7 Signs Your Manufacturing Website Is Out of Date

Something not feel right with your site? Look for these symptoms to diagnose the problem.

Have you given your manufacturing website much thought lately? You should. Gone are the days when simply having a website was the goal for every business owner when it came to an online presence. These days, creating a website for your manufacturing company is only half the battle. Website visitors expect more than that. In… 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 »

Do Manufacturing Companies Using Social Media Need to Be on Instagram?

When you look at the stats — and see who's already there — this questions becomes a lot more serious.

Even for many manufacturing companies using social media, the thought of adding a platform that is as visual and aesthetically demanding as Instagram is daunting. However, before you dismiss this idea completely, you may want to reconsider the reasons you’re using social media in the first place, which should ultimately ladder up to the only… 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 »

Building Your Brand With B2B Video Marketing: The Complete Strategy

Don't start making videos just because. Here's how to take a strategic approach that will drive results.

B2B video marketing has so much potential because video marketing is so ubiquitous at this point. According to Hubspot, video marketing accounts for over 86% of internet marketing. This shows astronomical growth from the 63% it absorbed in 2016! In addition, WyzOwl’s State of Marketing Study for 2021 reported the pandemic has significantly impacted the… 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 »

How the B2B Buying Process Works

Understand the main stages and the key factors that influence B2B decision making

The B2B buying process usually involves multiple stages over long time periods. In fact, there are purchases that can take a year or more. Unlike B2C buying, business-to-business buying isn’t generally a single-person process. A team of people analyze the potential purchase, and in some cases, a top-level person will be the one to call… 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 manufacturing marketing is… Read more »