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How to Design a Great Industrial Website

Posted by Jason Underhill on May 24, 2019 1:18PM

Top 4 Tips on Website Design for Manufacturers

When was the last time you took a hard, critical look at your company’s website? What was the general feeling it left you with? Keep in mind that you are intimately knowledgeable with your company—resources, capabilities, products, services, etc. Is all of that information readily accessible and understandable to visitors? Is it as updated as it can be—both in functionality and with substance?

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, Website Optimization, Marketing Software, web design

Content Is King: Why Content Creation Still Reigns Supreme in Industrial Marketing

Posted by Jason Underhill on Apr 18, 2019 2:22PM

5 Benefits of Producing Quality Content for Your Industrial Manufacturing Company

If you’ve done any marketing in the last decade, you’ve probably heard the phrase “content is king.” It’s probably a given since the term was coined by Bill Gates back in 1996 and remains prevalent—even more so in 2019. Clearly, Gates was able to see into the future! (Of course, he may have had a hand in creating it, to a degree!) Though content marketing has changed dramatically in form over those years, its significance hasn’t wavered. In the early days, content creation was a strategy that helped separate your business from the rest of your competitors. It has now become a proven necessity for all businesses. And still, it is king.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing Services, Content Marketing Plan, Marketing for Manufacturers

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

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

The LinkedIn Marketing Guide for Manufacturing Companies

Posted by Vidushi Bhardwaj on Jun 29, 2017 11:57AM

Implementing Industrial Marketing on the World’s Only Professional Platform—LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to help them be more productive and successful. According to LinkedIn’s Official Blog page, the site now boasts over 500 million registered members in over 200 countries and territories and 13 million company pages—collectively delivering nine billion content impressions per week in its newsfeed. The breakneck speed at which it continues to grow further solidifies LinkedIn’s reputation as the world’s largest professional social networking site.

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Topics: Social Media, Industrial Marketing, LinkedIn for B2B, Industrial Marketing Strategy, Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Manufacturers, LinkedIn marketing

How Continuous Improvement in U.S. Manufacturing Keeps You Competitive

Posted by John Case and Bill Fotsch on Mar 22, 2017 2:40PM

This Open Book Process Gets Results 

Right now, American manufacturers are looking opportunity square in the face. The economy is strong. The new administration is encouraging companies to make things at home rather than overseas.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing Strategy, Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Industrial Manufacturers

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