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How Continuous Improvement in U.S. Manufacturing Keeps You Competitive

Posted by John Case and Bill Fotsch on Mar 22, 2017 2:40PM

This Open Book Process Gets Results 

Right now, American manufacturers are looking opportunity square in the face. The economy is strong. The new administration is encouraging companies to make things at home rather than overseas.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Manufacturers

Cover-Worthy Industrial Photography

Posted by Wayne Dion on Mar 15, 2017 4:42PM

How Your Photo Can Get the Cover for Your Trade Publication

You have a great story, now you need a great image to make the cover. Getting the cover of a trade magazine is never a guarantee, but without a superior image to provide to the publisher, you’ll never even get close.

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Topics: Industrial photography

Marketing for Manufacturers and Writing Content to Engineers

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Mar 8, 2017 11:8AM

Why Personas Make All the Difference

If you are marketing to engineers, there’s something you should know. According to John Hayes, CEO of engineering.com, “Engineering marketers are now well versed in content marketing. In a recent survey, 89% of engineering marketers said that they were using content marketing as part of their overall marketing strategy.” In his article, Hayes goes on to say, “Most of them are having success,” and, “75% of engineering marketers say that content marketing is helping them deliver more qualified leads to their sales teams.”

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Marketing for Manufacturers, Personas, Marketing to Engineers

The Images You Have and the Images You Need with Industrial Photography

Posted by Wayne Dion on Mar 7, 2017 12:24PM

Get the Right Look of Manufacturing in America 

If you have a sales force, marketing manager, social media expert, or even an event coordinator, they all need collateral materials—whether in print or digital to back them up. Your investment in machinery, technology, and expertise will fail without the right visual images. You have an audience you need to appeal to, and in manufacturing, it is often aimed at engineers. 

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Topics: Photography, Industrial photography

What Industrial Manufacturers Don’t Get about B2B Marketing

Posted by Bob Grant on Feb 9, 2017 9:56AM

B2B Marketing Plan Myths and Realities

The mission for industrial manufacturers in general focuses on making a quality product for a fair price that has demand enough to support the growth of their company with a reasonable profit. Marketing often takes a back seat to product development, production, and sales. What are the myths and what is the reality when it comes to the need for and creation of a viable marketing plan?

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Industrial Manufacturers

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button on Your B2B Website Update

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Feb 7, 2017 3:47PM

Wake Up to the New Way to Build a Peak Performing Website with Growth-Driven Design

What’s the worst thing about having to install a software update—the restart, right? As if the death of all your 128 open tabs wasn’t bad enough, you have to wait until your device turns back on! We have become so accustomed to putting our devices to sleep—be it mobile phones or computers—that we no longer have the patience to wait for a reboot. 

Website redesign is no different from that update notification you keep avoiding for as long as possible.

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Topics: B2B marketing agency, Growth-Driven Design

How NOT to Overspend on Your Web Design for B2B Manufacturing

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Dec 21, 2016 12:59PM

Increase Your ROI by Switching to GDD

If you are a business owner, you are most likely to agree that the polar vortex isn’t the only thing sending chills down your spine—a one-time web design cost is capable of achieving the same effect!

What’s the alternative, you ask? We’d be lying if we said there’s a way to spend less on web design, but what if there’s a hack that spreads out the cost over a period of time AND increases return on investment? It could be in the form of higher traffic, more leads, or even a higher closing rate, depending on your goals.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Growth-Driven Design

What You NEED to Read before Redesigning Your B2B Manufacturing Website

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Dec 9, 2016 2:7PM

GDD Is the Game-Changing Redesign of the Web Design Model 

Traditional web design is to website performance what cold calling is to marketing: inefficient, unprofitable, and time consuming. So, when you walk into a web design or marketing agency looking to give your B2B website a makeover or complete redesign and you do not hear the term growth-driven design—be afraid, very afraid!

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Topics: Growth-Driven Design

Top 4 Trends Influencing the 2017 B2B Content Marketing Budget

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Sep 23, 2016 2:34PM

Move Over 2016, New B2B Content Marketing Trends for 2017 Are Here!

As the significance of content marketing continues to grow in the B2B industry, marketers have loosened their purse strings to make more room for it in their budget for the new fiscal year. A report released by PulsePoint and Digiday found that by 2017, content marketing and native ad budgets will grow 59 percent and 46 percent respectively; potentially outpacing search and social budgets.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Content Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing

5 Steps of Industrial Manufacturing Brand Development Strategy

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Sep 20, 2016 5:16PM

Key Elements Needed to Build Your Brand

Branding is important for every company in every industry. While many B2B manufacturing companies don’t worry about their brand development strategy, it is vital to recognize how important it is to have a solid, recognizable brand.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, brand development strategy, B2B Branding

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