Author: Jake Gerli




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How Big Should Your B2B Marketing Budget Be?

The amount really depends on you, but here's what others are doing.

A big question that comes up in any discussion about marketing planning is, “How much should I be spending on marketing?” Of course, there’s the internal factor of how much your awesome marketing plan will cost to implement, but more often than not this question is about industry standards. In the industrial sector, there isn’t… Read more »

Turnkey Digital Marketing for Industrials

For those who need out-of-the-box digital marketing, a turnkey solution is possible.

Today, almost every industrial company has a website. Many are finding, though, that merely showing up on the web isn’t enough to compete online. Rather, one needs a fully developed digital marketing strategy. If a company hasn’t engaged in deliberate digital marketing before, starting a program from scratch — or unifying fragmented past efforts —… Read more »

Profit-Driven Marketing for Industrials

Stop thinking about marketing as an expense. Start using it to drive profits.

Earlier this year, Google began publishing content about profit-driven marketing on its “think with Google” site. For Google, recasting marketing in terms of profit is specifically about changing how marketers think about their search advertising spend. While it’s important to take heed of the world’s leading search engine’s official position on search marketing spending strategy,… Read more »

Why Manufacturing Day Needed Responsive Design

Using a responsive website to connect with multiple audiences.

Last year, I worked on a marketing campaign to promote Manufacturing Day, which is an annual occasion in October when manufacturers across the United States open their doors and show people in their communities what modern manufacturing really looks like. This year (2014), Manufacturing Day falls on October 3. One of the key projects for… Read more »

Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design for B2Bs

Most of the time, responsive is best for B2B. But sometimes adaptive wins.

There are two main strategies for making a website mobile-ready: adaptive design and responsive design. In most cases, a responsive website will the best fit for B2B businesses. But for those who want to create mobile experiences that are significantly different than those provided by standard desktop websites, or for those who have a client… Read more »

Lead Nurturing for Industrials: A Perfect Fit

Why lead nurturing and the industrial buying cycle were made for each other.

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the B2B marketing world about lead nurturing. The basic idea is to develop communications programs that issue content addressing customers’ informational needs at key moments during their journeys toward making purchases. Essentially, lead nurturing is an evolution of permission-based marketing that rigorously maps out personas and… Read more »

Online Industrial Marketing: Getting Started

Just the basics to get your digital marketing program up and running.

According to the IHS GlobalSpec “2013 Trends in Industrial Marketing” report, 54 percent of industrial marketers spent more on digital marketing in 2013 than they did in 2012. With online industrial marketing typically delivering rapid ROI, better-qualified sales leads, and numerous opportunities for brand exposure, there’s no reason to doubt that this trend will continue… Read more »

6 Reasons for Pro Industrial Content Marketing

Hiring professional content marketers more than pays for itself.

If you’re going to market, you need content. The industrial marketing space is no exception to this now-established rule of marketing, although industrial marketing content seems to be subject to a certain tendency: more often than not, non-marketers create marketing content. At first glance, this inclination is totally understandable. Information in the industrial world is often… Read more »