Online Marketing Summit<br />Milwaukee, WI | June 28, 2010<br />How to Build Your Inbound Marketing GamePlan<br />(#IMGame...
What is Inbound Marketing?<br />2<br />@paulroetzer   #IMGamePlan<br />
3<br />Get Found<br />
Outbound Marketing<br />800-555-1234<br />Annoying<br />Salesperson<br />@paulroetzer   #IMGamePlan<br />
Inbound Marketing<br />@paulroetzer   #IMGamePlan<br />
6<br />By the Numbers<br />15.5 billion core searches conducted in April 2010<br />Source: comScore, Inc<br />
7<br />By the Numbers<br />U.S Internet users watched 30.3 billion videos in April 2010<br />Source: comScore, Inc<br />
8<br />By the Numbers<br />More than 1 billion “tweets” estimated per month<br />Source: Royal Pingdom<br />
9<br />By the Numbers<br />More than25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums...
10<br />By the Numbers<br /><ul><li>More than 60 million status updates daily
More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages
More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day
Average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook
 More than 100 million active users access Facebook through their mobile devices</li></li></ul><li>
12<br />The Universal Goals: Leads & Loyalty<br />The Loyalty Factors<br /><ul><li>Higher retention rates
Lower cost per sale
Increased ROI
Greater profit margins
Trust and goodwill
Strength and stability</li></ul>@paulroetzer   #IMGamePlan<br />
13<br />The GamePlan in Action<br /><ul><li>Step 1: Clearly define and differentiate your brand.
Step 2: Design and deploy a content-drivenwebsite.
Step 3: Go beyond prospects, and consider the impact of your marketing efforts on all audiences.
Step 4: Establish measurable and meaningful campaign objectives designed to achieve the primary goals of leads and loyalty...
14<br />The GamePlan in Action<br /><ul><li>Step 5: Build an integrated campaign: brand, Website, search, social media, co...
Step 6: Establish dynamic budgets that can be easily shifted based on campaign performance and analytics.
Step 7: Define campaign timelines with milestones, tasks and responsibilities.
Step 8: Measure everything, and be willing to adapt and evolve.</li></ul>@paulroetzer   #IMGamePlan<br />
Discovery: Define, Differentiate & Design<br />15<br />
16<br />The Scouting Report<br />Conduct a strategic analysis of audiences, the organization and the industry.<br />@paulr...
17<br />GamePlan Tip: Use SurveyMonkey to conduct discovery audits with internal and external audiences.<br />@paulroetzer...
18<br />The Foundation: Brand & Website<br />Your brand and website are the two most important elements of building a stro...
19<br />Brand Marketing: Define & Differentiate<br />Every organization must define and differentiate itself. <br /><ul><l...
Remember that your brand is defined by experiences and perceptions, which now primarily occur online.</li></ul>@paulroetze...
20<br />Brand Marketing: Define & Differentiate<br /><ul><li>Who are we (in 160 characters or less, and without meaningles...
What are the three greatest strengths/weaknesses of our brand?
What are our greatest opportunities for growth?
Who are our buyer personas?
What makes us different, remarkable?
What value (i.e. expertise, resources, guidance, tools) can we bring to our audiences?
What makes customers buy from us the first time (acquisition)? What keeps them coming back (retention)?</li></ul>@paulroet...
21<br />Website: Design, Connect & Grow<br /><ul><li>Content Management System (CMS)
Analytics
Blog
Copywriting
Design
Landing Pages
Lead Forms
Media room
SEO</li></ul>@paulroetzer   #IMGamePlan<br />
Audiences: Segment & Prioritize<br />22<br />
23<br />Think Beyond Prospects . . .<br /><ul><li>Peers
Competitors
Vendors
Partners
Job Candidates
Media
Employees
Prospects
Customers</li></li></ul><li>24<br />GamePlan Tip: Don’t fight it. Employees, especially younger generations, are active in...
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Learn how to generate leads and build loyalty by outthinking, not outspending, the competition. Inbound marketing is powered by content and community. In order to grow smarter and faster, organizations must maintain powerful Websites, participate in social media and continually publish great content. The Inbound Marketing GamePlan follows a proven eight-step system that concentrates on shifting resources to more effective and measurable inbound marketing strategies.

* Paul Roetzer, President, PR 20/20

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  • RESTON, Va., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScoreqSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. In April 2010, Americans conducted 15.5 billion core searches, with Google Sites leading the market with 64.4 percent share of core searches conducted.
  • RESTON, VA, June 1, 2010 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released April 2010 data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 178 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during the month. Recently launched in December 2009, Vevo (which includes viewing from the Vevo channel on YouTube) attracted 43.6 million viewers in April, representing a quarter of the U.S. online video audience.Top 10 Video Content Properties by Videos ViewedU.S. Internet users watched 30.3 billion videos in April, with Google Sites ranking as the top video property with 13.1 billion videos, representing 43.2 percent of all videos viewed online. YouTube accounted for the vast majority of videos viewed at the property. Hulu ranked second with 958 million videos, or 3.2 percent of all online videos viewed. Microsoft Sites ranked third with 644 million (2.1 percent), followed by Viacom Digital with 384 million (1.3 percent) and Yahoo! Sites with 371 million (1.2 percent).http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2010/6/comScore_Releases_April_2010_U.S._Online_Video_Rankings
  • According to worldwide comScore figures released today, Twitter’s own site attracted 73.5 million unique individuals in January, up 8 percent from December, 2009 (when it had 65.2 million visitors). Its annual growth rate is still a phenomenal 1,105 percent. A year ago, Twitter.com attracted only an estimated 6 million visitors.http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/16/twitter-75-million-people-january/http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/02/10/twitter-now-more-than-1-billion-tweets-per-month/
  • http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
  • More than 400 million active users 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given dayMore than 35 million users update their status each day More than 60 million status updates posted each day More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week More than 3.5 million events created each month More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages on Facebook More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fansAverage user has 130 friends on the site Average user sends 8 friend requests per month Average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook Average user clicks the Like button on 9 pieces of content each month Average user writes 25 comments on Facebook content each month Average user becomes a fan of 4 Pages each month Average user is invited to 3 events per month Average user is a member of 13 groups
  • The Stadium &amp; The Field: The stadium is your Website and online communities — the places that you will draw audiences to — and the field is your brand, upon which your entire organization and marketing campaigns are built.Quarters: The game (technologies, strategies, thought leaders, innovators) is changing so rapidly that your campaign should be planned and updated in quarters. Organizations with static strategies and budgets will become irrelevant.Personnel: Consider the impact of the draft and free agency on a professional football team. Since so much of inbound marketing is driven by content and relationships, the selection and retention of top personnel has never been more essential in marketing.Teamwork: Inbound marketing requires a highly coordinated effort across multiple departments (marketing, PR, HR, legal), and calls on a diverse skill set (strategy, copywriting, design, data analysis, programming, messaging, promotion, relationship building).Commitment: Inbound marketing success does not happen overnight. It requires practice and patience. You need to build reach and strong relationships through social networking, and consistently publish valuable content.Passion: You have to want it more than the other team. It’s that simple. If you don’t, it will show in your products, services and communications. Goals: The end zone was the most obvious reason for the field. Every organization must generate leads and build loyalty to thrive. So, we started in the left end zone with the GamePlan, and then built the objectives and strategies from left to right, driving toward these goals.Objectives: You must measure progress, and adapt based on performance and market changes.Strategy: In football you have offense, defense and special teams. None of them on their own win the game. The same is true for inbound marketing. Brand, Web, Search, Content, Social Media and PR must work in sync to be successful.
  • Inbound marketing gives organizations and professionals the ability to boost search engine rankings, generate inbound links and drive Website traffic, which are proven lead generators. In addition, inbound marketing strengthens your brand and enhances your thought-leadership positioning, which can have a much greater impact on your long-term growth, stability and success. The most powerful and profitable inbound marketing campaigns will use content and community to build loyalty. To generate this loyalty, you must look beyond prospects, and consider all of your organization’s relevant audiences, including: peers, competitors, suppliers, vendors, partners, mainstream media, social media, job candidates, employees, prospects and customers.
  • The GamePlan follows a standard marketing-strategy methodology, but concentrates on shifting budgets and resources to more effective and measurable inbound marketing strategies.Our hope is that this eBook serves as a resource for organizations of all sizes to take a more strategic approach to marketing, and tap into the full potential of inbound marketing to generate leads, AND build loyalty.
  • Your organization&apos;s Inbound Marketing GamePlan starts with the discovery phase. In this phase, use customer research, industry and analyst reports, media coverage, historical sales data, competitive intelligence, surveys of key internal personnel and secondary online research to conduct a strategic analysis of audiences, the organization and the industry.The information gathered during this phase is instrumental in the creation of brand messaging, Website development and the campaign strategy. Here is a look at key items to assess:Agency relationshipsBusiness goalsBrand positioning/messagingBudgets and timelinesBuyer personasCompetitorsIndustry trendsPast media coveragePersonnelPricingProducts/servicesMarket segmentsMarketing strategiesSocial media activitySWOT analysisTarget audiencesWebsite analytics
  • Inbound marketing gives organizations and professionals the ability to boost search engine rankings, generate inbound links and drive Website traffic, which are proven lead generators. In addition, inbound marketing strengthens your brand and enhances your thought-leadership positioning, which can have a much greater impact on your long-term growth, stability and success. The most powerful and profitable inbound marketing campaigns will use content and community to build loyalty. To generate this loyalty, you must look beyond prospects, and consider all of your organization’s relevant audiences, including: peers, competitors, suppliers, vendors, partners, mainstream media, social media, job candidates, employees, prospects and customers.
  • Your organization&apos;s Inbound Marketing GamePlan starts with the discovery phase. In this phase, use customer research, industry and analyst reports, media coverage, historical sales data, competitive intelligence, surveys of key internal personnel and secondary online research to conduct a strategic analysis of audiences, the organization and the industry.The information gathered during this phase is instrumental in the creation of brand messaging, Website development and the campaign strategy. Here is a look at key items to assess:Agency relationshipsBusiness goalsBrand positioning/messagingBudgets and timelinesBuyer personasCompetitorsIndustry trendsPast media coveragePersonnelPricingProducts/servicesMarket segmentsMarketing strategiesSocial media activitySWOT analysisTarget audiencesWebsite analytics
  • Your organization&apos;s Inbound Marketing GamePlan starts with the discovery phase. In this phase, use customer research, industry and analyst reports, media coverage, historical sales data, competitive intelligence, surveys of key internal personnel and secondary online research to conduct a strategic analysis of audiences, the organization and the industry.The information gathered during this phase is instrumental in the creation of brand messaging, Website development and the campaign strategy. Here is a look at key items to assess:Agency relationshipsBusiness goalsBrand positioning/messagingBudgets and timelinesBuyer personasCompetitorsIndustry trendsPast media coveragePersonnelPricingProducts/servicesMarket segmentsMarketing strategiesSocial media activitySWOT analysisTarget audiencesWebsite analytics
  • Your organization&apos;s Inbound Marketing GamePlan starts with the discovery phase. In this phase, use customer research, industry and analyst reports, media coverage, historical sales data, competitive intelligence, surveys of key internal personnel and secondary online research to conduct a strategic analysis of audiences, the organization and the industry.The information gathered during this phase is instrumental in the creation of brand messaging, Website development and the campaign strategy. Here is a look at key items to assess:Agency relationshipsBusiness goalsBrand positioning/messagingBudgets and timelinesBuyer personasCompetitorsIndustry trendsPast media coveragePersonnelPricingProducts/servicesMarket segmentsMarketing strategiesSocial media activitySWOT analysisTarget audiencesWebsite analytics
  • Your Website is a lead-generation and multi-media content publishing tool. It gives your organization the ability to build a strong brand online that creates powerful connections with audiences, and drives business growth.How Does Web Development Fit into Your Strategy?The goal of your site should be to connect with audiences, drive qualified Website traffic and generate leads.It is essential to continually analyze, track and monitor your Website’s success through keyword rankings, inbound links, traffic, referrers, and Website visits by keywords and page popularity, among other metrics.Once your Website design and copywriting are complete, there are significant opportunities to build a more powerful site through search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, social media participation, content marketing, online PR, lead forms, calls to action and landing pages.
  • We have consistently found that campaigns that focus inbound marketing strategies on achieving the GamePlan’s four core objectives have the greatest potential to generate leads and build loyalty. We highlight each objective in this chapter, and introduce Success Factors that you may consider benchmarking and measuring to continually evaluate and evolve your campaign.
  • GamePlan Tip: While your entire keyword universe may include thousands of phrases, most organizations should concentrate inbound marketing efforts on the 30 - 50 most relevant keyword phrases, and rely on the long-tail effect to take care of the rest.
  • GamePlan Tip: Don’t confuse reach with influence. Building followers and friends is meaningless without engagement and action.
  • GamePlan Tip: Blogging and authentic social media participation are essential to build and enhance thought leadership.
  • GamePlan Tip: Third-party endorsements of your brand by consumers and media are more important than ever.
  • We have consistently found that campaigns that focus inbound marketing strategies on achieving the GamePlan’s four core objectives have the greatest potential to generate leads and build loyalty. We highlight each objective in this chapter, and introduce Success Factors that you may consider benchmarking and measuring to continually evaluate and evolve your campaign.
  • How Does Search Marketing Fit into Your Strategy?While traditional SEO tactics, such as on-page optimization, are still essential, the true drivers of search rankings are content marketing and social media participation.Organizations have the ability to reach and influence consumers directly at the exact moment they are searching for products, services and knowledge. In essence, they are granting you permission to market to them, but you have to be there, and provide value.
  • Social media is a lifetime commitment to connecting with your audiences (e.g. customers, prospects, peers, partners) in a more authentic and personal way.How Does Social Media Fit into Your Strategy?YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are brands and platforms, not strategies. Social media is a channel for engagement and sharing, not selling.Social media, when connected to search marketing, content marketing and public relations strategies, can help your organization boost search engine rankings, build relationships, manage and strengthen your brand, and enhance your positioning as a thought leader and innovator.
  • It requires that you understand your audiences, and continuously publish compelling, multi-media content.Ask yourself: Who are our buyer personas? What are their needs and pain points? What value can we bring to the community? What problems can we solve? What can we publish that is relevant and link-worthy?How Does Content Marketing Fit into Your Strategy?Content marketing is one element of an integrated marketing strategy. It feeds off the strength of your brand, Website, search marketing and social media strategies.Content marketing alone will not generate leads and loyalty, but it will enable your organization to enhance its position as a thought leader and innovator, connect with audiences in a more authentic and personal way, and directly impact your Website’s search engine rankings and traffic.
  • Public relations reaches and influences every audience that is relevant to your organization, and goes far beyond traditional media relations and publicity.How Does Public Relations Fit into Your Strategy?Public relations is the final, and essential, piece to a comprehensive marketing strategy (Brand, Website, Search, Social, Content, PR). It’s not about making your organization seem more remarkable than it truly is, counting clips and generating impressions; rather it’s about listening to your audiences, sharing your unique story, creating connections, gaining influence, and building loyalty in a measurable and meaningful way.
  • Traditional marketing budget formulas (e.g. percentage of revenue/assets, competitor benchmarks, etc.) are mostly irrelevant in today’s content-driven and community-based campaigns.Why?Old marketing budget formulas, pushed by traditional agencies and conservative organizations, focus on strategies that pay for interruption and impressions, which means you buy everything, including: advertising space, mailing lists, printing and postage, in addition to agency costs (i.e. commissions, retainers and hourly fees).The basic theory being that if organizations outspend their competition, then they gain market share. The agencies win a few awards for their creative genius, and executives feel good because they see fancy advertising and PR reports with arbitrary data (e.g. impressions, ad equivalency, PR value).Everybody wins. Right?Wrong. Traditional budgeting pays for placement, breeds complacency, and lacks true connections to meaningful metrics such as Website traffic, inbound links, leads and sales.Inbound marketing pays for production and participation, and gives underdogs and innovators the ability to grow faster and smarter by outthinking, not outspending, the competition.
  • Public relations reaches and influences every audience that is relevant to your organization, and goes far beyond traditional media relations and publicity.How Does Public Relations Fit into Your Strategy?Public relations is the final, and essential, piece to a comprehensive marketing strategy (Brand, Website, Search, Social, Content, PR). It’s not about making your organization seem more remarkable than it truly is, counting clips and generating impressions; rather it’s about listening to your audiences, sharing your unique story, creating connections, gaining influence, and building loyalty in a measurable and meaningful way.
  • Public relations reaches and influences every audience that is relevant to your organization, and goes far beyond traditional media relations and publicity.How Does Public Relations Fit into Your Strategy?Public relations is the final, and essential, piece to a comprehensive marketing strategy (Brand, Website, Search, Social, Content, PR). It’s not about making your organization seem more remarkable than it truly is, counting clips and generating impressions; rather it’s about listening to your audiences, sharing your unique story, creating connections, gaining influence, and building loyalty in a measurable and meaningful way.
  • While inbound marketing is all about the “New Rules” of marketing and PR, traditional project-management principles still apply. However, software innovations and mobile applications have made it more efficient than ever to manage to-do lists across multiple departments and organizations, and track milestones.While your organization’s campaign timeline will vary based on objectives, strategies, personnel and budgets, it is essential to have a solid project management system to keep your team on target.Consider an online project management solution that enables you to edit and review campaign activities and timelines anywhere with an Internet connection, including mobile phones.Maintain to-do lists for each major project within your campaign.Demand transparency from your outside agencies in regard to their tactics, timing, pricing and team assignments.Consider realistic turnaround times when building your GamePlan strategies. For example, a case study requires planning, research, copywriting, design and distribution, which can take 3 - 5 weeks to complete based on your team’s capabilities, as well as internal review and approval processes.
  • Focus on meaningful metrics, monitored and evaluated in real time, that enable your organization to constantly adapt and evolve. As a result, you will experience increased efficiency, improved ROI, more leads and higher levels of loyalty.That’s the promise of inbound marketing.As we discussed in earlier chapters, the only measurements that truly matter are those that directly affect your ability to generate leads and build loyalty.Install Website analytics to enable real-time tracking of traffic, referrers, page views and keywords.Build unique landing pages that enable you to track views and conversion rates for content downloads, event registrations, contact requests and other calls to action. Adjust your campaign strategies based on conversion rates.Track marketing events and milestones, and monitor how they correlate to spikes in Website traffic, inbound links, leads and sales.Assign a team member to monitor Website analytics and social media activity daily. Review and update your campaign strategy monthly.
  • Transcript of "How to Build Your Inbound Marketing Game Plan - Paul Roetzer"

    1. 1. Online Marketing Summit<br />Milwaukee, WI | June 28, 2010<br />How to Build Your Inbound Marketing GamePlan<br />(#IMGamePlan)<br />Paul Roetzer (@paulroetzer)<br />President<br />PR 20/20<br />www.PR2020.com<br />1<br />
    2. 2. What is Inbound Marketing?<br />2<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    3. 3. 3<br />Get Found<br />
    4. 4. Outbound Marketing<br />800-555-1234<br />Annoying<br />Salesperson<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    5. 5. Inbound Marketing<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    6. 6. 6<br />By the Numbers<br />15.5 billion core searches conducted in April 2010<br />Source: comScore, Inc<br />
    7. 7. 7<br />By the Numbers<br />U.S Internet users watched 30.3 billion videos in April 2010<br />Source: comScore, Inc<br />
    8. 8. 8<br />By the Numbers<br />More than 1 billion “tweets” estimated per month<br />Source: Royal Pingdom<br />
    9. 9. 9<br />By the Numbers<br />More than25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month on Facebook<br />
    10. 10. 10<br />By the Numbers<br /><ul><li>More than 60 million status updates daily
    11. 11. More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages
    12. 12. More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day
    13. 13. Average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook
    14. 14. More than 100 million active users access Facebook through their mobile devices</li></li></ul><li>
    15. 15. 12<br />The Universal Goals: Leads & Loyalty<br />The Loyalty Factors<br /><ul><li>Higher retention rates
    16. 16. Lower cost per sale
    17. 17. Increased ROI
    18. 18. Greater profit margins
    19. 19. Trust and goodwill
    20. 20. Strength and stability</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    21. 21. 13<br />The GamePlan in Action<br /><ul><li>Step 1: Clearly define and differentiate your brand.
    22. 22. Step 2: Design and deploy a content-drivenwebsite.
    23. 23. Step 3: Go beyond prospects, and consider the impact of your marketing efforts on all audiences.
    24. 24. Step 4: Establish measurable and meaningful campaign objectives designed to achieve the primary goals of leads and loyalty.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    25. 25. 14<br />The GamePlan in Action<br /><ul><li>Step 5: Build an integrated campaign: brand, Website, search, social media, content and PR.
    26. 26. Step 6: Establish dynamic budgets that can be easily shifted based on campaign performance and analytics.
    27. 27. Step 7: Define campaign timelines with milestones, tasks and responsibilities.
    28. 28. Step 8: Measure everything, and be willing to adapt and evolve.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    29. 29. Discovery: Define, Differentiate & Design<br />15<br />
    30. 30. 16<br />The Scouting Report<br />Conduct a strategic analysis of audiences, the organization and the industry.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    31. 31. 17<br />GamePlan Tip: Use SurveyMonkey to conduct discovery audits with internal and external audiences.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    32. 32. 18<br />The Foundation: Brand & Website<br />Your brand and website are the two most important elements of building a strong and profitable inbound marketing campaign. <br />
    33. 33. 19<br />Brand Marketing: Define & Differentiate<br />Every organization must define and differentiate itself. <br /><ul><li>Share your story through your website, content, social media activity and public relations.
    34. 34. Remember that your brand is defined by experiences and perceptions, which now primarily occur online.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    35. 35. 20<br />Brand Marketing: Define & Differentiate<br /><ul><li>Who are we (in 160 characters or less, and without meaningless jargon)?
    36. 36. What are the three greatest strengths/weaknesses of our brand?
    37. 37. What are our greatest opportunities for growth?
    38. 38. Who are our buyer personas?
    39. 39. What makes us different, remarkable?
    40. 40. What value (i.e. expertise, resources, guidance, tools) can we bring to our audiences?
    41. 41. What makes customers buy from us the first time (acquisition)? What keeps them coming back (retention)?</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    42. 42. 21<br />Website: Design, Connect & Grow<br /><ul><li>Content Management System (CMS)
    43. 43. Analytics
    44. 44. Blog
    45. 45. Copywriting
    46. 46. Design
    47. 47. Landing Pages
    48. 48. Lead Forms
    49. 49. Media room
    50. 50. SEO</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    51. 51. Audiences: Segment & Prioritize<br />22<br />
    52. 52. 23<br />Think Beyond Prospects . . .<br /><ul><li>Peers
    53. 53. Competitors
    54. 54. Vendors
    55. 55. Partners
    56. 56. Job Candidates
    57. 57. Media
    58. 58. Employees
    59. 59. Prospects
    60. 60. Customers</li></li></ul><li>24<br />GamePlan Tip: Don’t fight it. Employees, especially younger generations, are active in social media with or without your organization’s support. <br /><ul><li>View social media as an opportunity, not an obstacle.
    61. 61. Establish social media policies, encourage professional behavior, and move on.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    62. 62. Objectives: Set Your Success Factors<br />25<br />
    63. 63. 26<br />Winning Leads & Loyalty<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    64. 64. 27<br />Objective #1: Search Engine Rankings<br />Boost keyword rankings on top search engines.<br /><ul><li>Top 10 keywords
    65. 65. Traffic-producing keywords
    66. 66. Lead-producing keywords
    67. 67. Sale-converting keywords
    68. 68. Organic traffic
    69. 69. PPC savings</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    70. 70. 28<br />Objective #2: Relationships<br />Establish and strengthen relationships.<br /><ul><li>Followers
    71. 71. Friends and Fans (aka Likes)
    72. 72. Members
    73. 73. Blog subscribers and comments
    74. 74. References
    75. 75. Recommendations
    76. 76. Referrals</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    77. 77. 29<br />Objective #3: Positioning<br />Enhance positioning as a thought leader, innovator and industry expert.<br /><ul><li>Media inquiries
    78. 78. LinkedIn recommendations
    79. 79. Blog subscribers
    80. 80. Guest blogging opportunities
    81. 81. Content downloads
    82. 82. Webinar/event registrations
    83. 83. Inbound links</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    84. 84. 30<br />Objective #4: Brand<br />Build brand awareness, comprehension and preference.<br /><ul><li>Media inquiries
    85. 85. LinkedIn recommendations
    86. 86. Blog subscribers
    87. 87. Guest blogging opportunities
    88. 88. Content downloads
    89. 89. Webinar/event registrations
    90. 90. Inbound links
    91. 91. Conversion and retention rates</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    92. 92. Strategies & Tactics: Take an Integrated Approach<br />31<br />
    93. 93. 32<br />Driven by Content & Community<br />
    94. 94. 33<br />Search Marketing: Get Found<br />Search marketing refers to the paid and organic activities, including SEO, that help boost your Website’s search engine ranking, drive visitors and generate leads.<br />In short, it helps your organization get found online when people are searching for your products or services.<br />
    95. 95. 34<br />GamePlan Tip: There are no shortcuts in search marketing. Concentrate your efforts on generating inbound links, traffic and leads through creating remarkable content and social media participation.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    96. 96. 35<br />Social Media: Monitor, Participate & Publish<br />Social media is about listening, learning, building relationships and bringing value to the communities relevant to your organization.<br />
    97. 97. 36<br />GamePlan Tip: Be authentic and bring value. Social media is about listening, learning, building relationships and bringing value to the communities relevant to your organization.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    98. 98. 37<br />Content Marketing: Fresh & Relevant<br />Content marketing has become the great differentiator — a sustainable competitive advantage that enables you to separate yourself, while driving acquisition (leads) and retention (loyalty).<br />
    99. 99. 38<br />GamePlan Tip: Ask yourself . . . Who are our buyer personas? What are their needs and pain points? What value can we bring to the community? What problems can we solve? What can we publish that is relevant?<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    100. 100. 39<br />Public Relations: Relationships & Communications<br />Relationships and communications remain the foundation of the PR industry, but they are being fostered through social networks, websites, self-published content, mobile apps and the media (mainstream and social).<br />
    101. 101. 40<br />GamePlan Tip: Carefully evaluate your PR agency based on performance and capabilities. <br />Traditional PR agencies are struggling to adapt to the social Web and remain relevant as clients demand more measurable results.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    102. 102. Budgets: Calculate Time & Money Investments<br />41<br />
    103. 103. 42<br />Build Dynamic Budgets<br />CONVENTIONAL MARKETING pays for interruption and impressions, which means you buy everything.<br />INBOUND MARKETING pays for production, participation and performance.<br />
    104. 104. 43<br />Major Budget Factors<br /><ul><li>Strength of current website and need for design and optimization.
    105. 105. Outsourcing of content creation, including copywriting and design of case studies, eBooks, blog posts and white papers.
    106. 106. Reliance on paid search (e.g. Google AdWords, IYPs) for short-term lead generation and sales.
    107. 107. Brand awareness in target markets.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    108. 108. 44<br />Major Budget Factors<br /><ul><li>Aggressiveness of growth goals.
    109. 109. Stage of business lifecycle.
    110. 110. Inbound marketing competency levels and time availability of marketing team and executives.
    111. 111. Strength of competition.
    112. 112. Commitment to vision and innovation.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    113. 113. 45<br />SAMPLE: Inbound Marketing Budget<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    114. 114. 46<br />SAMPLE: Inbound Marketing Budget<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    115. 115. Timelines: Track Activities & Milestones<br />47<br />
    116. 116. 48<br />Project Management<br />While inbound marketing is all about the “New Rules” of marketing and PR, traditional project-management principles still apply. <br />
    117. 117. 49<br />GamePlan Tip: Check out 37Signals Basecamp for a simple and effective project management solution. Visit www.37signals.com. <br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    118. 118. Measure & Evolve: Use Analytics to Adapt<br />50<br />
    119. 119. 51<br />Keep Score of What Matters<br /><ul><li>Website strength and campaign performance
    120. 120. Website traffic and associated marketing events
    121. 121. Referring sites and traffic sources
    122. 122. Keyword rankings
    123. 123. Conversion rates
    124. 124. Social media activity</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    125. 125. 52<br />GamePlan Tip: Use monthly scorecards to manage your inbound marketing campaigns. Segment the scorecard into three sections: 1) The Activities, 2) The Results, 3) Updated GamePlan. <br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    126. 126. The Beginning: Look Beyond<br />53<br />
    127. 127. 54<br />The social Web and inbound marketing have leveled the playing field. <br />Underdogs and innovators now have the power to grow faster and smarter than their competitors. <br />They have the ability to control their destiny.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    128. 128. 55<br />Your Challenge . . . It’s Time<br /><ul><li>Differentiate your brand and build a powerful, lead-generating website.
    129. 129. Consider the needs and goals of all audiences and connect with them in more meaningful and personal ways.
    130. 130. Stop hiding behind arbitrary measurements, and start building integrated marketing campaigns around metrics that directly affect the bottom line.
    131. 131. Stop paying for placement and start publishing relevant, link-worthy content.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    132. 132. 56<br />Your Challenge . . . It’s Time<br /><ul><li>Participate and bring real value to online communities.
    133. 133. Set dynamic, performance-based budgets that constantly shift and adapt based on analytics, consumer behavior and market forces.
    134. 134. Tap into the endless resources of the social Web.
    135. 135. “Get found” when audiences are searching for knowledge, products and services.
    136. 136. Generate leads and build loyalty.
    137. 137. Look beyond traditional wisdom and conventional solutions.
    138. 138. Innovate and lead.</li></ul>@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
    139. 139. 57<br />It’s time to build and activate your Inbound Marketing GamePlan.<br />@paulroetzer #IMGamePlan<br />
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    141. 141. Paul Roetzer, PR 20/20<br />www.PR2020.com<br />paul@PR2020.com<br />(216) 333-1242<br />Twitter: @paulroetzer<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulroetzer<br />59<br />Thank You!<br />
    142. 142. 60<br />Thank You<br />Visit<br />www.onlinemarketingsummit.com<br />for more information<br /> Follow us @OMSummit<br />

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