How to Build a Social Media Marketing Funnel

The word funnel kind of bugs me as I continue to work with clients to improve their online presence and we see the data from sponsors like Right On Interactive. There isn’t truly a one-size fits all funnel out there. Your prospects all take very different paths that may lead them to converting or abandonment. But the term funnel is one that most people are familiar with when it comes to the sales and marketing

Inbound Marketing and the New Sales Funnel

While I was preparing to speak in Cincinnati this week, I wanted to provide a nice visual that spoke to how search and social media have changed the sales process. Here’s what I call the New Sales Funnel: It used to be that marketers controlled the brand and the messaging online, requiring consumers and businesses to watch demonstrations, view brochure information and ultimately speak to a salesperson. At that time, they had made no purchasing