Inbound Marketing ROI Unlocks Budget

Inbound Marketing ROI Unlocks Budget

A 2018 study from Hubspot illustrates that companies see higher ROI as a result of their inbound marketing practices.

A survey of over 6,200 marketing and sales professionals in 99 countries showed that over 53% of marketers see a higher ROI from inbound marketing tactics than from outbound.

Higher ROI from inbound marketing

The higher ROI is resulting in higher budgets, with 46% of teams have higher budgets in 2018.

Higher Inbound Marketing Budgets
Where are marketers spending this increased budget? One area is video channels
Marketing investing in video
However, what is really interesting is the difference in enthusiasm around video the C-Suite to individual contributors but also the difference in opinion about what are the best distribution channels to use.
Where to invest in video

The Inbound Sales Process

The first step to understanding your inbound marketing ROI is to understand what your sales funnel looks like. A typical client inbound marketing funnel looks like this:

Inbound Marketing Sales Process

Identify

Identifying the right business opportunities from the start can be the difference between a thriving business and a failing one. Knowing what to look for also helps salespeople create a predictable, scalable sales funnel.

Connect

Inbound salespeople connect with leads to help them decide whether they should prioritize the goal or challenge they’re facing. If the buyer decides to do so, these leads become qualified leads.

Explore

Inbound salespeople explore their qualified leads’ goals or challenges to assess whether their offering is a good fit.

Advise

Inbound salespeople advise prospects on why their solution is uniquely positioned to address the buyer’s needs.

For the three areas (identify, connect and explore), use your analytics data to determine what your average conversion rate is for each category then compare it to the tangible fourth category—advise.

As you go through this process, working backward in some cases, you’ll discover a dollar expenditure that applies to each bucket into which you can split your inbound marketing efforts.

After that, demonstrating ROI is as simple as comparing those numbers to the amount of sales those efforts generated. If the number is positive, then the budget should be increased.

 Contact us today and let us work with you to measure the ROI of your inbound marketing efforts. 

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