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How Does Industrial Marketing Help Increase Manufacturing Sales?

Posted by Bob Grant on May 17, 2019 12:31PM

4 Ways an Effective Industrial Marketing Strategy Helps Boost Sales

Creating a sales strategy starts with one extremely important component: the assumption that you will have a steady flow of leads working their way through your sales funnel. From awareness to purchase, each stage of the buying journey is impacted by inbound marketing tactics. This can be particularly challenging in more traditional businesses such as industrial manufacturers, where the majority of your business in the past may have come through cold calling. People are increasingly wary of answering the phone if they don’t recognize the number, making it more difficult than ever to break through the clutter and get attention.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Industrial Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Marketing for Manufacturers

What’s in Your B2B Inbound Marketing Toolbox?

Posted by Adele Pollis on May 7, 2019 4:6PM

Learn About the Key Components of a Successful Inbound Marketing Methodology

Inbound marketing has proven to be one of the best strategies for achieving measurable ROI. In 2018, 79% of marketers cited inbound marketing[i] as their organization’s primary approach to marketing.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing ROI, Content Marketing Workshops, Marketing for Manufacturers, Inbound Marketing Assessment

Obtain Referrals from Your Happy Customers

Posted by Jason Underhill on May 2, 2019 10:0AM

How to Ask for Referrals from Existing Customers and Earn New Clients

People aren’t shy when it comes to speaking about their experiences with brands. According to Google, “Over 2.4 billion conversations about brands take place every day in the United States”—clearly illustrating that world-of-mouth marketing is not dead. In fact, the power of word-of-mouth continues to grow and is becoming an ever-important asset for companies to exploit. But how do we as marketers influence the narrative of these conversations to positively portray our brands and help us gain more customers?

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Growth-Driven Design

Using Social Media to Convert Leads to Sales

Posted by Adele Pollis on Mar 12, 2019 5:3PM

Does Social “Selling” Really Work?

The dynamics of B2B selling have changed dramatically from the days when the sales person controlled the sales process. Technology has put the buyer in the driver’s seat, with the ability to access a wealth of information and data about a product or service they are interested in.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Social Media, Inbound Marketing Strategy, LinkedIn marketing, Social Media Marketing

Do I Still Need Marketing if My Sales Pipeline Is Full?

Posted by Jason Underhill on Mar 8, 2019 5:17PM

4 Marketing Strategies That Help You Effectively Manage Your Sales Funnel

A common question we hear from our B2B clients is, “Do I really need a marketing plan if my sales pipeline is full?” First of all, congratulations—achieving a full sales pipeline is no easy task. But let’s pump the breaks for a second: why is your sales pipeline full in the first place? Unless your company has a team full of cold-calling gurus, then your saturated pipeline is most likely a result of previous marketing efforts.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Industrial Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Strategy, Sales Enablement, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Marketing for Manufacturers, Inbound Marketing Assessment, Buyer Personas

How to Convert Sales Leads to Customers

Posted by Adele Pollis on Mar 5, 2019 4:20PM

Are You Answering Their Questions and Solving Their Problems?

The B2B sales cycle is typically an in-depth process that can involve multiple decision makers, and in some cases, takes months or years to complete.

Most buyers are well down the sales path before they even talk to your company. A recent survey found that 71% of buyers had conducted research, and 70% had developed an informal list of potential providers, prior to being in contact with prospective suppliers.[i]

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Content Marketing Agency, B2B marketing agency, Industrial Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Services, Sales Enablement, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Sales Enablement Strategy, Marketing for Manufacturers

How Can I Increase Revenue from My Existing Customers?

Posted by Adele Pollis on Mar 1, 2019 1:52PM

Leverage Existing Customers to Improve Your Bottom Line

Leveraging existing customer relationships—by creating a digital marketing strategy tailored to your customer’s needs—can yield measurable ROI. You likely have a pretty substantial inbound marketing list …1,000, 5,000, 10,000+ contacts. Of that list, somewhere around 10-20% may be active customers.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, Business Development Marketing Strategies, Growth-Driven Design, Marketing for Manufacturers

3 Basic Steps of a B2B Marketing Strategy that Works

Posted by Adele Pollis on Feb 4, 2019 11:45AM

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.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Inbound Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Industrial Marketing Strategy, B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Marketing for Manufacturers

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 Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Website Assessment

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 Marketing, Inbound Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Assessment

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