Learn About the Key Components of a Successful Inbound Marketing Methodology
Measure, Analyze, Update!
In 2018, companies spent an average of 11.2% of company revenues on marketing.[i] It is anticipated that global media spending will reach $2.1 trillion in 2019, up from $1.6 trillion in 2014.[ii] Companies rely upon marketing to transform interest into profitable transactions, and ideally, long-term customer relationships.
Top 6 Reasons for Manufacturers to Outsource Their B2B Marketing Efforts
As a manufacturing company in an increasingly competitive B2B environment, you know how difficult it is to stand out. Marketing is a sure-fire way to spread the word about your business and its unique selling proposition. You could either entrust your marketing activities to an in-house team of marketers or hire a marketing agency to take care of your marketing needs. However, if you’re concerned about the up-front costs of a marketing agency, here are 6 reasons why this is money well spent—and also, why you might not spend more after all.
Find Your Unicorns and Share Them!
One of the fastest ways to drain company marketing resources, particularly in the B2B industrial manufacturing sector, is to chase after every lead, platform, and format in an effort to “strike gold” through diversification. Unfortunately, if and when you do stumble across the perfect combination, it’s highly unlikely any benefit will be worth all that discovery cost. What’s a company eager for an audience, then, to do? Tap into the powerful Pareto Principle, also called the 80:20 rule—a concept that indicates that 80% of results will come from 20% of efforts at any given time or setting.
Find Out What Your Competitors Are Up To …
If you’re in business today, you’ve probably at least heard of inbound marketing. You may have thought about looking into it. And if your current marketing efforts are doing the job—that’s great! The reality is that your life—both professionally and personally—has felt the impact of inbound marketing, whether you are consciously aware of it or not.
What You Need to Have in Place for Your Inbound Marketing Strategy to Be Successful
When a marketing agency begins working with a client to implement a marketing program, it will cover a long list of elements needed to ensure that company’s readiness to undertake inbound marketing strategies. There are four foundational items that need to be working properly to even begin.
The Manufacturer-Marketer Partnership Requires Work: Set Expectations so it Will Work Well
As a manufacturer, your B2B marketing agency is probably your first line of defense in the competition of the open market, but a mismatch in goals or motivations could short-circuit your future success. At Grant Marketing, we know how important it is for you to fortify the presence of your product or service on the market for continual growth and profit.
These 5 Components Will Optimize Your Website Redesign
You know you need a new website, but you have no idea where to begin. Sound familiar?
Traditional Marketing Spend Is an Expense
A print ad is a commodity that expires. It has a shelf life. That’s a concept we’ve come to understand in the internet age. Let’s frame it in this perspective: traditional marketing spend, according to HubSpot co-founder and CTO, Dharmesh Shah, is an expense. Inbound marketing, on the other hand, is an investment in assets.
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.