10 Zoom Backgrounds HubSpotters Love

When I first started working remotely, I quickly realized that I didn't like the available backdrops in my house. First, there's the cluttered living room. Then, there's the rarely spotless kitchen. Or I could go with the yellow wall. That's when I started looking into Zoom backgrounds.

8 Innovative & Inspiring Examples of Augmented Reality in Marketing

For now, augmented reality (AR) is still largely a novelty -- AR's newness alone contributes to its ability to surpass print, online, and television advertisements in terms of shock-factor. As The Drum reports, AR can capture people’s attention for over 85 seconds, increase interaction rates by 20 percent, and improve click-through rates to purchase by 33 percent.

How to Determine a Bidding Strategy for Different Types of Ads

When I first learned how to ride a bike, I remember being scared. It was a daunting process because I'd never done it before and was terrified of falling. I actually remember feeling similarly when I first started getting into paid advertising campaigns at the marketing agency I worked at. The first time doing anything can be an intimidating process.

Understand Market Penetration and How to Create a Strategy

Everyone wants their business to grow. This seems pretty intuitive considering effective and successful growth means your business is experiencing boosts in revenue, brand awareness, brand loyalty, and more — and we know this to be true by looking at the most successful and well-known companies today (e.g. Apple, Amazon, etc.).

15 Effective Ways to Cut Costs in Business

When I first moved out of my parent's house, my spending was out of control. I bought take-out regularly, new clothes often, and fun products frequently. However, I quickly realized that I was spending too much money on unnecessary things.

The Marketer's Guide to Using Pinterest to Grow a Business

When I was getting married, one of the main tools that helped me in my planning was Pinterest. In fact, that's usually the number one place I go to when I'm planning a party. However, Pinterest isn't just used for event planning. You can use the social media platform as a way to market your business, drive traffic to your website, and increase sales.

How Facebook Ads Have Evolved [+What This Means for Marketers]

According to a recent study from Statista, Facebook has an estimated 2.7 billion monthly active users worldwide, including roughly two-thirds of the US population. There's no social media platform more prominent or ubiquitous. No other online destination offers you more potential exposure to prospects.

11 Ad Design Tips to Help Your Brand Cut Through the Noise

Before your copy can persuade an audience to buy your product, your design must persuade them to buy your copy. In advertising, your design catches your audience’s eye and points their attention to your copy. Then, it’s your copy’s job to hold your audience’s attention.

How to Make an Instagram Business Account

When I worked at a marketing agency, one of my duties was to create Instagram accounts for our clients who had never used social media before. More often than not, those clients soon realized how helpful Instagram could be for their business.

The Best Time to Send an Email (Research-Backed)

Here's a little exercise for you: Check the timestamps on the emails you've gotten in the past day. What have you found? For me, I noticed that most of my emails, especially my subscription emails, were sent between 9-10 AM, or 5-6 PM.

23 of the Best Email Newsletter Templates and Resources to Download Right Now

If you had to guess, how many email newsletters do you think you're subscribed to? Ten? Twenty? Fifty? To be honest, I've lost count -- and I know I'm not alone. Email marketers have a lot to compete with in their subscribers' inboxes. That's why a solid newsletter template is crucial to designing an email that people are encouraged to click through.

12 Tactics That Take Webinars From Good to Great, According to HubSpot Marketers

In 2020, with conferences and events going virtual, a number of brands around the world have heavily embraced webinars.  Along with allowing marketers to educate audiences about topics related to their brand, webinars can also offer major lead generation benefits. But, while a number of successful marketing pros make creating webinars look easy, there's actually a hefty amount of work that needs to go into planning them in order to see solid engagement.

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 39 Resources for Beginners

Social media is no longer an optional marketing channel -- it's a necessary one. But that doesn't mean results are a given. When it comes to social media, you'll either have a lot of success interacting with your customers, or you'll see little results -- and that depends on the level of effort you put into it.

8 Common Instagram Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

Since coming into existence in 2010, Instagram has given brands the opportunity to engage with their audience and tell their story through the power of visuals. The Facebook-owned app was one of the fastest growing major social networks in 2014, and is now home to more than 1 billion users.

How to Create a Professional Email Address [+ Examples]

News flash -- your email address from high school won’t cut it in the real world. Even if “baseballbro25@aim.com” serves as a nostalgic reminder for your peak athletic years, it’ll look like an eyesore on your resume and prompt any recruiter or hiring manager to press delete.

How to Learn Excel Online: 19 Free and Paid Resources for Excel Training

Like many marketers, I have a bit of experience with Microsoft Excel. I've used it to organize events, plan meals, and sort data -- but I don't have nearly the advanced knowledge I wish I did. And thanks to those limited skills, I'm constantly subjecting myself to the tedium of updating my spreadsheets manually. Like me, you're missing out on a world of Excel training courses that could teach me how to automate my reports and save hours of time.

Should Marketers Use Pop-Up Forms? A Comprehensive Analysis

As inbound marketers, we care about creating lovable experiences for our website visitors -- but we also want to generate as many leads as we can for our sales teams. Most of the time we can do both without any problem. But when it comes to pop-up forms, conflict does emerge.

The 5 Kinds of Digital Marketing Collateral You Should Be Creating

It goes without saying, but your marketing materials shouldn't be limited to conventional outbound advertisements — particularly if your business is B2B. Sure, capturing attention is part of the battle, but what happens when a prospect visits your website and sees nothing but some product descriptions and a pricing page?

What is a Web Crawler? (In 50 Words or Less)

I don't know about you, but I wouldn't describe myself as a "technical" person. In fact, the technical aspects of marketing are usually the hardest ones for me to conquer. For example, when it comes to technical SEO, it can be difficult to understand how the process works.

How to Run an Instagram Contest: A 10-Step Guide

With more than 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram has established itself as an obvious platform for brands looking to expand their reach and engage with their audience. Figuring out how to launch a successful Instagram contest, however, is much less obvious.

How to Do Market Research: A Guide and Template

Today, consumers have a lot of power — they can research your product or service and make purchase decisions entirely on their own. And rather than talking to one of your sales reps, they're more likely to ask for referrals from members of their networks or read online reviews. 

5 Brand Partnership Fails [+Co-Marketing Mistakes to Avoid]

When you were in school, did you ever work on a group project? If so, you probably remember that some went well, and others weren't as synergistic. The same thing is true with brand partnerships. Sometimes co-marketing works because each brand pulls in a new audience and the two are able to learn from one another.

How to Create Facebook Video Ads, According to HubSpot Advertisers

During the last few years, Facebook has emerged as a real contender for the online video platform throne. In wake of several new video features being introduced and a heavy video focus from Mark Zuckerberg, the social media giant has over 500 million people watching Facebook videos every day. Facebook's increased focus on video isn't only because users like to watch it (although they clearly do) -- it's also because more marketers are shifting their budgets from TV to mobile video.

The Ultimate Guide to Google Ads [Examples]

If you’re considering spending any amount of money on ads to reach your target audience, you’d better spend it in the right place. That is, somewhere with over 259 million unique visitors and 4.8 billion daily interactions. Somewhere like ... Google.