For many of us, the term “outbound marketing” conjures up nightmares of cold calling potential prospects and the inevitable ‘click’ as they hang up on you. But “inbound marketing,” now that sounds nice. I just sit at my desk and the calls come to me – right? Wrong. While inbound marketing (when done right) doesn’t seek to interrupt its audience, it’s far from passive. In fact, inbound marketing involves more thought, more effort, and more skill than outbound marketing ever did.
What Is Inbound Marketing
Here’s a great description of inbound marketing. To summarize, inbound marketing is the art of helping interested prospects find you, rather than you trying to flush them out by interrupting them where they’re at.
Here are some examples of inbound marketing:
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