The 7 Best Office Music Playlists for Productivity

Not long after I first started at HubSpot, I was welcomed with a fresh pair of orange, noise-canceling headphones. At the time, I had no clue that these headphones would carry me through many long work days and some of the deepest, darkest levels of writer’s block. Over two years later, they are truly the[…]

6 Digital Storytelling Lessons from Pottermore

As technology continues to lower the cost of content production, today’s end user is asked to digest more stories than ever before — in conversation, in written text, at the movies, in advertisements, and even through web design. With so much to absorb, it’s essential for digital marketers to differentiate their content and deliver an[…]

5 Key Traits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook as a simple “hot-or-not” site to get back at classmates. Nike founder Phil Knight called the now ubiquitious shoe company his “crazy idea.” Instagram began with a single photo filter to make turn its users into less-crappy photographers. You probably couldn’t have predicted their success at the time, but today, all[…]

Which Fictional Boss Are You? [Flowchart]

I know I’m literally ten years late to this, but I just started watching Mad Men on Netflix. And guys — newsflash — it’s a really good show.  The old school ad strategies, the fun outfits, the drama — I love it all. Except Don Draper’s management style. That, in my humble opinion, could use a[…]

What We Learned From Spending $100k On Facebook Ads

For a three-person digital marketing team like ours, the prospect of having a big ad budget seemed like a distant dream. So when we were suddenly given $100K to spend on Facebook ads, we were positively giddy. And unbelievably nervous. As a lean SaaS startup, we have to be very wise with our marketing investments.[…]