Inbound Marketing

How 7 Brands are Using TikTok

According to HubSpot’s social media team, the video-based social app TikTok is “leaking” with brand opportunities. The one-year-old platform, which allows users to make short, looping videos with special effects and musical overlays, is booming with more than 500 million monthly active users — most of them young= adults. WhileContinue Reading

As recently as a decade ago, inbound marketing was a brand new idea. Marketers were learning that they couldn’t just publish a high volume of content — it also had to be high-quality and optimized in ways that made it as discoverable as possible through search engines. That content wasContinue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram’s Secret Shadowban

When you’re trying to grow a following on Instagram, you depend on hashtags and engagement to expand your audience and reach. So it can feel more than a little disheartening when it suddenly seems like your content isn’t showing up anywhere. If you feel like your posts are receiving fewerContinue Reading

A year ago, I downloaded a trendy new app called TikTok. When I opened it, I was overwhelmed by a feed of hilarious looping videos and bizarre music montages made by other users. It reminded me of Vine, the looping video platform that was killed by Twitter a few yearsContinue Reading

B2B businesses are proof that any business can be successful on social media. Why? Because they’ve turned a niche industry that — admittedly — isn’t the most exciting into a playground for social content. When I think about B2B companies with a great social media presence, a lot of examplesContinue Reading

In 2017, 92% of marketers who used influencer marketing found it to be effective. Influencer marketing has grown steadily in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason — oftentimes, customers trust influencers over celebrities when choosing which products to buy, or which brands to endorse. In fact, marketersContinue Reading

Oftentimes, turning an idea for an advertising campaign into reality isn’t exactly simple. Among other things, you must get buy-in from other teams, earn approval from bosses and executives, negotiate your budget, and present a clear path for return on investment (ROI). The best way to clearly present your proposal,Continue Reading

As a video marketer, editing might be the most important part of post-production. If you can’t seamlessly weave your shots together or get your cut to hit the right frame, your video will seem unpolished and disengage your viewers. That said, if you’re operating on a shoestring budget, you mightContinue Reading

Year after year, hundreds of marketers report increased efforts and spending on their content marketing — or the intention to do so. But great content is a waste if your audience doesn’t know it exists. Content distribution is an integral, if not the most important, part of your content strategy.Continue Reading

When you work at a small business with a limited budget, it’s not really possible to shell out $340,000 for a 30-second TV commercial, or $10,000 for an email marketing campaign. It can be frustrating when your budget dictates how many people your business can reach. Surprisingly, there are aContinue Reading

Back in the days of Mad Men-esque advertising agencies, tracking how many people engaged with a particular ad campaign was nearly impossible to do well. Advertisers would sink money into mediums like radio and print, and hope sales of the advertised product went up. There was no dependably accurate wayContinue Reading

The last time I went on vacation, Facebook and Instagram announced two big product changes that I was left scrambling to catch up on when I returned. Know the feeling? If you work in social media marketing, my guess is you know it all too well. Social media is constantlyContinue Reading