Posts Categorized: Strategy

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 »

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 Manufacturing SaaS Providers Can Engage Customers

There's always room to improve your customers' experience. Try these tips to increase their satisfaction.

Manufacturing SaaS products are becoming more and more popular as manufacturers develop their Industry 4.0 strategies and become more integrated, data-driven organizations. In the front of the house, there is an accelerated adoption of more “traditional” SaaS products, such as CRMs, to help manage sales and accounting functions. But manufacturing SaaS products are also taking… Read more »

The ROI of Industrial Marketing

Faced with long buying cycles that make ROI difficult to track? Start with these suggestions.

The ROI of industrial marketing begins with understanding the difference between data and analytics. It’s great that your company collected 50 leads in the past month, but are they good leads? Where did they come from? The next month, when you have 35 leads, is that a bad thing? The essentials for determining your ROI… Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of Your B2B Website CTAs

Does your website motivate its users to take action? Compel them will these practical guidelines.

Website CTAs are one of the most important marketing tactics. They’re the tool you use to get your website visitors to click through to the web pages your business really cares about — the money pages. Get them right and you can boost your company’s bottom line. Get them wrong and your marketing efforts won’t… Read more »