To those of you who have crossed over willingly and truly believe in the power of inbound marketing, creating a lot of good content on a regular basis and distributing that content via social media and other Internet channels is a no brainer. But have you been able to convince your leadership team? What about the CEO? Have you been able to rally all the troops and get your organization onboard with implementing inbound marketing using internal our outsourced resources?
Probably not quite yet. The biggest challenge for inbound marketing agencies has been getting the people with the decision-making power to buy into what they are selling. There are converts out there, but many times they are not located in the C-Suite. It's becoming harder to ignore the fact that consumers have changed the way they make their purchase decisions, and businesses must be prepared. As a convert (and we know you are or you wouldn’t be reading this blog), it is now your responsibility to spread the good word of inbound marketing quickly throughout your business. Here’s how:
The truth is that many executives don’t have time (as they are busy running a business) to sift through blogs and Twitter to learn about the newest marketing tactics. So it is understandable that they don’t quite grasp the value of inbound marketing yet. But you won't find many who like to admit it. Educate your higher ups and help them come to see that being found online via relevant keywords and engaging in authentic conversations via blogs and social media bring in the most qualified leads.
If you need a little extra help, download our Inbound Marketing Blueprint: C-Suite Edition to assist in developing an inbound marketing strategy for your company. And if you are one of the few who have successfully convinced your boss to implement inbound marketing, share how you did it in the comments below.