Episode 172: Sales workflows, clean lists, persona challenges, billboards
Welcome to Episode 172 of HubShots!
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This episode we chat through sales workflows, keeping contact lists clean, challenges with personas, plus advertising on billboards.
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Recorded: Wednesday 04 September 2019 | Published: Saturday 14 September 2019
Shot 1: Inbound Thought of the Week
We are recording this on the start of Inbound, and since you are listening to this after Inbound there will be a bunch of new product announcements to go through.
With that in mind, we’re not going to focus on features this episode, instead we’re going to mainly focus on ways to use HubSpot to improve your business.
Love drinking coffee that’s kept at the right temperature. Thanks Ember mug! Listen to shot 7 in Episode 163 for more details:
Shot 2: HubSpot Marketing Feature of the Week
Keeping your contact lists clean to improve email deliverability. It is important to segment your contacts.
To clean up your contact lists, use any of the following contact properties to get more context about their original source and why they’re engaging with your business.
- Create date
- Last email date
- Recent conversion date
- Last form submission
- Last email opened
- Last email clicked
- Last reply
- Last date purchased
- Last activity date
If your contacts are more than one year old, run a re-engagement campaign to confirm that they are still interested in your content and hearing from you. Also would be worth running them through NeverBounce as an additional check.
Did you know? A spam complaint rate of 0.1% on a single email is a red flag that will increase your chances of bouncing or landing in the spam folder.
Shot 3: HubSpot Sales Feature of the Week
Creating deals using workflows. As an example, you can create a deal when you get to a particular deal status.
Tip: think about what information you want in the deal specifically if sales are working on it.
Shot 4: HubSpot Gotcha of the Week
Associating deal activities. If you create them from a workflow they won’t have the associated activity to start. So be aware of this.
Special shout out to Joy from HubSpot support.
Shot 5: Marketing Tip of the Week
(in an Inboundy way of course)
What we take away from this:
- If Brian did not live and work in San Francisco for a month he would not have had that revelation about billboards
- He learned is that there are some clever ways to measure effectiveness.
- He learned they need to keep them very simple.
Shot 6: Insight of the Week
Mapping your personas to ad targeting
You can prepare your personas in a number of ways. Often they are based on roles or function (ie job titles or department), however they can also be approach based, as well as
For example, some clients use approach based personas eg
- Innovator / Early Adopter
- Analytical / Functionality
This is all fine in terms of preparing content and messaging. But can be challenging when preparing targeting for ad campaigns eg how do you target an innovator on Facebook?
These personas end up needing an extra level of mapping. And usually this needs to include titles and interests.
Some further reading:
Shot 7: Podcast of the Week
2Bobs with David C Baker and Blair Enns
We love David C Baker:
Shot 8: Shoutouts of the Week
Glenn Miller from Lupo Digital
Zoe Palmer from Brand Chemistry:
Shot 9: Quote of the Week
Advice for modern marketers. Automate the buying process. Users are expecting you to automate their processes. They want a self-service experience with your company.
Shot 10: Bonus Links of the Week
Tools to try
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