What Kinds of Companies Use Inbound Marketing?
When it comes to attracting and converting potential leads, inbound marketing is a highly effective and customizable approach that can be implemented across a vast array of industries.
In the past, the inbound marketing model was only embraced by a few select industries, but since then has exploded in popularity and emerged as the go-to strategy for organizations seeking to improve customer engagement and conversions.
What kinds of companies actually utilize inbound marketing? Is it worth the investment? Perhaps most importantly: Will it work for your organization?
The Basics of Inbound Marketing
In a nutshell, inbound marketing is a methodology in which a business or organization produces useful and relevant content to organically attract, engage, and delight customers. It’s designed to help consumers, by answering commonly asked questions and solving popular problems through curated content including blog posts, podcasts, videos, emails, and more.
Whereas traditional outbound marketing efforts focus on advertisements and awareness campaigns to cast a wide net in hopes of drawing attention to their product or services, inbound strategies are highly targeted, purposeful, and provide meaningful value for potential customers.
The priority is to produce content that attracts, informs, engages, and delights a specific audience. You’re not selling to them so much as providing value and establishing trust. The inbound process encapsulates not only your content development strategy, but your website design, search engine rankings, email (and direct mail) marketing campaigns, and more.
What Companies Benefit Most From Inbound Marketing?
The inbound marketing approach provides value to a wide variety of businesses spanning vast industries, including consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, media, travel, nonprofit, and so many others.
Whether catering to B2Bs or B2Cs, the key tenets of inbound marketing—creating unique and useful content and experiences as resources for prospective customers—are instrumental to generating and converting leads.
All in all, inbound marketing is a more efficient and cost-effective way to improve your customer outreach and engagement, while maximizing your return on investment (ROI).
According to a recent report published by marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software platform HubSpot, 82 percent of marketers are actively investing in such strategies for their business, with another 28 percent planning on newly investing in content marketing in 2021.
Organizations of all shapes and sizes benefit from building trust and providing value to their customers, and therefore, the inbound methodology is extremely advantageous.
Here is a brief list of several Morey Creative Studios clients within different industries utilizing our inbound marketing services:
Dillmeier Glass Company - This full-service glass fabricator creates commercial, retail, and interior office glass fabrication solutions for customers worldwide.
Buglino Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery provides state-of-the-art plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery procedures that keep clients looking and feeling their best.
InteleTravel is the original at-home travel agency, recognized by every major travel supplier, and specializes in planning, scheduling, and creating dream vacations for travelers of all types, to destinations around the globe.
Cybersafe Solutions provides customized, state-of-the-art cybersecurity systems protecting companies’ sensitive data and combating against potential cyber attacks 24/7/365.
Hilton Capital Management is a privately held investment management boutique managing more than $1.4 billion in balanced and equity strategies for a diverse, nationwide client base encompassing endowments, public and corporate pensions, wealth managers, and many more.
To summarize, all businesses can benefit from implementing the inbound marketing methodology.
Knowing your audience and being able to predict its needs and address its concerns can go a long way toward fostering a sense of trust between you and prospective customers, and providing valuable information and resources they can use to draw them to your products and services more naturally.
Inbound marketing is highly successful in the long run at driving website traffic and engagement, generating and nurturing leads, improving search engine optimization (SEO) rankings, and attracting and converting better prospects, quicker. And the best part is that, unlike paid search and social campaigns, your investment in inbound has a lasting effect on your business, becoming a sustainable engine of organic growth for years to come.
Morey Creative Studios is a New York-based Diamond HubSpot Partner Agency specializing in B2B inbound marketing, sales enablement, CRM and web design, podcasting, accessibility, and more. Contact our team today to start designing the perfect inbound marketing strategy for your business.