Creating your BrandScript and getting your sales and marketing teams aligned is a great feeling.
However, a clear message can only take you so far in the digital world. You have to communicate your message to your target audience and have the right tools in place to help you track, optimize and improve over time.
In this post, I want to highlight how StoryBrand and HubSpot— a marketing and sales growth platform when combined together will help your business achieve the growth result you’re looking for.
The StoryBrand marketing roadmap requires six elements to make your website work:
- StoryBrand Wireframe
- Lead Generator
- Sales Funnel (Email Welcome Series and Segmentation)
- Transformational Customer Testimonials
- Sales Letter
These six elements work to engage your prospects, build trust, brand your message while simultaneously warming your prospect up to the idea of working with you which makes the sales process shorter.
By combining the StoryBrand roadmap with HubSpot, you’ll have a powerful marketing program that will grow your business faster and better.
1. Sales Funnel: Lead Generator, Email Automation Series and Segmentation
HubSpot comes with built-in landing page tools, forms and email automation that make it easy for you to set up and track results. The intuitive interface is simple to understand and segmentation is also easily accomplished by setting up your buyer personas. By utilizing the email automation steps in the StoryBrand sales funnel framework, you can create a 24/7/365 marketing program that delivers qualified leads to your sales team.
HubSpot’s free CRM allows you to organize your prospects, direct leads to members on your sales team, set up meetings, record conversations, set goals, and keep your sales goals on track in realtime. The CRM also includes video integration and integrates with SalesForce. You can also create playbooks that coach your team to maximize their sales process and calls. Another powerful component of the CRM is Conversations. Having the ability to chat with your prospects when they are actively searching for solutions is a powerful way to increase sales. In our own studies, we’ve increased direct sales by 22%.
3. StoryBranded Ads
If you’re starting or need more time to implement your inbound efforts, you will need to run ads on Google, LinkedIn and/or Facebook. HubSpot comes with a built-in Facebook and LinkedIn ad creator that makes it super easy to create ads without having to jump through the Facebook and LinkedIn business ad managers, which can be very confusing.
As your campaign begins to collect data, HubSpot populates that data directly into your dashboard so you can track and measure the effectiveness of your campaigns.
4. Data: Understand what’s Working and What’s Not
You can’t track what you can’t measure. One of the biggest mistakes we see companies make when they implement their BrandScripts is that they don’t monitor their website to see if it made any difference. They fail to track an increase in dwell time, leads, and if the bounce rate went down. HubSpot brings numerous reporting tools that you can use to steer your growth efforts in the right direction. It helps you create pillar pages that aid in your SEO efforts as well.
5. Delight Customers at Scale
With more and more customers/clients demanding better service, you will need to focus on how you deliver your brand’s customer experience. Here are a few vital statistics:
- 90% of Americans use customer service as a factor in deciding whether or not to do business with a company. (American Express)
- Investing in new customers is between 5 and 25 times more expensive than retaining existing ones. (Invesp)
- 49% of American consumers switched companies last year due to poor customer service. (New Voice Media)
- 81% of Americans believe that business are either meeting or exceeding their customer service expectations. (American Express)
HubSpot’s Service Hub measures customer experience, helps delight them at scale, and helps customers help themselves. 50% of customers have left a brand for a competitor who was able to stay more relevant and better satisfy their needs. (InMoment)
StoryBrand is a powerful way to create a message that breaks through the distraction and clutter of the marketplace. Combined with the powerful tools of HubSpot you’ll have a powerful one-two punch to grow your business at scale and achieve the next level of growth.
If you’re interested in learning how StoryBrand and HubSpot can help grow your business faster and better, please give us a call. We’ll answer any questions you have and give you a few helpful tips to improve your marketing.
Most businesses don’t have a marketing plan they feel confident in.
We’ve seen it happen to many businesses. You don’t know how to fix your marketing to grow your revenue, so you end up trying idea after idea, hoping something works. In the end, you waste a ton of time and money, all with nothing to show for it.
The StoryBrand Marketing Report gives you a ready-to-go tailored marketing plan that works. Your custom report will guide you through the areas of your marketing that are weak and give you a detailed plan on how to fix it, using the StoryBrand framework that has worked for hundreds of thousands of businesses.
I love the concept of StoryBrand and HubSpot.