This episode of the Hubcast is brought to you by Needls. This week, I spent some time at HubSpot HQ getting nerdy with some of our Academy friends, as well as talking Partner Agencies with some go-getter Customer Success Managers. Find out what we talked about in this week's episode!
This episode of the Hubcast is brought to you by Belch.io. We're getting down to business this episode because we have some things that we're just too excited to talk about.
HubSpot’s been on a roll lately. They significantly upped their investment in product development and at INBOUND ‘18, they released a bunch of new tools to help you close more deals faster -- and they are slick.
If you were to ask your average sales professional about Salesforce, they’d probably say it’s the “top dog” in terms of CRM market share. (They wouldn’t be wrong, considering they own around 31% of that market.) Their dominance makes sense. Salesforce offers heavy-duty, enterprise-level CRM capabilities, which rivals long-term successful solutions from SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and Adobe. That said, Salesforce certainly isn't the only CRM out there. While not at the same scale, the HubSpot CRM's piece of the pie has been growing since the release of their free CRM in 2014, and for good reason.
For marketing nerds, INBOUND is like Christmas. You not only get to spend a whole week downloading inspiration directly into your brain through bold keynotes and educational breakout sessions, HubSpot also uses that week to unveil big changes to their product. This year, however, was a little different. Though we've seen updates relevant to other teams beyond marketing in the past -- for example, when Brian Halligan unveiled the HubSpot CRM for the first time at #INBOUND14 -- this year, sales teams got a lot of love, product-wise.
This episode of the Hubcast is brought to you by our friends at Digital Marketer. Also, what’s going on with INBOUND Speakers? Last year, they announced the first wave of breakouts and all of the keynotes and spotlights on April 14, and they still have only announced six speakers total. What’s up with that? NOTE: The day after we recorded this episode, INBOUND released the speakers list! Do you think maybe their ears were burning??