You know a lot about your particular industry. Like, A LOT. You could write a very detailed blog post about one aspect of it, but you have one question: who will read it? Or at least, who will read it to actually get the information, not as a sleep aid?
As inbound marketing continues to become the new standard of B2B marketing, more companies are buying into it more quickly. The good news for marketing directors is that it takes less effort to get the CEO to sign on with inbound. But it also means some companies are jumping into the pool without their water wings. And when they hit the water, they suddenly realize they don't know how to swim yet.
At this point, you’re probably aware that inbound marketing is a great way to increase traffic and convert leads into customers. You know that it’s a targeted approach to marketing, as opposed to traditional marketing’s more scattershot approach. But how do you incorporate inbound into your B2B company’s marketing plan? Let’s take a look at what inbound would look like for your organization.
In my last couple of posts, I revealed the best types of content for manufacturers to get noticed at the Awareness stage and the Consideration stage of the buyer's journey. Now that you're attracting new visitors and demonstrating what sets you apart from other manufacturers, it's time to move your leads to the final stage before a purchase: the Decision stage.
Whenever you write (or publish) a clickbait post, do you feel a bit spammy? Does it make you feel like you're one step away from used car sales? I'm not going to deny that those types of posts and that brand of content marketing doesn't get results - it does. If you get a lot of traffic, you're going to get some click-throughs. The thing is, that kind of content doesn't usually result in a customer that sticks around (or that's the kind of lead you want).