College of William & Mary, Mason School of Business
MBA B2B Marketing Class
October 27, 2011
Stand-alone traditional marketing no longer makes business sense. Advertising campaigns are costly and consumers are paying less attention to traditional avenues like television commercials and newspaper ads. A strategic mix of online advertising with offline advertising built on a solid inbound marketing lead generation and analytics platform can be the silver bullet that builds your marketing plan into a highly effective toolset.
Inbound marketing inherently focuses on creating powerful content that will lead potential customers to your brand, product or service line through online methods like searching, referrals, and links from other web entities such as blogs, video and social communities. Inbound marketing is a compliment set of marketing techniques focused on driving quality prospects to your business and its products. Inbound marketing has become widely accepted because it supports the way consumers make purchasing decisions – using the Internet to learn more about the products and services that best meet their needs.
In our session, we will talk about these marketing and advertising channels, detailed strategies, and how to measure and adjust quickly based on success rates and high-value return on investment criteria. We will also talk about mixing creative advertising campaigns with the powerful inbound marketing analytical methods to help ensure the success of ad dollars spent.