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Hubspot COS vs. Wordpress CMS

David or Goliath - Which CMS is right for you?

Like any implementation of technology first and foremost is deciding whether it will suit your business goals and address your challenges. Choosing a Content Management System (CMS), to manage your website and integrate with marketing efforts is no different. Some are simply a better fit than others.

On the surface, a CMS allows you to create website designs, pages, blogs and resources, and then manage them accordingly. It lets you publish this content to the world, so your business has a presence and can be promoted however you choose.

While there’s an abundance of options out there tailored to the size of your business, its potential for growth, and level of marketing sophistication needed, in the end, there are two that stand apart.

Topics: Hubspot COS Website Design

3 Content Marketing Case Studies That Prove You’re Doing Content Wrong

The age of static websites and marketing is dead and gone.

The reality is that even the best content without context may not be that successfully. Context is all about understanding how you’ve already engaged with them, the relationship you’ve already had, what devices they’re using, and using that have a more intelligent conversation. The result is a much more engaged relationship with customers.”

- Jeremy Crane, VP Product for Marketing Products

Would you make the same old sales pitch to a prospect when you could easily find out what their needs are? So why would you do that on your website?

Topics: content marketing case study

It’s a Wrap - Denver Startup Week

I've seen many interesting changes since the early 80's for our Colorado startup community. Channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn were not even a twinkle in anyone’s eye. The Internet was character based, and you had to network the good old fashion way face-to-face, eye-to-eye. And that’s where the best networking occurs, even today.

Topics: Denver Colorado startup

How Systems Integrators, Consultants, and Manufacturers Can Use Twitter


Do you know how to use Twitter for business if you’re in the manufacturing and industrial marketplace?

If you don’t know, the manufacturing industry has already started using Twitter as it is the new way to promote, connect, and brand a company. If you're a system integrator, VAR, or consultant, and marketing in the manufacturing space, and not using Twitter then your company is missing out.

Topics: Twitter manufacturing marketing

The Changing Face of Marketing in the Manufacturing Industry for System Integrators, Value-Added Resellers, and Consultants

Did you know?

57% - that's how far the average manufacturing buyer is through the decision process before engaging system integrators, VAR’s, and consultants?

This is an alarming statistic. 57% of your buyers are already in your buying cycle before you even know about it. But it’s especially distressing if you are in the manufacturing industry.

Topics: sales funnel Manufacturing

12 Lead Magnet Ideas To Drive More Leads


I hear this all the time from prospects, partners, and our readership. Have you heard this before?

  • WEBSITE TRAFFIC IS LOW: “Our website sucks! It’s not getting any traffic and it doesn’t capture any leads for our sales team.”
  • BLOGGING ISN’T WORKING: “We putting in tons of resources and effort into blogging but isn’t paying off.”
  • PROSPECTING ISN’T WORKING: “Our sales teams are having a very difficult time getting the attention of new prospects. And, what used to work, no longer does.”

If you are experiencing any of these issues, well read on… 

Topics: generate leads sales leads

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blogs On The Web

The Best Of The Best

What makes the best manufacturing blog? That can signify a rather subjective question that remains dependent on whom you ask. There are hundreds of manufacturing publications, many of which deserve acknowledgment for their unique positioning and industry perspectives. Lucky for you, though, I love digging through analytics and putting data points behind my decisions. This top manufacturing blogs list has pulled the most read, talked about, and shared websites to one location so they can duke it out for the first place spot. 

Topics: manufacturing marketing

A Sales Ready Lead Defined: The Marketing to Sales Handoff

 A Sales Ready Lead Defined: Sales and Marketing Alignment

How many lists do you need to weed out to get a qualified lead? How many people must you connect with to qualify a need? How many qualified opportunities must you develop to write a proposal? How many proposals must you write to close a sale? 

Topics: fix your marketing and sales funnel

How To Use Hubspot Sales

The Correct Way!

Hubspot's pet project Sidekick has recently taken the stage as the full-fledged sales service: Hubspot Sales. The average review rating has been less than glowing, coming in below two stars since its release. Our first reaction at Matrix Marketing Group was to investigate how a well-liked marketing automation solution, like HubSpot, could be voted down so quickly. The comments read similarly to "Useless", or "Destroyed my experience, no choice but to uninstall!" That is a strong, negative response that could be easy to piggyback and naturally users could move onto another solution.

Topics: Hubspot Sidekick Hubspot CRM Hubspot Sales

Is There Any Way of Closing Deals in Today's Corporate Marketplace? [Part III]

Winning the Competition for Corporate Funds

This post is part of a series to help B2B organizations understand and implement sales and marketing alignment. Part One was about making sure you have the right information to get started. Part Two showed how Marketing can Support “Provocation-based Selling" and help B2B sales teams and executives to close more deals.

Topics: Marketing sales


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