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What Is the Best Way to Market Industrial Products?

Posted by Bob Grant on Oct 3, 2022 4:35PM

Understanding the Unique Approach to Industrial Marketing

Industrial marketing, or B2B marketing, is very different from consumer marketing. It deals with factor markets for highly specialized products, while consumer marketing deals with product markets for finished goods. Industrial marketing requires a strategy that accounts for these specialized products and markets, and for the typically protracted buying process, as well as the need to establish beneficial relationships with buyers and partners.

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

9 Trends in Manufacturing Content Marketing for 2022

Posted by Bob Grant on Apr 11, 2022 4:13PM

Content Marketing Strategy 

While the pandemic had a devastating effect on in-person selling and face-to-face events over the past two years, one upside was that manufacturing companies rediscovered the powerful impact of content marketing.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, inbound marketing agency, Content Marketing Agency, Content Marketing

Why Print Still Belongs in Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Inda McKetchnie on Jul 29, 2020 11:47AM

How Print Marketing Strategies Are Unique from Digital Strategies

When you think about marketing today, a lot of it revolves around digital strategies, whether it’s social media campaigns, best SEO practices, or online content. Billboards, printed pamphlets, and print ads seem to be a thing of the past—but are they?

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing Strategy, Print Marketing

Manufacturing Company Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Apr 22, 2020 2:41PM

Rethinking Business Models for Manufacturers

The current pandemic is a massive disruptor for the world economy, as we all know. For the manufacturing industry, it looks something like this: factory closures, supply chain disruptions, reduced production capacities, and remote work, among many other things are significantly impacting businesses in manufacturing. Let alone companies struggling with illness—and even death—among their workforce. (Of which, we offer our warmest thoughts.) While the world will eventually return to face-to-face interactions and normal shipping and production schedules, the habits that are being formed now will set a new baseline for our behaviors and expectations as consumers and professionals.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Manufacturers, Marketing for Manufacturers, Covid-19

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

How Do I Start an Industrial Inbound Marketing Plan?

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on May 28, 2019 1:3PM

6 Steps Towards Starting Your First Inbound Marketing Plan

Are you tossing around the idea of starting an industrial inbound marketing plan, but don’t know what the methodology is and aren’t sure how? Great news, there are clear steps to the strategy that you can easily learn!

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

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

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