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Inbound Strategy for Economic Developers

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Tom Wengler

What is an Inbound Strategy Exactly?

An inbound strategy is a marketing approach that focuses on attracting, engaging, and delighting customers by providing valuable and relevant information and experiences. Inbound marketing uses a variety of tactics, such as content marketing, social media marketing, and search engine optimization, to attract potential customers and build trust and credibility with them.

In contrast to outbound marketing, which involves interrupting potential customers with advertisements and other promotional messages, inbound marketing relies on providing value and earning the attention of potential customers. This approach is often seen as more effective, as it provides customers with information that they are interested in and helps them make informed decisions about products and services.

Inbound strategies typically involve creating targeted content that addresses the needs and challenges of potential customers, and using various channels and tactics to distribute this content and engage with customers. This can help businesses build a community of supporters and advocates, and ultimately, convert potential customers into loyal customers.

  1. Identify your target audience: Start by identifying your target audience, which may include businesses, investors, and community organizations that are interested in supporting economic development in your region.

  2. Create targeted content: Develop targeted content, such as blog posts, articles, and ebooks, that addresses common challenges and opportunities related to economic development. This content should provide valuable information and insights that help your audience understand the value of economic development and how your organization can help them.

  3. Use social media to engage your audience: Use social media channels, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, to engage with your audience and provide valuable information about economic development. This can help you build a community of supporters and stakeholders who are interested in your organization and its mission.

  4. Invite stakeholders to events and webinars: Invite stakeholders to events and webinars that provide additional information about economic development and how your organization can help them. This can help you establish your expertise and build trust with your audience.

  5. Follow up with personalized messages: Follow up with personalized messages that provide additional information and resources, and offer to answer any questions that your stakeholders may have. This can help you build a relationship with your stakeholders and move them further down the sales funnel.

  6. Convert stakeholders into supporters: Finally, use HubSpot's built-in tools and features to convert stakeholders into supporters by providing personalized and relevant offers that address their specific needs and interests. This can help you increase conversions and grow your economic development organization.

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