Inbound marketing has been all the rage for the past several years. And while many software and technology companies have come to accept the power of blogging and social media, a surprising number have yet to officially “take the leap” and sign up for a marketing automation platform.
Why the resistance? Because creating an automated inbound marketing machine can be an expensive, long-term investment and busy tech marketers are constantly pressured to guarantee ROI for every line item in their budget.
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Need help convincing your boss that paying for marketing automation software is a good long-term investment? Here are some compelling stats from HubSpot customers—specifically in the software/tech industry—showing how they’ve increased web traffic and qualified leads as a result of fully embracing the inbound marketing methodology.Varnish Software
This Scandinavian tech startup saw results “pretty much straight away,” even with a small budget and limited resources. In the last year, they’ve experienced:
- 50% increase in leads
- 80% increase in website traffic
- 50% increase in customers
This data technology company, who works with large clients like Twitter, Google and Microsoft, decided to switch from a hodgepodge of programs (MailChimp, Hootsuite and WordPress) to all-in-one marketing software in 2013. Since then, they’ve experienced:
- 3x increase in leads
- 300% increase in organic search traffic
- 2x increase in referral traffic
Despite being in a niche market and working with highly-regulated industries, this tech security company has managed to create compelling content to establish themselves as a thought leader. In the three years since signing on with HubSpot, they’ve experienced:
- 10x monthly site traffic
- 77% more leads year-over-year
- 127% more qualified leads year-over-year
Need even MORE success stories about B2B software/technology companies getting real results through inbound marketing? As of this publish date, HubSpot has a total of 34 compelling examples.
Now go convince your boss that inbound marketing automation will indeed have a positive ROI for your own company!