Inbound Marketing is actually just a myth…

The Product Coalition

I have traditionally been a believer that any form of marketing other than what is classified as, “Inbound” is typically a waste of money and time. As I think about it however, I actually think that this idea of, “Inbound marketing” is actually a bit ridiculous. HubSpot defines inbound marketing this way: “Since 2006, inbound marketing has been the most effective marketing method for doing business online. A little further down the page they ask, “What is inbound?”

Drive Additional Inbound Leads With These 4 Rules for Mobile Marketing

Pragmatic Marketing

When 80 percent of Internet users own smartphones, it is no surprise that mobile marketing has quickly become one of the leading sources for generating inbound leads. Traditional outbound marketing efforts, such as cold calls, snail mail and trade shows have decreased in their effectiveness while inbound marketing campaigns have provided new growth opportunities. This tactic is fast and effective at delivering solid inbound leads to new businesses. By Sophorn Chhay.

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A New Inbound Approach To Customer Success

Gainsight

If you’re familiar with HubSpot, then the word that probably comes to mind is “inbound.”. Inbound marketing was the concept upon which we founded HubSpot: that outbound, interruption-based marketing was going extinct, and instead of interrupting people to get their attention, you needed to start attracting an engaged audience to grow bigger and better. In 2018, based on a new set of observations, we decided to update one of the core concepts of inbound marketing.

The All-in-One Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Should you split between inbound and outbound product managers? Inbound vs Outbound (PM vs PO) Sometimes companies split product management between outbound product managers that understand the market and discuss needs with customers and inbound product managers that understand the product and discuss requirements with engineering. The outbound product manager many times do a lot of business development work and the inbound product manager do a lot of engineering work.

How to Build a Killer Product Microsite

Mind the Product

This provides a great platform for your inbound strategy to educate the target [.]. Today your customers are reluctant to buy, so what can product marketing folks do to help? You can educate your buyers. Whenever they are ready to buy, they will remember you.

That was fun - NOT!

The Product Bistro

Net result is 1) the charges may have been blocked, so I need to  keep an eye on my account and dispute any that come across 2) a new debit card is inbound, in 3-5 business days 3) all my monthly payments (like Digital Ocean, and many more) will need to have payment methods updated.

The All-in-One ProductManager

Ask Benny

Should you split between inbound and outbound product managers? Inbound vs Outbound (PM vs PO). The rationale behind this split is that the outbound work requires more business-oriented thinking and the inbound work requires more technical thinking.

The All-in-One ProductManager

Ask Benny

Should you split between inbound and outbound product managers? The rationale behind this split is that the outbound work requires more business-oriented thinking and the inbound work requires more technical thinking.

The All-in-One ProductManager

Ask Benny

Should you split between inbound and outbound product managers? Inbound vs Outbound (PM vs PO). The rationale behind this split is that the outbound work requires more business-oriented thinking and the inbound work requires more technical thinking.

The All-in-One ProductManager

Ask Benny

Should you split between inbound and outbound product managers? Inbound vs Outbound (PM vs PO) Sometimes companies split product management between outbound product managers that understand the market and discuss needs with customers and inbound product managers that understand the product and discuss requirements with engineering. The outbound product manager many times do a lot of business development work and the inbound product manager do a lot of engineering work.

Announcing new next-generation bot capabilities to uplevel your automated support

Inside Intercom

At Intercom, we’re striving to make our automation bots as powerful as possible, offering companies the fastest way to resolve queries in the face of ever-increasing inbound volume and customer expectations.

Switch on the next generation of phone support

Intercom

That’s why we’re excited to introduce Intercom Switch: the easiest way to move inbound call volume to messaging. Introducing Switch, Intercom’s personalized solution to high inbound call volume. When it comes to customer support, there’s no substitute for the personal approach.

Product Management Roles: Whose Job is it? [+Webinar]

280 Group

You can think of the differentiation as “inbound” vs. “outbound.”. The Product Manager owning “inbound” communication – input from the market that drives the requirements for the product being developed.

Getting conversational: HubSpot’s CEO on a new species of disruptor

Inside Intercom

Brian also shares HubSpot’s strategy for creating an industry-defining category that helped more than 86,000 customers in over 120 countries move from unwelcome outbound marketing to permission-based inbound marketing. It’s going to be really hard to create an inbound marketing category.

We run on inclusion: Sharing stories and lived experiences

Inside Intercom

In this episode you’ll hear from: Birdie Haumschild : Sales Development Representative (Inbound), San Francisco. Tyle Bivens : Sales Development Representative (Inbound), Chicago.

From first touch to qualified lead: How to use live chat for sales

Inside Intercom

For many years, B2B companies have executed their inbound sales funnel in a traditional manner that looked a little something like this: Visitor prospects. Using live chat for sales, you can: Qualify inbound leads using customizable bots that ask relevant, targeted questions.

Creating An Enterprise SaaS Marketing Strategy

Userpilot

Inbound works really well for smaller SaaS businesses, whether B2B or B2C. SaaS marketers who want to target enterprise customers need to shift their focus away from inbound marketing methods like search engine optimization or content because the traffic generated will be too generalized.

2021 Engagement Benchmarks for Media Apps

Apptentive

News apps did, however, respond to many fewer inbound messages than other apps (17% vs macro average of 72%) mostly due to how much trolling they receive about the news itself rather than their product; those messages are not typically responded to.

All I know is coding. Can I become a Product Manager?

B2B Product Management

As you can see in the picture, these categories are inbound and outbound Product Management. This division between inbound and outbound PM duties is much more pronounced at larger companies. If you are an inbound PM, you might want to take steps to get into an outbound PM role. The Inbound PM role : As an inbound PM, your role is to develop the product or the platform. We get this question a lot. This is very typical of someone from a technical background (ex.

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Understanding the Metaverse Experience: Explained in Seven Layers

The Product Coalition

While “pull” refers to an inbound system in which users actively seek out information and experiences, “push” refers to processes that notify users about the metaverse experiences that await them.

Lifestyle Apps: 2020 Mobile App Customer Engagement Benchmarks

Apptentive

Average inbound and outbound message volume. Lifestyle mobile app downloads have seen a surge in the last few months due to COVID-19. Everyone is stuck at home, therefore using their phones more than ever for things like fitness, meditation, DIY projects, and more.

Big Changes at the Product Bistro!

The Product Bistro

As I started this with a bent to highlight my specific skills that I could market (strategy, pricing, inbound marketing analysis) the posts were heavily tilted to the practical. The Product Bistro is undergoing a massive evolution.

Tactics to stay ahead of the curve and boost efficiency with proactive support

Intercom

By using technology to detect signals in their product and monitor trends in inbound conversations from customers, workforce management platform Tanda is leveraging proactive support to stay ahead of the curve and offer help to customers before they reach out to the support team.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

The easiest way to think about the difference between these two is to think of them as inbound and outbound. Inbound (Product Management) spends most of their time with engineering teams and customers, making critical decisions and ensuring that everything gets done to bring customer-focused products to market. The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley.

What is a call center?

Inside Intercom

Call centers have historically been a popular way to offer that support by employing customer service representatives to assist both inbound and outbound queries from existing and potential customers over the phone.

Media Apps: 2020 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks

Apptentive

Average inbound and outbound message volume. Mobile apps in the Media category have experienced an uptick in traffic these past few weeks and months as people scramble to get their hands on the latest news regarding coronavirus.

Travel Apps: 2020 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks

Apptentive

Average inbound and outbound message volume. If there’s one industry that was impacted the most by COVID-19, it might be the travel industry. From grounded flights to impatient customers to intensive cleaning protocols, everything looks different than it did a few months ago.

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Retail Apps: 2020 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks

Apptentive

Average inbound and outbound message volume. If you’re like me, your shopping habits have probably changed a bit (or a lot) over the last few months. I searched online for about two hours today for dumbbells to buy since the gyms are still closed, and had zero luck.

Announcing ‘The Intercom Customer Support Trends Report for 2022’

Intercom

It shone a spotlight on how forward-thinking support teams were adopting conversational support tools – like proactive messaging capabilities and chatbots – to meet rising customer expectations and mounting inbound queries.

Dear Strategy: 058 SEO, SEM, and Other Marketing Strategy Trends

Dear Strategy

Inbound and Outbound Marketing. I should start this part of the answer by referring to an article that I wrote back in 2015 entitled, “Back In My Day…” or The Real Difference Between Inbound and Outbound Marketing. In it, I went on about the fact that the terms “inbound” and “outbound” marketing have recently taken on much different meanings than they did when I was coming up in the marketing world.

What is proactive support?

Intercom

Not only does this create a better customer experience, it also helps to reduce inbound conversation volumes for your support team so they can focus on answering more complex, high-impact questions. “59% It reduces inbound conversation volume without sacrificing customer happiness.

Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

Think about it as either inbound or outbound comms. A lot of our time as PMs is spent communicating with other people in our organization. There’s high-level communication and discussion, and there’s low-level interaction with stakeholders about the day-to-day of the product’s development and operation. Since the majority of our communication time is typically spent on the tactical, let’s talk about that.

The Must-Read Book List for Building New Product Ventures

The Product Coalition

The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million by Mark Roberge?—?Builds Builds the case for the inside sales team and inbound selling, then explains how to put it into practice.

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a16z Podcast: When Organic Growth Goes Enterprise

Andrew Chen

It brings together all the growth levers: Viral growth, performance advertising, consumer growth techniques – but also inbound marketing, enterprise sales, etc., The consumerization and developerization of B2B. Dropbox is the fastest SaaS company to $1B in revenue run rate with 600+ million users.

Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

280 Group

It’s often said that a Product Manager has a more inbound focus, while a Product Marketing Manager has a more outbound focus. Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers.

The experiment that revealed how proactive support directly affects your bottom line

Intercom

We believe that proactive support is about so much more than just reducing inbound conversation volumes: it can also directly impact activation, retention, and ultimately, your business’s revenue. Proactive support is about so much more than just reducing inbound conversation volume.

Customer Support is being turned upside down. Here’s what you need to do about it.

Inside Intercom

The internet is moving more businesses and people online, and driving a huge increase in inbound support volume. Self-serve Support and bots to automatically answer all common customer questions, reducing inbound volume to support agents. This reduces inbound volume.