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What is the Internet of Things? (And Why You Should Care — A Lot)
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I’ve said it before, and I’ve said it again: I’m endlessly fascinated by how much we, as humans, have adapted to emerging technologies. A few weeks ago, when I covered the Samsung Developer Conference, I had the following thought: “Think about some of the pieces of technology or up-and-coming topics that, maybe five years ago, […]

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How to Use Facebook Live: The Ultimate Guide
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In April 2016, Facebook launched Facebook Live: a live video streaming service that lets anyone broadcast from their mobile devices straight to their Facebook News Feed. Since its launch, live streaming video has grown in popularity, with 16% of marketers broadcasting it in 2016. Facebook Live is particularly popular — videos see 3X the engagement […]

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Copywriting 101: 6 Traits of Excellent Copy Readers Will Remember
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Mad Men fans everywhere remember the pivotal first scene where we learn just how talented Don Draper is at his job. Faced with an almost-impossible copywriting task, he rose to the occasion to solve a huge problem for his client, Lucky Strike. In spite of research warning customers of the dangers of cigarettes, Draper delivered […]

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We Analyzed HubSpot's 39 Most-Shared Posts in 2017. Here's What We Found.
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First and foremost, I need to give credit where credit is due. The idea for this post spawned from Steve Rayson’s incredibly interesting and well-researched post, “We Analyzed 100 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned.” Yes — I even borrowed the headline structure. But if you haven’t read Steve’s post, I suggest doing so immediately. […]

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Here's Your Go-To Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet [Bookmarkable]
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When you’re selecting cover photos, shared images, and other social media assets, knowing the basic image dimensions might not cut it. What if you want to make sure a certain part of your cover photo isn’t obstructed by your profile photo? And what’s the difference between shared link thumbnails, or in-stream photos — are the […]

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Don't Freak Out, but Facebook Added a New Kind of Feed
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When Facebook makes any change to its algorithm or News Feed, the standard response is that it’s cause for panic. For example, you may have recently heard some speculation around the channel’s recent “Explore Feed” rollout: an alternative News Feed designed to help users discover content outside of their existing networks, like friends and Pages they […]

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Which Social Media Network Makes Us Feel the Worst? [New Data]
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I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve deactivated Facebook, re-joined, and deactivated again, only to repeat the process.  It began last fall, where much of social media was full of contention and — as it was later revealed — dripping with promoted political content with links to Russia. Everyone was digitally screaming at […]

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Are Amazon 'Sponsored Products' Ads Worth It?
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  Say you’re in the market for a new pair of headphones or a new guitar tuner. Where would you start your search? Google, right? Not so fast. According to a 2016 survey of 2,000 consumers, 55% of people actually skip Google altogether and start their online shopping searches directly on Amazon. Google still remains […]

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How to Understand Facebook Insights for Social Video
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Hi. I’m Nick, and I’m new to the HubSpot Marketing Blog. But I’m not new to HubSpot. I’ve been working at HubSpot for over a year now, and in that time, I’ve created more than 50 videos for HubSpot’s Facebook page. And over the last year, we’ve grown our organic Facebook video views by nearly […]

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7 of the Best Promotional Product Videos Ever
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One of the wisest things I’ve ever read about product marketing came from the writer of a children’s book. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea,” said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, […]

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What Is Whitespace? 9 Websites to Inspire Your Web Design
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Empty space is not always wasted space. In fact, when it comes to web design, it’s a best practice to give your content a little breathing room. Today’s website visitors are content-scanners. They scroll quickly, skim posts, and get distracted by busy layouts trying to accomplish too much. The key to getting your visitors’ undivided attention […]

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13 Things to Start, Stop & Keep Doing With Your Email Marketing in 2018
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If you’re reading this blog post, there’s a good chance you arrived here by clicking on a link in an email we sent to you. Email marketing is a powerful tool to encourage your audience to engage with content and to nurture leads in your database along the buyer’s journey. And despite what you may […]

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How to Organize Your Email: 12 Management Tools
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Most people have a love-hate relationship with their email inbox. On the one hand, email can be exciting — whether you’re making progress with a client, replacing a meeting with a (much more efficient) email thread, or receiving an invitation to a fun social gathering. On the other hand, though, email can be overwhelming — […]

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How We Used the Pillar-Cluster Model to Transform Our Blog
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If you haven’t already noticed, the HubSpot Blogs got a makeover this summer. And while your last makeover might’ve included a new wardrobe or hair color, ours was different. We revamped blog.hubspot.com from the inside, out with the help of topic clusters. And yeah, the beautiful new homepage design, easy click-to-tweet buttons, and video modules help, […]

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We Need to Talk About Uber.
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Y’all. I don’t even know where to begin. Have you ever had one of those weeks, or maybe even long weekends, when you genuinely disconnect from or simply don’t have as much time to pay attention to tech news? But then, you come back from that brief reprieve, only for things to look kind of […]

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127 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Video Marketing [Infographic]
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Do you remember when the music video for “Gangnam Style” was everywhere? Seriously, it felt like everywhere on the internet, TV, and radio, you could find Psy dancing to the infectious hit song. What you might not remember about “Gangnam Style” is that it was record-setting: Back in 2012, it was the first video on YouTube […]

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All the Cool New Products (and Massive Shade) You Missed at the #MadebyGoogle Event
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As a rule, San Francisco is beautiful in October. Yesterday was no exception. Outside of the famed SF Jazz venue, it was sunny, with a just-right amount of crispiness in the air. But inside the venue, there was shade — lots and lots of shade. The event had many names, ranging from the “Google Hardware […]

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Finding the Best Search Terms for Your Business: 10 Tools and Tips
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Despite the ever-present advice that long-tail keywords are king, many businesses still struggle to strategically use them to get content to the top of organic and paid search results. The truth is, tackling these long-tail keywords feels hard when you know you’re up against the giants. I know. I worked with many startups before I […]

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How to Get More Done by Doing Less
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Productivity is generally thought of in terms of, “How do I get more done?” If we’re lucky, we work in teams and environments where that perspective is at least softened by combining it with a measure of efficiency or impact, but even then we don’t fully escape the rat-race-like pursuit of more. In fact, we […]

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Take a Deep Dive into Comprehensive Content Marketing Strategy
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This week was all about the bigger picture of content marketing strategy. “Great content” is a wonderful start, but you need the strategic context that pulls it all together. Whether you’re a pro or just getting started, the posts and podcasts below will give you a framework to make your project really strong. On Monday, […]

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Your Content Strategy Needs More Consistency
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If I told you that content creation is a vital part of every company’s marketing strategy, your response would probably be a sarcastic “Well, duh. Thanks for that cutting-edge insight, John.” That’s because most of us know how important content is to our inbound marketing and our brands — both our respective company brands, as […]

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