Posts Tagged: content marketing

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 »

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 »

Why You Need a Content Marketing Sales Funnel

Make your approach to content marketing — and sales — more effective with this important tool.

According to the Content Marketing Institute, around 58% of B2B marketers use content marketing to generate leads and convert them into paying customers — i.e., they have confidence in the idea of a content marketing sales funnel. However, the Content Marketing Institute also reports that only 43% of successful B2B marketers document their content strategy… Read more »

Busting Common Manufacturer Marketing Myths

As manufacturers take their marketing digital, misconceptions abound. Time to set them right.

According to a recent survey of over 150 manufacturers by IndustrialSage, the majority of manufacturer marketing dollars are spent on trade shows, in spite of a recent drop in trade show leads by over 50 percent. But while trade shows and word-of-mouth are still highly regarded by manufacturers for marketing their capabilities and services, it… Read more »

How to Produce Video Content That People Want to Watch

Stats say video stokes engagement. But how do you make the most of it on each social media channel?

According to Vidyard, manufacturing companies have each produced 131 videos on average, making video content crucial for industrial marketers. If your company has been talking about producing more videos for your website and social media, this post is going to steer you in the right direction. According to Cisco, by the end of 2019, 80%… Read more »

Delivering Content that Connects with Your Audience

Just because you wrote it, doesn't mean they'll read it. Follow these steps to be more relevant.

Content is an important tool to help engineers and industrial professionals make informed, educated decisions at all stages of the buying process. Research indicates that the average buying cycle is 12 weeks long, with the typical engineer involved in four projects per year. This means that purchasers and influencers are continuously conducting research and needs… Read more »

Tools of the Trade: Native Advertising

Online ad program underperforming? Overcome audience apathy with native advertising.

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” —Jane Goodall So, what is “Native Advertising?” In the simplest terms, native advertisements are paid placements within a content channel where the ad units mimic the style and tone of the surrounding content. So, if it’s a news outlet, the paid placement will look and read like… Read more »

How to Calculate a B2B Marketing Budget

Stop basing your marketing budget on guesswork. Start using goals and analysis.

If you came here looking for a rule-of-thumb recommendation for setting a B2B marketing budget based on revenue, that’s easy — you should budget between two to seven percent of your previous years’ sales. Feels a little arbitrary, right? That’s because it is. Alternatively, you could base your figure on what others are allocating for their B2B marketing budgets…. Read more »