Posts Tagged: industrial marketing

How to Get the Most ROI From Your B2B Marketing Agency

Need marketing that delivers real business results? Use these tips to manage your agency partner.

Let’s say you’re engaged in a search to find a new B2B marketing agency. After narrowing down your list, you’ve discovered a few that seem to have the right portfolio and list of services . But how can you be sure which one will deliver the best return on your investment? And then, once you’ve… Read more »

Top Industrial Marketing Trends in 2021

Digital sales and e-commerce top the list, of course. But what other trends are on the rise?

This week, the Industrial Marketer podcast takes a look industrial marketing trends in 2021 and the opportunities they present for industrial marketers, particularly in the field of digital sales. Digital sales and e-commerce top the list of industrial marketing trends for 2021. Manufacturing as a sector has been slower than its B2B peers in adopting… Read more »

Industrial Marketing Is More Complex Than Just B2B for Manufacturing and Distribution

Does generic B2B marketing apply to industrial marketing? Yes ... and no. Learn what's distinct.

We’ve been at this “industrial marketing” thing for almost 20 years, which, we believe, gives us some credibility when we are asked, “What is industrial marketing?” In the latest episode of the Industrial Marketer podcast, we look at the unique intersection of digital marketing with manufacturing and distribution. It is unique in many ways. The… Read more »

What to Expect for Industrial Marketing in 2021

Which pandemic-induced shifts in industrial marketing will have staying power in 2021?

We can assume you starting 2021 with a slightly different industrial marketing plan from a year ago. Really, what hasn’t changed in the industrial marketing ecosystem?  The pandemic has thrown us many curveballs and put up many roadblocks. In our latest podcast episode, we discuss which trends that emerged from the many disruptions in 2020… Read more »

Introducing the Industrial Marketer Podcast

We wanted to bring industrial marketing insights to the podcast universe. Now we have.

We’ve launched the Industrial Marketer podcast to help marketers who work for — and with — those who design, make and move the world improve their marketing. Industrial marketing is about navigating the unique ecosystem of engineering and technology advances, long buying cycles, and legacy trade and sales networks that define the industrial landscape. Tips, Tools, Topics,… Read more »

The Neglected Value of Marketing for Manufacturers

Marketing drives growth but most manufacturers won't fund it. What are you going to do about it?

Why is marketing for manufacturers so undervalued — and what can industrial marketers do about it? According to the 2018 CMO survey, a survey that assimilated information from almost 3,000 marketing executives in various industries throughout the U.S., marketing spending across all industries averages 11 percent of total company budgets. This average accounts for 6.9… Read more »

6 Customer Engagement Trends Industrial Brands Can’t Ignore

Industrial audiences want more from your marketing. How do you keep up? Try these tips.

Customer engagement online is changing. Content is becoming highly interactive and is distributed in ways that allow people to access it from wherever they are via their laptops or other portable devices such as smartphones. Industrial brands can’t ignore this shift toward greater interactivity across numerous kinds of devices; they have to adjust to these… Read more »

Industrial Marketing and Consumer Marketing: Is There a Difference?

There definitely is. Don't ignore these 5 fundamental ways the disciplines differ.

One of the questions industrial marketers often have to grapple with is: How is industrial marketing different from consumer marketing? Does it really make that much of a difference? The answer is “Yes.” The differences between industrial marketing and consumer marketing are subtle but significant. Consumer marketing focuses on individuals using demographic research and other… Read more »