How do I sync my HubSpot contacts with LinkedIn?SOLVE
Apr 14, 2018 7:48 PM - edited Apr 14, 2018 7:49 PM
Hello! First post in the Hubspot Community!
When someone on LinkedIn changes his email address or employer or job title - how can I automate this so the new information is updated in my HubSpot account as well?
My current state of research is that I have to sync LinkedIn with Google Contacts, and Google Contacts with HubSpot (and then sync HubSpot with Mailchimp).
The problem is: Google Contacts uses only one field for name - not "first name" and "last name" like Linkedin and HubSpot. I am currently researching if I can replace the Google Contacts "name" field with two custom fields "first name" and "last name"
Or is there a chance to directly sync LinkedIn and HubSpot? My research has shown that LinkedIn and HubSpot don't sync, not even in the enterprise edition of "Sales Navigator". But maybe I'm missing some information.
So please let me know which of the two ways is the way to go. Have you achieved sync? How did you do it?
PS: My screen name is the scientific name of the Andromeda Galaxy.
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Apr 15, 2018 10:34 AM
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Q: How do I sync my HubSpot contacts with LinkedIn?
Short A: "Sync?" -- don't know that LinkedIn is a native HubSpot integration.
Sync implies a 'living' (onmidirectional or bidirectional) connection -- i.e., one that is auto-updated. Didn't know that was even possible between LinkedIn and HubSpot directly.
Would be very interested in hearing more about this type of direct sync from LinkedIn to HubSpot. However, introducing intimediate services into this sort of scenario is overly complicated and to great a risk to the integrity of the CRM IMHO.
Apr 17, 2018 4:09 AM
Conclusion: true sync does not exist - most likely out of data protection reasons.
You cannot automatically update your HubSpot account with new job titles, email, or company names should a contact change jobs.
So you'll always have part of your database with incorrect information, and you correct it for people you deal with.
If you know a better way than manually update databases, please post it here.