steps with some inbound pro tips mixed in. This should get you up and running and pumping out decent content using social media publishing in Hubspot.

 

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Demystifying Account Based Marketing

21 November 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

6 min

 

There is a big buzz around ABM or Account based marketing at the moment. Lots of clients are asking about best practices, how to implement or transition to ABM. I thought maybe there was something I was missing. Had I overlooked a transformative new marketing strategy? Then I got slightly paranoid and starting asking others about it, but they came back with what I already knew. Then I thought I would do some extra research. There was so much interest, there must be something to it, right?

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My 3 key learnings from Inbound 17

16 October 2017 | by Colum Lowry

6 min

To be honest, even as a HubSpot employee I did not know what to really expect as I boarded the plane to Boston on the last week in September. I knew this was an event that would have a lot of cool tech companies and celebrity speakers present but the scale of the event is something that I don't think I could of even prepared for.

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#INBOUND17 survival guide for international attendees

11 September 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

5 min


The first time I attended Inbound, Hubspot sent me to help with some workshops and onsite trainings. The whole event went by in a flash. I was running from meeting to meeting catching up with colleagues and clients both day and night.

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Your ultimate guide to Inbound marketing training, blogs, books, tools & more

11 August 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

5 min


One of the hardest parts of working in marketing is keeping your skills up to date. I have made this slightly easier for you by listing several recomended learning resources in this post. This is reflected in the latest State of Inbound Report where 19% said training was the company's top challenge. Most of us spend time implementing, planning and executing campaigns. Leaving little room to brush up or expand your skill set. However, this is a dangerous tactic if you want to grow your career and become a successful T Shaped marketer (see Buffer's or Moz's diagram below).

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Where to start with inbound marketing?

3 August 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

8 min


Inbound is an increasingly popular approach that organisations are using to attract customers. For some on the outside looking in, it can be difficult to know where to start with Inbound marketing. Content offers, blogging, personas, social, email? The list goes on.  You might have seen companies being successful with Inbound but you often don't see the whole journey from the begining. Success doesn't magically happen with Inbound. You need substantial effort, the right tools, resources and process in place to really be sucessful.

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How to train your entire global team on Hubspot in 2 days

27 April 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

6 min

 

I delivered a workshop in Sweden recently where the team were spread across multiple time zones, in different continents, operating in different languages and markets. The company had found themselves with a whole new marketing team due to exponential growth. The challenge was to get all the new hires trained up and the entire global team working cohesively and productively.

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Why is it so difficult to explain what you do?

24 March 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

5 min

This week I have had several calls with clients and prospective clients. In preparation for those calls I generally do some online research. I take a look at their site, social media, blog etc. A lot of the time, I cannot tell what their business is actually about until I speak with them. Often this still dosn't help me. Why? As they still can't clearly explain what they offer and to whom. I'm not perfect, I find this difficult also. 

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PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CREATING A CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAP WORKSHOP | aboutinbound.com

16 February 2017 | by Vourneen Taylor

6 min

After I left hubspot in February 2017, I set up my business, my own business bank account, my logo, secured my first clients and delivered my first 2 day onsite within a very short space of time. It's funny, I had delivered dozens and dozens of onsite workshops in the last few years. I trained upto 160 people in my last year at hubspot alone. However, this workshop felt very different and special. It was my own business that I was representing this time.

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