Inbound vs Outbound Marketing: Explained in 5 Images

By Donna Arriaga | July 29, 2014

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If you’ve loosely monitored trends in marketing, then you may have come across a couple very important terms: Inbound Marketing and Outbound Marketing. Maybe you've heard of these terms, but you're not quite sure about what they mean or how they differ. Don't worry – you're not alone.

For many business owners and senior managers who are outside of the day-to-day marketing space, there’s often confusion as to what exactly is the difference between inbound and outbound marketing.

These days, understanding the benefits of inbound vs outbound is must-have knowledge. These two approaches to marketing are vastly different both in their tactics and their ability to deliver a return on investment (ROI). With inbound, businesses have a much more robust ability to monitor and measure success. And, inbound offers a greater ROI. (Can you tell we're big fans of inbound marketing here at Denamico?)

Because inbound is such a strong marketing approach for B2B and B2C businesses, we think it’s important to share a quick overview of what it is, and what it isn't.

Here’s a quick, easy-to-understand introduction to inbound and outbound in 5 images:

General Differences: Inbound vs Outbound

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image: voltierdigital.com

 

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image: business2community.com

 

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image: artillerymarketing.com




The Inbound and Outbound Toolbox

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image: wordstream.com



Benefits of Transitioning from Push (Outbound) to Pull (Inbound) Marketing

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image: adeccousa.com

 


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