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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.
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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).

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?

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  • What sales enablement content is (and isn't)
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  • How to run powerful content brainstorms with your sales team
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  • How to report on the ROI of your content, so no one ever questions your value

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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. 

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  • 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
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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:
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  • 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.
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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: 

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“I’m not an SEO person. How am I supposed to learn everything I need to optimize my content?”

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You ARE the right person. You CAN get your content to perform better by doing proven SEO steps to increase the quantity and quality of your traffic. 

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  • Creating URLs, tags, and other mildly technical stuff content folks never thought they’d have to touch
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“I’m not an SEO person. How am I supposed to learn everything I need to optimize my content?”

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You ARE the right person. You CAN get your content to perform better by doing proven SEO steps to increase the quantity and quality of your traffic. 

By the end of this course, you will have a step-by-step guide to fully understanding and executing what it takes for written content to be found by the right audience, including:

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  • Creating URLs, tags, and other mildly technical stuff content folks never thought they’d have to touch
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This course is essential for content managers and digital marketers who publishing content and wants their content seen by search engines. It’s time to rank higher to reach your audience!

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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.

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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.

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