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SparkReaction launches new unlimited, monthly HubSpot COS Development support service

Inbound Websites, HubSpot 2 minute read

HubSpot customers now have access to monthly unlimited HubSpot development support that’s simple, affordable and headache-free.

SparkReaction, a HubSpot Certified Platinum Partner who specializes in full-funnel sales and marketing consulting, is excited to announce the expansion of it's HubSpot COS Development services with the launch of..

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Infusionsoft VS HubSpot (Revisited 2017)

HubSpot 16 minute read

Although the term "inbound marketing" was coined by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, the creators of the HubSpot marketing automation platform, inbound marketing itself is not marketing automation software. It is a methodology and a modern mindset.

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Unedited Reviews from Some of SparkReaction's Clients

HubSpot 9 minute read

We all have that friend or family member who drags on for 30 minutes telling a story when we really just want them to cut to the punch line. That's how I see blog post introductions most days––a little fluff, a funny anecdote, and a bit too long. 

So, let's cut to the good stuff: You're here to see what it's really like to work with..

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7 Astounding Benefits of A HubSpot Website Redesign

Inbound Websites, HubSpot 9 minute read

You've invested in the HubSpot marketing suite, or you're considering it. Now, you're wondering: Is the HubSpot Website Platform add-on right for me?

After years of working in HubSpot's website platform, and as HubSpot certified designers, we can vouch for its capabilities.

Here are seven major benefits you'll get when you host your website on..

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The Top 9 HubSpot Website Design Agencies in the US

Choosing a HubSpot website design agency is downright tough. It often takes weeks and months of research, meetings, and negotiating until you maybe find the best agency for you.

Like most businesses, not all agencies are the same, but there a few who stand out for being top-notch website design agencies. If you're looking for your next HubSpot..

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5 Signs You Are Wasting Money on HubSpot

Strategy & Lead Gen, HubSpot 4 minute read

You're smart, savvy and have a good understanding of inbound marketing. You have been blogging, implementing SEO, sending out email campaigns, posting on social media and following the inbound marketing methodology. So, why aren't you getting the results you wanted using HubSpot? I am sure you're thinking HubSpot is not working. The reality..

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Hubspot Hacks: Queue up Smart CTAs for Lifecycle Marketing

Strategy & Lead Gen, HubSpot 5 minute read

Nothing tickles me more than having my work done for me. Like you, I got a lotta sh** to do, and as an inbound marketer sometimes I have to be a wearer of many hats, doer of many jobs.

So if there is anything I can do that helps me "set it and forget it," I'M IN.

One of the awesome things about inbound marketing with HubSpot is that every..

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7 Ways HubSpot is the Best Tool for Customer Lifecycle Marketing

Strategy & Lead Gen, HubSpot 6 minute read

We use HubSpot for our own customer lifecycle marketing and for our clients'.

While nothing in life is perfect, HubSpot gets pretty damn near close for this task.

We've been able to grow new leads by 300% or more, convert MQLs to SQLs at astounding rates, and pass off thousands of qualified leads to happy sales teams.

But we know we owe a lot..

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Will Lead Generation Software Really Grow My Business?

You might have heard that 49% of marketers are using marketing software to generate more qualified leads.

As you set and refine your strategy for the year, you might be wondering: Is lead generation software right for my business?

The right program can take your marketing process to a new level. But it's also an investment of time, training,..

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Using Personalization Tokens in HubSpot to Build Contacts' Trust

HubSpot 8 minute read

Quiz time: Which conversation do you prefer?

A. Someone fifty yards away, yelling to you and 500 of your acquaintances through a megaphone.

B. Someone shaking your hand, making eye contact, and talking to you one-on-one.

Unless you're incredibly introverted, you, like most people, will prefer conversation B. (Can you even really call option A a..

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4 Issues Hurting Your Email Click-Through Rate (& How to Fix Them in HubSpot)

HubSpot 7 minute read

If your email marketing isn't converting leads, it's not because email marketing died. Emails have changed throughout the years to fit today's needs, wants, and habits. Gone are the days of boring, whitewash backgrounds, and the Times New Roman font. *Shudder.*

Now, we demand that our inboxes be filled with great tyopgraphy, styling,..

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How to Diagnose (and Fix!) Dipping Traffic in HubSpot

HubSpot 8 minute read

We've all had it: That great month of growth that makes you think you're really nailing this inbound marketing thing. The next month, though, your traffic might take a nosedive — leaving you wondering whyyy.

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Easy Ways to Make Your HubSpot Website Content Mobile-Friendly

Inbound Websites, HubSpot 5 minute read

It's Friday night and you've got a dinner reservation at a five-star restaurant. You get great service, have a nice chat with your helpful waiter, and eat your dinner over several courses, savoring the night.

Now, it's a weekday and you're in a rush. You stop at a drive-through burger joint. Wouldn't it be weird if the attendant went back and..

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7 Segmentation Lists You Need in Your HubSpot Portal

Strategy & Lead Gen, HubSpot 8 minute read

People love digital experiences that feel tailored to them.

Think about the last time that you got an email that really piqued your interest and made you click. Chances are, it was relevant to you.

In fact, segmented campaigns perform 58.99% higher than non-segmented campaigns (Source: MailChimp.)

To get the most out of your HubSpot investment,..

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Boost Your Marketing Process With These Tools

SEO, HubSpot 5 minute read

Webelieve that a powerhouse marketing platform like HubSpot is the glue that holds a marketing strategy together. That being said, it's helpful to explore new tools that bolster your software. We personally experiment with different apps and websites for internal communication, content creation, analytics, and more.

Here's an inside look into..

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Avoid Email "Remarketing" With Marketing Automation

HubSpot 6 minute read

So you've generated qualified leads — aka, golden tickets! All you need to do is nurture them and further qualify them, and they may become ready to buy. As you're sending email and suggesting content to read, the last thing you want to do is scare these leads away.

One surefire way to drive away qualified leads is email re-marketing. What is..

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5 Quick Tuneups to Audit Your HubSpot Portal

HubSpot 8 minute read

When you're stuck in a slump, you might not have the motivation to jump over life's biggest hurdles. But there may be simple, almost mindless tasks that feel OK — and can jumpstart you into a more ambitious place.

For me, it's a quick yoga session, time with my dog, or cooking a healthy dinner. (Or, lately, a breeze around the block catching..

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10 Signs You Need HubSpot Help (SlideShare)

HubSpot 6 minute read

In a Focus Research study, 50% of participants said they hadn't realized the full value of their marketing automation investment.

If you've invested in HubSpot, you already believe it can help your business. But there are signs that indicate things are falling through the cracks — and you may need a trained expert or agency.

Check out our..

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How to Use HubSpot Smart Fields for Customer Lifecycle Marketing

HubSpot 7 minute read

I've developed a fair share of "friend crushes" in my day. You know, those people you meet at parties and they're just so cool and so funny, and you're like, "I will stop at nothing until you're my new best friend." But how does a friend crush apply to customer lifecycle marketing? Easy: It's about the gradual growth of a relationship.

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How to Reengage Cold Leads With a HubSpot Workflow

HubSpot 7 minute read

If you're utilizing HubSpot's workflows, you may have watched a number of contacts engage with your premium content offers, open your nurture emails, and then... nothing. Ah — the infamously elusive cold lead. It can be an agonizing silence.

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How to Find Traffic Sources to Your HubSpot Website Blog

SEO, HubSpot 5 minute read

Inbound is all about measuring the metrics. And of the different blog stats that we track, we keenly watch the number of blog visitors — and the sources where they came from — to evaluate our keyword and organic search success.

To optimize blog performance, we recently switched all of our clients over from blog subdomains (blog.yoururl.com) to..

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What is HubSpot? It's Customer Lifecycle Marketing Made Easy

HubSpot 5 minute read
If you're in the marketing industry, you've probably heard "HubSpot" floating around the digital sphere. Maybe you're hearing lots of "inbound marketing" terminology, or seeing lots of orange...? Here, we'll clear up what HubSpot is, and explain how it can drastically improve your customer lifecycle marketing strategy.
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How We Use HubSpot For Customer Lifecycle Marketing

Strategy & Lead Gen, HubSpot 5 minute read

Think about the first time you went to your now-favorite coffee shop. The first time you visited, maybe you spent a little time scoping out the best place to site and reading over the menu. You didn’t know anybody there.

The more frequently you went, the more it seemed to change: You found your favorite spot to..

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How (and Where) to Track Basic Metrics in HubSpot

HubSpot 4 minute read

Doesn’t it seem like everything is easier said than done? I’ve told myself over and over again to start saving money for a big international trip I’m planning — and it’s easy to think that I’m being conservative with my spending. But then I catch myself splurging on a fancy latte three days a week and buying a round of drinks for the whole gang..

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Workflow Automation: Your Fast Track to Lead Conversion (And Happier Marketing)

HubSpot 4 minute read

Once upon a time, we reached for our checkbooks to pay our bills. If you ever forgot to pay, you'd get a slap on the wrist from your landlord, leaving you scrambling to get your checkbook... only to find that you were out of checks for the month (whoops!). You would run to the bank, and then to your landlord’s office before it closes, or face..

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Eventbrite Integration vs. HubSpot Landing Page: Which is Right for Your Event?

HubSpot 4 minute read

Event marketing is traditionally part of an “outbound” strategy. After all, inbound exists almost exclusively online, so it’s hard to imagine how marketing that lives in a brick-and-mortar location translates to online marketing.

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#INBOUND15 Pros and Cons: A Graphic Designer's Perspective

HubSpot 1 minute read

“4:30 AM….that’s too f***ing early to wake up for a flight”

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How a Simple Marketing Audit Can Jumpstart Your HubSpot Strategy

Strategy & Lead Gen, HubSpot 10 minute read

How’s your marketing faring these days? That should be a question you have a quick answer to (and, ideally, your answer would be, “It’s going superbly, thanks for asking!”).

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Why You Should Use A/B Testing in HubSpot

HubSpot 3 minute read

Do you have a specific route that you take for your daily commute or to a local spot you frequent? I’d guess that when you first started taking this trip regularly, you tried out a few different routes — which had the best scenery? The fewest traffic lights? Which ones let you avoid congestion or awkward maneuvers?

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