Why Brand Marketing Is Important For Manufacturers
When it comes to branding, the major players probably come to mind first — Amazon, Coca-Cola®, Disney, and so on. The strength of their name recognition is immense. When these names come up, you immediately see their logo, and even if the logo doesn’t bully its way into your brain, you at least know what they’re selling. It doesn’t matter whether you consume their products or not; you know them. They’ve seared your mind with a branding iron. (See what we did there?)
Many manufacturing and industrial companies, however, don't think that they need to worry about branding. Some still prefer to rely on word of mouth marketing and referrals to attract new business, and they feel that branding isn't important in their space.
But there's a better way to grow your business.Read More »
6 Common Mistakes That Job Shops Make
For more than 120 years, Thomas has created trusting relationships with thousands of successful job shop owners from coast to coast. Job shops across America form the backbone of the country’s economy. Unfortunately, even though they may have the right skills, equipment, and people, it’s not rare to see a job shop fail.
In this blog post, we'll review the common mistakes job shops make and some anecdotal insights directly from job shop owners and managers.Read More »
The Role Of Color Theory In Marketing
The concept of "color theory" is not new. In fact, the term first appeared in the writings of Leone Battista Alberti and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci way back in the 1400s.
Today, color theory is still prominently taught in disciplines like art and science. However, marketers can certainly benefit from learning about it as well. After all, no matter what industry you are in, colors can define your brand, influence your audience, and prompt people to take action.Read More »
13 Sourcing Tips To Identify New Quality Suppliers
When most buyers plan on identifying a new supplier, they are usually tempted to focus on the best price. However, concentrating only on low costs can hurt you in the long term. That's because shaving a few cents off the price of a product is no help if the quality is below standard, and the component or material does not arrive when you need it.
Instead of solely focusing on cost, focus on quality by incorporating these 13 tips into your sourcing strategy:
Questions To Ask Your Manufacturing Marketing Agency
A lot of time, effort, and energy go into operating a manufacturing business. Many business owners feel like they don’t have leftover effort for marketing their business. However, if you want to boost manufacturing sales and grow your company, you need a commitment to marketing.
Partnering with a marketing agency can take some of the pressure off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on running your business while they handle things like establishing or strengthening your online presence using tactics like content marketing, email marketing, SEO, and social media.Read More »
26 Must-Have Digital Marketing Apps And Tools (Including Free Ones)
In the very competitive world of marketing, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve. Fortunately, there are many great tools out there to help you and your team stay on top of your game and play an integral role, helping you be more productive, efficient, and strategic.
Here are some useful applications for eight critical aspects of industrial marketing areas.Read More »
Where Manufacturers Can Get More Ideas For Content Marketing
Coming up with perfect content marketing ideas for manufacturing companies can often be difficult. But, if you know where to look for inspiration, ideas are actually everywhere. Below are some tactics to help you and your team find success in content marketing for industrial companies.Read More »
The Top 10 Best Thomasnet.com Company Profiles In The East Coast
Thomasnet.com® is the number one sourcing platform to connect buyers of industrial products and services with suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors across the United States and Canada. While it's a useful tool for buyers to find suppliers, it is also a valuable advertising tool that helps suppliers sell more, increase revenue, and improve their marketing efforts.
We've gathered the top 10 best company profiles on the east coast from the Thomas Network to show you the elements that make up a top profile in order to grow your manufacturing business.Read More »
A/B Testing Examples For Manufacturers And Industrial Companies
When was the last time you A/B tested your website? Was it last month? Last year? Never? Continuous iteration is important for driving improvements on industrial websites and to ensure your website is meeting your business goals.
A/B testing — also known as multivariate testing, iterative testing, or split testing — refers to the creation of two versions of digital marketing assets. Both versions are analyzed to identify which one delivers the best performance. The data gained from A/B testing industrial websites helps deliver the best possible experience for the end user.Read More »