Would you ask a someone to marry you on the first date? Hollywood romance stories sometime portray such successful love at first sight scenarios.
Real life? Not so simple. Reality normally requires building a relationship before popping the question. Earning trust, learning to know one another, seeing that you are right for each other and taking the relationship to the next level when you're ready.
If this makes sense to you so far, then why oh why are you selling to strangers..Read More
Inbound strategy is not a silver bullet or a cup of instant coffee, it would not suddenly make all your problems disappear and populate your CRM with the hottest leads. Here are some of the most popular pitfalls and difficulties that you may face when trying to implement an inbound marketing strategy:Read More
This is a fairly common question asked by lots of businesses. Every business has a limited amount of resources (human, cash, time) and needs to utilize those as efficiently as possible.
The truth is that both methods have their ups and downs: there is no single right answer here, just like pretty much anything else concerning marketing. It depends on your business, budget, target group, website content, design, short term and long term goals, company vision and a few dozens..Read More
Persuading top level management to adopt Inbound Marketing can be a challenge. They want hard numbers. They want bottom line forecasts. And they are not wrong to inquire why exactly they should give you an inbound budget. To get the buy-in from top-level executives you need to show that inbound marketing can generate ROI.
Here’s how.Read More
To reach your target audience using inbound marketing boils down to content. Here’s inbound marketing, simplified:
You have to present the right content to the right audience via the right medium at the right time.
At the end of the day, you reach your target audience members when you “feed” them the types of content they are seeking either directly on search engines or indirectly by congregating in social media communities.
How do you do that though?
The practical, inbound..Read More
When implementing an inbound marketing campaign, the first things you have to understand are your current and prospective customers' needs, behaviors, demographics, challenges, and motives. In other words, what is going to make these customers engage with your content. As we will elaborate, the best way to go about this is to map out your ideal customer personas and truly understand what their needs and challenges are. Here is how to define..Read More