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Posted by Hillary Cox on May 13, 2015

Spring Into Inbound: Part 2

Spring Into Inbound Part 2 describes how to avoid the irritants of outbound marketing, when transitioning your marketing plan.

Topics: Inbound Marketing

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Carrying over from the first installment of Spring Into Inbound, I will be discussing the irritants of Outbound marketing. 

As mentioned before, there is a process from which winter transitions into spring.  With this transition come the irritants arising in the air. However, the goal is to survive until May so you can enjoy the beauty of spring. 

Rain and Pollen are the two main irritants that transpire during the conversion of winter to spring.  You’ve surpassed the dreary outreach of Outbound, however, there are tactics that have to be flushed out into the world to begin your process anew. 


Rain

We all know the feeling of when winter is behind us; beautiful spring weather is so close.  BUT, we still have to deal with the dreariness of the showers that take their course before we can enjoy the spring. 

Rain is similar to cold-calling, and or cold-outreaches. 

Chances are, if you’re utilizing an Outbound marketing plan, then you are attempting to utilize cold-calling.

However, this needs to be something that is flushed out of your marketing tactics.  You need to focus on building relationships, rather than surprise, out-of-nowhere sales calls. 

By putting a halt to the cold-calling, you are allowing your audience freedom.  The freedom to explore the content you can offer them, on their own time, rather than shoving it in front of them at once. 

 

Pollen

This is a word that many of us dare to speak of during the first month of spring.  It is everywhere, and you just can’t seem to thoroughly rid of it.

It’s annoying.  It is the root of evil, especially for those of us with allergies. It is a pest. 

Pollen is comparable to spam. It never seems to go away.

Although you may not see your emails as being spam, if they come from a cold nature outreach, chances are your audience does.

The best way to avoid spamming your audience is to be personable with your emails.  Contact them with meaningful information, not just sales.  Give them information that will help them determine what is best for their business decision. 

It’s hard to completely dispose of pollen, however, with time it fades; the same will happen to your sales emails.

With Inbound, you will learn how to effectively reach out to your audience and successfully create relationships, rather than heading straight to the junk folder.


Now, you’ve been able to view how there are irritants of Outbound marketing. 

While they may seem like an effective way to reach your audience, chances are your audience wants more. 

Inbound is a great way to offer your audience something to enjoy, rather than being hounded with sales calls and emails. Give them something that will stand out, and will catch their attention, thus hopefully establishing a relationship.


Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. If you enjoyed, be sure to share with your friends and colleagues on social media sites.  Make sure you check back for the third installment of Spring Into Inbound.

Also, be sure to check out Sociallyin’s content for more information on Inbound Marketing, and all that we do!

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