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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

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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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