Inbound Insights

Read on for tips, strategies and resources for branding, inbound marketing, and HubSpot

Beyond BuddyPress: Alternative Online Community Management Platforms

BuddyPress is often considered one of the most accessible and highly-rated community management or forum plugins for WordPress. It’s free and can be self-implemented. BuddyPress enables user-generated content, messaging, and forum posts. Generally speaking, we agree - if you must host your community on WordPress, BuddyPress is an excellent choice. But if you’re looking for BuddyPress alternatives that means something about the plugin isn’t quite working for you. We often hear qualms such as:

Ultimate List of Delight Stage Content Ideas

The Delight Stage is all about delivering on the promises Sales and Marketing have made in the...

Bottom-of-the-Funnel Marketing: The Ultimate Decision Stage List

Bottom-of-the-Funnel Marketing Needs Decision Stage Content You’ve made it to the final stage of...

Mid-Funnel Marketing: The Ultimate Consideration Stage Idea List

Mid-funnel marketing should be centered around evaluating effective options. The audience may not...

Top-of-Funnel Marketing: The Ultimate Awareness Stage Idea List

Top of Funnel Marketing Needs Awareness Stage Content At the top of the funnel, your audience is...

How to Improve Your Customer Experience

Quick Takes Positive CX sprouts from listening, adapting, and understanding your customers’ needs....

Why Your CX Strategy Needs Specific Goals

Quick takes: Your customer experience goals should reach beyond revenue and focus on being...

Building Your Customer Experience Strategy: The Foundation

Let’s talk about building a remarkable customer experience strategy. The customer experience (CX)...

What *REALLY* is Customer Experience?

Quick Takes: CX can drive brand loyalty and advocacy and greatly affect revenue and reputation....

WTF is a Brand Promise? [Definition + Examples]

By definition, a brand promise is a short but powerful phrase that tells your customers what...

The Customer Journey vs. The Buyer's Journey: What You Need to Know

The processes companies use to attract and retain customers are most commonly referred to as the...

How to Attract New Customers with Inbound Marketing

TL;DR: Making it easy for your audience to find the great content that lives on your website (in...

Sales Sequences Are a Quick Win You Need: The Why, The How & The Human

TL:DR: Sales sequences provide objective automation, so you can analyze strengths and weaknesses in...

10 Stats to Prove Digital Marketing is Worth the Investment

TL;DR: Your audience is online more than any other media channel, so you should be too. Content...

5 Inbound Marketing Tactics for Your Next Campaign

TL;DR: You can start using inbound marketing techniques today! Once you figure out your buyer...

3 Sales Hub Tools to Improve Your Flow

TL;DR You can book meetings, store and share documents, and save templates through Sales Hub to...

HubSpot Data Management Features: Demo & Tips [INBOUND 2022 Update]

TL;DR: HubSpot released two outstanding and long-awaited data management features (the Data Model...

What Inbound Marketing Is and Isn't

TL;DR: Inbound marketing is not a trend, but a person-driven, tactical strategy for converting mere...

What the HubSpot API Key Sunset Means for You

TL;DR: Time is running out to replace your HubSpot API keys with private or public apps to ensure...

Why, Who, How: A Practical Guide to Community Led Growth with HubSpot

At HubSpot’s INBOUND22 Conference, we heard of a shiny, exciting new concept: Community Led Growth....

Write a Kick-Ass Brand Positioning Statement + Template

When someone asks, “What does your company do?” how do you answer? Do you have a concise...

WordPress vs HubSpot: The 2023 Comparison

When evaluating CMS tools (especially WordPress and HubSpot) there are so many ways to slice and...

What’s Your Brand Archetype? Find Out With These Examples

If you were asked, “What’s your brand’s personality?,” would you know how to respond? For some...

How to Write an Email Subject Line That’s Too Good Not to Open

How’s your email marketing going? Not so hot? If your email open rates are cruddy for your...

What is Revenue Operations, AKA RevOps?

Significant changes are coming your way— and fast! The good news is, your business is growing. The...
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