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4 Videos Your Industrial Company Needs and How to Promote Them

Posted by Jason Underhill on Mar 18, 2019 3:42PM

How to Implement Video Marketing at Your Manufacturing Company

Video marketing is one of the most effective means of gaining a prospects’ attention online. In a world where the average attention span of an adult is around eight seconds, this attention-grabbing tool can be a game changer for all businesses trying to gain an edge. Sure, there is a time and a place to push other forms of promotional content, but video just works differently.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Marketing for Manufacturers, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing

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

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

What Is an Industrial Marketing Agency?

Posted by Bob Grant on Jan 3, 2019 5:49PM

And Why Do I Need One? 

Let’s start with: what is industrial marketing? In its most general sense, industrial marketing is a segment of B2B marketing, with a specific focus on manufacturing and industrial companies selling to other industrial and manufacturing companies. Therefore, an industrial marketing agency is a firm that helps industrial manufacturing companies with their efforts to grow their businesses in the industrial marketplace.

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

4 Ways to Build Industrial Marketing Muscle

Posted by Adele Pollis on Nov 20, 2018 4:3PM

Strengthen Your Brand and Inbound Marketing Strategies

Navigating industrial sales and marketing is very different from other sectors where consumers are often swayed by clever ad campaigns that appeal to their emotions. Statistics support the reality that today’s astute industrial buyers have done their research and are knowledgeable about the solution you are offering, long before you identify them as a prospect. 

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, Inbound Marketing Strategy, B2B Branding, Marketing for Manufacturers, Inbound Marketing Assessment, rebrand

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

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

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 Marketing, Content Marketing, B2B Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing Strategy

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