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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 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

How to Start a B2B Inbound Marketing Plan

Posted by Bob Grant on Jan 25, 2019 3:14PM

Set Yourself Up for Industrial Marketing Success in 6 Steps! 

What would you tell someone who wants to start a B2B business without first writing a business plan and establishing detailed goals, deadlines, and a budget? Bad idea, right?

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, inbound marketing campaign, Industrial Content Marketing, Industrial Manufacturers, Content Marketing Strategy, Inbound Marketing Consultant, DIY Inbound Marketing Assessment, Inbound Marketing Assessment

Why Manufacturing Companies Should Have a “News Blog”

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on May 2, 2018 3:1PM

Yes, You’re Busy—but You Have Lots of Low-Hanging Fruit to Share!  

News, updates, and new product releases are just a few of the topics that manufacturing companies can promote through a running “blog” of current information. Blog, you say? Too busy taking care of business on the production floor to even consider writing technical intel info or pithy subjects on the latest industry buzz? We get it. While we strongly recommend you get a full-fledged content program underway, we also want to let you know there are some things you can do in lieu of that. Here’s where the “news blog” comes in.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing, Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Manufacturers, Content Marketing Strategy, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Inbound Marketing Consultant, News

Marketing Trends for Manufacturers in 2018

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Mar 9, 2018 3:28PM

Where Does Your Industrial Manufacturing Company Stand Among Peers?

Much like 2013's infamous “cronut”—the decidedly un-irresistible croissant/donut hybrid—marketing trends can go stale nearly as fast as they're “baked.” Unlike the unfortunately-named cronuts, however, content marketing remains a cornerstone of successful campaigns for businesses in 2018, no matter what industry they operate in.

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Topics: Content Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Plan, DIY Inbound Marketing Assessment, Inbound Marketing Assessment

Is Your Content Marketing Strategy Really Working For You?

Posted by Tejasvi Desai on Mar 10, 2016 12:40PM

Measuring What Matters for Inbound Marketing Metrics

In today’s data driven world, metrics rule the outcome of any marketing strategy, but focus too narrowly on numbers and you might just end up losing perspective.

Metrics don’t always mean success, which is why you need to measure what matters. If you are looking to reap a sound ROI on your content marketing strategy, it is imperative that the associated results are closely aligned with your goals.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy

A Content Marketing Plan Provides Your Best Sales Enablement Tools

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Oct 13, 2015 4:1PM

The Direct Link between Content Marketing and Sales

Joe, Shirley, Ruth, and James are hardworking sales people. And they hit their numbers every time. But you need the numbers to increase and your company wants to shift into new markets, so you’re facing a double whammy of a transition. They all have very different personalities and approaches to work, and their own preferences for how and when they communicate to prospects and customers. You spend way too much time creating sales enablement strategies that support each of their styles of working. You need a plan that will encompass all their work habits and keep you from having to micromanage their different approaches for engaging with clients. On top of that, corporate is after you to align branding and messaging more consistently. You need a content marketing plan. 

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Topics: Content Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Plan, Sales Enablement

Why You Need a Sales-Centric Content Marketing Strategy NOW!

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Oct 9, 2015 3:15PM

A Content Marketing Plan Is all about Sales

You’re comfortable doing business the way you’ve been doing it for years. We get that. But there’s an inherent problem with that. Your customers and prospects aren’t; their buying habits have changed—dramatically. Technology has been driving this content marketing train for a while now, and the painful reality is that if you don’t jump onboard, your potential customers will be leaving the station without you. Stale metaphors aside, you really need to get on track with how business is being done and create a content marketing plan. Okay, bad puns behind us now, let’s get to the meat of it.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Plan

Does Content Marketing Really Help the Sales Team?

Posted by Cam Mirisola-Bynum on Oct 1, 2015 5:29PM

How a Content Marketing Plan Can Save the Sales & Marketing Marriage

We all feel the pressure to be as efficient at our jobs as possible. Metrics dictate our decisions, follow us around, and predict our relative success … or failure. No one feels this more profoundly than salespeople. After all, if you distill it down, our jobs depend on their success. If nothing’s being sold, nobody’s getting paid. Having said that, the sales team isn’t in it alone. Marketing is an integral arm of sales. Traditionally, they have begrudgingly co-existed in many organizations—kind of like a bad arranged marriage. Both know they have an obligation to be there, yet they’ve discovered they don’t always speak the same language. There’s a disconnect that threatens to derail the best intentions of—what should be—a fruitful union. Content marketing is proven to attract prospects, and sales should be happy to embrace this methodology, because it will deliver the kind of leads they have been demanding for a long time.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Plan

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