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What is CRM Data Maintenance and How It Affects B2B Marketing

The quality of your CRM data impacts your entire organization, bottom to top. Your marketing teams rely on quality data to segment contacts, personalize messaging, and create targeted campaigns. Your sales teams require accurate data to speak to your prospects' biggest concerns. Your customer support team needs accurate data for context in conversations...

Are Companies Seeing Summer Slumps in 2021? We Analyzed 103,000 Businesses to Find Out

Until recently, many of us have been doing almost everything from home with no immediate hopes of in-person outings. But, this summer -- as entire countries reopen -- people who've been stuck inside are finally breathing a sigh of relief. At the same time, some company leaders are doing the opposite. Why? In past years, entire industries have seen...

5 Things Every Marketer Should Know About Compliance

Before GDPR, compliance didn’t mean as much to marketers as it does today. It was seen as something that "someone else" should have to worry about, like your legal team. Three years on from the biggest shift in the privacy landscape, organizations around the world have had to adapt company-wide to its effects far beyond the European Union where it has...

Product Launch Plan: 17 Tips to Ensure a Seamless Launch

If your product team is working on the next big thing, there ought to be an equally awesome promotion strategy to spread the word. While some companies are guilty of drafting a press release, crossing their fingers, and hoping that the users will come, there's actually much more to it than that. Quite simply: If you have big news, you need a big...

A Brief History of Disability Pride [+Why Businesses Should Embrace It]

As a legally blind woman, it took me years to disclose the full extent of my disability to employers. When I did, I downplayed my blindness as "just a bit of nearsightedness," or I had to give a disclaimer of, "It's never held me back and I have references to prove it." And, if I had to go back in time, I'd do the same thing. Why? Even if I had...

3 Reasons Why Marketers Should Care About Data Security (And How to Get Started)

Over the last two years, you’ve probably heard a lot about cybersecurity. Like many big, serious-sounding concepts, it feels like it sometimes plays out above our heads — the territory of huge conglomerates and governments, or maybe your IT department. And, let’s face it, not too interesting for professionals in marketing, sales, or services. You...

How Apple's iOS 15 Could Impact Email Marketers

As one of the HubSpot Blog's email marketers, one of the key metrics I use to measure email success is open rate. When an open rate is high, it hints that your subject line did its job to pull readers, you're sending emails at the most engaging time of day, or your subscribers are eagerly waiting to get your content in their inbox. When it's low,...

5 Ways to Add a Personal Touch to Your Sales Email

In a lot of ways, technology has made it easier to reach potential customers. Automated email marketing allows you to speak to an entire database of contacts with just the touch of a button. And while email has proven to be significantly more efficient at converting customers than social media, your potential customers’ inboxes are getting fuller every...

Is SMS Marketing Dead? New Research Says Not Just Yet

Whenever I share a screenshot of a friend's funny text on social media, someone always points out the huge number of unread text messages I have. "Why do you have so many unread texts? And, who are you ignoring?", my friends often ask. The truth is that most of the texts I ignore aren't from actual people. They're usually quick marketing messages...

How HubSpot Helps Users Prepare for Google's Core Web Vitals

It's no secret that poor user experience (UX) isn’t going to keep your customers and target audience coming back to your website. Poor UX also negatively impacts your ability to rank on Google's search engine results page (SERP). To ensure your website has delightful UX for your visitors as well as one that meets Google's standards for ranking,...

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