So you’ve adopted the methodology of inbound marketing and started producing content to share with your target audience. Although you seem to be on the right path, you may still experience shortcomings in the form of visitors, leads, and customers. But how could that be happening? You’re creating quality content; why aren’t your prospects consuming it? Not to worry, I have some quick tips for you that may help.
Marketing Technology for Growth
To take full advantage of your inbound marketing efforts, it would be wise to invest in marketing automation. Marketing automation has the ability to enhance the impact of your content, capture lead intelligence, increase conversion rates, foster repeat purchases, and improve the overall customer experience for your brand.
In this blog I want to focus on the ways marketing automation will, when effectively implemented, improve your inbound marketing ROI. I have listed some functionalities of popular marketing automation platforms below that give you the direct ability to increase your ROI.
Topics: Inbound Marketing
Marketing automation software allows companies to track, analyze, and nurture prospects with highly personalized, useful content that helps convert prospects to customers and turn customers into brand advocates. Marketing automation software introduces precision and process to both lead generation and lead nurturing campaigns through its ability to track, score, and assign leads efficiently.
As we begin to wrap up the year 2015, now's the time to start planning and strategizing for 2016. Among the things you're sure to work through during this time period, your marketing strategy/plan should be on top of the list. A detailed marketing plan sets clear, realistic and measurable objectives (including deadlines), provides a budget, and allocates responsibilities. It doesn’t have to be particularly lengthy or beautifully written, however it does have to be constructed intelligently based on your current situation and future company goals.
When companies subscribe to new software platforms, they're often met with long, tedious onboarding processes. The worst part is when unexpected road blocks appear during the transition, creating a sense of frustration and making one question the adoption of the software all together.
Good morning/afternoon/evening/middle of the night. I would like to grab your attention briefly to talk a little bit about buyer personas and how they fit into your inbound marketing efforts.
While working for Synecore, a Minneapolis-based inbound marketing agency, it was inevitable that I would have to become very comfortable with the ins and outs of HubSpot. You see, Synecore has been a Gold Level HubSpot Partner for some time now, and I have developed quite a relationship with HubSpot's marketing automation platform during that time. HubSpot is a great tool for numerous reasons, but one of the biggest has to be the integrated analytics found within the platform. With HubSpot, you can easily measure and interpret all of your marketing channels and their individual key performance indicators (KPIs). As an analyst of sorts, you can imagine why I find this to be such a powerful benefit.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again; one of the most powerful tools for building and sustaining customer relationships is email marketing. It’s cheap, easy-to-use, and is able to reach large quantities of people in no time at all. Although it is easy-to-use, it is still crucial that you follow the correct steps to ensure your emails will be delivered to your distribution list. To say it another way, you must keep spam filters top of mind whenever building out email campaigns for your brand. It is an absolute must.
According to HubSpot, inbound marketing campaigns are concentrated efforts that align all of your marketing channels around a single message and goal. After determining the message and goal, the campaign kicks off with a marketing offer—something valuable and relevant for your audience that you promote through your marketing channels. Next, you nurture the leads from that offer and move them down your sales funnel so they can become your customers. Throughout this process, it is crucial to measure and analyze all the moving parts of your campaign.
One of the most powerful tools for building and sustaining customer relationships is email marketing. It’s cheap, easy-to-use, and is able to reach large quantities of people in no time at all. The problem is you’re probably doing it wrong.