Author: Nels Jensen




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7 Types of Sales Collateral All Industrials Need

Your sales team probably uses some of these materials. But do they have them all?

One way to think of content marketing is equipping your prospects with the right information about your products during the right time in their buying journey. You can think of sales collateral in a parallel universe — equipping your sales team with sales content and materials they can use to enrich a prospect’s experience with your… Read more »

Marketing Metrics That Matter for Manufacturers

You may have lots of data flowing, but does it cohere? Connect the dots to get at what matters.

The growing segmentation of digital media consumption makes it more important for manufacturers to be able to define marketing metrics that matter by cross-tracking data points in order to gain actionable insights into their marketing initiatives. Data can be overwhelming, and marketing technology is collecting more data than ever. In the latest episode of the… Read more »

How Industrial Distributors Can Set Themselves Apart

Talking about product selection, availability, speed and service? So is everyone else. Time to be different.

Many industrial distributors are dealing with the reality that digital is becoming the dominant sales channel. So while the core distribution functions of product selection, availability and delivery have not changed, how customers vet their distributors has.  In the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast, co-hosts Joey and Nels discuss how an industrial distributor… Read more »

A Roadmap to Creating a Successful Industrial Marketing Strategy

Do you know what you are trying to achieve? Define success first; the rest flows from there.

Successfully navigating the complex B2B buying process depends on a solid industrial marketing strategy, which can be created using a flexible core process that answers some fundamental questions. In the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast, co-hosts Joey and Nels discuss how a successful industrial marketing strategy begins at the intersection of your company’s… Read more »

A Working Definition of Industrial Marketing Illustrated through 5 Examples

Industrial marketing — it's like you know it when you see it. Here are 5 examples that illustrate the point.

The narrow segments and complicated, elongated buying cycles can make lead generation especially challenging for industrial marketing, but these difficulties are also what help us trace the contours of a definition of industrial marketing. It’s unlike any other B2B sector. But the dynamic means it is even more important to be genuinely “industrial” in your… Read more »

5 Easy Things You Can Do for Better Manufacturer Lead Generation

You may do some of these things but do you do them all? Optimize your lead gen with these simple tips.

Manufacturer lead generation is vital to the success of any manufacturing business. With the rise of digital marketing technologies, lead generation can be better targeted, more effective and less expensive than ever before. Consider that the cost of inbound marketing platforms has decreased significantly in recent years and is within reach for even the smallest… Read more »

10 Simple Steps to Boost Digital Marketing for Manufacturers

What can you do to improve performance and make the case for digital? These simple ideas work.

Looking at the present state of digital marketing for manufacturers, we know many manufacturers are just beginning to realize that digital marketing is at a tipping point where it is no longer optional and must become a bigger part of any marketing plan for a manufacturing company. And we also realize that a manufacturer marketing… Read more »

Top 5 Email Best Practices for Manufacturing Marketing

Email remains a top B2B marketing channel. Make sure it's in your mix. And make sure to do it right!

Trends come and go quickly in marketing, but one truism holds: Email is king in B2B marketing. No other tactic comes close to combining the power of distribution, engagement and prospect information gathering. That’s why it’s important to have a handle on email best practices when it comes to manufacturing marketing. Before we dive in,… Read more »