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So you hired a content manager, and you’re churning out high-quality, long-form articles on the reg, but still not seeing that killer organic traffic you need. With one of the only constants in life being Google’s algorithm updates, this is an all too common challenge

As much as it pains us, the way we marketers used to “do SEO” no longer cuts it. How search engines map our content today is very different (and much more human) than it was when we all first started creating content marketing strategies or our companies and we need to cater to this. Enter topic clusters and pillar pages.

Organizing your content in a topic cluster and pillar page model will help:
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But what is the topic cluster and pillar content model? How does it work and why? What do great pillar pages look like across different industries? How do you select your own topic cluster and pillar content topics? How do you develop an out-of-this-world, revenue-generating strategy for a pillar page? And how do you track the success of your topic clusters and pillar pages?

You'll find the answers to these questions (and much more) in this IMPACT+ Pro course with the mind behind IMPACT’s traffic and lead-generating pillar strategy, Liz Moorehead. 

This course is ideally suited for content managers and digital marketers who are tasked with developing and executing robust content strategies that drive results for their company.

So you hired a content manager, and you’re churning out high-quality, long-form articles on the reg, but still not seeing that killer organic traffic you need. With one of the only constants in life being Google’s algorithm updates, this is an all too common challenge

As much as it pains us, the way we marketers used to “do SEO” no longer cuts it. How search engines map our content today is very different (and much more human) than it was when we all first started creating content marketing strategies or our companies and we need to cater to this. Enter topic clusters and pillar pages.

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  • Search engines like Google map your content more efficiently
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Whether you’re implementing live chat for the first time or looking to expand your live chat strategy, the course will guide you through how live chat strategy can help your website visitors at every step of their buyer’s journey. 

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Your inbound business has read They Ask, You Answer, and now you want to level up your online marketing efforts by implementing live chat to your website. Being able to answer your website visitor questions in real-time is powerful! 
Whether you’re implementing live chat for the first time or looking to expand your live chat strategy, the course will guide you through how live chat strategy can help your website visitors at every step of their buyer’s journey. 

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Email marketing isn’t dead — it’s just much harder to make an impression these days,  especially if you’re trying to sell something! 

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This course is a great fit for sales professionals and sales leaders who want to increase their team’s effectiveness with email communication and video in the sales process.

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HubSpot is one of the most powerful marketing, sales, and service automation platforms on the market today. And, if you're the owner of your company's HubSpot portal (no matter your role), you know its potential. You also likely know that, without regular maintenance, proper organization, and structure from the outset, your HubSpot portal can quickly devolve into a mess that does more harm than good.

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"Every day I log into HubSpot, I have no idea what's going on in there and I don't know how to find anything. It's making it impossible to leverage HubSpot for contact segmentation, marketing and sales automation, and database management. On top of that, it's so disorganized, I'm not sure I can trust the reporting and analytics."

If this sounds like you, you're in the right place. 

In this course you'll learn:

  • The most common reasons why chaotic, messy HubSpot portals happen to good, well-meaning HubSpotter's
  • The step-by-step process you need to follow to clean out your old, unwanted contacts and how to clean up our data
  • Long-term strategies to keep your HubSpot portal data pristine, clean, and always reliable and up-to-date

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After a ton of internal collaboration, meetings, and research, you’ve nailed your messaging strategy. You also understand the broad strokes of what you need to write on your website pages to hook your ideal customers in and make them excited about buying from you. 

Still, something isn’t right. For some reason, your website is failing to close the deal by attracting and converting those perfect-fit prospects. 

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After a ton of internal collaboration, meetings, and research, you’ve nailed your messaging strategy. You also understand the broad strokes of what you need to write on your website pages to hook your ideal customers in and make them excited about buying from you. 

Still, something isn’t right. For some reason, your website is failing to close the deal by attracting and converting those perfect-fit prospects. 

Often, the culprit for this is your website copy. Instead of bringing those customers to you, the well-intentioned words you’ve chosen are letting you down by scaring off, confusing, or otherwise repelling the people you’re trying to reach.

If website copywriting for your company is stumping you, you’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you will:

  • Establish a deep understanding of the role of your website and precisely what it is that your buyers are seeking from you.
  • Discover the four essential things every single one of your ideal-fit prospects is looking for from your website, no matter what it is that you do or sell.
  • Unlock seven simple, yet powerful website copywriting techniques that will empower you to deliver your well-researched messages and value propositions with greater clarity.

Please enjoy this course with its companion, Elements of a Great They Ask, You Answer Website.

Resources:

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No matter how much we publish great traffic-driving, lead-generating content, many of us still have sales teams telling us, “You’re still not publishing what we need” or “Yeah, only maybe 1% of our content helps me close any deals.” 

In fact, B2B sales teams report that only 27% of the leads passed to them from marketing are even remotely qualified. Enter the revenue team and sales enablement content. 

As we’ve seen with businesses all over the world, when your marketing and sales teams join forces as a revenue team, you can start creating powerful content that actually helps close deals (also known as sales enablement content).

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  • How to report on the ROI of your content, so no one ever questions your value
No matter how much we publish great traffic-driving, lead-generating content, many of us still have sales teams telling us, “You’re still not publishing what we need” or “Yeah, only maybe 1% of our content helps me close any deals.” 

In fact, B2B sales teams report that only 27% of the leads passed to them from marketing are even remotely qualified. Enter the revenue team and sales enablement content. 

As we’ve seen with businesses all over the world, when your marketing and sales teams join forces as a revenue team, you can start creating powerful content that actually helps close deals (also known as sales enablement content).

But how is it different from what you're already creating? And how do you go about creating a sustainable, scalable sales enablement content strategy that doesn't make you want to rip your hair out and also makes you look like a total money-making hero at your company?

By the end of this course with Liz Moorehead, IMPACT's editor-in-chief, you'll know:

  • What sales enablement content is (and isn't)
  • What a revenue team is and how the revenue team model is the key to your success
  • How to run powerful content brainstorms with your sales team
  • How to leverage Liz's custom-built revenue content brainstorm tool
  • How to report on the ROI of your content, so no one ever questions your value

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Virtual sponsorships are a huge opportunity for your brand to get in front of a bigger audience AND to make a lasting impression on the virtual stage. Whatever your title might be, if you want to learn how to deliver maximum value as a sponsor for a virtual audience, then this is exactly where you need to be.

Discover why virtual event sponsorships are worth investing in, the types of virtual event sponsorships that are available, how to work effectively with event producers (from an event producer), and how to wow attendees and turn them into leads for your business.
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Discover why virtual event sponsorships are worth investing in, the types of virtual event sponsorships that are available, how to work effectively with event producers (from an event producer), and how to wow attendees and turn them into leads for your business.

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok — the list of social media networks is ever-growing and their prevalence in our society and everyday lives is undeniable, but how do you really use them for business successfully? How can your business and brand use them toactually drive real awareness and engagement? 

IMPACT’s director of membership & events, Stephanie Baiocchi, is here to show you the way!

By understanding the fundamentals of social media for business, you’ll be able to drive traffic, leads, and revenue to your business, foster engagement with your content, and create a positive representation of your brand online. If you neglect it or simply put it on auto-pilot, however, you could be actively turning leads away. 

In this just over one-hour-long course, you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the right social platforms for your business
  • When and how often to post on those platforms
  • Basic best practices for different social media channels
  • B2B vs. B2C practices on social media
  • How to run social media contests successfully and legally online
  • When and how to hire a social media manager
  • How to monitor and measure the success of your social media strategy

This course is a great fit for anyone who doesn’t feel very comfortable on social media or has used it for personal use but wants to understand how to best use social for business.

By the end of it, you will be well-prepared to tackle social media for your business head-on and see long-term success!


Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok — the list of social media networks is ever-growing and their prevalence in our society and everyday lives is undeniable, but how do you really use them for business successfully? How can your business and brand use them toactually drive real awareness and engagement? 

IMPACT’s director of membership & events, Stephanie Baiocchi, is here to show you the way!

By understanding the fundamentals of social media for business, you’ll be able to drive traffic, leads, and revenue to your business, foster engagement with your content, and create a positive representation of your brand online. If you neglect it or simply put it on auto-pilot, however, you could be actively turning leads away. 

In this just over one-hour-long course, you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the right social platforms for your business
  • When and how often to post on those platforms
  • Basic best practices for different social media channels
  • B2B vs. B2C practices on social media
  • How to run social media contests successfully and legally online
  • When and how to hire a social media manager
  • How to monitor and measure the success of your social media strategy

This course is a great fit for anyone who doesn’t feel very comfortable on social media or has used it for personal use but wants to understand how to best use social for business.

By the end of it, you will be well-prepared to tackle social media for your business head-on and see long-term success!


Stephanie Baiocchi

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Essential business blog topics beyond The Big 5
Level: Intermediate Updated: Sep 8, 2021
Content marketing is not only about writing great blog articles, but also about making sure you're answering the questions your audience is asking. Producing blog articles are essential to building your authority in your industry, help people make purchasing decisions, and develop trust with you. 

How much do things cost?
What are some of the problems associated with your solutions?
Who are some of your competitors?

In this lesson, taught by Senior Trainer (and Lord of the Rings superfan) Kevin Phillips, you’ll:

  • Review The Big 5 you learned fromThey Ask, You Answer and gain greater insights into the types of questions all buyers ask
  • Taking a closer look at the buyer’s journey
  • Help leadership feel at ease knowing that you, the content manager, will be able to provide content long-term

After this lesson, you will be able to immediately brainstorm over 100 blog topics to add to your content calendar.
Content marketing is not only about writing great blog articles, but also about making sure you're answering the questions your audience is asking. Producing blog articles are essential to building your authority in your industry, help people make purchasing decisions, and develop trust with you. 

How much do things cost?
What are some of the problems associated with your solutions?
Who are some of your competitors?

In this lesson, taught by Senior Trainer (and Lord of the Rings superfan) Kevin Phillips, you’ll:

  • Review The Big 5 you learned fromThey Ask, You Answer and gain greater insights into the types of questions all buyers ask
  • Taking a closer look at the buyer’s journey
  • Help leadership feel at ease knowing that you, the content manager, will be able to provide content long-term

After this lesson, you will be able to immediately brainstorm over 100 blog topics to add to your content calendar.

Kevin Phillips

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Vidyard 101: Tool basics, tips, and tricks
Level: Beginner Updated: Sep 3, 2021
At IMPACT Plus, we help you drive more sales from your inbound marketing by teaching you to execute a powerful framework, They Ask, You Answer. 
But, why is video so important for sales and marketing? It’s simple. Using video for sales can help you break through inboxes and can earn 3x more responses. It allows sellers to build relationships at a distance, explain topics simply, and help accelerate deal cycles. Some companies who have used Vidyard have even cut their deal cycles in half with video! 


Video is an incredibly powerful medium that makes it easier than ever to evoke emotion and forge human connections at scale. For organizations that sell primarily to other businesses, B2B video marketing has emerged as an incredibly effective tactic for reaching, educating, and nurturing potential customers. Use video to get more views on content, more attendees at webinars and virtual events, and to move accounts forward in the sales cycle. 

How to Use Marketing for Video:
  • Drive registration and attendance at webinars and virtual events with promo videos
  • Get more people to view content with a promo video
  • Show the value of your product to help close deals and encourage adoption
  • Create personalized videos for ABM
  • Increase open and CTR for emails by using video


You can benefit from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your video for marketing and sales efforts. With the Vidyard for HubSpot integration, you can unlock capabilities to visibly showcase how video is helping move the business needle and drive key results; in HubSpot’s case, Vidyard helped their sales team achieve 4x booked meetings, 77% click-through rate on video, and a 94% retention rate for their top sales rep. Whether it’s through list building and segmentation, or workflow creation and lead scoring, Vidyard will showcase a broad view of data that’s necessary for you to see if your video efforts are valuable right inside of the HubSpot platform.


In this course, you will learn:
  • How to get started with your Vidyard account
  • Using Vidyard with Sales and what best practices you need to know
  • How to use Vidyard to supercharge your most important sales and marketing videos (The Selling 7)
  • Building client relationships
  • Setting up your branded Vidyard page
  • How to empower your sales team with the sales enablement videos they need with Vidyard
  • Understanding the power you have in using Vidyard with your marketing
  • How you can leverage Vidyard for your educational content videos
  • How to optimize the execution of your content strategy, start to finish, with Vidyard
  • The benefits from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your marketing and sales efforts with video.
  • Other best practices, client stories, and words for the Vidyard and IMPACT Plus team!


Additional Resources: 

IM+ courses mentioned:
At IMPACT Plus, we help you drive more sales from your inbound marketing by teaching you to execute a powerful framework, They Ask, You Answer. 
But, why is video so important for sales and marketing? It’s simple. Using video for sales can help you break through inboxes and can earn 3x more responses. It allows sellers to build relationships at a distance, explain topics simply, and help accelerate deal cycles. Some companies who have used Vidyard have even cut their deal cycles in half with video! 


Video is an incredibly powerful medium that makes it easier than ever to evoke emotion and forge human connections at scale. For organizations that sell primarily to other businesses, B2B video marketing has emerged as an incredibly effective tactic for reaching, educating, and nurturing potential customers. Use video to get more views on content, more attendees at webinars and virtual events, and to move accounts forward in the sales cycle. 

How to Use Marketing for Video:
  • Drive registration and attendance at webinars and virtual events with promo videos
  • Get more people to view content with a promo video
  • Show the value of your product to help close deals and encourage adoption
  • Create personalized videos for ABM
  • Increase open and CTR for emails by using video


You can benefit from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your video for marketing and sales efforts. With the Vidyard for HubSpot integration, you can unlock capabilities to visibly showcase how video is helping move the business needle and drive key results; in HubSpot’s case, Vidyard helped their sales team achieve 4x booked meetings, 77% click-through rate on video, and a 94% retention rate for their top sales rep. Whether it’s through list building and segmentation, or workflow creation and lead scoring, Vidyard will showcase a broad view of data that’s necessary for you to see if your video efforts are valuable right inside of the HubSpot platform.


In this course, you will learn:
  • How to get started with your Vidyard account
  • Using Vidyard with Sales and what best practices you need to know
  • How to use Vidyard to supercharge your most important sales and marketing videos (The Selling 7)
  • Building client relationships
  • Setting up your branded Vidyard page
  • How to empower your sales team with the sales enablement videos they need with Vidyard
  • Understanding the power you have in using Vidyard with your marketing
  • How you can leverage Vidyard for your educational content videos
  • How to optimize the execution of your content strategy, start to finish, with Vidyard
  • The benefits from using Vidyard with HubSpot to help supercharge your marketing and sales efforts with video.
  • Other best practices, client stories, and words for the Vidyard and IMPACT Plus team!


Additional Resources: 

IM+ courses mentioned:

Renee Hernandez

1h 11m
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Fundamentals of virtual selling
Level: Beginner Updated: Sep 17, 2021
When done correctly, virtual selling can shorten your sales cycle and provide additional opportunities for your business to connect with potential customers, especially in a COVID-19 world where face-to-face interactions can be difficult to come by.

Video enables you to hear someone’s voice, see their face, and build the more human, trusting connection needed to help your customers feel comfortable buying from you. 

But how do you sell in a video-first, virtual workplace? In this essential course for any modern sales team, Myriah Anderson explains how to use video in every stage of the sales process to improve engagement and increase revenue. 

By the end, you will know: 
  • How to use video through different stages of the sales process
  • How to be successful with virtual selling 
  • How to measure your success with virtual selling 

This course is a must for anyone in sales looking to navigate the socially distant waters of COVID-19 or simply improve and scale their current sales efforts using video. 
When done correctly, virtual selling can shorten your sales cycle and provide additional opportunities for your business to connect with potential customers, especially in a COVID-19 world where face-to-face interactions can be difficult to come by.

Video enables you to hear someone’s voice, see their face, and build the more human, trusting connection needed to help your customers feel comfortable buying from you. 

But how do you sell in a video-first, virtual workplace? In this essential course for any modern sales team, Myriah Anderson explains how to use video in every stage of the sales process to improve engagement and increase revenue. 

By the end, you will know: 
  • How to use video through different stages of the sales process
  • How to be successful with virtual selling 
  • How to measure your success with virtual selling 

This course is a must for anyone in sales looking to navigate the socially distant waters of COVID-19 or simply improve and scale their current sales efforts using video. 

Marcus Sheridan

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Content and cookies: Easy content ROI reporting in HubSpot (without revenue attribution)
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jul 2, 2021
You're creating content at your company to drive measurable results – specifically, traffic, leads, and sales. But how do you prove to your bosses, sales, and the rest of your company that the content you're creating is making a difference? How do you showcase beyond the shadow of a doubt that your strategy is delivering ROI if you're using HubSpot?

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  1. How to prove your content makes money
  2. How to report on content ROI like Marcus Sheridan
  3. How to create custom ROI reports in HubSpot

Resources:

  1. Fundamentals of ROI reporting in HubSpot
  2. How to install the HubSpot tracking code on your website
  3. How to use HubSpot forms
  4. How to create a powerful monthly content ROI newsletter
You're creating content at your company to drive measurable results – specifically, traffic, leads, and sales. But how do you prove to your bosses, sales, and the rest of your company that the content you're creating is making a difference? How do you showcase beyond the shadow of a doubt that your strategy is delivering ROI if you're using HubSpot?

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  1. How to prove your content makes money
  2. How to report on content ROI like Marcus Sheridan
  3. How to create custom ROI reports in HubSpot

Resources:

  1. Fundamentals of ROI reporting in HubSpot
  2. How to install the HubSpot tracking code on your website
  3. How to use HubSpot forms
  4. How to create a powerful monthly content ROI newsletter

Carina Duffy

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FREE
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Assignment prospecting
Level: Intermediate Updated: Aug 17, 2021
If you’re in sales, you know how challenging prospecting can be. You’re reaching out to ideal buyers who have never heard of you before, and (in a single communication) you need to get them to like you, trust you, and take action. Too often, however, your messages go unopened and unanswered.Until now, that is. 

In this new course, you’ll unlock the powerful tactics, strategies, and secrets to creating prospecting emails that are guaranteed to get higher open rates and leave your prospects genuinely excited to learn more from you.
If you’re in sales, you know how challenging prospecting can be. You’re reaching out to ideal buyers who have never heard of you before, and (in a single communication) you need to get them to like you, trust you, and take action. Too often, however, your messages go unopened and unanswered.Until now, that is. 

In this new course, you’ll unlock the powerful tactics, strategies, and secrets to creating prospecting emails that are guaranteed to get higher open rates and leave your prospects genuinely excited to learn more from you.

Chris Duprey

24m
FREE
Lesson
How to use HubSpot Sales Hub to make assignment selling a breeze
Level: Intermediate Updated: Aug 18, 2021
The sales technique of assignment selling – wherein you assign content as homework strategically throughout the sales process – is proven to close more deals fasters across all industries. But how can you leverage technology (like HubSpot Sales Hub) to make your assignment selling more efficient and effective?

That's what this lesson is all about. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use HubSpot templates and snippets for assignment selling, as well as documents and analytics.

Resources:

  1. What is assignment selling with Marcus Sheridan
  2. How to create and send email templates
  3. How to create and use snippets
  4. How to upload and share documents
  5. HubSpot sales content analytics

Note: You’ll need at least Sales Starter to get the most out of templates, snippets, and documents for assignment selling, and you’ll need Sales Pro or above to use sales content analytics.
The sales technique of assignment selling – wherein you assign content as homework strategically throughout the sales process – is proven to close more deals fasters across all industries. But how can you leverage technology (like HubSpot Sales Hub) to make your assignment selling more efficient and effective?

That's what this lesson is all about. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use HubSpot templates and snippets for assignment selling, as well as documents and analytics.

Resources:

  1. What is assignment selling with Marcus Sheridan
  2. How to create and send email templates
  3. How to create and use snippets
  4. How to upload and share documents
  5. HubSpot sales content analytics

Note: You’ll need at least Sales Starter to get the most out of templates, snippets, and documents for assignment selling, and you’ll need Sales Pro or above to use sales content analytics.

Carina Duffy

1h 10m
FREE
Course
Your role as a content manager
Level: Beginner Updated: Aug 17, 2021
Congratulations! You've been hired as a content manager to lead the charge of your company's content marketing efforts to drive traffic, leads, and (most of all) sales. Still, as a newcomer to your role, you likely have a few questions:

  1.  What does a content manager do?
  2.  What problems does a content manager solve?
  3.  How can I get the results needed to prove myself in my new role?
  4.  What should I be doing on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis?

If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. IMPACT Principal Content Marketing Trainer Kevin Phillips is here to empower you with the knowledge and tactical direction you need to feel comfortable in your new role. Also, you'll discover exactly how you fit in at your company as a key player in driving big results.

By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your new role as content manager and will have a clear roadmap of how to establish yourself as a results-driving hero at your organization.
Congratulations! You've been hired as a content manager to lead the charge of your company's content marketing efforts to drive traffic, leads, and (most of all) sales. Still, as a newcomer to your role, you likely have a few questions:

  1.  What does a content manager do?
  2.  What problems does a content manager solve?
  3.  How can I get the results needed to prove myself in my new role?
  4.  What should I be doing on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis?

If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. IMPACT Principal Content Marketing Trainer Kevin Phillips is here to empower you with the knowledge and tactical direction you need to feel comfortable in your new role. Also, you'll discover exactly how you fit in at your company as a key player in driving big results.

By the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your new role as content manager and will have a clear roadmap of how to establish yourself as a results-driving hero at your organization.

Kevin Phillips

16m
FREE
Lesson
HubSpot Campaigns and Campaign Analytics
Level: Beginner Updated: Aug 17, 2021
You're using HubSpot to drive the traffic, leads, and sales you need through landing pages, blog articles, email marketing, and much, much more. But do you know how they're performing? That's exactly what the HubSpot Campaigns tool is for, but so many business leaders and digital marketers don't realize how powerful it can be.

In this lesson we’ll break down what HubSpot Campaigns actually are – how they function, and what you can do with the HubSpot Campaigns Analytics tools
You're using HubSpot to drive the traffic, leads, and sales you need through landing pages, blog articles, email marketing, and much, much more. But do you know how they're performing? That's exactly what the HubSpot Campaigns tool is for, but so many business leaders and digital marketers don't realize how powerful it can be.

In this lesson we’ll break down what HubSpot Campaigns actually are – how they function, and what you can do with the HubSpot Campaigns Analytics tools

Carina Duffy

1h 06m
FREE
Course
Marketing Automation Mastery (with HubSpot Workflows)
Level: Beginner Updated: Jul 20, 2021
In this course, you’ll learn how to master marketing automation tools in HubSpot in order to improve contact communication, nurturing, internal processes, and more for your marketing team.

This course is a great fit for any marketing professional who uses (or is starting to use) HubSpot and is looking to leverage the platform to both improve their overall buyer’s experience and save their team time and effort.

By the end, you’ll have a full understanding of how you can utilize HubSpot’s workflows tool to make your marketing process more seamless.
In this course, you’ll learn how to master marketing automation tools in HubSpot in order to improve contact communication, nurturing, internal processes, and more for your marketing team.

This course is a great fit for any marketing professional who uses (or is starting to use) HubSpot and is looking to leverage the platform to both improve their overall buyer’s experience and save their team time and effort.

By the end, you’ll have a full understanding of how you can utilize HubSpot’s workflows tool to make your marketing process more seamless.

Carina Duffy

1h 52m
PRO
Course
Creating memorable, money-making content for beginners
Level: Intermediate Updated: Sep 9, 2021
You know you need to create persuasive, engaging, powerful content your audiences will adore, but frankly, for many, that process — well, sucks. It’s painful trying to get information out of your team, and it takes time to write, edit, and publish. On top of that, so much of the content doesn’t show any return in traffic, leads, or sales. 

What’s a marketer to do to make creating memorable, money-making content easier?

Believe it or not, creating great content can be broken down into surprisingly easy (and repeatable) writing formulas, techniques, and processes that anyone can put into action — and that’s what this lesson is focused on. 

By the end of it, IMPACT’s Liz Moorehead will help you master:

  • The simple processes you need to produce the highest quality content possible every single time. 
  • How to make sure you’re answering your ideal buyer’s questions through your content.
  • How to craft insanely memorable blog introductions that hook your audience.
  • How to craft conclusions that excite your ideal buyers and make them ready to take immediate action. 
  • Why adding personality into your content is mission-critical to your success as a content creator today.
  • The dos and don'ts of adding personality to content.
  • The best tools to help you optimize your content and production.
You know you need to create persuasive, engaging, powerful content your audiences will adore, but frankly, for many, that process — well, sucks. It’s painful trying to get information out of your team, and it takes time to write, edit, and publish. On top of that, so much of the content doesn’t show any return in traffic, leads, or sales. 

What’s a marketer to do to make creating memorable, money-making content easier?

Believe it or not, creating great content can be broken down into surprisingly easy (and repeatable) writing formulas, techniques, and processes that anyone can put into action — and that’s what this lesson is focused on. 

By the end of it, IMPACT’s Liz Moorehead will help you master:

  • The simple processes you need to produce the highest quality content possible every single time. 
  • How to make sure you’re answering your ideal buyer’s questions through your content.
  • How to craft insanely memorable blog introductions that hook your audience.
  • How to craft conclusions that excite your ideal buyers and make them ready to take immediate action. 
  • Why adding personality into your content is mission-critical to your success as a content creator today.
  • The dos and don'ts of adding personality to content.
  • The best tools to help you optimize your content and production.

Liz Moorehead

23m
PRO
Course
Virtual Sales Appointment Strategies That Close Deals Faster
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jul 19, 2021
In this course, we’ll examine today’s virtual marketplace, its effect on the sales process, and how to master virtual sales appointments that take less time and move more buyers to action.

This course is a great fit for any sales or service team that is either beginning the transition to virtual appointments or is experiencing a much longer sales cycle and lackluster results since making this shift.

By the end, you’ll know how to set up the appointments, how to leverage tools to help conduct meetings, how to ease your prospects’ concerns, and how to ensure you are not losing valuable sales opportunities when moving to a virtual environment.
In this course, we’ll examine today’s virtual marketplace, its effect on the sales process, and how to master virtual sales appointments that take less time and move more buyers to action.

This course is a great fit for any sales or service team that is either beginning the transition to virtual appointments or is experiencing a much longer sales cycle and lackluster results since making this shift.

By the end, you’ll know how to set up the appointments, how to leverage tools to help conduct meetings, how to ease your prospects’ concerns, and how to ensure you are not losing valuable sales opportunities when moving to a virtual environment.

Myriah Anderson

37m
FREE
Course
Investing in your business website's user experience
Level: Intermediate Updated: Sep 9, 2021
Needing a website for your business is a given, but the same website from 2000 or even 2013 isn’t going to cut it. To succeed with inbound marketing and They Ask, You Answer, your business website needs a specific user experience and unique features you may not have considered before. 

Your business website can be your No. 1 salesperson, driving traffic, leads, and sales every single day of the year, after hours, without ever needing to take a day off. Unfortunately, too many businesses are missing out on this opportunity by investing in the wrong areas. 

We’ve built hundreds of websites over the years that have helped businesses get set up for success and, in this course, we share everything you need to know to do it yourself. By the end of this quick, 35-minute course, you'll have a clear understanding of:

  • The role your business website needs to play to see the results you're looking for
  • What makes your business website great to your ideal buyers 
  • The consequences of not investing in your business website's user experience
  • The 10 key areas of what we call the Website Performance Mastery Scorecard
 
This course is ideally suited for business, marketing, and sales leaders who want to drive more growth through their business website.

Needing a website for your business is a given, but the same website from 2000 or even 2013 isn’t going to cut it. To succeed with inbound marketing and They Ask, You Answer, your business website needs a specific user experience and unique features you may not have considered before. 

Your business website can be your No. 1 salesperson, driving traffic, leads, and sales every single day of the year, after hours, without ever needing to take a day off. Unfortunately, too many businesses are missing out on this opportunity by investing in the wrong areas. 

We’ve built hundreds of websites over the years that have helped businesses get set up for success and, in this course, we share everything you need to know to do it yourself. By the end of this quick, 35-minute course, you'll have a clear understanding of:

  • The role your business website needs to play to see the results you're looking for
  • What makes your business website great to your ideal buyers 
  • The consequences of not investing in your business website's user experience
  • The 10 key areas of what we call the Website Performance Mastery Scorecard
 
This course is ideally suited for business, marketing, and sales leaders who want to drive more growth through their business website.

Chris Duprey

20m
FREE
Course
Elements of a great They Ask, You Answer website
Level: Beginner Updated: Sep 17, 2021
In this course, you’ll learn how to transform your website into a true buying tool for your prospects and customers. By looking at the ways that digital consumers have changed, we’ll pull out some basic principles that you can apply to your website to make it perform better in search results, convert more visitors and sales, and ultimately get ever-closer to creating an online experience fit to be regarded as the WebMD of your industry.

This course is a great fit for leaders passionate about how they communicate online, sales and marketing managers and teams, and of course anyone who is responsible for making updates to any part of your website.

By the end, you’ll know how to look at any page of your website and find gaps and missed opportunities, how to gradually make improvements or redesign entire elements of the website, and ultimately ensure that any experience buyers have with you online transitions perfectly into actually doing business with you.

Before we get started, I want to clarify that this is not a course about visual web design or development. In fact, you might find after taking this course, that changing the visual layout of your site is the least of your concerns. Instead, we’re focusing exclusively on user experience as it relates to the information and functionality of your website.

If you’re down with that, let’s get started.
In this course, you’ll learn how to transform your website into a true buying tool for your prospects and customers. By looking at the ways that digital consumers have changed, we’ll pull out some basic principles that you can apply to your website to make it perform better in search results, convert more visitors and sales, and ultimately get ever-closer to creating an online experience fit to be regarded as the WebMD of your industry.

This course is a great fit for leaders passionate about how they communicate online, sales and marketing managers and teams, and of course anyone who is responsible for making updates to any part of your website.

By the end, you’ll know how to look at any page of your website and find gaps and missed opportunities, how to gradually make improvements or redesign entire elements of the website, and ultimately ensure that any experience buyers have with you online transitions perfectly into actually doing business with you.

Before we get started, I want to clarify that this is not a course about visual web design or development. In fact, you might find after taking this course, that changing the visual layout of your site is the least of your concerns. Instead, we’re focusing exclusively on user experience as it relates to the information and functionality of your website.

If you’re down with that, let’s get started.

Zach Basner

40m
FREE
Lesson
Blog article publication checklist
Level: Beginner Updated: Jul 28, 2021
When is a business blog article ready to publish?

Whether you’re a content manager, a business owner, or the person in charge of creating content for your business’s website, you’ve most likely wrestled with this question several times before.

As if researching, interviewing, outlining, drafting, and revising content wasn’t challenging enough, knowing when a piece of content is ready to publish can be difficult to answer.

If only there was some sort of a checklist you could use to confirm your content was ready for the world.

If you’re queued up to watch this lesson, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this series of videos.

This lesson will break down three critical areas for you to review before hitting publish:

  1. You’ll learn how to review the copy of your article for SEO and user experience
  2. You’ll learn how to inspect your multimedia for best practices
  3. You’ll learn what technical SEO elements you’ll want to analyze

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools (and confidence) you need to ensure your content is always ready for publishing. 

When is a business blog article ready to publish?

Whether you’re a content manager, a business owner, or the person in charge of creating content for your business’s website, you’ve most likely wrestled with this question several times before.

As if researching, interviewing, outlining, drafting, and revising content wasn’t challenging enough, knowing when a piece of content is ready to publish can be difficult to answer.

If only there was some sort of a checklist you could use to confirm your content was ready for the world.

If you’re queued up to watch this lesson, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this series of videos.

This lesson will break down three critical areas for you to review before hitting publish:

  1. You’ll learn how to review the copy of your article for SEO and user experience
  2. You’ll learn how to inspect your multimedia for best practices
  3. You’ll learn what technical SEO elements you’ll want to analyze

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools (and confidence) you need to ensure your content is always ready for publishing. 

Kevin Phillips

1h 33m
PRO
Course
4 content guides to convert leads, close deals, and delight customers
Level: Intermediate Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Content managers, are you looking for ways to attract more visitors to your website, convert more leads, close more sales and turn more customers into brand evangelists? We thought you might be – in this course, we’re going to talk about four different types of guides you can create to help you achieve those very goals.
Content managers, are you looking for ways to attract more visitors to your website, convert more leads, close more sales and turn more customers into brand evangelists? We thought you might be – in this course, we’re going to talk about four different types of guides you can create to help you achieve those very goals.

Kevin Phillips

38m
PRO
Lesson
Sales reporting and dashboards in HubSpot
Level: Advanced Updated: Jul 28, 2021
You're using the HubSpot CRM and Sales Hub tools, but are you leveraging them to your fullest potential, so you can rely on the platform to help you maximize your revenue growth potential? If you're a sales manager or professional asking yourself this question, you're in the right place. 

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  • How to approach HubSpot reporting for sales 
  • The basics of HubSpot dashboards for sales
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales rep
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales manager

By the end of this short lesson, you'll feel 100% confident and comfortable navigating HubSpot's sales reporting tools, as well as how to use your dashboards to fuel real growth and help you close more deals faster.
You're using the HubSpot CRM and Sales Hub tools, but are you leveraging them to your fullest potential, so you can rely on the platform to help you maximize your revenue growth potential? If you're a sales manager or professional asking yourself this question, you're in the right place. 

In this lesson, you'll learn:

  • How to approach HubSpot reporting for sales 
  • The basics of HubSpot dashboards for sales
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales rep
  • How to create your own dashboard as a sales manager

By the end of this short lesson, you'll feel 100% confident and comfortable navigating HubSpot's sales reporting tools, as well as how to use your dashboards to fuel real growth and help you close more deals faster.

Carina Duffy