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Manufacturing and Industrial

The Men Behind The Maps: How Beer Cap Maps Became A Reality

Every day, more than 40,000 B2B purchase decision makers visit Thomasnet.com to source products and services and find a new supplier.

Those purchase decision makers include two engineers from Wisconsin, who recently discovered Jonco Industries, Inc, a full-service industrial supplier. Together, they created an awesome Made In America product — The Beer Cap Map — which has been a huge hit for craft beer lovers and road trippers throughout the country.

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Lead Conversion

Bots Vs. Forms: An Evolution Of Lead Generation

When it comes to digital marketing, capturing leads is the ultimate goal. Always has been, always will be. How those leads are being captured, however, is changing right before our eyes. 

Contact forms — which have been the dominant lead capture tool since the days of dial up  now have some new competition: chatbots. But the fact is, industrial marketers don't need to choose between forms or bots; they just need to know how they differ, and how to use them both effectively. 

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Social Media

The Social Media Accounts You Should Be Following

In the digital age, the shop floor isn't the only place that manufacturing puts in work. Today, many industrial companies are incredibly active on social media, sharing their stories and interacting with fans and followers. If you want to get in on the conversation, or see how a manufacturing company can effectively leverage social media, these are the accounts you want to follow. 

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