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8 Recent Examples of Newsjacking in Action

Shortly after the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were "stepping away" as senior members of the Royal Family, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum also made news by removing Harry and Megan from a wax display of the Royal family. But, the famous wax museum's publicity stunt isn't the only example of a brand that's leveraged a news event to gain...
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The 8 Best Free Flowchart Templates [+ Examples]

A great business needs a great many things in order to succeed – strong leadership, a competitive advantage, and a unique vision among them. However, one element that could make or break a business is its process (or lack thereof). A clear, repeatable process has two major hurdles to a successful implementation in a business. Number one is the development of that...
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29 Free Resume Templates for Microsoft Word (& How to Make Your Own)

No matter what industry you work in (or your experience level in that industry), a plain, black-and-white resume written in Times New Roman font just doesn't quite cut it anymore. But just because resumes have gotten more creative doesn’t mean you need special design software to make your application stand out. On the contrary, writing your resume in good old Microsoft...
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11 Social Media Calendars, Tools, & Templates to Plan Your Content

What do cross-country road trips, wedding speeches, and social media marketing have in common? Planning. You could improvise all three, but it's better to have a plan for what direction you're heading -- especially when developing your social media content strategy. By now, most marketers recognize that social media plays an integral role in an effective inbound marketing strategy. And with so...
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The Social Media Content Calendar Template Every Marketer Needs [Free Template]

"We have a 9 a.m. meeting? Hold on -- let me just click around the internet like a maniac to find something for the morning tweet."  Sound familiar? Scrambling for social content is nothing new. We have meetings. We run late. Things come up. And it's really hard to get any meaningful amount of work done when you have the next...
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The Ultimate List of Email SPAM Trigger Words

Editor's Note: Spam filters have become much more sophisticated than the subject line triggers listed in this post. For a more up-to-date guide to email marketing, check out our free guide to creating email newsletters people actually read here. Writing the subject lines for your emails can be one of the most stressful steps of email marketing. Is it engaging? Too...
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How to Create an Advertising Proposal [Free Template]

Whether you're part of an internal marketing team or an agency developing an advertising pitch, it's imperative to nail your advertising proposal to gain stakeholder clarity and secure their buy-in. After all, advertising is expensive, and a poorly managed campaign results in wasted funds and resources that fail to deliver a return on investment – which could hinder a company's ability...
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A Marketer's Guide To Competitive Intelligence

Across all industries, it's gotten harder for brands to stand out among the competition. According to a 2020 survey by Crayon, businesses have, on average, 29 competitors — a 16% increase from 2019. Small and large companies alike are fighting for consumers' attention through targeted marketing campaigns, persuasive sales teams, and competitive pricing structures. The question is, how can a brand...
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Evaluating virtual events, success with speakers: Thursday’s daily brief

Marketing Land’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s digital marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning marketers, can virtual events ever recreate the social aspects of in-person shows? We are social beings....
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Oracle NetSuite to shutter Bronto

Bronto, the ESP acquired by NetSuite in 2015, will cease service at the end of May, 2022. In an email to customers, Bronto announced that it was entering an “end of life” phase, with its marketing automation technology and other resource migrating to the Oracle CX Cloud. The history. At the time of the acquisition, NetSuite was an independent cloud ERP...
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How to Create a Comprehensive How to Guide [+Examples]

The irony doesn't escape me that I'm currently writing a "How to" guide on … "How to" guides. Fortunately, I've had my fair share of experiences writing How to guides for HubSpot over the years — some of my favorites include How to Give a Persuasive Presentation, How to Develop a Content Strategy: A Start-to-Finish Guide, and How to Write a...
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The Beginner's Guide to Share of Voice

If you've ever been in charge of gathering reports for your marketing team, then you know there are a plethora of metrics you can measure. One metric that you might not think to use for several channels is share of voice. However, this is a versatile metric that you can use in a competitive analysis for social media, organic traffic, or...
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The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn Company Pages

A lot happens on LinkedIn. People post updates, professionals seek new jobs, salespeople pitch prospective customers, and LinkedIn members of all kinds connect, chat, and build relationships. With almost 740 million members, this level of activity comes as no surprise. The LinkedIn Pages launch in late 2018 equipped consumers to discover and vet their favorite businesses and for businesses, organizations, and...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Principles and Types of Design

 Furniture. Clothing. Software. Posters. Maps. Experience. Buildings. Websites. These are all things that can be designed. Heck, design has so many different meanings and application you wonder if the term can be defined at all. Answer: It can. Design has a variety of definitions, but in its simplest form, it can be defined as both a verb and a noun: It...
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The Future of Content Strategy

Content marketing has seen a lot of changes during the past few years. Many of these changes can be attributed to the rapidly evolving search landscape as well as a huge shift in the way people are actually discovering content. New, more sophisticated search algorithms, changes in how people use search engines, and new ways that marketers go about actually developing...
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The Ultimate Guide to Ecommerce

The first ecommerce sale was made in 1994 … and can you guess what it was? It was a Sting CD. Dan Kohn, a 21-year-old who ran a website called NetMarket, sold Sting’s Ten Summoner’s Tales CD to a friend who purchased it with his credit card for $12.48 plus shipping costs. These exchanges are what we know as ecommerce today:...
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Why HubSpot is Investing in Pipe

We know that growing a business can feel like a constant juggling act: from driving sales and managing a team, to prioritizing product roadmaps and keeping customers happy. Founders are often forced to step away from building their business and consider the numbers behind their day-to-day operations, in order to fundraise, which can be a serious distraction. The good news is...
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The Who, What, Why, & How of Digital Marketing

With how accessible the internet is today, would you believe me if I told you the number of people who go online every day is still increasing? It is. In fact, "constant" internet usage among adults increased by 5% in just the last three years, according to Pew Research. And although we say it a lot, the way people shop and...
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How to Create Content for Gen Z, From a TikTok-Influencer-Approved Marketing Agency

Gen Z has the fastest-growing buying power of any generation -- but it's still one of the most misunderstood and challenging age groups to market to. While previous generations can be generally be persuaded to buy products through brand loyalty, fear of missing out, or high-budget ads from major companies, Gen-Z's relatively modest spending habits and craving for authenticity has turned some...
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Get Inspired By These Brands' Instagram Reels

When Instagram Reels first launched, many users treated it like TikTok 2.0. They posted their videos on TikTok first, then reuploaded that same content to Reels. Now, Instagram is saying, "Hey, stop that." On its creators' account, the company announced it would be on the lookout for recycled content and stop recommending it to users on the Reels tab. I mean,...
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