How Industrial Distributors Can Set Themselves Apart

Talking about product selection, availability, speed and service? So is everyone else. Time to be different.

Many industrial distributors are dealing with the reality that digital is becoming the dominant sales channel. So while the core distribution functions of product selection, availability and delivery have not changed, how customers vet their distributors has.  In the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast, co-hosts Joey and Nels discuss how an industrial distributor… Read more »

Content That Converts: How to Turn Readers into Buyers

Content marketing works. So why isn't yours? Use these tips to improve your chances of success.

Why is it that more B2B companies don’t publish content that converts readers into buyers? According to Marketing Charts, content is one of the most important things in the B2B marketers arsenal — per their analysis, 52% of B2B customers claim that they are “definitely” more likely to buy from a brand after reading their… Read more »

7 Signs Your Manufacturing Website Is Out of Date

Something not feel right with your site? Look for these symptoms to diagnose the problem.

Have you given your manufacturing website much thought lately? You should. Gone are the days when simply having a website was the goal for every business owner when it came to an online presence. These days, creating a website for your manufacturing company is only half the battle. Website visitors expect more than that. In… Read more »

A Roadmap to Creating a Successful Industrial Marketing Strategy

Do you know what you are trying to achieve? Define success first; the rest flows from there.

Successfully navigating the complex B2B buying process depends on a solid industrial marketing strategy, which can be created using a flexible core process that answers some fundamental questions. In the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast, co-hosts Joey and Nels discuss how a successful industrial marketing strategy begins at the intersection of your company’s… Read more »

Do Manufacturing Companies Using Social Media Need to Be on Instagram?

When you look at the stats — and see who's already there — this questions becomes a lot more serious.

Even for many manufacturing companies using social media, the thought of adding a platform that is as visual and aesthetically demanding as Instagram is daunting. However, before you dismiss this idea completely, you may want to reconsider the reasons you’re using social media in the first place, which should ultimately ladder up to the only… Read more »

A Working Definition of Industrial Marketing Illustrated through 5 Examples

Industrial marketing — it's like you know it when you see it. Here are 5 examples that illustrate the point.

The narrow segments and complicated, elongated buying cycles can make lead generation especially challenging for industrial marketing, but these difficulties are also what help us trace the contours of a definition of industrial marketing. It’s unlike any other B2B sector. But the dynamic means it is even more important to be genuinely “industrial” in your… Read more »

Building Your Brand With B2B Video Marketing: The Complete Strategy

Don't start making videos just because. Here's how to take a strategic approach that will drive results.

B2B video marketing has so much potential because video marketing is so ubiquitous at this point. According to Hubspot, video marketing accounts for over 86% of internet marketing. This shows astronomical growth from the 63% it absorbed in 2016! In addition, WyzOwl’s State of Marketing Study for 2021 reported the pandemic has significantly impacted the… Read more »