A New Inbound Approach To Customer Success

Gainsight

If you’re familiar with HubSpot, then the word that probably comes to mind is “inbound.”. In 2018, based on a new set of observations, we decided to update one of the core concepts of inbound marketing.

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. This tactic is fast and effective at delivering solid inbound leads to new businesses. By Sophorn Chhay.

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?”

The All-in-One Product Manager

The Product Coalition

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. outbound product-management inbound product-manager product-owner

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 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. The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley.

How live chat can warm up your cold outbound leads

Inside Intercom

From outbound to inbound. Most people view live chat as a tool for responding to inbound leads, but one of the most under-utilized benefits we’ve seen on the Intercom sales team is to warm up the cold outreach experience. This new approach to live chat as a part of cold outreach has turned outbound emails into inbound conversations. Even better, these inbound conversations quickly become an opportunity to build a relationship with a future customer.

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.

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.

8 steps to craft a winning sales strategy, according to industry leaders

Inside Intercom

When done correctly, your sales strategy will help your sales team execute with focus – SMB or enterprise, inbound or outbound, hunting or farming. Let’s take inbound sales and outbound sales, for example. Inbound and outbound require vastly different skills and workflows.

From frontline manager to SVP of Sales: How to stand out in your sales career

Inside Intercom

Here’s an example from LB’s own career: at LinkedIn, when her team of SMB AEs were short on inbound pipeline, she had her reps take an entire day off their calendars to focus on prospecting.

Product Managers: Your job title doesn’t mean anything!

The Product Coalition

Our Product Activities Framework helps you work out who does what in your business The framework splits the activities into three main areas: Strategic; Inbound and Outbound. Or you may be heavily involved in either inbound or outbound activity. It’s true?—?objectively,

Data-driven sales: 18 sales KPIs and metrics to grow your revenue faster

Inside Intercom

For our inbound leads – new leads that are generated by marketing activities – we track: Sales eligible lead delivery: The total number of inbound leads across all channels that are passed from the marketing team to sales based on shared qualification criteria.

How to Implement GTD using OneNote

Joe Cotellese

Getting stuff into my inbox via Email is handled using the “ New inbound Email” trigger and the “One Note” action within Zapier. Set the Trigger to “New inbound Email” This will create a unique email address that you can use to send content into Zapier.

Announcing three brand new features to help scale your support

Inside Intercom

As a business grows, so does the number of inbound conversations they receive, often exceeding their real-time capacity to support. As your business scales, automatically triaging inbound conversations is a key piece of the puzzle.

Go with the Flow: How to easily measure and improve user flows

The Product Coalition

Via distinct arrows, where thickness indicates number of navigations, user flows show you the inbound and outbound journeys for every screen and popup within your app. Are there inbound screens to Login other than the splash/opening screen? It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

Capture your invisible pipeline of sales leads

Inside Intercom

The most common way to think about leads is to put them in two buckets: inbound and outbound. And unlike your visible pipeline of inbound and outbound leads, your invisible leads can’t be called or emailed.

How to Enhance Your Product Management Super Powers

Revulytics

These roles are called inbound product managers and outbound product managers, or technical product managers and strategic product managers. As you pause for a moment to take a sip from your “I’m a Product Manager, What’s Your Super Power?”

Go with the Flow: How to easily measure and improve user flows

Appsee

Via distinct arrows, where thickness indicates number of navigations, user flows show you the inbound and outbound journeys for every screen and popup within your app. Via user flows, we recommend that you drill down to the inbound and outbound journeys from these specific screens, and ask the following questions: Is there a high percentage of users quitting the app just before the Payment screen? Are there inbound screens to Login other than the splash/opening screen?

Webinar: Make UX a Part of the KPI Conversation With Universal Measures

Userzoom

Top KPIs in organizations might include sales revenue, customer value, conversion rates, inbound marketing ROI, and site traffic to name a few. Key Performance Indicators or KPIs are basic measures that are often front in center in most board rooms.

How customer service chatbots are redefining support with AI

Inside Intercom

With close to 200 inbound chats coming in daily and a lean support team, they wanted to implement Answer Bot to help automatically resolve repetitive questions they were getting like “Which banks do you support?” Artificial intelligence is radically redefining the customer service landscape.

The future of customer acquisition with HubSpot’s Meghan Keaney Anderson

Inside Intercom

Source: HubSpot Research, State of Inbound 2018. Source: HubSpot Research, State of Inbound 2018. What does this have to do with marketing?

7 Ways Cohort Analysis can Optimize Company Performance and Results

Mind the Product

Many of the companies we work with are looking to analyze inbound traffic among their various channels. Businesses are constantly in search of useful tactics that improve their brand’s performance and bottom line.

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.

The art of the customer follow-up and delightful customer service

Inside Intercom

Ensuring your follow-ups are consistent and effective, however, is as much an art as a science, and it involves overcoming the inherent challenges of customer support, which can be relentless (consistent inbound volume, meeting SLAs, having a constant pulse on latest product releases).

From first touch to qualified lead: building a sales funnel for live chat

Inside Intercom

For many years, B2B companies have executed their inbound sales funnel in a similar manner: Much like the word “funnel” suggests, it’s based on the idea to filter out the visitors and leads that aren’t ready to buy or aren’t qualified.

Make UX A Part of the KPI Conversation With Universal Measures

Userzoom

Top KPIs in organizations might include sales revenue, customer value, conversion rates, inbound marketing ROI, and site traffic to name a few. ON-DEMAND WEBINAR. Make UX A Part of the KPI Conversation With Universal Measures.

What Pixar Knows about Motivating Stakeholders (and What it Means for Your Product Roadmap)

Revulytics

A few members of our Marketing team recently attended HubSpot’s Inbound 2017 conference in Boston, one of the year’s largest events for marketing professionals. On the final day of the event, they had the opportunity to hear Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar, who discussed his leadership strategies and how they contribute to building a healthy culture within an organization. Catmull writes in his best-selling book, Creativity, Inc.:

SaaS Events You Can’t Miss in 2019

Gainsight

INBOUND | September 3-6, Boston, MA. INBOUND, hosted by Hubspot, brings together over 24,000 marketing, sales, and customer success professionals to share and discover new ways to delight customers. Ben Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

How user analytics helped us reduce mobile app churn: a case study

Mixpanel

Highly engaged users regularly set vacations in the app, which automatically rejected all inbound leads while they were on vacation. Clement Kao is a Product Manager at Blend , a San Francisco-based startup that partners with lenders and technology providers to re-imagine consumer finance.

Why “Marketing” Sounds Like a SCAM

I Wonder The Value

Purpose Example Branding, growth hack, inbound marketing, account base marketing, mass marketing, B2B marketing, product marketing, and etc. What is marketing? Some people may say advertisement, SEO or SNS. Others may say lead-generation or branding. Those are correct. But it’s not enough.

MadKudu’s Liam Boogar-Azoulay on building apps to expand your product’s reach

Inside Intercom

One sure sign of a key brand is if the vast majority of your lead generation is from inbound, organic results. These are great companies with high inbound volumes. Generally I find that if you have a strong brand, 90% or 95% of your lead generation is going to come from inbound organic.

How To Break Into Product Management—Sachin Rekhi

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

If you’re in marketing, for example, aim to work in inbound marketing, where you work on getting feedback from customers to influence the product. Sachin Rekhi is the founder and CEO of Notejoy , and a prolific blogger on product management. In this Path to PM post, Sachin and I discuss five practical paths to product management. Listen to our podcast here, or read the transcription below! How did you first break into product management?

What we shipped: 5 new features to help build a differentiated customer experience

Inside Intercom

Median first time response will now measure the median time for a teammate’s first reply to a customer through inbound conversation, manual message or auto-message. The heatmap for new conversations will now be a sum of all new inbound conversations, rather than average.

Found in translation: How multilingual support helps you scale customer experiences

Inside Intercom

Inbound conversations are automatically translated in your preferred language by leveraging artificial and human intelligence. For online businesses, our customers can come from any part of the world and at any time.

How a chatbot sped up our tech support resolution time by 50%

Inside Intercom

In search for a better solution, the team recently started using Custom Bots – our highly customizable bots for sales and support workflows – to reply to inbound requests and triage issues for the team.

The art of the follow-up and delightful customer service

Inside Intercom

Ensuring your follow-ups are consistent and effective, however, is as much art as science, and it involves overcoming the inherent challenges of customer support, which can be relentless (consistent inbound volume, meeting SLAs, having a constant pulse on latest product releases).

License to sell: 5 strategies to hit your sales quota

Inside Intercom

As an Inbound Sales Development Rep, I face the challenge of not having any control over the leads that get passed to me. Here at Intercom, we use live chat to qualify our inbound leads. Like many things in business, certain elements of sales — the quality and volume of inbound leads, for example — are out of your control. In sales, there’s one number we obsess over – our quota.

Reorganizing Product Teams

Mironov Consulting

At workshops for product leaders, we often discuss different approaches to implementing major organizational changes within product management teams and adjacent groups (e.g. Engineering). Not surprisingly, the general answer is “it depends ” on lots of factors.

Avoid the land of no decision: 6 critical questions for every discovery call

Inside Intercom

Whether you’re dealing with an inbound or outbound lead, this is a softball question that helps uncover your prospect’s motivations for checking out your product. For inbound leads I tailor the question to ask, “What drove you to request a demo?”