Marketers increasingly recognize that if they want higher ROI, more qualified sales leads, lower cost per acquisition, and increased brand authority, inbound marketing is essential. Inbound marketing is unlike traditional outbound marketing approaches that have marketers vying for customers’ attention via TV and radio ads, direct mail, trade shows, telemarketing, and cold calling. Instead, inbound focuses on having potential leads come to you via company-created Internet content that drives visitors to your website, engages them, and helps your sales team convert them into customers and loyal brand followers.
Build up ABM success by bringing down the silos
Not all prospects give you the best fit or highest value for your solution - thus, the growing popularity of account-based marketing. Approximately 92 percent of B2B marketers consider ABM a critical component of their marketing efforts; and 87 percent of ROI-measuring marketers say that ABM tops all other marketing investments.
Public relations isn't rocket science, as my partner has consistently reminded me over the past decade. However, it does take a significant amount of time, energy, and persistence.
Getting your news out there
Taking an account-based marketing (ABM) approach pinpoints your focus on a few high-opportunity, high-value accounts who are more likely to pay attention to your communications because they actually need your product and have the budget for it.
The news situation is in flux right now. The demand for news is increasing – web traffic was up about 23% at top news sites the week of March 9 from the previous week and up 31% from the week of Jan. 6, and fewer subscribers are canceling. However, many U.S. national and global news outlets are cutting back to skeleton staff due to plummeting ad revenues.
I have worked on both sides of the desk. I was editor-in-chief of a publication in NY and a freelance editor and journalist. Most of my life, since age 16 to be exact, I have found my passion in providing public relations services to results-oriented clients.