Content for Inbound and Outbound Marketing
Content is king. Content is the new SEO. It’s all the same and you read about the need for quality content in every marketing article and blog post for good reason.
What it boils down to is this: Customers, including search engines, have gotten better at seeing through smoke and mirrors. Value sells. What we have to do is document the value in your company, your products and your services. Show customers how their competition uses your products (immediate legitimacy) while educating them on how your products and services will help them work faster, better, and cheaper (self interest).
Website at the Center of Inbound Marketing
Creating persuasive content isn’t always easy and it doesn’t come without investment. Improve your return on investment by reusing the content across all your sales and marketing channels, both inbound and outbound marketing channels, including magazines, websites and social media. Never create something and only use it once. Create a video, presentation, webinar, tablet/phone app, case study, white paper, or product release. Parse it into sections, and send it across every channel….starting at the center.
At the center are your company and your customers. Your content first goes on the Website, where it can be indexed and used to persuade inbound customers (inbound marketing) to buy. If the content is valuable enough to your target audience, gate it behind a form that will generate qualified leads, or pair it on a landing page with “request additional information” forms if testing shows pairing is more effective.
Outbound Marketing Brings New Prospects, Builds Loyalty
Inbound marketing is critical, serving to attract new customers, convert those prospects to sales, and build brand loyalty among existing customers. However, a company that only does inbound marketing must do it exceptionally well and have a unique product to the marketplace, or expect slow growth.
To accelerate the stream of new prospects into the sales funnel and shorten the time-to-sale (conversion) for existing customers, push the content beyond the firewall to e-newsletters, media, wires, trade associations, and social media (outbound marketing).
The trick is to be smart about how your spend your resources to grow your customer base while periodically staying in front of customers that already know and trust you. TECH B2B’s team can help you find that balance.
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