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Communication and Marketing During COVID-19

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Mar 31, 2020 12:30PM

Navigating Transparently in the New Normal

How are you holding up? We certainly hope all is well with you and your family. Clearly COVID-19 is causing disruption for everyone everywhere. 

If you’re reading this, we’re guessing that it has likely disrupted your normal business operations, as well. Are you trying to figure out your new normal: employee well-being; facility cleanliness and work station distance, vendor resources, production timelines … ? It goes on, we know. Perhaps you’re able to continue manufacturing, but customers can’t receive. And how is your supply chain doing as a whole? That’s another monumental concern. Good for now, but will parts and components run out soon? Are you discovering a lack of redundancies in your supply chain? That’s its own list.   

We understand that you, your company, and your customers are going through a period of unpredictability during this crisis. Here’s one vital thing you do have control over: communication. Doing so with clarity and regularity will promote stability, calm, and dependability during this period of uncertainty. Maintain open communication and keep your employees, customers, and suppliers aware of how you will support them.

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Topics: Marketing for Manufacturers, Covid-19, Coronavirus

How to Communicate Effectively During COVID-19

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Mar 19, 2020 4:56PM

5 Steps to Communicating Effectively with Your Employees, Customers, and Suppliers

How is all this unpredictability going for you? We know it’s impacting every portion of your life: work, home, family, kids’ schooling, aging parents, grocery shopping, and areas of your life none of us every dreamed would be affected. The hardest part is feeling like we have little control over an intangible, invisible intruder that can wreak such havoc on the entire world. Let’s look at what we know … at least today, as this is a dynamic situation that continuously changes.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, Industrial Manufacturers, Covid-19, Coronavirus

Account-Based Marketing for Manufacturers

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Mar 12, 2020 3:23PM

What Is ABM and Is It Right for You?

Account-based marketing (ABM) has vastly grown in popularity among B2B sales and marketing teams over the years. According to a 2019 ABM Market Research Report by Engagio, 93% of respondents are either using ABM today, or are planning to soon. If you have not yet implemented ABM at your organization, learn about the six indicators that ABM is right for your manufacturing company.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Industrial Marketing Strategy, Industrial Manufacturers, Marketing for Manufacturers, ABM

The Impact of Coronavirus on the U.S. Manufacturing Industry and Reshoring

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Mar 5, 2020 11:8AM

What Does the Coronavirus Outbreak Entail for U.S. Manufacturers and the Rise of Reshoring?

It’s been about two months since the start of coronavirus in China. As of March 4, 2020, more than seventy countries have reported cases of coronavirus. Apart from the obvious impacts of the disease on human lives, businesses throughout the world are starting to face the economic impacts of the virus outbreak. As Fortune reports, 94% of the Fortune 1000 are seeing coronavirus supply chain disruptions.

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Topics: Industrial Manufacturers, Covid-19, Coronavirus

Aligning Marketing, Sales, and Service for Revenue Growth

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Feb 19, 2020 3:35PM

Why Team Alignment Is Crucial and How You Can Achieve It and Long-Term Revenue Growth

By now you’ve probably heard that marketing and sales alignment is core to any business’s success. New data reveals that integrating customer service teams into this alignment increases revenue by 2.8 times on average, among many other benefits. So, what is so great about alignment of the teams, and how can you make it work for your industrial manufacturing company?

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Topics: Inbound, Customer Lifecycle, Marketing, Sales, and Service

B2B Marketing Trends for 2020

Posted by Inda McKetchnie on Jan 17, 2020 1:5PM

Setting Resolutions—Reaching Goals

We made it! We got through 2019, so it’s time to look forward to 2020. Our blog post from 2019 highlighted conversational marketing, creating and promoting videos, account-based marketing, brand evangelism, and long-form content; and while all of these are still relevant for 2020, there’s another group of trends that are elbowing their way into the spotlight and deserve some attention for the new year.

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Topics: Content Marketing Strategy, B2B Inbound Marketing, B2B Branding, LinkedIn marketing, Social Media Marketing, Brand Management, Marketing Automation, web design

How to Start Industrial Inbound Marketing for Free Using HubSpot

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Sep 10, 2019 4:41PM

Bootstrap Your Inbound Marketing with HubSpot’s Free Tools

You’ve read a lot about inbound marketing and have determined that it’s the best marketing strategy for your industrial manufacturing business. Having done the research on how to start an industrial inbound marketing plan and realizing the importance of marketing software to aid in the process, now you might be wondering what software will get you started in a most cost-effective way.

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Topics: Marketing for Manufacturers, Marketing Software, Free Inbound Tools

4 Helpful HubSpot Tips to Improve Sales Efficiency

Posted by Jason Underhill on Aug 5, 2019 3:39PM

How to Save Time in HubSpot and Become a More Effective Sales Organization

HubSpot is generally viewed as a platform that helps businesses perform various marketing activities. While this notion is true, many people overlook the platform’s viability as an effective sales enablement tool. With a subscription to HubSpot’s Sales Pro, your business will have with the all the tools your sales team needs to effectively engage buyers throughout each stage of the buying process.

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Topics: Sales Enablement Strategy, Marketing Automation, Marketing Software

The Brand Development Process for Manufacturers

Posted by Jason Underhill on Jun 14, 2019 11:20AM

6 Step Guide on a Successful Industrial Brand Development Strategy

Branding … not everyone’s favorite task to tackle on a Monday morning—or any day, for that matter—especially for industrial companies. We understand that getting the presses rolling and meeting production schedules out-prioritizes talks of re-branding on the daily. Besides, business looks good, the pipeline is full, and you have all you can handle with orders … for now. But relying on your high-quality products and exceptional service may only get you so far into the future.

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Topics: Brand Strategy, B2B Branding, Buyer Personas, Brand Management

Increase Website Traffic and Leads with B2B Inbound Marketing

Posted by Adele Pollis on May 31, 2019 12:46PM

5 Ways to Create More Leads When You Commit to Inbound Marketing

A well strategized, fully implemented inbound marketing program can significantly increase website traffic, resulting in more leads and greater revenues. While not complicated, 61% of marketers say generating traffic and leads is their top marketing challenge.[i]

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing ROI, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Website Optimization

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