Archive for July, 2009

Sarah Palin Quits! (Song by barelypolitical)

EDIT: This video is not by barelypolitical. It’s by schmoyoho. They have a ton more of Auto-Tune the News, and I am now obsessed.


I’m embarrassed to say that this video was posted to YouTube on July 11 and I only just found it. (Thanks, @AmandaGravel!) It’s amazing. My favorite is the “Freedom!! Freedom!!” at 1:03. Brilliant. And great harmony.

Some people have been criticizing the autotune… but I’m not sure how else would it work!

This gem is by the same folks who brought you Obama Girl: barelypolitical. And–being an Obama girl myself–I was quite obsessed with that one as well.

Love it!

New Music Video! Me-me so NURTURED!

After a helluva day of editing (I had to do it… twice. Hah!), this bad boy is finally finished and out on “the Internets” for the world to enjoy.

I really like this one. I tried to keep it short and sweet, and @vleckas and @cantwell are so high energy. I love it.

Oh yeah. And it’s a cover of a song I *bet* you’ve heard before. ;)

“Baby Got Leads”
By HubSpot’s Rebecca Corliss

Oh my god, Karen, look at his leads
They are sooo hot… Ugh.
He looks like one of those inbound marketers
Those leads… they wanna buy… like right now.
They’re just so… ORGANIC!

I like hot leads and I cannot lie
You marketers can’t deny
When a lead converts on a target landing page
Cause my offer’s all the rage
I get sprung
Write a blog post next
Cause you know that text gets indexed
Make content they can’t stop sharing
My podcasts the music’s blaring
Oh baby I wanna convertcha
It’s fine. Won’t hutcha
Organic Google searchers
Makes those leads you got
“Me-Me so nurtured”

Form-filled out break through
You say you wanna get in my queue?
Cold Calling? Appalling
Cause you know my leads come crawling

Come to my website
You found me? Yeah that’s right
Call-to-action is all they need

I’m tired of marketing teams
Who say outbound is their thang
Take the average rep and ask them that
Inbound’s where it’s at
So Sales Teams (Yeah)
Sales Teams (Yeah)
Are your leads all gonna close?
(Hell yeah!)
So turn around. Follow up.
Even prospects got to shout.
Baby got leads.



Direction, Lyrics and Video Editing: Rebecca Corliss (@repcor)
Music Mixing: Dan Abdinoor (@abdinoor)

Sir Convert-A-Lot: Vas Leckas (@vleckas)
Lead Bro: Brian Cantwell (@cantwell)
Lead Lady #1: Karen Rubin (@karenrubin)
Lead Lady #2: Rebecca Corliss
Ensemble: The @HubSpot Team

Want to see me live on HubSpot TV on Friday? Well watch me, K? :)

Hey, folks. Guess WHAT!

I will be doing my FIRST ever live video podcast with my good friend and colleague @KarenRubin this Friday,  July 10th! We’re going to do a fun little “ladies night” episode full of goofy (yet smart!) fun. I’m also going to try really hard to make it a bit more interactive than the shows normally are. Should be a good time.

The podcast is on LIVE at 4:00pm EDT at Watch me. Really. Even if it will make me nervous. — It’s funny. Singing in front of a crowd? FINE. Doing a live “tv show”? Eep!

If you have NO clue what HubSpot TV is:

1) You’re missing out. Seriously. (I mean… I’m a PRODUCER! What do you mean you don’t watch HubSpot TV!?)

2) Here’s one of my favorite episodes with the fantastic C.C. Chapman:

Imagine that… except no guest, no @mvolpe (sorry, Mike!), and a lot more girly-ness.

And? Maybe a few surprises!

Quick List: 10 Qualities To Make Your Video Go Viral

Secret’s out! I’m working on a new video to be launched next week. And this time, I’m wearing the creative director hat by not starring in it! My goal is to beat my 40K/week record that I had with You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing. Can I do it?! Who knows!

While on my “viral” kick, I wrote up a HubSpot blog article today on *my take* of  the top 10 qualities that can make your video go viral.

Here’s the abridged list:

1) Do a parody/spoof of something familiar.

2) Incorporate music.

3) Make your video very short: Murder your darlings!

4) If you use music, keep it uptempo.

5) Edit your video into sharp, quick scenes.

6) Be funny to people other than you.

7) Don’t get stuck on quality.

8) Be bigger than life.

9) Shock your viewer in first 5 seconds.

10) Remove as much “corporate friction” as possible.

Read the full blog post here.

Sooo… do you agree with me? Anything I missed? ARE YOU AS PUMPED FOR MY NEW VIDEO AS I AM?

Web Site Story, the musical!

Hi. My name is Rebecca. I love musicals. I love the Internets.

This is euphoria. Thank you, College Humor.

Web Site Story (To the tune of West Side Story)