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How to Start Industrial Inbound Marketing for Free Using HubSpot

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Sep 10, 2019 4:41PM

Bootstrap Your Inbound Marketing with HubSpot’s Free Tools

You’ve read a lot about inbound marketing and have determined that it’s the best marketing strategy for your industrial manufacturing business. Having done the research on how to start an industrial inbound marketing plan and realizing the importance of marketing software to aid in the process, now you might be wondering what software will get you started in a most cost-effective way.

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Topics: Marketing for Manufacturers, Marketing Software, Free Inbound Tools

What Is the Inbound Methodology

Posted by Madina Madraimova on May 23, 2019 12:14PM

Explaining Inbound Methodology for B2B Strategies

Inbound marketing has become an essential term for many companies in the last decade, enabling them grow revenues by providing buyers with valuable content and actively engaging them throughout the buying process. This transformative shift in the way people consume information and make purchasing decisions continues to evolve into a larger overall inbound movement.

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

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

Do I Need Marketing Software for My Industrial Company?

Posted by Jason Underhill on May 9, 2019 12:17PM

Top 5 Benefits of Marketing Automation for Manufacturers

Marketing software certainly isn’t a new technology, but many industrial businesses are still pondering whether or not they should make the switch to an automation platform. According to EmailMonday, “On average 51% of companies are currently using Marketing automation. With more than half of B2B companies (58%) planning to adopt the technology in 2019.” So, perhaps it’s time to consider the upside of marketing automation for your manufacturing company?

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Topics: Sales Enablement Tools, Marketing for Manufacturers, Marketing Automation, Marketing Software

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

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

Inbound Marketing Yields Best ROI for B2B Marketing

Posted by Adele Pollis on Apr 10, 2019 10:28AM

Measure Your Marketing to Manufacturing Companies

While proving marketing ROI may be challenging, inbound marketing is one of the best strategies for achieving high returns. Inbound marketing is a proactive approach that attracts, engages, and adds value throughout the customer journey. Encompassing branding, social selling, content marketing, SEO, and marketing automation, inbound marketing actively involves the customer at each phase of the buying process. 

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

Proving Marketing ROI

Posted by Adele Pollis on Apr 5, 2019 12:1PM

Accountability = Higher Return

HubSpot’s State of Inbound 2018 found that 46% of executives[i] cited “proving the ROI of our marketing activities” as a top challenge.

While challenging, holding your marketing accountable goes a long way towards proving ROI. A recent Forbes analysis found that marketers who invested in higher levels of marketing accountability are achieving “5% better returns on marketing investments and more than 7% higher levels of growth performance.”[ii]

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Topics: Inbound Marketing ROI, Marketing ROI, Marketing for Manufacturers

What Does Your Photography Say About Your Brand?

Posted by Bob Grant on Apr 4, 2019 9:20AM

Your Brand Is Valuable. Do Your Photos Show it?

You see it every day. It has a strong impact on your life—how you buy, what you buy. But have you ever thought about how important photography is to your company or product brand? It’s part of brand development and brand strategy—sometime subtle, sometime bold—and all other things equal, it’s what gets your company attention over your competitors.

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Topics: Marketing for Manufacturers, Photography, Industrial photography, Video Marketing, Brand Management

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

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