How Inbound Marketing Increases Lead Generation

February 6, 2017

Rick Knutsen

wsigenesis

Age-old wisdom

The old adage that customers make the establishment holds true today. Despite all that has changed in the world of marketing and commerce, your clients, customers, buyers, consumers – call them what you will – are still the backbone of your business.

In the past, customers were actively pursued with television commercials, print advertisements, internet banners, email mailing lists, and cold-calling. While these methods still work today, they cast rather a wide net. And with all the marketing messages bombarding your average consumer every day, it’s rather a risky strategy, as so much of what we see and hear is filtered out.

New methods

To narrow your search for relevant prospects and concentrate your efforts on potential leads, inbound marketing is the way to go.

Instead of going out to find a needle (or few) in a haystack, your clients come and find you with inbound marketing.

Common types of inbound marketing include:

Paid advertising, especially in the form of PPC (pay per click), is a channel within inbound marketing which is used to magnify your content. By highlighting your presence when relevant keywords are searched, you appear on the radar of your prospects.

Social media marketing is a cost-effective way to build brand awareness, start conversations with your fans, and direct your audience to information which they will find pertinent – from humor to inspirational quotes to anything which helps them solve a problem.

Content marketing is where you can stand out as an industry leader aligned with your customers and their interests. By drawing them in with your unique content, you are seen not as a salesperson, but as someone who wants to help.

Digital marketing encompasses all of the above and ensures that your inbound marketing strategies can be accessed on a variety of devices. It helps you make the right decisions by analyzing your marketing campaigns to recognize what is working and what isn’t.

Get your free copy

Download our free ebook to learn more about getting your clients to find you through inbound marketing HERE.

As inbound marketing experts, we are at your service. Contact us today.

 

About the Author

Rick spent 20 years in the insurance industry in finance, primarily developing reporting platforms for B & C stakeholders.   His ability to speak to consumers of data (managers and analysts) and translate their needs to programmers led him to start his own digital marketing agency in 2004 to develop data driven solutions for business owners. 

SHARE ARTICLE

The Best Digital Marketing Insight and Advice

The WSI Digital Marketing Blog is your go-to-place to get tips, tricks and best practices on all things digital marketing related. Check out our latest posts.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. For more info, please review our Privacy and Cookie Policies. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Don’t stop the learning now!

Here are some other blog posts you may be interested in.

What is Video Marketing and How Can It Help Generate Revenue?

Summary: Discover the ROI of video marketing, from building trust and awareness with prospe…

Short, Sweet and Honest: A Recipe For Video Marketing Success

Summary: By getting to know your audience, keeping things short, and being transparent abou…

How to Create the Perfect Digital Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Summary: Creating a digital marketing strategy involves a lot of planning, goal setting, an…