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INBOUND MARKETING

Ist Marketing notwendig, um mein Geschäft zu skalieren?

Where and when should money be spent in order to grow a business? Should more salespeople be added to the team? Should new technology be implemented so that additional work can be handled? The answer is often controversial with a mixed response from stakeholders. For this reason, it is common to wonder, “Do I need to use marketing services to grow my business?”

“Today, digital marketing is an art form- a science of sorts. Marketers use their time to creatively devise inbound marketing strategies, analyzing results, using complex technologies to automate and personalize experiences and techniques.” 


For years, I have had a countless number of people tell me that it is the face-to-face relationship that really counts– that it is the salesperson who does the work to cultivate and close the deal– that “advertising” is a waste of money.

I once had a CFO look at me and one other potential hire straight in the face and rank the internal departments by what he thought to be its level of value to the company. He put “marketing” last. I was dumbfounded that someone in his position would ever say something like that to a marketer (talk about taking the wind out of someone’s sail). But, as the head of finance, he did not like “marketing” for a few reasons: One, marketing requires a budget for intelligent people, technology, and sometimes advertising; Two, because he did not understand that today’s marketing team does a lot more than just buy stuff. Today, digital marketing is an art form- a science of sorts. Marketers use their time to creatively devise inbound marketing strategies, analyzing results, using complex technologies to automate and personalize experiences and techniques. 

Was ist Inbound Marketing?

Inbound Marketing ist eine Technik, mit der Kunden auf Produkte und Dienstleistungen aufmerksam gemacht werden InhaltsvermarktungSocial Media MarketingSuchmaschinenoptimierung und branding. “Inbound-Marketing ist im Grunde genommen eine Taktik, mit der Unternehmen neue Unternehmen gewinnen, anstatt Kaltakquise zu tätigen oder Orte zu besuchen („ outbound “), um neue Kontakte zu knüpfen und Folgeaufträge zu generieren. Der größte Teil des Inbound-Marketings ist kostenlos, mit Ausnahme der dafür erforderlichen Automatisierungstechnologie und der zusätzlichen Kosten für die Mitarbeiter.

Warum brauchen Marketingfachleute Marketing-Automatisierungssoftware?

Stellen Sie sich für einen Moment vor, Sie könnten nur einen Mitarbeiter einstellen, um für die Marke, ihre Produkte oder Dienstleistungen zu werben. Sharpspring definiert Marketing-Automatisierung wie,

„… Die Software-Plattformen, die Unternehmen dabei unterstützen, ihre Marketing- und Verkaufsaktivitäten zu automatisieren, um mehr Leads zu generieren, mehr Leads in Verkäufe umzuwandeln und den ROI zu optimieren. Mithilfe der Marketingautomatisierung können Marketingfachleute sich wiederholende Aufgaben automatisieren, z. B. das Senden von E-Mails, das Verwalten von sozialen Medien, das Verfolgen von Website-Interaktionen und das Verwalten verschiedener anderer Aufgaben. Die Marketingautomatisierung zentralisiert alle Merkmale und Funktionen, die die Rolle des Vermarkters in einem Unternehmen ausmachen… “

Obwohl Automatisierung „automatisch“ ist, braucht es die Zeit und das technische Wissen eines intelligenten technischen Vermarkters, um sie gut zu verwalten.

Wiki weist darauf hin, dass mit Marketing-Automatisierung, “Marketing …employees benefit by specifying criteria and outcomes for tasks and processes which are then interpreted, stored and executed by software, …increas[ing] efficiency and reduc[ing] human error.” So, not only does marketing automation automate tasks through a set of rule criteria, get work done more quickly, and require less time to manage campaigns, but it also reduces human error and stores the history and results of those actions for the improvement of work.

Freies Marketing

Thinking that “advertising” spend has anything to do with the value a marketing team brings to an organization is utter blindness. A good writer will have an audience that wants to come back and read more; A good marketer will put the writer on the map– and the better they are at this, the less a company will need to pay for advertising to grow their audience. A company needs both areas of expertise in the same way it may need a software engineer to write a program, a mechanical engineer to develop the machine, and possibly a third party to make sure they are working together without bias for the overarching strategy of the global organization. For an inbound marketer, paid placements

are only one of many channels that may require any spend. In fact, most of a well-rounded marketing team’s responsibility is in setting up programming rules, writing code, and using (a lot of) technology to be able to send free messages via email, creating sales templates, posting blogs, planning and implementing organic (free) marketing strategy (which is an ongoing process) so that the company will not need to spend as much for additional staff, to rank for keywords, and attract attention, online. Here is a funny video for you to watch this:

Bio-Strategie

Der Inhalt der Website ist nach der Veröffentlichung noch am Leben, aber nicht immer gut. Es bedarf methodischer Forschung, Planung und digitaler Strategie, um im Laufe der Zeit erfolgreich zu sein. Such-Bots führen Formeln (Algorithmen) aus, um zu bestimmen, wo eine Site im Vergleich zu Auflistungen von Seiten mit konkurrierenden Schlüsselwörtern stehen soll. Aber selbst bei einer gut durchdachten Seite geschieht dies nicht über Nacht. Jayson Demyers über INC sagt, dass es “1-2 years before [seeing] results from organic strategy.” Each web page and blog post should rank for differing keywords and content should remain fresh. These are just two of hundreds of other ranking factors in a ranking algorithm. When done right, intelligent, optimized, and consistently published content will influence how well a website and it’s individual pages will rank over time. And when a brand needs immediate exposure, paid online advertising is critical to compete with well-established sites that are already ranking for similar keywords.

Delivering intelligent digital content is a requirement in today’s B2B marketing world. Published digital content is continuously crawled by search bots to update a page’s rank.  A search bots main duty is to determine where a brand’s website and the individual page(s) should appear in search results– first on the first results page, fifteenth, or even a hundred pages back.  When done right, posted news, blogs, and other content will appear on the first page. Therefore, smart marketing is essential to growing a business in today’s world. Lastly, a marketing team is capable of driving incredible value, but not without great leadership.

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