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4 Ways to Build Industrial Marketing Muscle

Posted by Adele Pollis on Nov 20, 2018 4:3PM

Strengthen Your Brand and Inbound Marketing Strategies

Navigating industrial sales and marketing is very different from other sectors where consumers are often swayed by clever ad campaigns that appeal to their emotions. Statistics support the reality that today’s astute industrial buyers have done their research and are knowledgeable about the solution you are offering, long before you identify them as a prospect. 

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Topics: rebrand, Inbound Marketing Assessment, Marketing for Manufacturers, B2B Branding, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Industrial Marketing Strategy

Are You Selling Your Industrial Marketing Brand?

Posted by Adele Pollis on Nov 7, 2018 1:10PM

Why Your Sales Team Needs to Be Your Most Authentic Brand Advocate

Are your sales and marketing functions copacetic? Or are they more like two ships that, if you’re lucky, pass in the night? Aligning your company’s marketing and business development functions:

  • Unifies your team
  • Builds strategic cohesion
  • Keeps the sales pipeline flowing
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Topics: rebrand, B2B Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand strategist, Brand Loyalty, Branding, Industrial Branding

The Next Generation of Brand Succession in a Family Business

Posted by Adele Pollis on Aug 20, 2018 2:21PM

Preserving the Brand Perception and Preparing for the Transition

We’ve been talking a lot about branding lately, especially as it relates to family-owned industrial manufacturing businesses. Multi-generational companies, built over decades, possess brands that are the result of thoughtful planning—or by default, simply a reflection of their founders’ personalities.

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Topics: employee-owned, rebrand, family business, B2B Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand strategist, Brand Consultant, brand development strategy

How to Rebrand My Family's B2B Manufacturing Company

Posted by Adele Pollis on Jul 2, 2018 12:2PM

Branding the Past for the Future—A Family Affair

Does your company have a distinct brand, based upon a thoughtful brand development process? Or is your company’s brand more of an extension of the founder’s personality?

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Topics: B2B Branding, Brand Strategy, Industrial Branding, brand development strategy, family business, rebrand

Make Employees Advocates of Your Industrial Manufacturing Brand

Posted by Adele Pollis on Jun 21, 2018 11:36AM

But … Do Your Employees “Get” Your Brand? 

Are your employees killing your company brand? 

“Great company—possibly one of the best to work for.” 

“You learn to appreciate good companies because almost all companies are better to work for than this one.” 

Which one of these sounds most like what your employees might say? Or perhaps somewhere in-between? These quotes, from online employee reviews, illustrate how important employee perceptions are in shaping external perceptions of a company’s brand. 

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Topics: Brand Strategy, brand development strategy, Brand Ambassador, Brand Loyalty

5 Steps to a Successful B2B Brand Strategy

Posted by Adele Pollis on May 9, 2017 1:46PM

The B2B Brand Experience: Make it Personal and Practice Reciprocity

In today’s business environment, there is little to no distinction between a company and its brand. The two are so intertwined that a Weber Shandwick report found that “corporate reputation and brand reputation are now nearly indivisible.”

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

B2B Brand Loyalty

Posted by Adele Pollis on Mar 18, 2016 2:33PM

Powerful Brands Gain Loyalty through Passion and Performance

Everyone knows that loyal customers are the backbone of any successful B2B company. B2B brand loyalty is important—but how passionate are your customers? When you think of people who are passionate about a product, consumables typically come to mind. Picture the hordes of people who wait anxiously and are willing to stand endlessly in long lines for products with an apple on them, or those who won’t (or can’t!) start their day without their favorite branded coffee.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Loyalty, Branding Webinar

How Brand-Centric Is Your Business?

Posted by Adele Pollis on Sep 16, 2015 11:50AM

Do You Understand Your Company’s Brand Essence?

Striving for balance in life leads to feeling centered: strong, even-keeled, and in control of your destiny. Achieving this in your personal life can be accomplished in a variety of ways—people do yoga, meditate, run, hike, travel—whatever serves as an enjoyable counterbalance to the demands of everyday life.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Consulting, brand essence, Brand strategist

How Does Your Company's Brand Essence Impact Sales?

Posted by Adele Pollis on Aug 3, 2015 11:30AM

The Connection between Brand and the Bottom Line

Long ago, Peter Drucker said, “Because the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer, the business enterprise has two—and only two—basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.”

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Topics: Branding, brand message, brand promise, brand essence

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