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5 Essential Components of Great B2B Branding

Posted by Bob Grant on Aug 26, 2016 3:44PM

Is Your B2B Brand Strategy on Target?

Branding is about much more than defining your company and developing products or services. In fact, a recent survey from BuzzStream found out that nearly half of consumers stated they will quickly unfollow a brand that engages in too much self-promotion. It translates to all business relationships—even in B2B, people are interested in what they get from the relationship, not what you are offering. Companies often get caught up in their own B2B branding strategies and goals, which leads to shameless self-promotion and a real disconnect with the target audience.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Loyalty, Brand Strategy, B2B Branding

The Science Behind the Success of Growth-Driven Design

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Aug 16, 2016 1:8PM

An Efficient, Effective, Affordable, and User-Focused Web Strategy to Complement Your B2B Inbound Marketing Efforts

The purpose of a website has transformed drastically over time—what was once considered optional, high-tech, and even fancy, is now indispensable to even B2B industrial manufacturers. And, so is the need to constantly update it.

Basic web redesign is just not efficient enough to keep up with the dynamics of the marketplace, changing customer expectations, and advancements in technology.

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Topics: B2B marketing strategy, B2B Inbound Marketing, Growth-Driven Design

Are You Utilizing Your Sales Enablement Tools Correctly to Nurture Leads?

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Aug 4, 2016 5:23PM

Aligning Sales and Marketing Via Your CRM Is a Sales Enablement Best Practice   

Got leads? Great! Now what? You might have more than a few in-house sales enablement resources that can help you organize and optimize your next steps. But you probably have one of the best sales enablement tools, quite literally, already at your fingertips—and you don’t realize it. But we’ll discuss that a bit further in this article.

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Topics: Sales Enablement Tools, Sales Enablement, Sales Enablement Strategy

What’s In Your Inbound Marketing Toolbox?

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Jul 25, 2016 3:59PM

Do You Have the Right Tools to Catch 'Em All? We're Talking Inbound Leads, not Pokémon!

Inbound marketing relies heavily on content creation to attract target audiences. However, attracting is just the first step of the process. To be able to transition from attracting to converting, and then from closing to delighting, you will need much more than just content.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Inbound Marketing Strategy

SBANE's Matching Grant Program Receives Another $250,000 for Industrial Manufacturers

Posted by Bob Grant on Jul 21, 2016 1:6PM

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has once again appropriated $250,000 for the Smaller Business Association of New England’s (SBANE) Matching Grant Program for industrial manufacturers. The Massachusetts State Legislature has appropriated these funds for the purpose of providing high-powered consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Massachusetts-based manufacturers undergoing a business transition.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Manufacturers

Does Your Industrial Marketing Strategy Include B2B Inbound Marketing?

Posted by Yuhang Zhang on Jul 15, 2016 3:44PM

What You Need to Know about the Difference between Outbound and B2B Inbound Marketing

For manufacturers today, it can be difficult to stand out in a crowded industry. There are two separate marketing paths for them to try to reach their target prospects: inbound and outbound. Most manufacturers still prefer to use outbound marketing, which involves reaching out to other businesses. It may seem like this traditional way of marketing works; after all, most companies have been using it for decades. However, you may be missing out on attracting a lot of potential business through a process known as inbound marketing. So, you may want to consider using B2B inbound marketing in your industrial marketing strategy.

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing

Spring Manufacturer Celebrates 4th of July and 150 Years in Business

Posted by Bob Grant on Jul 1, 2016 2:8PM

Manufacturing in Massachusetts is alive and well at 150 year old company!

As an industrial marketing agency for more than 25 years, I have the privilege of working with some of the finest manufacturing companies and individuals in New England. I was pleased to be invited to Hardware Products Company 150th year breakfast buffet on Thursday, by Ted White, president of Hardware Product Company. Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts also visited the company. 

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Topics: Industrial Marketing, Industrial Manufacturers

8 Ways to Transform Your B2B Mobile Marketing

Posted by Sophorn Chhay on May 25, 2016 2:23PM

Get Moving on Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for B2B

Did you know that smartphone users typically check their phones 150 times a day? This is just one statistic that communicates the importance of mobile communication in today’s marketplace.

If you think this doesn’t apply to B2B brands, think again. Just like the average consumer, business professionals are never too far from their mobile device. In fact, according to a survey of B2B decision makers, 42 percent of researchers use a mobile device during the B2B purchasing process.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Mobilegeddon, b2b mobile marketing, B2B mobile marketing strategy

Boston B2B Inbound Marketing and Branding Agency Moves to Copley Square

Posted by Bob Grant on Apr 29, 2016 10:15AM

Grant Marketing on the Move Again in Boston

Willie Nelson’s iconic hit, “On the Road Again,” strikes a particular chord for us these days, because at Grant Marketing, we find ourselves singing, “On the Move Again.” Yes, we are on the move again! Again? You might ask.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B marketing agency, B2B Inbound Marketing, B2B Branding

Learn about B2B Inbound Marketing Strategies through Customized Workshops

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Apr 21, 2016 11:1AM

Grant Marketing Workshops and Webinars Provide Demonstrable Marketing Strategies

We’re in the business, and even we know that the amount of information (about everything, everywhere) available to you is overwhelming. Yup, we’ve been known to close our laptops at the end of the day and swear off any more incoming anything—no more blogs, eBooks, case studies, emails, LinkedIn posts, well-manicured marketing messaging—nothing.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Content Marketing Workshops, Inbound Marketing Workshops, CRM Strategies to Close Sales Workshops, Branding Workshops

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