What Is Drift?

Digital Marketing Direction is all about helping our clients grow in innovative, customer-centric ways, a.k.a. “inbound.” Inbound is the opposite of interruption marketing. So, a natural next step after personalization and automation on businesses' websites is live chat. Below is our exclusive Q&A with Jared Fuller, Senior Director of Partnerships at Drift, to help explain more about their company and their leading conversational marketing platform.

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conversions, lead generation, technology, Hubspot

How to Choose the Best Inbound Partner Agency for Your Company

There are a lot of inbound partner agencies out there. While there are still far fewer inbound agencies than traditional ones, inbound agencies are multiplying every day. So how do you know which one is right for you? After all, it is a big decision. Here's a simple check list to help you pick the right one.

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Inbound, agency, Hubspot

Four Stellar Hubspot Integrations for Sales Teams

There are a lot of programs and companies online that have seen the benefit of Hubspot and inbound marketing. These companies—like Pandadoc, Eventbrite, GoToWebinar, and Wistia—make it their business to help you connect and maintain good relationships with your clients. The way in which these programs achieve this goal is by making their content integrated. Hubspot works together with these companies to give you a better and more trackable experience as a business person.

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Hubspot, sales, sales enablement

How an eCommerce Company Saw Immediate Success With Hubspot and Inbound

One of the big elephants in the Hubspot "room" is ecommerce. Some swear it's an awful fit and others say they have their own thoughts on it...but don't ask them to dive deeper into it than that.
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Inbound, Hubspot, inbound marketing

5 Online Marketing Key Performance Indicators Sales Managers Should Know

If you’re a manager or a business owner, you don’t care about email open rates or website page views. You care about where the best leads are coming from and what they’re converting on so you can get more of them. This blog will walk you through the inbound marketing reporting tools that come with the varying levels of Hubspot. These should be present in whichever system you use to track your leads.

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Analytics, Hubspot, Closed-loop reporting, inbound marketing

Five Highlights From Inbound 2015 Small Business Owners, Managers Should Care About

I just returned from Inbound 2015, where over 10,000 inbound evangelists gathered to talk agency, sales, and marketing. I'm a bit of a conference cynic so I was a little skeptical about how much actual value I would gather that would help DMD and its clients grow, but I have to say...Good stuff!

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Inbound, smarketing, Hubspot, inbound selling, CRM

Q&A With Hubspot Sales Rep on How Inbound Marketing Helps Her Sell

In the first post in our Smarketing series, we gave a general overview of what Smarketing is and some tips for building buy-in with your staff. This week, we have a Q&A with our HubSpot partner sales rep, Mae Joyce Gay. Now you can hear straight from someone at the company pioneering these new ways of marketing and selling what works for them—specifically her, as a sales rep. Here it is: 

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smarketing, marketing, Hubspot, sales

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