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HubShots Episode 167: HubSpot and Privacy

By xen

Published: Friday 16 August 2019 | Last updated: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Welcome to Episode 167 of HubShots!

HubShots - APAC's number 1 HubSpot focussed podcast - where we discuss HubSpot tips & tricks, new features, and strategies for growing your marketing results.

This episode we chat about HubSpot tracking and privacy, and (likely) your lack of it. Plus, an update on adding CTAs in drag and drop emails. Also, Google’s take on how they keep search relevant.

Listen to the episode here: https://soundcloud.com/hubshots/167-hubspot-and-privacy/

HubShots, the podcast for marketing managers and sales professionals who use HubSpot, hosted by Ian Jacob from Search & Be Found and Craig Bailey from XEN Systems.

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Recorded: Thursday 25 July 2019 | Published: Wednesday August 7 2019

Shot 1: Inbound Thought of the Week

How we started the podcast…

It all started back in 2016… at a HubSpot User Group.

Shot 2: HubSpot Marketing Feature of the Week

Revisited: Adding CTAs in Drag and Drop email editor

An update to our discussion in the last episode about using CTAs in the drag and drop editor:


It’s super easy to add CTAs into emails now:

drag drop editor hubspot emall

Was this always here and we just missed it?

Plus, make sure you investigate the modules option - you can use any custom modules from traditional email templates - just drop them on to Drag and Drop emails no problems.

Shot 3: HubSpot Sales Feature of the Week

Making sure you have set up your track and log correctly when using the sales tools.

Recently we have been finding new users not excluding their internal emails.  This is not hard to do and will save a lot of time in contact cleanup!

HubSpot sales tool


Shot 4: HubSpot Gotcha of the Week

HubSpot tracking and privacy

HubSpot is removing location tracking in their email tracking activity:


This is likely a response to the outcry about Superhuman’s email tracking:


And then Superhuman’s response:


A reminder that you should assume that you don’t have any privacy.


HubSpot billing gotcha


“For our Full-Service Marketing Hub Products, once increased, your Subscription Fee will not decrease, even if there is a subsequent reduction in the number of Contacts or emails sent.”

Here’s an example of getting caught by this (sneaky) clause:

HubSpot billing gotcha

Shot 5: Marketing Tip of the Week

LinkedIn has made their advertising campaigns a lot more intuitive with:

  • Awareness
  • Consideration
  • Conversion

campaign objectives:



One useful difference:

For awareness campaigns, previously you’d like choose Website objective, but use CPM bidding.

Now you choose an Awareness objective and it only has Impressions as an option.

Shot 6: Insight of the Week

The World is Complex


Shot 7: Quote of the Week

Another gem from Seth in This is Marketing (p143)

Once you adopt a posture of service, of engaging with the culture to make change, the shift happens.

Now, instead of asking, “How can I get more people to listen to me, how can I get the word out, how can I find more followers, how can I convert more leads to sales, how can I find more clients...” you can ask, “What change do I seek to make?”

Once you know what you stand for, the rest gets a lot easier.

Shot 8: Bonus Links of the Week

A-ha world tour dates:


Yes, this is a throwback to episode 145:

Bye bye Nacho Analytics


Craig’s thoughts:

Please rate and leave us some feedback as this helps us improve and reach more marketers.

HubShots Episode 167: HubSpot and Privacy

HubShots Episode 167: HubSpot and Privacy

Published: Friday 16 August 2019 | Last updated: Tuesday 15 October 2019

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