Year in Review: The Top 5 Hatchbuck Blog Posts of 2018 Allie Wolff As we round out another fantastic year in Hatchbuckland, we can’t help but reflect on everything that happened in 2018. We got named to lots of top lists like this one from TrustRadius. And this one from G2 Crowd. We released new sales and marketing dashboards. We expanded our partnership with Zapier through a new two-way API integration. We moved into a sweet new office. We completely revamped our educational course for Hatchbuck Partners. (Learn more about the program here.) We helped Loaves & Fishes for St. Louis feed over 300 families for Thanksgiving. We hit 25,000+ loyal followers on Twitter. We published 250 blog posts. We could share so much more about 2018, but that’s enough about us. As we looked back on the year, we sorted through the 250 blog posts we published to see what you loved and to help us plan our editorial calendar for next year. So if your New Year’s resolution is anything like ours, and your goal is to never stop learning, you’re in luck. We’re here to share the top five most popular blog posts of the year in case you missed them. And we pinky promise to keep publishing educational, actionable, interesting content on the Hatchbuck blog in 2019 and beyond. Cheers! The 14 Best Landing Page Builders of 2018 There are loads of statistics on the value of landing pages and why they’re so vital to business growth. And because our platform doesn’t include a landing page builder (don’t worry – we easily integrate with lots of tools!), we want to make sure our readers are in the know about the best-in-class solutions that are out there. In this post, we’ll give you a breakdown on price and features of the 14 best builders so you can find the one that works for your business. What is ABM? An Introduction to Account-Based Marketing 2018 brought a lot of buzz about ABM – although it’s definitely not a new strategy. If you’re new to the concept or you need a refresher on the value of account-based marketing and how Hatchbuck can help, don’t miss this overview article from our co-founder, Jonathan. We’ve got a whole category of posts dedicated to ABM on the blog, so if it strikes your fancy, we’ve got plenty of resources to fuel your 2019 success. The Top 9 Best CRMs for Agencies In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re a CRM. So why would we publish a list of CRMs we compete with on our blog and promote them to you? Because we care. We know that Hatchbuck might not be a fit for every business’s needs. We’re a really great option for thousands of SMBs and agencies across the globe, but your agency may need something different. So in the interest of transparency and keeping true to our company values, we’re just looking out for you. And if Hatchbuck isn’t a fit for your agency, you might be able to find another great option on this list of the best players in the game. 7 Tips for a 10-Minute Sales Pitch You may have heard that we humans have increasingly shorter attention spans in today’s modern world. So what does that mean for sales in 2019? That you’ve got even less time to capture the interest of that prospect you’re pitching to. Use these tips to write sales emails that convert creatively or your list of hot prospects will shrink like those attention spans. How To Create Animated Display Ads With Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 seemed like the year of the GIF. Those attention-grabbing animated loops are everywhere – and they’re surely capturing more eyes than static images on social these days. So whether you pronounce it “jif” or “gif,” it’s probably most important to know how to make one. If you’ve got access to Adobe Creative Cloud, check out this step-by-step walkthrough on creating a GIF to wow your audience and animate just about anything. (If you’re not creatively inclined, check out GIPHY. They’ve got you covered.) We’re looking forward to all that the next year has in store for your business and ours. Wishing you a happy New Year. See you in 2019!