Hubcast 33: Importance of Writing Down Your Inbound & Content Marketing Strategy
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Inbound 2015 News
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In this weeks strategy section we talk about why C students are crushing A students at Inbound & Content Marketing. Marcus and George talk about the blog article and what this statement means to both of them.
HubSpot Tips & Tricks
New HubSpot CRM features
Hubspot released a couple new features to the HubSpot CRM that we wanted to get out to the Hubcast community. There are 4 HubSpot CRM tutorials for this weeks HubSpot tips and tricks section. Enjoy!
- Save prospect filters for later
- Speed up prospecting with HubSpot CRM
- Private & Public Email Templates
- Clone & Manage Email Templates
Add a "Tweet Later" Option to Retweets
Under Social Media Monitoring, after clicking on Retweet, whether I choose to do a Retweet or a Quoted Retweet, "Retweet Now" is the only option that currently exists. I'd like the option to Schedule the retweet at a later time. Instead of retweeting it right away. This option would add the retweet to my calendar at a date/time of my choosing.
If you're looking for another tool to provide an example of this functionality, you'll find it in Buffer... When you click on retweet, you can retweet it immediately or "Add to Buffer".
Thank you Doyle Slayton for this great HubSpot wishlist item.
Tally to be Sunsetted on March 31st
In September, HubSpot introduced Tally as a beta app designed to help companies get customer feedback. The goal was to try it out with our customer audience to see if it would gain traction and what use cases would evolve. While there was an affinity for the app, ultimately Tally hasn't had enough of an impact for HubSpot to turn the beta into a wider release.
Tally will be sunsetted as a publicly available app on March 31st.
One of the things we believe as a business is that you can't be afraid to experiment with products that could make your customers lives better, and you have to listen to your customer base when it comes to decisions about those products. In the case of Tally, usage and feedback indicated that it wasn't making the impact needed to move out of beta.
As a user you don't need to do a thing. All of the data from your past Tally submissions will remain in your contact database. In addition, you can export it at any time.
For those who would like to continue using a feedback app, HubSpot suggests researching:
Knowledge and Academy Websites to Merge
Next week, knowledge.hubspot.com and academy.hubspot.com will merge into one resource. The merged resource will be the one-stop-shop for all of the trainings, user guides, and learning materials needed to succeed on HubSpot. Both URLs will redirect to this new page. Our hope is that combining these assets will reduce confusion by creating a single point of access and unified search for all resources.
The new resource site (pictured below) will adapt the style of the current Academy domain. New elements include:
- An updated navigation with all customer resources in one place.
- A search function that now pulls from user guides, academy videos, academy blog content, design resources and developer documentation.
No resources have been removed.
The New Navigation
The new navigation is pictured below.
- Read Docs will contain quick answers, user guides, designer and developer documentation.
- Watch Training will contain video training, broadcasts and in-person training
- Do Projects will take you to step-by-step guides of how to use multiple HubSpot tools to achieve a goal.
- Get Certified will take you to the HubSpot certifications page.
- View Examples brings you to the academy blog, marketing examples and HubSpot User Groups
Where do I find...?
- The Developers Site: https://developers.hubspot.com/ or by clicking on "Developer Docs" in the "Read Docs" Menu
- The Designers Site: https://designers.hubspot.com or by clicking on "Designer Docs" in the "Read Docs" Menu
- Broadcasts: You'll find broadcasts beneath the "View Training" Menu
User Groups (HUGs): You'll find user groups under the "View Examples" Menu
Cool HubSpot & Inbound Tweets
Look what I got from @GeorgeBThomas and @TheSalesLion! Thanks, guys!! #hubcast pic.twitter.com/7nOATsTDEP
— Colin Haas (@colinmhaas) March 9, 2015
This is what I call hustle. Someone give Stephen from McGill a job! Cc @Communitech #HubSpotting pic.twitter.com/qCIcyVJQtM — Kayleigh Platz (@write_girl) March 4, 2015
Ask The Hubcast
Debbie Asks: How important is it to write down my inbound or content marketing strategy?
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