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The Three Keys to Success for B2B Inbound Marketers

Published: 13 February 2013

ID: G00248349

Analyst(s): Richard Fouts, Jake Sorofman, Julie Hopkins


Business buyers don't need marketing and salespeople the way they used to. Armed with search and social tools, they ignore outbound marketing messages in favor of self-education through the Internet. This document shows lead-generation managers how to adapt to this unstoppable trend.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Inbound Marketing?
  • Why Is Inbound Marketing Gaining Relevance — and Budget?
  • Keys to Inbound Marketing Success
  • Adopting Inbound Etiquette
  • What Should You Take From This Contrast in Language?
  • How Else Does Outbound Contrast With Inbound?
  • Inbound Marketing, Search and Social
    • Mastering the New Rules of Search
    • Doubling Down on Social Media
  • Conclusion
  • What to Do Next

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