10 YouTube Pre-Roll Ads You'll Actually Enjoy

You technically can’t skip these ads. But you wouldn’t want to anyway. Last year at Sundance, YouTube unveiled a new ad format to brands: the unskippable, six second “bumper” ad. To prove it was possible to cram a compelling story into such a short window, they recruited a handful of creative agencies to test drive[…]

18 Essentials to Creating a Trust-Boosting Facebook Page

Trust has always been important from a marketing perspective. But in my opinion, it’s never been more important than it is today. That’s because so many consumers have an underlying cynicism about brands and companies. And why wouldn’t they be skeptical? Marketing communications account for 70% of today’s spam complaints. Just think of all the scam[…]

The Simple Test That Doubled Leads in One Week

We’ve talked about the best practice of matching your offer and blog post topic as tightly as possible many times on the HubSpot Marketing Blog. But just in case you haven’t heard of this best practice before, I’ll give an example. Let’s say you have a post explaining different types of commercial cooling systems that[…]

How to Build an Unbreakable YouTube Brand

One billion hours of video. That’s how much content is viewed each and every day on YouTube! That translates to 46,000 years of content annually. Another amazing thing about YouTube is the amount of time users spend on it. Believe it or not, the average YouTube session is 40 minutes. That dwarfs the amount of time people[…]

Side Projects: How to Start (and Finish) One

It might be an unpopular opinion, but I do believe that having tons of great ideas isn’t always a good thing. There just isn’t enough time in a single day to tackle all of them — let alone while also doing your day job. So how do you choose just one — and once you[…]