While legacy Outbound Marketing techniques are designed to “push” messages out to prospects, Inbound Marketing combines the art of creating valuable content with techniques to maximize the opportunities for prospects to discover and share that content on web and social channels.
Critical analysis is made possible by growing banks of consumer and prospect data, as well as improved traceability of sales conversion touch points.
Many companies, however, are not taking full advantage of available data, as they are unable to filter for relevancy or link findings from disparate sources. And many are not taking full advantage of opportunities to convert.
Fitton provides insights on Inbound Marketing concepts and practices, using two brief case studies to illustrate its potential. Our conversation also contrasts Inbound Marketing with its cousins, Outbound Marketing and Content Marketing, and examines where Inbound Marketing is headed.
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At the Inbound Marketing Summit in New York City in February 2012. I was thrilled to be a panelist on the IMS expert panel. 5 Years of Inbound Marketing: What We’ve Learned and What is Ahead was moderated by Chris Brogan, President of Human Business Works with panelists Laura Fitton, Nick Saber, President of The Pulse Network and Adam Schoenfeld, CEO of Simply Measured.
Here’s the video. Enjoy!
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