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How to create a meeting time personalisation token in HubSpot

A couple of months back Kyle Jepson (Senior Inbound Sales Professor at HubSpot) shared a video explaining how to use HubSpot’s new automation features to add an amount of time to a date property. This got me thinking about a post I had read on the HubSpot Ideas forum a little while back.

The general gist of said post is that, given the limitations within HubSpot for customising meeting notifications, it would be useful if HubSpot added a meeting time property / personalisation token that could be used inside of emails. This would allow HubSpot admins to configure and send personalised / branded confirmation or reminder emails that include both the date and the time of an upcoming meeting (which isn’t currently possible).

Although Kyle’s original video was about how to add a unit of time (1 day / week / year) to an existing date property, it made me wonder whether it would be possible to use the data formatting features in HubSpot workflows to record the actual time of a specific event (in this case a meeting), and I’ve spent the last couple of weeks tinkering with a few different ideas.

INBOUND 2020 HubSpot Product Spotlight Recap

As is the case for many HubSpot partners, INBOUND is one of the highlights of my year. The event is always first class, the people are amazing and over the years Boston has become one of my favourite cities in the world to visit.

Quite understandably, HubSpot made the decision this year to shift from an in-person event to a digital experience, but it was still with a small tinge of sadness (plus a hankering in my tummy for one of those delicious Boston lobster rolls) that I joined the INBOUND Product Spotlight live stream to discover all of the new goodies that HubSpot has in store for us in 2020 and beyond.

How to split first name and last name in Google Sheets

G'day guys, Chris Higgins from Electric Monk here. Hope you're doing well. So today I've got a really fantastic Google Sheets tip to share with you, and I'm only slightly embarrassed to admit that I have only just discovered this feature in the last few months. Now this is one of those features where if you're aware of it and you use it often, you'll likely think that this is the dumbest tutorial in history. However, if you're not already aware of this feature, then this video will probably ... maybe change your life.

My favourite HubSpot product updates from July 2020

It’s been a surprisingly busy month for HubSpot. Historically, July and August have been fairly quiet on the product announcement front, as we inch closer to the INBOUND conference in Boston (typically held in early September). This year though, HubSpot have continued the relentless pace they set in the first half of 2020, furiously iterating on existing features and casually dropping some exciting new ones.

We’ve been keeping a close eye on all of the latest news, updates and announcements throughout July, and below you’ll find our thoughts and initial reactions regarding a few of our favourites.

How to use the delay until event happens action in HubSpot workflows

Hey everyone! Chris from Electric Monk here. I hope you're all keeping well. I just wanted to make this quick video to share a brand new action step that's appeared in the HubSpot Workflows tool over the last couple of days, and it's a brand new delay action.

Here’s Why We’re Moving To HubSpot's CMS Hub

I’ve been tinkering with the HubSpot CMS for several years now, and have always considered the possibility of moving our site across to it … but never quite got around to actually doing so. Then, last month, HubSpot announced their CMS was getting a major upgrade, and was becoming ‘CMS Hub’ - the fourth major product on the HubSpot platform. I decided it was time to take another look at it, and very quickly made the decision to make the switch. In this post I’ll set out the reasons why, after more than a decade, we’re finally breaking up with Wordpress.

How To Enable Custom Property Search in HubSpot

Hey everyone. Chris Higgins from Electric Monk here. Today we're going to be taking a quick look at how you can search for objects within your HubSpot portal, using a value stored in a custom property. So out of the box, when you perform a search in HubSpot, you're actually only able to search through a small number of the standard HubSpot properties.

Electric Monk Awarded HubSpot’s Advanced Implementation Certification

LONDON, UK - Electric Monk, a London-based platinum HubSpot partner and marketing technology consultancy, announced today that it has been awarded HubSpot’s ‘Advanced Implementation Certification’.

This brand new, exclusive certification is awarded by HubSpot to top-tier agency partners who have demonstrated expertise in sophisticated CRM implementations, enterprise-level integrations and migrations.

As an advanced implementation certified partner, the Electric Monk team will work closely with HubSpot to scope, design and deliver complex CRM and marketing technology rollouts for enterprise customers.

INBOUND 2019 HubSpot Product Spotlight Wish List

In just one week from today, HubSpot’s Senior Vice President of Product Christopher O'Donnell will step on stage at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to announce the new features, updates and integrations that will be coming to the HubSpot platform over the next few months.

How to change the HubSpot country property to a dropdown field

Hey everyone! Chris Higgins from Electric Monk here. Today’s video is all about the country property in HubSpot. We’re going to talk about some best practices, and I want to share a trick with you that will help make this property significantly more useful than it is out-of-the-box.