Sometimes you have to slow down to get ahead. You may have noticed that the CCC blog went dark between September 4th and September 18th, missing three posting days. We were busy getting certified — in Inbound methodology. I’m proud to announce that CCC is now Inbound Certified, and we’d love to help your business achieve success.
What is Inbound?
Inbound marketing is a different way of thinking. Here’s two scenarios; let me know which one you find more enticing.
You walk down the street toward a bar. People on the sidewalk are aggressively approaching bypassers, shouting at them through megaphones to come into the bar. The aggressive bar promoters have interrupted your conversation and made you want to vacate the area as fast as possible. Your happy mood has soured, and you have no interest in going in the bar.
You walk down the street toward a bar. Jazz music spills out into the street punctuated by a saxophone solo that makes you break into a smile. Your stomach rumbles as you breathe in the enticing aromas. As you approach the door, you notice a sign promoting a free drink tonight with dinner. You’ve never been to this bar before, but you decide to go in, have dinner and enjoy the atmosphere, while texting some friends to join you.
Which scenario is more appealing to you? If you said the second, you were drawn in by Inbound marketing, a process that uses compelling content to pull people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be.
How Inbound Works
- Attract strangers to visit with compelling content that aligns to your customer’s interests.
- Convert visitors into leads with attractive calls-to-action that resonate with your customer’s interests.
- Close leads into customers by providing value with compelling content, offers and solutions.
- Delight customers with products (and services) that solve their problems, outstanding customer service and an excellent relationship. In doing so, they’ll be happy to promote your business for you.
How can Inbound help me?
No matter what you do for a living, you’re probably looking for customers. That’s where Inbound comes in. It helps you attract the right customers, not more empty leads. As with any marketing, Inbound isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme and probably won’t shower you with qualified leads overnight. It’s a process, one that takes time but produces results. It’s what happens when you publish the right content in the right place at the right time.
At CCC, we make marketing that people love. Coincidentally, that’s what Inbound is all about. If we can help you, let us know. Because the only thing we love more than espresso is helping people.
p.s. Interested in becoming Inbound Certified? Learn more about the course, certification and who it can help.
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