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Manufacturing and Industrial

Manufacturing Day 2020: STEM Resources for High School and College Students

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Manufacturing Day 2020: 20 Educational Factory Tours

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Email Marketing

How To Get People To Read Your Sales Emails (And What Not To Do)

It's no secret that email marketing is one of the best ways to drive leads to your sales team. However, most manufacturers and industrial companies don't realize that it's also one of the best ways to close those leads and convert them into customers.

So while a lot of time and energy is going into optimizing marketing emails, sales emails are often relegated to an afterthought. In fact, the task of writing, designing, and deploying sales emails often falls on individual sales reps, who have little guidance, direction, or support. That's a recipe for disaster, and it shouldn't be the case.

If you want to optimize your sales emails for maximum results, be sure to follow these suggestions. 

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Marketing Strategy

How To Measure B2B Marketing Success

Measuring the return on investment for marketing is challenging in even the best cases. Many industrial marketers mistake commonly used online B2C metrics for effective measures of their efforts. But marketing effectiveness can affect business outcomes like revenue growth and customer retention — so with so many variables and items to test, how can industrial marketers measure the success of their marketing campaigns?

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Marketing Strategy

Why It's Important To Know Your Audience: The Key Role Of Buyer Personas

Imagine a trade school instructor working with a brand-new class of students and jumping right into the finer points of programming a 5-axis CNC machine. Or a presenter at an executive seminar who just goes over the basic concept of a balance sheet. Neither one would make much of an impact on the audience, and it is likely the presentation would only be memorable for the worst of reasons.

Both the instructor and presenter failed because they didn’t know their audience, and therefore couldn’t address the audience’s needs.

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Business Tips

How To Sell Industrial Products In A B2C World

The online product sourcing landscape has changed. B2B consumers are no longer satisfied with data buried in catalogs and PDFs.

Like their B2C online experience, consumers expect a dynamic, user-friendly experience filled with compelling data. This movement is driving companies to invest in digitized catalogs and create a complete digital customer experience for online prospects.

How can B2B businesses, manufacturers, and industrial companies shift their current online strategies or elevate their existing lead generation efforts to sell their industrial products more effectively?

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Sourcing

Thomasnet.com® Buyer Experience Updated with Thomas Account Features

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Business Tips

How To Become A Private Label Manufacturer

We hear from our manufacturing customers that they want to break into a new industry or find a hidden market. But without finding out what the Total Available Market is, you could be going after something that’s not there. Luckily for those looking to tap into the private label industry, there’s an opportunity for growth. Demand from buyers seeking private label manufacturers has grown 45% on Thomasnet.com YoY/QoQ/MoM.

Suppose you’re planning on extending your services to private labeling and targeting industries that use private labels. How can you drive growth, through both new business and growth of existing customers?

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