HubSpot is an especially good choice for small business owners with little or no experience in internet marketing. To start with, HubSpot offers a truly free product, in addition to more robust and affordable paid options, that allows access to a broad set of tools. That's a major benefit when you consider that some enterprise-level marketing solutions can cost thousands per month. It's also a complete CRM, and some of the tools it offers include:
To get started, find the top 5 -10 content pages on your website and create a custom Content Upgrade for each post. Once that’s done you can continue on down the list until you have a Content Upgrade for every page on your site that receives a good amount of traffic each month (note: ‘good’ is in context of your website, your traffic and your business – for some businesses it’s 100 visits per month on a content page, for others it’s 1,000).
Very impressive and comprehensive list you’ve compiled here, Pawan! If I could make a suggestion, check out DrumUp-employee advocacy platform, social media management and content curation and scheduling tool. It also has a built-in analytics feature for your social media activity and employee advocacy program. If you find it interesting, do consider adding it to you list 🙂
Animoto is the easiest video editor around – it will help you create a stunning video in just 3 simple steps: add your photos and videos, customize your video with music, styles and other features of your choice, embed it on your website and voila – you got yourself a great video in a matter of seconds! The tool is also available as an app to help you share videos on mobile.
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Whether it’s on social media or your website, video is now one of the best performing types of content currently. Videos can help you reach a larger audience, drive more traffic and more engagement and to convert more people into customers. In this blog post, I am going to share 15 top video marketing tools that can help get you started with video marketing.
According to a Campaign Monitor study for every dollar spent on email marketing, the average return on investment is $44. With a return like that, it’s no wonder why digital marketing is the best way to market a business! Email marketing is exactly what it sounds like. You as a business send emails out to your subscribers in order to convince them to buy your product or service or follow your brand. It’s like writing letters to your potential customers except with email you can see how many people have opened your “letter” and who has clicked links within your email.
Salesfusion is dedicated to helping companies build a large revenue funnel for marketing and sales by creating customized digital conversations that are seamlessly transitioned between departments. Marketing and sales teams participate in and measure these digital conversations to deliver more lead-to-revenue results by communicating with the right leads at the right time with the right message.
Pawan, this is a great list. Some tools I know, some I’m trying out (like Drupal) and others I have yet to try. I will humbly add proofhub to this list in a Content Collaboration Tools category…another platform that is great to work collaboratively and efficiently. It allow us to receive real-time messages, assign tasks, start discussions, file sharing and more.
Formed in 2011 WeVideo is a Software as a Service tool that gives users the power to create and edit engaging videos for your business. Even if you don’t have any experience in creating videos, WeVideo gives you the opportunity to essentially be the director of your video by giving you full creative control when working with the company’s professional graphic designers. You can also customize your videos by adding your logo, color scheme, info cards, calls-to-action, and then publish the video onto platforms like YouTube. One of the most appealing components is that you can invite team members to collaborate and contribute on videos.
Pawan Deshpande is the founder and CEO of Curata, a Boston-based company offering content marketing software used by thousands of marketers around the world. He spearheaded the first-ever panel at SxSW on Content Marketing in 2011, and was a 2014 Finalist for MarketingProfs B2B Marketer of the Year. Pawan was an engineer at Microsoft and Google where he was awarded patents in social networking and machine learning. He previously attended MIT where his graduate thesis won top departmental and international awards.

Defining your customer is as important as defining your products or naming your business. If you have not yet done a marketing plan within your business plan, then you need to do this exercise. (Here's how to create a complete marketing plan, from your Unique Selling Proposition through advertising and promotions planning.) And if you are starting from square one and need to write a business plan, this Business Plan Outline will lead you through the process step by step.)

Why It Is Important: “We are a HubSpot Diamond Partner so we kind of live by HubSpot. Aside from that, it is hands down the most valuable tool we use. It stores pretty much every piece of data from our marketing and sales teams and provides insights on the most essential metrics alongside the tools needed to improve them. The most important thing HubSpot does for New Breed is host our website. Our website on the HubSpot COS allows us to generate highly qualified traffic and host our most important content. It’s our most valuable asset without a doubt.”


Software expert Rachel Kramer is the business development representative for QASymphony, an Atlanta-based company responsible for the creation of purpose-built testing and test management tools for utilization in software development. Kramer’s expertise in the conceptualization and development of QA tools has aided the company as it seeks to streamline the software testing process in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Think like an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are not paid for their time. They’re paid for the value they bring to the marketplace. It takes time to create products and services and set up systems to deliver value, but once you do, you’ll be in a position to start generating revenue. Internet marketing is no different. As a marketer, you are not paid for the time you spend creating various marketing campaigns, you are paid for the results your campaigns produce. If you don’t produce results, you don’t make money.

Vocus is a leading cloud-based marketing software which helps with customer acquisition and retention by making it easier for marketers to reach out via social media and other online media channels.  Vocus offers a comprehensive suite of tools which integrate social media marketing, search marketing, email marketing as well as effective PR. Vocus reported 2012 revenue of $170.8 million, a 49% increase from the previous year.
One thing that is unique about the Marketing 360® platform is it’s a combination of both talent & technology. This means, you not only get the best tools you need to market and grow your business online, but you also get a dedicated marketing team who does everything for you. This allows you to focus on running your business while we focus on driving you business.
Live-streaming has come a long way, it’s great if you want to broadcast your events to the world where you wouldn’t be able to normally. A lot of smart marketers and business owners use live-streaming of events to better engage with their followers and customers through the form of Q&A. A really good thing about live-streaming is you can repurpose the content however you want after the event.
Pop-up forms provide visitors with a quick, convenient way to share contact information and subscribe to your list while they’re browsing your site, making them a powerful tool for audience growth. They’re easy to add to your site, and they’re proven to work—our research shows that Mailchimp users have seen their list growth rate increase by an average of 50.8% after adding a pop-up form to their site.
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