Uttar Pradesh Minister’s relative named in Unnao rape victim accident FIR

first_imgAn Uttar Pradesh Minister’s son-in-law is one of the 10 persons accused of plotting the Rae Bareli vehicle collision in which the victim of the alleged Unnao gang rape was left critically injured. Arun Singh, the Nawabganj block pramukh and son-in-law of Ranvendra Pratap Singh, alias Dhunni, a Minister of State holding the Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Agriculture Research portfolios, is listed as accused no. 7 in the FIR lodged by the uncle of the survivor of the alleged rape. She is battling for her life in a hospital in Lucknow with multiple fractures, head and chest injuries. Mr. Arun Singh confirmed to The Hindu that he was in fact the same person named in the FIR. The FIR lists him as one of the persons accused of intimidating the family of the victim. The complainant, her uncle, said he and his family had faced repeated threats from Kuldeep Singh Sengar, MLA, and his men and were being intimidated to change their statements in court or compromise with the MLA or face dire consequences. ‘Falsely implicated’Along with the rest, Mr. Arun Singh faces charges of murder, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation. Asserting that he was being falsely implicated due to “personal and political rivalry” with a former block pramukh in Nawabganj, Awadesh Singh, he alleged that his rival shared a link with the jailed uncle of the victim. Mr. Arun Singh had defeated Maya Singh, Mr. Awadesh Singh’s wife, to win the post. Mr. Arun Singh said he was a litigant in the 2006 murder case of a Dalit block pramukh, Ram Naresh Nirmal, in which Mr. Awadesh Singh is an accused. “Awadesh Singh is a history-sheeter with over 40 criminal cases and my political opponent,” he said. “He is using the uncle as a shield… he feels if he falsely implicates me or sends me to jail, then he will be able to manage his case,” Mr. Arun Singh said. In the FIR relating to the collision, the uncle mentions Mr. Awadesh Singh as being among the people who would come to visit him in jail. The police have so far traced the owner of the truck to Fatehpur, which shares borders with Unnao and Rae Bareli.Mr. Arun Singh downplayed his political links with his father-in-law. “I have no political connection with him. He is my father-in-law but not my political guardian,” said Mr. Arun Singh, who is considered close to Mr. Sengar and Unnao BJP MP Sachhidanand Hari, alias Sakshi Maharaj. Mr. Arun Singh’s name also surfaced last year in the assault case of the survivor’s father, who died in custody in suspicious circumstances. He was questioned but not formally charged. He says he is innocent. “I have never seen the uncle by face. I have never seen the victim and I don’t even know where their house is,” he said, adding he had not met Sengar in over six months. Mr. Arun Singh said he was ready to undergo a narco test and cooperate with any agency–the CBI has taken over the collision case and even lodged an FIR, which includes him–in the investigation. The uncle of the survivor was on Wednesday granted a day’s parole to attend the cremation of his wife and relative, who died in the Rae Bareli collision while they were on their way to meet him in jail. Awadesh Singh was not available for comment.last_img read more

HubSpot Dev Team’s Top Five Google Chrome Features

first_img Bookmarks Be Gone Google is trying to change that. On Tuesday  Chrome is a great new tool that will make you more productive. By itself it won’t change your business, but it’s part of a series of changes having a huge impact on your business. Just like Tivo, the iPod or caller id, Chrome makes it easier to find the content you want, and avoid annoying interruptions. As a marketer, that means you need to do even more work to create great content and attract an audience. (1) Terrific Tabs —  Drag any tab off the bar to launch it in a new window. Drag and drop tabs between separate Chrome windows. External links open in a new tab directly to the right of the tab you’re viewing instead of the right-most tab. Create an application shortcut from any tab, you’ll get a shortcut icon and a clutter-free window each time you launch it. If a web page malfunctions it only crashes the tab, not the whole browser. (4) Helpful History — Use the Omnibox to go directly to a URL, or use it to guess the page you’re looking for — Google site suggest is built right in. If you want to search Google, just type a question mark before your keyword. Need to access a bookmark but don’t want to dig through your folders? Just type a few characters of the bookmark name or URL, look for the star next to the page title that indicates a bookmark.  and other HubSpot developers have been using Chrome since it launched on Tuesday. They answered that question with a list of five features that set Chrome apart: . It plays the same role as Internet Explorer and Firefox, but it plays the role very differently. Topics: (3) Dan Abdinoorcenter_img (2) Outstanding Omnibox (Address Bar) — Digging into the guts of a web application is not fun, but sometimes it is necessary and Chrome offers a whole suite of utilities. There’s task manager that shows you what tabs are running and the resources consumed. Use Chrome’s inspector tool to see page structure, javascript performance and make CSS changes on-the-fly. You can also launch a separate javascript debugger console for each tab. Even the ubiquitous “view source” feature is taken a step further by color coding markup and making URLs into links. (5) Useful Utilities — Keep your bookmarks out of sight. Unless you import them from another browser, Chrome will remove the bookmark bar. Just open a new blank tab and you’ll see the bookmark bar at the top, on the right there’s a list of recent bookmarks. You can also type part of a bookmark name or URL into the Omnibox to fetch it. To bookmark a page, click the star icon next to the Omnibox. they launched a new web browser called Chrome Chances are you don’t spend much time thinking about your web browser. It’s just there — the tool you use to check your email, read the news and run your company. — Open a new tab and you’ll see tiles of your most visited websites. Click the full history link on the bottom to see your browsing by time and date. There’s even a search box to find a site by any part of the name or URL. Originally published Sep 5, 2008 9:15:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 How?  Email Inbox Tips Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Does Your Brand Match Your Customers’ Buying Habits?

first_img .  Now let’s take it a step further. What if you have a Web form to set up a meeting, but the customer is more “old school” and prefers to pick up the phone and call you? You will need to make sure they can easily find your phone number at the exact time they have decided to convert. If they have to look for it, you will likely lose them. Your blog (so important it deserves its own bullet!) . Scott is founder & brand strategist at  You can change your inside reality by improving processes, training employees, hiring employees, diversifying your services, improving your support and employing numerous other enhancements. Are you projecting your ideas or taking the time to discover and listen to your customers’ wants and needs? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Photo:  Scott C. Margenau Face the Inside Reality … in accordance with your “inside reality” and your customers’ wants and needs. Discover and define your customers’ wants and needs and how they prefer to do business. Create or update your branding material and marketing campaigns so that they build value and trust and are infused with calls to action aligned with your customers’ goals. In Summary Your messaging (critical in conversions, must get attention, build value and trust) What do customers see when they interact with your brand? Your offline branding (stationery, sales kits, exhibits, brochures, etc.) Brand Awareness In order to achieve success in marketing, it is critical that your image and message are based on what your customers are looking for from the outside looking in, not what a company wants to project from the inside out. ImageWorks Studio Ltd Originally published Nov 24, 2008 9:51:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 A good way to do this is by conducting interviews and organizing focus groups. Once you know for certain what your customers want, expect and need from your business, you will then be ready to develop the above media and campaigns in alignment with your customers’ expectations. The following elements are used to create brand impressions, build value, raise awareness, attract customers and promote services. They are the essence of your brand image: First, you take the time to find out what your customers really want, rather than making assumptions about what you think they want. Your Web presence For example, if a customer’s primary goal is to set a meeting with a company that they feel can provide the services they require, they would need a few things to happen first: They need a clear and easy-to-find explanation of the desired services they are seeking. This article is a guest post by  Your logo and tag line Ongoing marketing and advertising (e-mail, SEO, PPC, Social Media, PR, etc.) So how do you synchronize these components with your customers’ buying habits? Evaluate your inside reality. Don’t guess … be honest. Your business’s inside reality is what your business is really all about: what you do well, what you don’t do well. It includes all benefits, obstacles, problems, etc. Write down all of your customers’ desired goals, from a low-level conversion such as an e-mail string up to your primary conversion. Why is this important? Because if you don’t match the outside perception to your inside reality, you will wind up with unhappy customers. They must be easily led to THEIR desired call to action, which in this case is the ability to set up a meeting. JCroft Topics: The first step in synchronizing your brand with your customers’ buying habits is to take a hard look at what your business is all about. Build or Rebuild Your Brand Image The messaging they read must build up substantial interest in order to provoke a response.last_img read more

HubSpot TV – Stick with High ROI Marketing

first_img People spending more time in social networks than on personal email Intro http://www.paulmycroft.com/ Remember to subscribe in iTunes – Technology insustry tradeshow spending will decline by 46% Special ticket giveway!: Blog post about their favorite example of inbound marekting (theirs or someone elses.) In that blog post, must link to HubSpot TV and IMS. Make sure we can find you! Marketing Tip of the Week Mailbag Twitter Search tripled in last 6 months, Google Blog search is flat http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/view Is it possible to keep your Facebook business and personal pages separate? I really don’t have the time to deal with personal Facebook requests but I want to develop my business Facebook profile. Can you keep your contacts separate? Social Networks Pass Email in Usage Episode 31 – March 13, 2009 – Leave a 5 star review!!!! Marketing Takeaway: Segmenting and targeting can increase response rates. Use them when possible. Marketing Takeaway: “People prefer the clean, controlled, multimedia and publicly social experience of social networking communication over the relatively open, individualistic and spammy medium of email.” (quote from Read/Write Web) http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/nielsen-news/social-networking-new-global-footprint/ Marketing Takeaway: Don’t sue people, dive into creative marketing. Tradeshow Budgets Predicted to Decline 17% in 2009 Headlines Marketing Takeaway: If you need to cut, start with your low ROI programs. http://itunes.hubspot.tv FTC Spoofs FreeCreditReport.com http://www.dmnews.com/Google-releases-behavioral-advertising/article/128633/ http://www.micropersuasion.com/2009/03/twitter-search-to-eclipse-google-blog-search.html We discussed the FCC concerns about behavioral advertising on HubSpot TV before. @Soreco – Matt Soreco Blogs still show up in the main Google search, so is this a big deal? ) Google was smart – very open and transparent, allowed an easy opt-out process (ad preferences manager – Twitter Search Will Surpass Google (blog) Search? http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2009/03/why-i-hate-googles-interest-based-ads-for-doing-the-right-thing.html How to interact on Twitter – @karenrubin @mvolpe Forum Fodder Paul Mycroft – Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water, continue to invest in your high ROI marketing programs. http://www.btobonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090311/FREE/903119995/1078/rss01&rssfeed=rss01 www.interfolio.com http://twitter.com/soreco http://www.hubspot.com/marketing-webinars/facebook-for-business-webinar-archive/ Marketing Takeaway: Blogging is still a higher ROI than Twitter, but you should be on Twitter too! Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack PS: An easy way to do this for your own website is to use behavior to create a lead grade – HubSpot software does this for you. Google Releases Behavioral Advertising http://ftc.gov/multimedia/video/credit/annual-credit-report-videos.shtm Frank at Should company blog mix marketing, training and topical posts? Originally published Mar 15, 2009 9:13:00 AM, updated July 04 2013 http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/social_networking_now_more_popular_than_email.phplast_img read more

Why The Fuller Brush Man Shoots Videos for YouTube

first_img Your Thoughts New Marketing Labs Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . Join us at the , a blog in the Top 10 of Advertising Age Power150, and in the Top 100 blogs in the world, according to Technorati. He is funnier in person. This article is a guest post by social media guru Is your product even interesting? If you’re selling a brand new MP3 player, it damned well better do more than be a different color or have different buttons. If you’re selling a piece of software, why should I use you when I already know your competitor’s brand better, and when there are hundreds of other people looking for some of my time to try out their thing, too? As for trust, I’m not believing you any more that your service is 600% faster than the competition. I don’t actually care. I’m not buying in that Tiger Woods is awesome. Instead, I’m looking for which of my friends or online colleagues is using the product, and what they think of it. I’m hoping that their reputation will translate to a level of trust, and that I can skip a few steps to evaluate a product based on their consideration. What do you think? Does this make sense? Can you see how this is really just a new way to build relationships, that you’re still human, that the end results all still have to be about your business and marketing goals? What else didn’t I cover that you need? So What Should You DO? Companies are learning how to use tools like blogging and podcasting and videos to build relationships. Some are performing old fashioned advertising in a new arena. The guys from Topics: Originally published Mar 24, 2009 9:29:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 In short, there aren’t a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t put together a simple strategy to align with your 2009 goals, and then put up some potential measurements to judge success. Think beyond the tools. Don’t look for 10,000 YouTube views. Look for 5 more sales. Don’t look for 2,000 pageviews on your blog. Look for conversions. Don’t do Inbound Marketing Summit [chrisbrogan.com] everything sell blenders by demonstrating how powerful they are in a funny, clever, viral way. But it’s just plain old advertising. Nothing wrong with that. It’s working. What works best is that one can take the ads and embed them on their own sites, or pass them around, or load them onto an iPod and take the videos with them. (That’s the secret key there, by the way.) In short, I ask for recommendations much more than I research these days. Trust and Attention April 28-29, 2009 in San Francisco, CA. Get $200 off the ticket price with discount code events taking place this April in San Francisco, May in Dallas, and September in Boston. He is President of Inbound Marketing Summit Advertising shifted from print to radio to TV and now onto the web, and there, it hit some really hard walls really fast. Advertising still works to some extent, but it’s not exactly pulling as hard as it used to, and that’s troubling to marketers and sales people who need to push more products. The problem isn’t with the ads, exactly. It’s in how we’ve shifted since those days. Some thoughts. Chris Brogan , and blogs extensively at Companies are learning that real, two-way conversations via blogs, via social networks, via video and podcasting tools, is a great new way of content marketing, where the relationship-building feels more genuine, where people explore the chance to understand the humans behind a product, and where somewhat more meaningful connections can be made. Chris Brogan runs the I look forward to the conversation. . The new price for entry for getting your product sold is attention, and then trust. We’re busy. I have 290 unread emails in my box while I’m blogging this, and most every one requires more than a one-sentence response. So first, you have to get my attention. BlendTec Photo by Sooz . Do a few things that make sense, that are easy for you to measure, and that you can test quickly. In the 1950s, advertising became the rage in the US. I just finished KING OF MADISON AVENUE, by Kenneth Roman, about David Ogilvy, one of the really big thinkers of his time. His golden rule of advertising was that it was the new face of door-to-door selling. He would say things something like (not a direct quote): “You wouldn’t knock on a housewife’s door and sing to her. Why do you put jingles in your TV spots?” HUB200 Youtube Marketing The tools aren’t especially difficult to use, once you experience them. The culture of the online world is different than old fashioned marketing, but it’s not insurmountable to learn the right lessons to move forward. Understanding how to shift from push marketing to inbound marketing takes a little bit of practice and execution, but the results speak quickly towards your intended goals.last_img read more

HubSpot TV – Lose Control of Your Marketing

first_img http @ app Headlines karenrubin . : Photos are another version of content, add yours to Online Inbound Marketing University Use the data you have carefully Online (content would be very similar, if not an exact copy of our main website) using keyword rich “But the healthiest of the Big Three wants to generate buzz for the car among ” Marketing Takeaway Facebook will be driving next year, and Ford is targeting the Fiesta squarely at them” tv Ford Motor Company Why Ford is Winning on the Social Web : If you are planning on using your customers data, make sure you are honest and open and transparent about it. .com 53% growth in the amount of time people spend watching Webinar online Marketing Takeaway Online InboundMarketing and Twitter accounts Ford created for the campaign.” : New community where you can post questions, learn about inbound marketing, meet others, find and post jobs, or sign up . Sounds silly, right?” have Problems Effectively Marketing Themselves but Aren’t Using Social Media? Fiesta Movement Campaign Facebook anonymized webinar kylejames users have chosen for their photos, videos, and/or status updates.” hubspot millennials Originally published May 24, 2009 4:32:00 PM, updated July 04 2013 Want to learn more about how you can use inbound marketing to grow your business? Marketing Takeaway Facebook internet , The GMblogs Marketing Takeaway 2 Facebook Application SMB Marketing Is About Telling Your Story “Small businesses are not as successful as they would like to be in effectively marketing themselves to grow their business beyond their current size.” “The same study also found that only 12 percent of small businesses are engaging in social media. Restated: Only 12 percent of small businesses are taking advantage of a targeted, absolutely free way to market their business online : Be willing to let go of your message and lose control. Marketing Takeaway Duplicate Content Video and Mobile Video Watching is UP! millennials The Official Unofficial Creative Commons Data from Its Users Remember to subscribe in . There are no links from the SMBs , install the Creative Commons : Be careful where you put your data and read the Terms and Conditions you sign when you sign up. Ad Growth users can now place a Creative Commons license badge on their Creative Commons for Ad Growthcenter_img : Be engaging, multi media is in, easy to do and growing. Facebook How to interact on Twitter – @ ” “A partner is recommending that we creating a number of branded Video Usage Up 53 Percent in ‘09 :// Find unique ways to make and distribute content and then lose control! video iTunes YouTube itunes : If ad revenue is your business model, you might want to think about some alternative business models. Forum Fodder Anonymized HubSpot “Ford recently handed 100 Fiestas to 100 people selected from 4,000 applicants. These “agents” (that’s what Ford calls them) get to use the cars for six months in exchange for completing monthly “missions” with different themes. They’ll share their experiences through Chart Shows Dramatic Decline in Intro urls Report: Mint Considers Selling : Episode #41 – May 22, 2009 to learn how to turn your website into an Flickr Marketing Takeaway profile pages. The badge explains the has ~20,000 followers on Twitter, (May 15th, 2009) Facebook YouTube : If you are part of the 88% of small business not using social media, what are you waiting for! Generation: data about the service’s users” : If you are paying for traffic, start thinking about optimizing you site for organic search. type of license Doing it Right Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Closing . and let people use them. http Online From Matt: Authority minisites Marketing Takeaway 52% growth in the number of people watching video on their phones Chart Shows Dramatic Decline in Marketing Takeaway ! marketing machine. :// , Missed last week’s episode? Scott Monty (Episode Length: 19 minutes, 37 seconds) TV – This Brand is My Brand with Chris Brogan pointing back to the main site. What are the pros & cons?” : Rethinking Marketing ,” those born between 1979 and 1996. Some 70 million Download the free has ~5,100 and Chrysler has just over 800. Marketing Tip of the Week – Ford Bets the Fiesta on Social Networking Mint, a personal finance aggregator, is “considering selling Facebook minisitelast_img read more

3 Tips From @tommytrc: Grow Personally to Succeed Professionally

first_img Who do you know and/or appreciate for their strong personal brand? There are plenty of excuses not to try, but social media is an experiment. You don’t know what does work until you find out what doesn’t work. 3) Be yourself. Branding Here are Tommy’s three steps to building a personal brand: Free Inbound Marketing University Online Training Program Originally published Aug 25, 2009 7:13:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Download HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing University online training program In the video below, Tommy talks about what building a The number of tools available can be overwhelming. Pick one or two, learn them, and move on. You’re not going to tackle the whole world overnight. Don’t be a fake person or a robot. If people fall in love with you on a personal level, they are certainly going to want to do business with you on a professional level. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack personal brand 2) Just do it. . The program drills into each component of inbound marketing and prepares you for the Inbound Marketing certification exam. 13 free webinar classes and notesheets 1) Start slow. means to him, and how being yourself online can help your business. Who wants to do business with people they don’t like? Topics: IMU includes Thomas Clifford, or @ tommytrc, is a personable guy who loves creating videos for his kids, blogging, and building relationships on Twitter as the top Twitterer in Wisconsin. He’s given talks on how to ” Be a Social Media Rock Star,” inspiring audiences to develop strong relationships in social media.  Tommy is a great example of someone who has used his personality to create a strong online (and offline) network. He holds nothing back, even sharing the the birth of his son with his online network by live-tweeting. last_img read more

Tips From @ChrisBrogan on How to Beat Dunbar’s Number

first_img Download the free webinar In New York Times Best Seller Chris Brogan Trust Agents They should give others a sense of where you’re from and the type of things you like doing. Give people an opportunity to discover what you might have in common and how they can connect with you.  3. Connect with your networks frequently. explains how marketers can use the Internet’s social tools to expand their networks beyond Dunbar’s Number.  1. Make sure your social network profiles are inclusive and descriptive. By taking these four steps, you can expand your network beyond 150 and build fruitful relationships for your business.  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack What can you do for these people? Even better, is there something that you can do that caters to that specific network of people? 2. Always keep simple databases. Tools like Twitter and Facebook are helpful. Use them to make sure people are getting to know you, and you are getting to know them. This practice will enhance relationships. Dunbar’s numbercenter_img , Webinar: How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss 4. Be helpful. You could use an address book, an excel spreadsheet or a software application like . Once you have your database, slice up your contacts by networks and similar interests. to learn how to get your company started with social media. Originally published Sep 2, 2009 8:15:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 , theorized by Robin Dunbar, is the number of stable social relationships a person can maintain at one time. He believes this number is 150. BatchBlue How can you connect with more than 150 people? Perhaps you can be an active member of 150 communities? In the below video, Chris Brogan explains: Social media guru Chris Brogan explains how to demonstrate the value of social media marketing.last_img read more

Spam Your Mom on Mother’s Day [Humor]

first_imgIncoming!  If your mother is anything like mine, she’s enthralled with sending you (and 17 of her closest friends) l-o-n-g weirdly-formatted emails embedded with a joke, warning, call-to-action, homily or chicken-soup-for-the-soul message.  And, who can forget the tear-jerker chain letters that need to be shared with five people immediately?  What about those cute animal pictures with funny sayings?Used by mothers everywhere as an affectionate method of staying in touch, oftentimes we will open and read these messages before anything else because – after all – it’s our Mom and it could be important…Just in time for Mother’s Day, ad agency Mother New York created a website that contains a menu of email forwards – and lets you send them back to Mom, all day long.Take a peek at this video and let us know in the comments if your mother enjoyed the bit of humor today from Mom Spam.   Love you, Mom!  Send this post to the 17 folks on your distribution list for a little extra good luck!  Happy Mother’s Day!Image credit: mil8 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published May 8, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016last_img read more

How to Use Analytics to Get a Promotion: 10 Metrics That’ll Help Your Cause

first_img Topics: The sad truth is this: You can work really hard, check all the boxes, come in early and stay late, and still not earn the promotion you want. What’s missing? What do you need to do to actually show your boss you’ve earned it?An important part of justifying a promotion is showing your value through metrics. If you can tell a story to your boss using data — your value in leads or revenue generated for the company — then you’ll make a much more compelling case for why you deserve a promotion.Let’s look at which metrics can help you show your work in certain areas. (For all you HubSpot customers, we’ll go over how to find them in HubSpot, too.)1) Track Lead SourcesOnce a marketer creates a piece of content, their work isn’t done. The next step is promoting that piece of content on various channels to drive leads for their sales team. The burning question is: Where’s the best place or places to promote the content?Tracking the original source that your leads come from is key in figuring out your most effective promotion channels — whether it’s social media, email marketing, organic search, or something else.As a marketer, to show you’ve earned a promotion, you need to show your boss that you’re hitting your lead generation goals. These goals are what drives your business. After you generate leads, they go to the sales team and ultimately turn into revenue. Showing you’re consistently hitting your lead goals will be important when you make your case.To do this in HubSpot:In your Sources report, you’ll see how many leads you are generating as a result of different channels. Use this to make sure you are on track to hitting your goals.2) Use Tracking URLsDepending on the software you use, you may not always have built-in tracking for your content. Even if you do, there are times when you need to work on an offline campaign — like a tradeshow — where it isn’t as easy to track contacts you met who then visited your website.This is where tracking URLs come in. Tracking URLs allow you to differentiate how people found your website based on UTM parameters in the URL. These parameters can show what channel a contact came from as well as what campaign they were a part of. (Learn more about them in this blog post.)An experienced marketer understands the impact that offline and online campaigns have on their goals. It isn’t always easy to track everything that happens offline, but it is possible. If you can show the impact of your online and offline campaigns — and why you are investing time and resources in each of them — it’ll showcase your ability to use your time and resources properly.To do this in HubSpot:Go to “Reports Home” and select Tracking URL Builder on the right-hand side. There, you can create as many tracking URLs as you’d like. (Alternatively, you can create them with Google’s Tracking URL Builder.)3) Score Your LeadsNot all leads are treated equally. Some are much more likely to close than others. You can qualify your leads based on whether or not they share similarities with other leads that have closed into customers — a process we call lead scoring. Lead scoring allows you to give each lead in your database a score based on certain characteristics. For example, if you know a certain title or industry is more likely to close, you can give your leads five points. If you know that contacts with .edu email addresses are less likely to close, you can subtract points from your leads score for those contacts.The best thing about lead scoring? You can pass along that information to your sales team to help them prioritize their time and get in touch with the leads that are more likely to close. Not only does this drive higher revenue for your company, but this promotes sales and marketing alignment. Driving revenue and alignment among departments is a great reason to give a promotion.To do this in HubSpot:Go into “Contacts Settings.” Click on “Custom Lead Scoring” and you’ll see the option to create your lead scoring criteria.4) Report on Your RevenueMarketers are responsible for generating leads for their sales team. But in order to figure out whether or not these are quality leads, a marketer needs to understand how the leads are impacting the company’s bottom line. After all, you can generate thousands and thousands of leads, but if the majority of them don’t close, something needs to change in your marketing.That’s where revenue reporting comes in. Revenue reporting allows you to tie revenue numbers back to the promotional channels or marketing activities that you are working on. For example, you can tie revenue back to a piece of content or a marketing channel.Marketers are often measured based on lead generation. But, ultimately, those leads turn into revenue for a business. Take that extra step by showing your boss how your work affects revenue for the company.To do this in HubSpot:Go to “Reports Home” and select a Contacts or Companies Report. (For more details on how to run a report like this, see this blog post.)5) Identify the Content that Drives ConversionsWhen deciding what content to prioritize, it’s important to look at more than just the views of content. You need to figure out which content drives your conversions — and you can do that by looking at your attribution reports.Attribution reports show you which content or marketing channels drive conversions throughout your entire funnel. If you want to see the content that drives lead conversions, you can do that. If you want to see the content that drives MQL conversions, you can do that, too.Show attribution reports to your boss to show her that you know how to prioritize what you and your team focuses on.To do this in HubSpot:Go to “Reports Home” and select “Create a new report.” Choose “Attribution Report.” (For more details on how to run a report like this, read this blog post.)6) Don’t Treat All Leads EquallyLead Scoring will help you see what leads are the most qualified. But once you have that subset of leads vs. marketing qualified leads vs. leads that are not qualified, you need to strategically think about how to nurture them differently. Most of your leads will still need to be nurtured into a more qualified stage whereas your marketing qualified leads need to be nurtured with more product-centric information.Figuring out a way to scale how you nurture your leads and marketing qualified leads is a great way to show you deserve a promotion. If you’re going to move up in your career, you need to understand how to scale the work you are doing. That may mean setting up a process or automated workflow to nurture your leads or marketing qualified leads. Or, it may mean another way that you are achieving the same or better results with less time and effort put into it. Think about ways that you can scale your work to earn that next promotion.To do this in HubSpot:As soon as you log into HubSpot, you’ll see the number of leads and marketing qualified leads you have right on the dashboard.7) See How Your Blog Subscribers Grow Over TimeWhen we think about the important blog metrics, we often think about the number of visits coming to our blog posts and the number of leads generated. However, blog subscribers is a key metric that should not be overlooked. Without blog subscribers, a lot is missing: You have less visits to your content; you have a smaller chance of your regular readers promoting your content on social channels; and it’s ultimately harder to grow your blog.Focusing on growing your blog subscribers is a great way to show how you are thinking long-term about the success of your blog. While you are most likely working on projects to impact the blog short-term, having the foresight to know what needs to be done to make your blog successful in the future is key and deserving of a promotion.To do this in HubSpot:Go to the blog dashboard. Here, you can toggle the dashboard from views to subscribers (by clicking “Subscribers” in the top right-hand corner of the dashboard) so you can see how you’re tracking against the previous month’s blog subscribers.8) Understand What External Content Drives ConversionsSome attribution reports will help you analyze which pieces of content on your website is driving conversions. With others you can see what marketing channels are driving conversions to your website. But there’s also a third option: understanding what external content drives conversions to your website. This is key to see what external relationships should be nurtured and what websites may be linking to your content.Understanding the importance of external content and relationships in addition to the content on your own website can help you strengthen your case for getting a promotion. It showcases a deep knowledge of the industry and whom you should make connections with. It also shows what relationships you may want your PR team to focus on. This can make a huge difference between a good marketer and a great marketer.To do this in HubSpot:You can follow the same steps from the this blog post on running reports for your blog leads (mentioned in #5) — except this time, select “By referrer” and “All interactions” when you go into your Attribution Report options.9) Lead-to-Customer Conversion RatesOne of the most important metrics for any marketer is the lead-to-customer conversion rate. This number shows whether you’re generating the right amount of leads in comparison to how many customers you are closing. If your lead-to-customer conversion rate is extremely low, it’s a good indication that you aren’t generating high quality leads and may need to adjust your strategy. You should look at this metric as a whole but also broken down by channel and specific pieces of content.Why is this important for showing you deserve a promotion? It helps your boss understand how you’re approaching your marketing strategy — specifically, by showing which channels and pieces of content have high lead-to-customer conversion rates.To do this in HubSpot:Go to your Sources report to see the lead to customer conversion rate by different marketing channels.10) Track Behavior On Your WebsiteWhen a lead comes to your website, you can see which pages they visit and which forms they fill out. But what about what links they click? And how they get from one page to another?In addition to the information your leads provide to you on forms, you also want to take into account behavioral actions they take on your website. Even though they aren’t giving you this information, this is important to understand how they are interacting with your website.Segmenting based on behavior on your website, not just information on a form shows that you approach your marketing in a unique way. While most marketers rely on the information that is given to them in forms, you show you can take it to the next level by combining with other types of data. Your boss will recognize your ability to think outside of the box, experiment, and analyze data.To do this in HubSpot:Install our Events Bookmarklet, which allows you to track clicks on any webpage without installing any code. (For more details on how to use this app, read this blog post.)What other metrics do you think are a good indication of getting that next promotion? Marketing Metrics Originally published Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more