Paid Media, Explained in 400 Words or Less

An effective content strategy doesn’t rely on only one tactic. Generating qualified leads requires you to regularly publish compelling, valuable content, explore guest blogging opportunities, identify co-marketing campaigns, and devise a strategy for promoting said content. Ultimately, by sponsoring content, you’re able to reach audiences that might not have come across you otherwise. While content is a fairly general term, it’s important to note that there are different types of media that can be leveraged in the process. Knowing the differences between paid and other forms of media — earned and owned — is critical to the success of your lead generation efforts.  To help you effectively execute on sponsored content, we’ll walk you through different types of media, examples of paid media, and some strategies on how to best leverage them for your company. The Difference Between Earned, Owned, and Paid Media Combining earned, owned, and paid media will help you attract, nurture, and close leads, but what do those terms really mean? And when it comes to your company’s content strategy, how do they fit into the[…]

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ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), Explained in Less Than 500 Words

With over 7,000 MarTech companies battling each other to win a spot in the technology stack of businesses today, sticking out from the crowd has never been more difficult. Almost every industry under the MarTech umbrella is saturated, so traditional inbound marketing can only turn so many heads. Fortunately, computer hardware, operating systems, and cloud platforms have decided to help their smaller tech counterparts out. In recent years, these platforms have built marketplaces where MarTech companies can offer their software solutions to the platforms’ unique customers, which has increased a lot of MarTech companies’ visibility and, in turn, their revenue. These MarTech companies who partner with computer hardware providers, operating systems, and cloud platforms to resell their software solutions on their marketplaces are called independent software vendors. Read on to learn exactly what an ISV is, what it means to be ISV certified, and what an ISV partner is. For instance, any company that offers their software solution on a marketplace like HubSpot Connect or Salesforce AppExchange is an ISV. For example, Microsoft, a company[…]

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