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Common Challenges in B2B Inbound Marketing

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Dec 11, 2015 6:32PM

Get Better Training and Buy-In for B2B Inbound Marketing

B2B Inbound marketing, while extremely effective, comes with challenges. Year after year, companies seem to struggle with the same efforts. While proving the ROI of marketing activities is still the top challenge, finding an executive sponsor and team training are rapidly rising to the top of the list. Companies need both executive buy-in and appropriate training of sales and marketing teams to achieve the inbound marketing success they strive for. While all other challenges mentioned in this survey have declined from the previous year, these two have increased. HubSpot’s “State of Inbound 2015” report examines these developing trends.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Content Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing Plan, Inbound Marketing ROI, Content Marketing Workshops

Trends and Challenges in B2B Inbound Marketing for 2015

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Dec 3, 2015 5:34PM

Do You Know What They Are and What to Do about Them?

It’s called work for a reason. And you want to know that all your work actually, well, works. So do we. There are many B2B marketing tactics, tools, and technologies available today to help us all work smarter and more effectively. Some change with cultural shifts and others drive social groundswells—and we all need to be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities they provide.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing ROI

What Does Your Inbound Marketing ROI Cost You?

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Nov 12, 2015 5:4PM

Gaining Qualified Leads and Increasing Overall ROI

Leads. We all want them. We need them. We know how crucial generating leads is to your company’s success—and that generating qualified leads shares top spot with closing sales once you nurture them down the funnel. Your boss knows this as well. In fact, CEOs will often put costs in the rearview when generating leads in order to yield successful results. HubSpot’s recently released “State of Inbound 2015” study delves deeper into this trend.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing ROI

Is Marketing ROI One of Your Challenges?

Posted by Bob Grant on Oct 20, 2015 3:1PM


Getting a Return on Your Marketing Strategy

Let’s face it, businesses don’t succeed unless a sale happens. The recently released “State of Inbound 2015” study by HubSpot, links marketing ROI to the sales function.

According to the survey of more than 4,000 marketers worldwide, the number one challenge of B2B companies is “Proving the ROI of Marketing Activities.” The top sales priority of these companies is to “improve the efficiency of the sales funnel, and closing more deals.” What better way to prove ROI than to see an increase in sales due to an improvement of the efficiency of the sales funnel. Generating leads is the job of marketing and converting those leads into company sales is the job of the sales team. Marketing and sales teams that work together are more successful at increasing ROI. 

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing ROI, Marketing ROI

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