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7 Indicators It’s Time to Upgrade Your Industrial Manufacturing Website

Posted by Madina Madraimova on May 29, 2020 2:21PM

How to Know If You Need a Website Facelift

These days, your audience’s first impression of your manufacturing business is based almost exclusively on your website. Your website now is your 24/7 online salesperson, driving leads and conversions and serving as an integral part of marketing to prospects. If it’s not serving its functions, you are missing out on leads and revenue.

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Topics: Industrial Marketing, Marketing for Manufacturers, Website Assessment, Website Optimization, web design

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

Communication and Marketing During COVID-19

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Mar 31, 2020 12:30PM

Navigating Transparently in the New Normal

How are you holding up? We certainly hope all is well with you and your family. Clearly COVID-19 is causing disruption for everyone everywhere. 

If you’re reading this, we’re guessing that it has likely disrupted your normal business operations, as well. Are you trying to figure out your new normal: employee well-being; facility cleanliness and work station distance, vendor resources, production timelines … ? It goes on, we know. Perhaps you’re able to continue manufacturing, but customers can’t receive. And how is your supply chain doing as a whole? That’s another monumental concern. Good for now, but will parts and components run out soon? Are you discovering a lack of redundancies in your supply chain? That’s its own list.   

We understand that you, your company, and your customers are going through a period of unpredictability during this crisis. Here’s one vital thing you do have control over: communication. Doing so with clarity and regularity will promote stability, calm, and dependability during this period of uncertainty. Maintain open communication and keep your employees, customers, and suppliers aware of how you will support them.

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Topics: Marketing for Manufacturers, Covid-19, Coronavirus

Account-Based Marketing for Manufacturers

Posted by Madina Madraimova on Mar 12, 2020 3:23PM

What Is ABM and Is It Right for You?

Account-based marketing (ABM) has vastly grown in popularity among B2B sales and marketing teams over the years. According to a 2019 ABM Market Research Report by Engagio, 93% of respondents are either using ABM today, or are planning to soon. If you have not yet implemented ABM at your organization, learn about the six indicators that ABM is right for your manufacturing company.

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Topics: B2B Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Industrial Marketing Strategy, Industrial Manufacturers, Marketing for Manufacturers, ABM

How to Start Industrial Inbound Marketing for Free Using HubSpot

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

Last Updated on April 9th, 2020

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

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