The Thomas Blog

Industrial Paid Advertising
Social Media

Display vs. Search vs. Social Ads vs. PPC in Paid Advertising

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and other forms of paid advertising have become popular — and effective — marketing tools for many manufacturing companies. 

However, if you're new to paid advertising, it's important to know that there are several disciplines that fall underneath this umbrella. Understanding the differences and figuring out which industrial paid strategy will work best for your company isn’t always easy or straightforward. We’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages to each below.

Read More »
Inbound_marketing_magnet
Content Marketing

8 Manufacturing Content Marketing Ideas (With Examples!)

So you’ve realized that your old traditional and digital marketing business tactics just weren’t working, and you’ve taken steps to get your inbound marketing program off the ground. Great! To refresh, inbound marketing focuses on creating educational content that pulls people toward your industrial website. 

Now what?

Well, now comes the hard part you’ll need to create content that your prospects actually want to read. Don’t panic. While this can seem like a big undertaking, understanding the inbound marketing funnel can make this process a lot more manageable — not to mention a lot more effective. Let’s take a look.

Read More »
10 Reasons Nobody Is Reading Your Emails
Email Marketing

10 Reasons Why Nobody Is Reading Your Emails

When it comes to your industrial marketing strategy, well-thought-out email marketing campaigns must be a part of your approach. 

If you’re not getting the engagement you want from your email marketing campaigns, it’s time to reevaluate your tactics. Below are 10 common mistakes you may be making with your industrial marketing emails.

Read More »
BIM vs. CAD
Data Syndication

BIM Vs. CAD Files: What's The Difference?

For decades, product design engineers have used computer-aided design (CAD) programs — such as Autodesk’s AutoCAD — to design various parts and components. These sophisticated programs are capable of creating extremely detailed 2D and 3D models.

With building information modeling (BIM) files growing in demand among leading architecture firms, many building product manufacturers consistently ask the question, “Can’t I just convert CAD files to BIM files?” The short answer: No. CAD and BIM file types differ in many ways, making a successful conversion nearly impossible. 

Read More »