Posts Tagged: brand strategy

The Power of Ethical Marketing for Manufacturers

Buyers care about environmental and social issues. Meet them on this level with ethical marketing.

Manufacturing is a competitive industry. There are more than 500,000 manufacturing businesses in the U.S. alone, which means an ocean of potential competitors. As it becomes increasingly challenging to stand out, marketing for manufacturers has become essential. Online advertising provides plenty of opportunities to distinguish yourself from competitors, as its lower cost of marketing enables… Read more »

Industrial Branding Begins with Consistency

Consistency is important on the shop floor. Shouldn't that carry over to your company image?

The industrial sector is unique in so many ways, and one of them is branding. It’s always been difficult for manufacturers, distributors and logistics companies to communicate what they do through their name and branding. That’s why we chose to focus the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast around the idea of industrial branding…. 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.

Does Your Manufacturing Company Look as Cutting Edge as It Is?

Take a look at your brand. If your company appears decades old, you're missing out on new biz.

“You’ve got to stay right on the leading edge in order to be a competitive production shop,” shared Barclay A. Townsend, president of Townsend Machine, Inc., when we asked how important it is for a manufacturing company to look up to date. I recently interviewed several manufacturing companies on this topic and all agreed that… Read more »

How to Increase B2B Brand Awareness

Are you the Formica, Kleenex, or PowerPoint of your market? If not, it's time to correct that.

Brand awareness is one of the most important aspects of running your business and B2B brand awareness can be a real challenge, especially when you consider that most of the existing literature about branding focuses on B2C marketing. Here’s what you need to know to take your industrial business’s brand to the next level. How… Read more »

What Is Industrial Marketing?

You've come to a fork in the road. How will you answer this fundamental business question?

Unfortunately, many of today’s industrial business leaders can’t provide a satisfactory answer to the question “What is industrial marketing?” since they suffer from a lack of understanding of what industrial marketing is and what it can do to help them be competitive and grow their businesses. For leading industrial brands, however, marketing has become virtually… Read more »

What Is B2B Brand Strategy?

Think beyond a logo to get clear on who you are, who you serve, and where you're going.

B2B brand strategy is arguably the most critical component in laying a proper foundation for downstream sales and marketing initiatives — especially for industrials who compete in crowded spaces and sell commodity products. But despite its importance, brand strategy is a concept that’s widely misunderstood and rarely implemented. Some might believe that it’s all about… Read more »

Why Good Marketing Photos Are So Important for Industrials

Customers often encounter a business through photographs. Why not make a good impression?

One day last week, I was starving and trying to find a place to eat. I stepped into a local diner I’d never been in before and looked over their laminated menu populated with blurred, unappetizing photos of their entrees, most likely shot by the owner on his iPhone. It felt lazy, uninspired, and careless. Next… Read more »