Content Planning for Industrial Marketers

Unsure how to organize your content? Try basic questions: What? When? For whom?

As the industrial buying journey has become more elongated and complex, and more buyers are doing a majority of their research online before engaging with companies, solid content planning has become an essential starting point for industrial marketing. And while there are more content channels and types of content than ever, putting together a content… Read more »

Marketing Your Industrial Business as Sustainable — Honesty or Greenwashing?

Trying to develop a sustainability message? Don't get caught in the pitfall of greenwashing.

How do you take an approach to marketing your industrial company that reflects an authentic commitment to sustainability vs. inauthentic greenwashing? As the debate about climate change heats up, the pressure is on to answer this question. The climate crisis has gained more public exposure this year than ever before. The recent Climate Change Conference… Read more »

CRM Implementation and Usage for Industrials

You may have tried a CRM but did you implement it the right way? Do it correctly to grow.

A successful CRM implementation will boost revenue per B2B sales person by 41 percent. Marketing teams who have access to a company-wide CRM deliver three times more revenue than marketing teams without real-time access to customer information. The elongated industrial buying process is challenging, but it offers numerous opportunities to check in with prospects, and… Read more »

Why All Industrial Companies Need an Ideal Customer Profile

Do you know what types of companies you want to be customers? If not, it's time for a useful exercise.

The disruptions of the past few years have sent many industrial companies looking for new partners and customers, perhaps driven by supply chain chaos, replacing lost revenue or taking advantage of emerging markets. Like almost anything else in business, scouting for new business should follow a process, and in this case it begins with creating… Read more »

How to Plan a B2B Product Launch with Digital Marketing

Have a new product you want to introduce? Think digital first as your plan to take it to market.

Careful planning of a B2B product launch requires determining the product demand and conducting due diligence in the market to ensure short-term and long-term success. Building a successful market strategy for a product launch depends on understanding the target audience as well as the nuances of digital marketing, particularly as many small businesses are leveraging… Read more »

Ways AI in B2B Marketing Is Making an Impact

Artificial intelligence in marketing is still new. But here are some ways it's already taking hold.

Modern technologies such as AI in B2B marketing are reshaping business reality. What was seen as science fiction a mere decade ago is slowly becoming a normal way of doing business in technologically advanced segments of economy. Where automation was the main trend in the beginning of 2000s or earlier, the 2020s are slowly taking… Read more »

An Industrial Marketing Feast of Inspiration

Times are a changing. Take a moment to pause and reflect on what's new and positive.

The past two years have tested the resolve of the industrial sector with disruptions we could never have imagined. It feels like the global pandemic arrived and someone hit the hyper-speed button on the pace of change.  So as we approach the holiday season, Industrial Marketer podcast co-hosts Joey Strawn and Nels Jensen take a… Read more »