42 delicious and suprising facts about marketing

Hubspot is a great blog. They just released an article with 42 retweetable facts or so…

Here are three of them…


Fantasy: Saying “please retweet” in a tweet only annoys people.

Fact: Saying “Please ReTweet” in a tweet leads to more tweets.


Fantasy: Blogging is overrated & not particularly effective for marketing.

Fact: Companies that blog get 55% more web traffic & 70% more leads than those that don’t

Fact: 57% of companies have acquired a customer through their blog.


Fantasy: Email is still one of the most effective ways of communicating with prospects.

Fact: Email usage is declining by as much as 59% across all age groups.

Fact: US internet users spend 3x more minutes on blogs & social networks that on email.

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/23778/42-Tweetable-Facts-to-Squash-Marketing-Fantasies.aspx