Author: Joey Strawn




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E-Commerce Platforms for Industrial Supply

Which e-commerce solution is best for B2B online catalogs and stores? Here are 5 contenders.

There are a lot of e-commerce platforms available and it can be hard for business owners in the industrial sector to figure out what’s right for them. Many industrials are B2B, whereas most e-commerce platforms are tailored specifically for the needs of B2C retailers and fail to provide support for the needs of B2Bs —… Read more »

Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup

Ford uses VR for assembly. Facial recognition promises personalized ads. And email won't die.

“The inventor gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work.” —Nikola Tesla We talk about technology a lot in the Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup — and with good reason. When it comes to advancements in how we do business as industrials, inventions and the merging of life with technology take center… Read more »

XML Feeds for Online Recruitment Campaigns

Promote hundreds of jobs across the Web by using XML feeds to distribute your job listings.

For industries that need a constant stream of new job applicants, such as logistics, job recruitment campaigns involve posting hundreds of jobs to dozens of job boards. Sounds like quite the ongoing project, right? Well yes, but fortunately you can automate things using XML feeds. XML feeds are commonly used by job-search websites, such as Indeed, Monster,… Read more »

Magento 2: Everything Store Owners Need To Know

Magento has completely rewritten its ecommerce platform. But just how radical is Magento 2?

On November 17, 2015, Magento, Inc. released a new major version of their flagship e-commerce platform — Magento 2. With a complete rewrite of all of the core code, templates, and configuration, along with major changes to the database and infrastructure, it’s the most radical change to the Magento platform since its inception. The announcement… Read more »

Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup

Here's how the 10 biggest tech developments of 2015 will affect the industrial field in 2016.

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” —William Faulkner 2015 was a big year. Between intergalactic movie releases, rising international tensions, and shifting interpersonal communication options, it’s honestly hard to sum up all that transpired. Specifically within the industrial sector, 2015 was a year of great gains: Manufacturing Day had its largest attendance yet, GE… Read more »

Tools of the Trade: Native Advertising

Online ad program underperforming? Overcome audience apathy with native advertising.

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” —Jane Goodall So, what is “Native Advertising?” In the simplest terms, native advertisements are paid placements within a content channel where the ad units mimic the style and tone of the surrounding content. So, if it’s a news outlet, the paid placement will look and read like… Read more »

What Is Integrated Marketing (and Why Does It Matter for B2Bs)?

A twisted rope is tougher than single strands. The same principle applies to marketing.

“Come together, right now.” —John Lennon It’s a demonstration I’m sure you’ve seen: a presenter holds up one stick and has a volunteer show how easy it is to break that stick in half. Then, the presenter holds up a bundle of 20–25 of the same-sized sticks and asks the volunteer to break that in half… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Ghost Traffic in Google Analytics

Some of your site traffic may be fake. Learn how to remove this illegitimate data from your reporting.

Ghost traffic (or phantom traffic) is fake traffic and data, particularly referrals, that hackers insert into your Google Analytics dashboard in order to get you to visit their (the hackers’) websites. In this article, we’ll look at how Google Analytics works, how hackers exploit it to insert malicious ghost traffic, and what you can do… Read more »