What do most people do before buying a product? They look at product reviews! Likewise, in addition to having testimonials from happy customers on your business website, video case studies are an incredibly effective way for your customers to convey their happiness for others to see!
If you haven't heard of this conference, some are calling it "SaaStr Lite." I got to attend thanks to friend Carey Ransom inviting me to join him in speaking at this event, and I don't think that's a fair comparison. it's a really cool conference all on its own! With two days of programming, including the Pre-Conference Workshop and the main event on May 1, we found loads of takeaways. Read on to see what we learned.
Everyone wants to be able to send multiple messages to prospects in a given order. Or maybe based on actions taken or not taken by the prospect. HubSpot was designed to make this very do-able, and even (gulp), easy.
Based on multiple conversations with our B2B startup clients, however there are a few key differences that get in the way of setting these up, and that’s the difference between
HubSpot Templates and Sequences
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Recently, we sent an email promoting a new case study about a recent implementation of our SaaS Startup client's very clever product.
Nothing makes us cringe more then when we hear the word "Easy."
At Orange Marketing we specialize in technology and deal with a ton of super smart SaaS Founders. Many times we are even heading up software product management efforts for our Clients. We have oh so many examples of the misuse of the word "easy." Here are two of our favorites.
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I like the History and Discovery channel way too much.
Last night was a replay of one of my favorite shows Expedition Unknown, and they were talking about real life vampires. My hero Josh Gates and their experts scoured Eastern Europe for the origin of the use of garlic to ward off vampires, blood sucking, and my favorite, the wooden stake. Turns out, the locals used wooden stakes to keep a body "stuck" in it's casket to not rise again. Unfortunately, most often these poor souls turned out to be folks that were mentally or physically ill and not vampires.
Sordid history aside, Halloween got me thinking of some sales and marketing practices that really need a stake in them. These are some myths we have seen that must die forever!
HubSpot is one of the most popular tools for startups, and for good reason! Ease of use, fantastic pricing, and a product that grows as you grow are just a few of the benefits. While HubSpot is incredibly easy to get started with, we've seen some common mistakes made by early-stage companies that get started on their own. Read on to learn how to avoid them!
I was recently fortunate to spend a 9-week sales training course with Dan Tyre, an early HubSpot employee, super sales coach, and all-around fabulous (and very enthusiastic) guy. I was "required" to get off my butt, literally and figuratively, to learn how to develop Orange Marketing's client pipeline. And though I have advised people HOW to do it, (thanks to learning from the incomparable Marc Maloy, Amyra Rand, Steve Burrows, and others), I hadn't done the grind of outreach myself.
What I learned may help you In no particular order, my top 5 lessons learned.