Author: Nels Jensen




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3 Keys to a Successful Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Hiring skilled workers has become more difficult than ever. Here's how to stand out.

Your recruitment marketing campaign should be evolving in line with your overall equipment efficiency, supply chain strategies and product development. Recruitment requires a disciplined, data-driven approach. The post-pandemic job prospect wants a say in how decisions are made. But it’s not just about the work. They also want their employer to be vested in the… Read more »

10 Things to Consider in Your Consideration Phase

This stage of the industrial buying journey is critical. Use these tips to get it right.

The industrial buying journey has changed significantly in recent years, shaking up the buyer’s awareness stage, the consideration phase, and the decision-making process. The pandemic was a black swan event that accelerated the evolution from trade shows and personal sales networks to a digital-based approach that involves buying committees and an elongated, non-linear process. Consider… Read more »

Industrial Buying and the Rise of Buying Committees

Multiple people are behind every B2B buying decision. Your marketing should consider all of their needs.

The industrial buying journey has never been easy to manage, given the challenges in closing the hefty deals needed to invest in manufacturing, packaging and distribution equipment — or the complexities and interdependencies of a supply chain, upstream or downstream. But in the good old days of trade shows and personal networks, the industrial buying journey… Read more »

How to Overcome the Challenges of Creating Manufacturing Case Studies

Been blocked from chronicling customer success due to "proprietary" information? This post is for you.

Why are manufacturing case studies so important? Well, the industrial buying trends have been pointing in this direction for years: You would be wise to have customer-centric copy on your website for when prospects visit to do their research. But the pace of the digital content revolution has surpassed even what some of us in… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »