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Adjusting Your Marketing Strategy in the Wake of Forced Change

Posted by Inda McKetchnie on Apr 23, 2020 1:18PM

What You Can Do About the Current Impacts on Your Business and Budget

Let’s start by stating the obvious: life now looks nothing like it did two months ago. And two months from now … who knows? Every piece of our existence feels the impact—our lifestyle, our business, and our ability to adjust to change. In addition to learning the ins and outs of Zoom conferencing, setting up home offices, being a parent/teacher/spouse/employee/regular-everyday-human simultaneously, and adjusting to a possible long-term change in our way of life, the situation has also brought to light how able we are to adjust our strategies in order to stay afloat during a time where it’s very difficult to maintain “business as usual.”

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Industrial Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Content Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Marketing, Sales, and Service, Covid-19, Coronavirus

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

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

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, B2B Inbound Marketing, Growth-Driven Design

What’s In Your Inbound Marketing Toolbox?

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Jul 25, 2016 3:59PM

Do You Have the Right Tools to Catch 'Em All? We're Talking Inbound Leads, not Pokémon!

Inbound marketing relies heavily on content creation to attract target audiences. However, attracting is just the first step of the process. To be able to transition from attracting to converting, and then from closing to delighting, you will need much more than just content.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Inbound Marketing Strategy

B2B Inbound Marketing Strategy Workshops

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Apr 21, 2016 11:1AM

Grant Marketing Workshops and Webinars Provide Demonstrable Marketing Strategies

We’re in the business, and even we know that the amount of information (about everything, everywhere) available to you is overwhelming. Yup, we’ve been known to close our laptops at the end of the day and swear off any more incoming anything—no more blogs, eBooks, case studies, emails, LinkedIn posts, well-manicured marketing messaging—nothing.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Content Marketing Workshops, Inbound Marketing Workshops, CRM Strategies to Close Sales Workshops, Branding Workshops

Common Challenges in B2B Inbound Marketing

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Dec 11, 2015 6:32PM

Get Better Training and Buy-In for B2B Inbound Marketing

B2B Inbound marketing, while extremely effective, comes with challenges. Year after year, companies seem to struggle with the same efforts. While proving the ROI of marketing activities is still the top challenge, finding an executive sponsor and team training are rapidly rising to the top of the list. Companies need both executive buy-in and appropriate training of sales and marketing teams to achieve the inbound marketing success they strive for. While all other challenges mentioned in this survey have declined from the previous year, these two have increased. HubSpot’s “State of Inbound 2015” report examines these developing trends.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Content Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing Plan, Inbound Marketing ROI, Content Marketing Workshops

Does Your Current B2B Marketing Strategy Align with Your Goals?

Posted by Vidushi Bhardwaj on Jun 24, 2015 4:11PM

Uncovering 2015 B2B Marketing Trends and Challenges

As the spread of digital media and mobile technology continues to transform the B2B buying process, integration of the latest B2B marketing technologies and tools into a seamless cross-channel marketing strategy has never been more critical to driving revenue and growth. The companies that fail to focus on digital channels—particularly interactive communication channels like social networks and blogging—may struggle to retain customers, inspire conversions, and win new sales.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, B2B marketing agency, B2B marketing strategy

Crafting the Perfect Social Media Post for Industrial Marketing

Posted by Samantha Hunter on Jun 16, 2015 1:48PM

Write a Post to Boast About

Social media posts are an essential part of any industrial marketing strategy for manufacturers. You read that right. Yes, social media is an intrinsically viable channel for you to get new customers and retain customer loyalty. Not only do these posts connect your business with the appropriate audience, but they also attract visitors to your website and can eventually turn strangers into customers and customers who align with your brand identity into evangelists for your products.

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Topics: Social Media, Industrial Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Industrial Marketing Strategy

Search Trends for Industrial Marketing

Posted by Bob Grant on May 27, 2015 2:11PM

Responsiveness, Quality, and Speed Feed the Spiderbots!

Many industrial marketers still depend on SEO and PPC (pay per click) as the core of their industrial marketing strategy. Their goal is to outperform their competitors by outranking them with specific keywords and keyword phrases. While there is a larger framework for SEO-related concerns like blogging, backlinking, and updating title tags and meta descriptions, which are still important markers for spiderbots to locate web pages, the latest trends focus on mobile-friendly websites, content depth and quality (the spiderbots focus on “contextual search” algorithms), and website speed.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, B2B marketing strategy, Industrial Marketing Strategy

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