The 13 Best Free Graphic Design Software for Marketers and Beginners

When it comes to website success, what you see is what you get. If the budget is tight or non-existent, free graphic design software can make a real impact on how you present yourself in digital spaces. As an admittedly lousy product photographer, please believe me when I say that graphic design software is a […]

What is a RACI Chart? Project Uses, Examples & Free Template

Your project’s success hinges on a single crucial factor: clarity. When we say clarity, we’re talking about crystal-clear instructions on who does what. Everyone involved in the project, from employees to stakeholders, should know their roles and responsibilities inside out. Any confusion or oversight can lead to misunderstandings or conflicts, derailing your project faster than […]

Mastering Social Media for Nonprofit Promotion: Insights and New Data from Experts

As a digital marketing expert, I’ve tried several strategies over the years. And one thing I’ve learned is that marketing nonprofits requires a specialized approach. Unlike businesses, nonprofits don’t sell products or services. Instead, they want people to support a noble cause. Their marketing budget is also usually limited, but social networks come to the […]

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation [+ Free Template]

I’ve been helping people create letters of recommendation for jobs they want, internships, promotions, and more, for over ten years. I’ve learned during this time that if you’re not selling yourself effectively, you won’t make a lasting impression. A recommendation letter differs from a resume or a cover letter because it comes from someone who […]

Post-SEO: Influencer and Content Trends Redefining Marketing in 2024

Are you noticing your traffic from Google starting to go down? Algorithm updates in 2024 have shaken traditional SEO. Recent Google algorithm updates are disrupting search engine optimization (SEO), shifting the focus from traditional tactics and long-tail informational queries. Founders and CMOs are now turning to content and community-driven strategies to boost engagement and visibility. […]

The AIDA Model: A Proven Framework for Converting Strangers Into Customers

One of my favorite Super Bowl commercials is 2020’s Boston-set “smaht pahk” ad, which heralded Hyundai’s self-parking feature.  Rachel Dratch’s and Chris Evans’ exaggerated Boston accents grab your attention. John Krasinski confidently eyeing a too-narrow parking space piques your interest. If you’ve ever squeezed into a parallel parking space, lurching back and forth a few […]

A 9-Step Guide to Writing an SEO Proposal [Free Template]

Imagine you have hundreds of files in a folder labeled “Important Files.” Some of the files are named by date, some by subject, and some by author. You have to sift through all of them to find a review of the new neighborhood pizza place. Without a consistent filename or organizational structure, you’re not going […]

4 Types of Emails That Get the Most Engagement According to Marketers [+4 Emails That Fail]

As the person sending the HubSpot marketing emails, I know the importance of crafting email sequences that nurture relationships, drive website visits, and encourage sales. I’ve learned the hard way that the types of emails you send significantly impact engagement. With 87% of marketers planning to maintain or increase their investment in email marketing, it’s […]

How to Become a Content Creator in 2024: Steps, Tips, and Industry Truths

Fact: In 2024, basically everyone is a content creator, but not everyone is a “content creator” — at least not in the sense we’re talking about here. Content creators are members of the creator economy, committed to building and monetizing their personal brands and audiences. With a reputation for offering flexibility, creative freedom, and low […]

On Writing a Tagline (and Pitching It, Too)

Welcome to Creator Columns, where we bring expert HubSpot Creator voices to the Blogs that inspire and help you grow better. Peggy, Lou, and Dawn are characters on Mad Men, the 60s period drama about one of Madison Avenue’s most prestigious, albeit fictional, advertising agencies. Peggy is one of the firm’s copywriters, responsible for writing […]