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Business Tips

7 Manufacturing Newsletters To Subscribe To Today

Most of us are already bombarded with sales notifications, internal back-and-forths, and did-I-really-sign-up-for-this marketing emails in our inboxes.

But with the global supply chain challenges, shipping and logistics management, and local community engagement, it's important to stay up to date on what's happening in the industry to continue to grow your business.

And email newsletters make it easy to do so.

There are plenty of trade and niche business publications you can seek out, but we've put together a list of broad market industry and manufacturing newsletters to help you stay in the loop — check them out below.

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Manufacturer's Guide To Convert Website Traffic To Leads
Business Tips

The Manufacturing Leader's Step By Step Guide To Converting Anonymous Traffic Into Warm Leads & Reaching Out To Your Contacts

After you’ve worked to build your online presence, increase your brand, and drive traffic to your website, the next step to growing your manufacturing business is converting that traffic into leads. You’ll notice there are different groups of leads that may come through. There’s a difference between marketing-qualified leads (MQLs) and sales-qualified leads (SQLs) and you need more of the former in order to get more of the latter.

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Marketing Strategy

How To Find Customers For Your Manufacturing Business

While your specific business goals might be different than your competitors or the thousands of other manufactures out there, everyone wants to bring on new customers.

It doesn't matter if you're opening a new facility, expanding into creating new markets or products, or simply trying to expand your customer base, we're here to help you do so.

To start, industrial businesses will need an effective online marketing and sales strategy to help them achieve their business goals — because the B2B buyer behavior has changed. Innovative manufacturers and industrial companies use digital marketing to get more customers versus solely relying on traditional methods like in-person networking and trade shows.

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Social Media

4 Steps to Expanding Your Industrial Network on LinkedIn

Chances are you’re already using LinkedIn to keep an up-to-date roster of contacts, check out what connections are up to, scout out potential hires, and send messages.

This powerful tool serves as much more than a social network or recruiting outlet, though — it can play a major role in generating leads and sales for your industrial company.

There are a few steps for you to benefit from using LinkedIn to connect with people in their industry, so we wanted to lay out a few tips on how to get started. 

(We do want to note that although there's a paid version of LinkedIn known as LinkedIn Sales Navigator, we know you’re as budget-conscious as you are business-savvy, so we’ll be solely focusing on harnessing the power of free LinkedIn in this post.)

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News Highlight

New Suppliers on Thomasnet.com for June 2022

Exciting new B2B companies are being established across the U.S. and Canada every day, and every month, hundreds of them are joining Thomasnet.com®. We're highlighting ten of the most notable and innovative companies below to bring some of the unique services and products they provide to the forefront.

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News Highlight

New and Noteworthy Categories on Thomasnet.com for June 2022

Since industry is constantly growing and evolving, Thomasnet.com® is too. Our platform has over 75,000 categories of products and services, from alloy to zinc, for professionals like you to source from. And thanks to our industry specialists, we are constantly researching and adding to our platform with new supplier categories to help you keep up with current market trends. 

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Marketing Strategy

Industrial Advertising 101 (With Examples!)

Today, technology and digital platforms make it easy to target the exact audiences you’re after, even if you have a limited budget, which is why a well-planned, dynamic advertising strategy can make the difference between growth to your bottom line and stagnation for your company.

Industrial advertising targets businesses that seek products or services related to the manufacturing industry.

In this post, we'll talk more about this and why it's important for manufacturers invest in it to increase their revenue.

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Content Marketing

4 Reasons Why Manufacturers Use Video Marketing

Offering informative blogs, white papers, eBooks, infographics, case studies, calculators, checklists, and other forms of content not only helps garner new leads, but also establishes you as a knowledgeable thought leader in your industry.

Developing fresh, new content can also improve your SEO rankings, making it easier for people to find your company online.

While you may be providing ample written content for your site visitors, you might be missing one crucial component — videos. Increasingly important in today's digital landscape, video content allows for efficient dissemination of complex information while providing an interactive, engaging user experience.

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