Marketing Terms

Inbound Marketing


A marketing model whose sales performance relies on the initiative of its client base to find and purchase a product.


Inbound marketing is best described as a passive sales model. Unlike outbound marketing, a buyer should make the “first move” before any promotional tactics are used.

see also: Digital Marketing Tools

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HubSpot: Inbound Marketing Hub


The 2011 State of Inbound Marketing
SlideShare (2011)