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Manufacturing and Industrial

Challenges And Opportunities In Medical Device Manufacturing

Encompassing items as simple as bandages all the way through to ultra-high-tech pacemakers, the U.S. medical device market is one of the largest in the world. Forbes called it a “disruptive” market of $410 billion through 2023. Today, “disruptive” is an appropriate word. 

More than a decade ago, the medical device manufacturing industry saw an increasing emphasis on design and simplicity, driven by software and technologies. And innovation contributed to a shift in power from the pharmaceutical to the medical device industry. These days, there is still a high demand for technological, intuitive devices — with a faster time-to-market than ever before. Hospitals, medical facilities, and other markets are pressuring medical device manufacturers to be more secure, innovative, cost-effective, and efficient. What are some challenges and opportunities for manufacturers in the medical device industry?

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Marketing Strategy

How To Plan A New B2B Product Launch With Digital Marketing

Business owners are familiar with building their own go-to-market strategy. It's the official plan of how a new product gets launched, who the target audience is, the marketing plan, and sales strategy. But each product, industry, and market are different — especially in the manufacturing and industrial world. According to a small business survey done by Thomas, only 15.69% of small businesses in the U.S. are using digital marketing as a primary marketing tactic and 30% are still using word-of-mouth. But in the past year, more leaders are making the move to digital transforming their sales and marketing.

The following steps outline how to plan your new B2B product launch with digital marketing and newer, better growth methods that meet a new age of buyers.

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Marketing Strategy

How To Use Digital Marketing To Engage Local B2B Buyers

Manufacturers and industrial distributors stand to gain a lot from building and nurturing relationships with local buyers. These buyers are easier to engage with to create new partnerships, nurture with to establish long-term relationships, and manage logistically. And these buyers seek local suppliers for these same reasons — in a recent industrial buying habits survey, 84% of procurement professionals said they preferred to work with local vendors.

So to help manufacturers win new business and build better relationships with local partners, we’ve compiled a few tips.

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SEO

2021 SEO Tips For Industrial Distributors

Search engine optimization (SEO) has been around for quite some time, but it has become increasingly important for industrial distributors to adopt as more B2B customers purchase products online. 

Google plans to update its algorithm this year to include a factor called Page Experience. At a minimum, the content on an industrial distributor’s website should be valuable to your readers and easy to navigate. But your loading speed, mobile-friendliness, and visual stability contribute to your page experience too. Now is the time to take essential steps on your website’s health if you want to keep your page rankings high.

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