In the 2012 movie ‘Flight’, pilot Whip Whitaker, played by Denzel Washington, saves a flight from crashing by turning it upside-down. “We’re gonna roll it, okay?” he says. That’s what I intend to do in this article.
The other day, as I was helping a customer to (1) plan, (2) build and (3) run her digital marketing & sales machine, she cut me short and asked: “So, Jos, can you send me an example of a landing page, so I can start tweaking it?” That's how I came up with the idea of the Landing Page Landing Page. I'll explain to you the purpose of a landing page, how to create one, and I'll show you my example in action.
When salespeople start feeding back the intelligence they gather while talking with prospects and customers so that the marketing team can create more valuable content and more meaningful online interactions, those salespeople become important contributors to the marketing effort.
Statistics provided not only by HubSpot but other marketing solution providers and research organisations as well, suggest that inbound - if done well - is significantly more cost-effective than outbound, or at least outbound alone. Selected stats from Impact Branding & Design, SmartBug Media, as well as some of my own. Categorized by (1) Inbound versus outbound, (2) Buyer preferences and behavior, (3) The impact of content, and (4) Marketing automation.
The terms 'inbound marketing' (coined by Brian Halligan) and 'permission marketing' (coined by Seth Godin) refer to various practices that brands can apply to build positive relationships with their intended audiences, particularly on-line. The term 'content marketing' is also very closely related, although it may have a slightly stronger connotation with off-line content, like customer magazines.