Posts Tagged: Industrial Marketing Podcast

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 a manufacturer marketing… Read more »

Top 5 Email Best Practices for Manufacturing Marketing

Email remains a top B2B marketing channel. Make sure it's in your mix. And make sure to do it right!

Trends come and go quickly in marketing, but one truism holds: Email is king in B2B marketing. No other tactic comes close to combining the power of distribution, engagement and prospect information gathering. That’s why it’s important to have a handle on email best practices when it comes to manufacturing marketing. Before we dive in,… 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 »

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 Need to Know a Thing or Two About CRMs

Gone are the days when sales could be left to tribal knowledge. It's time to put a system in place.

The transfer of tribal knowledge has been a dilemma for years for manufacturers. The context usually is around the difficulty in finding, hiring, training and retaining replacements for key machine operators who are aging out. The skilled worker shortage still exists, though in many cases it is for new skill sets as Industry 4.0 demands… 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 »

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 »

Marketing to Manufacturers Depends on Relationships

So how do you establish rapport digitally — with people you don't even know?

Technology continues to drive innovations, and expectations, in manufacturing. Customers are demanding higher-quality, longer lasting parts, and they want them turned around more quickly and for less money. Better, faster, cheaper. The dynamic is similar in many ways in marketing to manufacturers. Despite the fragmented, impersonal nature of digital marketing, manufacturers must know their buyers… Read more »