Posts Categorized: Culture

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 »

Top Industrial Marketing Trends in 2021

Digital sales and e-commerce top the list, of course. But what other trends are on the rise?

This week, the Industrial Marketer podcast takes a look industrial marketing trends in 2021 and the opportunities they present for industrial marketers, particularly in the field of digital sales. Digital sales and e-commerce top the list of industrial marketing trends for 2021. Manufacturing as a sector has been slower than its B2B peers in adopting… Read more »

Industrial Marketing Is More Complex Than Just B2B for Manufacturing and Distribution

Does generic B2B marketing apply to industrial marketing? Yes ... and no. Learn what's distinct.

We’ve been at this “industrial marketing” thing for almost 20 years, which, we believe, gives us some credibility when we are asked, “What is industrial marketing?” In the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast, we look at the unique intersection of digital marketing with manufacturing and distribution. It is unique in many ways. The… Read more »

What to Expect for Industrial Marketing in 2021

Which pandemic-induced shifts in industrial marketing will have staying power in 2021?

We can assume you starting 2021 with a slightly different industrial marketing plan from a year ago. Really, what hasn’t changed in the industrial marketing ecosystem?  The pandemic has thrown us many curveballs and put up many roadblocks. In our latest podcast episode, we discuss which trends that emerged from the many disruptions in 2020… Read more »

Introducing the Industrial Marketer Podcast

We wanted to bring industrial marketing insights to the podcast universe. Now we have.

We’ve launched the Industrial Marketer podcast to help marketers who work for — and with — those who design, make and move the world improve their marketing. Industrial marketing is about navigating the unique ecosystem of engineering and technology advances, long buying cycles, and legacy trade and sales networks that define the industrial landscape. Tips, Tools, Topics,… Read more »

6 Crazy Things Industrial Leaders Say About Marketing

It's true. These things industrial leaders say just don't make sense. How can marketers respond?

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 »

It’s Not Too Late to SAVE Your Industrial Marketing

Tired of talking about products and services? So are your customers. It's time to be the solution.

Companies with an engineering or technology focus still find it difficult to move beyond thinking in terms of “technologically superior” products and services to take a customer-centric perspective instead.