The vast majority of marketers are stuck in an old paradigm . . . push marketing.
We’ve all experienced push marketing, however, there is a revolt underway. We no longer have to listen to commercials that don’t interest us, DVR’s have changed the way we watch television and television advertising.
Infomercials, Direct mail, e-mail marketing, and all forms of print advertising still work, but consumers are demanding more control over how products and information are presented to them.
When you think about traditional selling – what comes to mind? Is it the used car salesman? The TV pitchman?
After 4 decades of experience in the “traditional approach” to selling, we have fully embraced the new paradigm. Whether you use words like “outbound marketing” vs. “inbound marketing” or “push” vs. “pull”, it doesn’t make any difference, and it’s shocking how many people don’t get it.