Posts Categorized: Strategy

How to Improve Your Industrial Distribution Network with a Strong Marketing Strategy

Don't treat distribution as an alternative to marketing. Together, they can really pack a punch.

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the industrial distribution industry ended on a positive note in 2020. According to a recent survey by Industrial Distribution, 53% of survey respondents said that the number of product categories they carry has expanded within the last year. For a modern industry hardware supplier, the distribution… Read more »

Social Media for Manufacturers Is No Longer Optional

The received wisdom that social media doesn't matter so much for manufacturers isn't so wise anymore.

Social media for manufacturers presents quite the dilemma. Many manufacturers are resource constrained and are not likely to close a big industrial deal through social channels, and being active on social media is a commitment that requires time that could be directed elsewhere. But having a consistent social media presence can be an important piece… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »