Have you ever wondered why industrial buyers seek out new suppliers to work with? Understanding the most common reasons this happens can help you to grow your customer base through simple changes to the way you market your products and services and approach and develop sales opportunities. Understanding an industrial buyer’s particular situation at their… Read more »
Author: James Soto
6 Crazy Things Industrial Leaders Say About Marketing
Industrial leaders sometimes say the craziest things when talking about industrial marketing — not only to people outside their company but to their own teams who work alongside them to grow their business. In this article, I’m going to break down the top six crazy misconceptions about marketing that I’ve heard from industrial leaders around… Read more »
How to Get C-Suite Buy-in for Marketing
Sometimes being an industrial marketer can feel like you are a stranger in a strange land. Very few people speak your language and a translator is hard to come by. This article is meant to help you become your own translator with six key tenants you should abide by if you want to speak effectively… Read more »
B2B Marketing Jargon, Demystified
Do you ever feel lost when industrial marketers start talking in marketing jargon? Do statements like “Our inbound marketing strategy really made a difference in bringing in some warm leads and advocates this year” make you feel like you’ve stepped off a plane into a foreign country? Fortunately, it’s not as complicated as it sounds…. Read more »
The Neglected Value of Marketing for Manufacturers
Why is marketing for manufacturers so undervalued — and what can industrial marketers do about it? According to the 2018 CMO survey, a survey that assimilated information from almost 3,000 marketing executives in various industries throughout the U.S., marketing spending across all industries averages 11 percent of total company budgets. This average accounts for 6.9… Read more »
Industrial Marketing and Consumer Marketing: Is There a Difference?
One of the questions industrial marketers often have to grapple with is: How is industrial marketing different from consumer marketing? Does it really make that much of a difference? The answer is “Yes.” The differences between industrial marketing and consumer marketing are subtle but significant. Consumer marketing focuses on individuals using demographic research and other… Read more »
What Is Industrial Marketing?
Unfortunately, many of today’s industrial business leaders can’t provide a satisfactory answer to the question “What is industrial marketing?” since they suffer from a lack of understanding of what industrial marketing is and what it can do to help them be competitive and grow their businesses. For leading industrial brands, however, marketing has become virtually… Read more »
How to Generate Industrial Sales Leads
Trying to find new industrial sales leads is often the toughest and most neglected activity a company can face. It’s the Great Unknown — a vast unconquered territory fraught with sometimes hostile people who you’re only trying to help, and definitely occupied by hostile competition looking to eat your lunch. You know there are individuals… Read more »