8 Tips For Creating High-Value B2B Content That Will Engage Your Audience

Is your content missing the mark ? Use these tips to improve your connection with your customers.

B2B marketing demands B2B content, which requires a different approach compared to content geared directly towards individuals. The way you create a narrative around your organization has to appeal to businesses you’re selling to, offering creative solutions to problems they’re experiencing, as well as relating directly to the real-world business landscape. High-value content is vital… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Creating an SEO Backlink Strategy That Works

Backlinks matter. But how do you get them? Here are some tried-and-true tips to improve your link profile.

Everyone in the SEO world knows now that a backlink strategy is crucial. Backlinks are power. And yes, SEO specialists release lists of link building strategies nearly every day. Still, it is hard to define whether a particular backlink recommendation will work for you until you try it. This article does something a little different…. Read more »

Taking a Holistic Approach to Search Engines

Do your organic and paid search efforts complement one another? They should. Here's how.

Much like the larger world around us, the industrial information ecosystem has become very fragmented. People consume information in all sorts of ways through all sorts of channels. But everyone uses search engines, which represent an opportunity to connect fragmented audiences around a common marketing message. Why Search Engines Matter So Much Right Now Why… 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 »

Why Manufacturers Should Do a Competitive Analysis

What can you learn from the competition? Here are some questions to ask and some tools to use.

Many small and medium manufacturers struggle with committing time to work “on” the business, whether it’s for market research, sales enablement, scouting for opportunities with product enhancements or supply chain management. A competitive analysis can be a great opportunity to focus the company on a key aspect of the business. In many ways, it is… Read more »

How to Use an Email Re-engagement Campaign to Reactivate an Ailing Mailing List

Email performance plateaued? Pay some attention to those disengaged subscribers — in the right way.

No matter what you’re selling, your email list is one of your most important marketing tools. But at some point, we all notice a drop-off in interaction from our subscribers. For industrial sellers, long sales cycles make it particularly common for your leads and buyers to lose interest over time. That means that creating an… Read more »

Why Manufacturers Need to Know a Thing or Two About CRMs

Gone are the days when sales could be left to tribal knowledge. It's time to put a system in place.

The transfer of tribal knowledge has been a dilemma for years for manufacturers. The context usually is around the difficulty in finding, hiring, training and retaining replacements for key machine operators who are aging out. The skilled worker shortage still exists, though in many cases it is for new skill sets as Industry 4.0 demands… Read more »

5 Ways to Maximize a Manufacturer’s Marketing Funnel

What's the best way to turn a lead into a client? Your marketing funnel can show you.

A marketing funnel is the set of steps that a potential lead takes to become a client. Your marketing strategy should ultimately guide this process, whether you work in a B2B or B2C marketing field. A proper marketing funnel can increase revenue, production, and your overall loyal customer base. Manufacturers that institute marketing funnels will… Read more »