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Who Should You Hire: A B2B Marketer or a B2B Marketing Agency?

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Jan 11, 2018 11:9AM

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.

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, B2B Marketing, Website Assessment

Powerful Ways to Use the Pareto Principle in B2B Inbound Marketing

Posted by Esther Pia Cordova on Dec 5, 2017 4:30PM

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.

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Industrial Marketing Strategy

4 Reasons to Switch to B2B Inbound Marketing

Posted by Maya Raghavan on Aug 15, 2017 1:58PM

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.

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, B2B Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Assessment

The Top 4 Items to Fix Before Starting a B2B Inbound Marketing Program

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Aug 3, 2017 4:38PM

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 an inbound 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.

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Assessment, DIY Inbound Marketing Assessment

5 Questions Manufacturers Should Ask before Hiring a B2B Marketing Agency

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Jun 26, 2017 3:55PM

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. 

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, B2B marketing agency, Marketing for Manufacturers

Top 5 Considerations When Updating Your Website

Posted by Sean David Robinson on Apr 24, 2017 1:1PM

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? 

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, Website Assessment, Website Optimization

B2B Inbound Marketing Is an Asset

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Apr 21, 2017 10:55AM

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.

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Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing, B2B Marketing, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing Strategy

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, B2B Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing

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, Growth-Driven Design, B2B Inbound Marketing

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

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