Posts Categorized: Culture

The Power of Ethical Marketing for Manufacturers

Buyers care about environmental and social issues. Meet them on this level with ethical marketing.

Manufacturing is a competitive industry. There are more than 500,000 manufacturing businesses in the U.S. alone, which means an ocean of potential competitors. As it becomes increasingly challenging to stand out, marketing for manufacturers has become essential. Online advertising provides plenty of opportunities to distinguish yourself from competitors, as its lower cost of marketing enables… 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 »

9 Manufacturing Trends Marketers Need to Watch

If you're going to market for manufacturers, you need to understand their changing landscape.

A lot has been said about manufacturing trends caused by the fourth industrial revolution’s focus on technology. It has provided manufacturers with opportunities to use modern methods and tools throughout the manufacturing process, which increase production capacity, reduce operational costs, and help deliver exceptional service to their customers. As marketers, we don’t necessarily work directly… Read more »

Demystifying Sales Enablement for Industrials

You don't have to be a salesperson to support the sales process. Here's how everyone can contribute.

The cliche about how “everyone in our company is in sales” is not accurate, but in many ways just about everyone in your industrial company can help with sales enablement. Effective sales enablement does more than align the marketing and sales teams. It ensures that a cohesive, persuasive message is presented to industrial buyers at… Read more »

How to Avoid a Business Culture Clash With Your Marketing Agency

If you're hiring a marketing agency, you should get along. Use these techniques to ensure a good fit.

How bad can a business culture clash be between a client and their marketing agency? Well, it can actually make or break the relationship — one that you, as someone who needs marketing agency support, definitely want to be successful. We all know that culture is more than skin deep, even when it comes to the… Read more »

How to Get the Most ROI From Your B2B Marketing Agency

Need marketing that delivers real business results? Use these tips to manage your agency partner.

Let’s say you’re engaged in a search to find a new B2B marketing agency. After narrowing down your list, you’ve discovered a few that seem to have the right portfolio and list of services . But how can you be sure which one will deliver the best return on your investment? And then, once you’ve… Read more »

Marketing to Manufacturers Depends on Relationships

So how do you establish rapport digitally — with people you don't even know?

Technology continues to drive innovations, and expectations, in manufacturing. Customers are demanding higher-quality, longer lasting parts, and they want them turned around more quickly and for less money. Better, faster, cheaper. The dynamic is similar in many ways in marketing to manufacturers. Despite the fragmented, impersonal nature of digital marketing, manufacturers must know their buyers… Read more »

5 Reasons Industrial Buyers Seek New Suppliers

Will they stay or will they go? Use these reasons to get in their heads and win new business.

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 »