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The Ultimate List Of Blog Topic Ideas For Manufacturers

B2B buyers today have more control over obtaining the information they need to make decisions — control over how they get it, and who or where they get it from. Digital marketing and publishing blogs put some control back in your hands — while still respecting the buyer and the nature of today’s digital experience.

An effective blog strategy should reach purchasing decision-makers on their time, and speak in a voice that connects with them. It establishes a relationship with your buyer by opening up a meaningful dialogue, positioning you as a valuable resource rather than just another potential supplier.

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News Highlight

New Suppliers on for November 2021

Exciting new B2B companies are being established across the U.S. and Canada every day, and every month, hundreds of them are joining®. 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 for November 2021

Since industry is constantly growing and evolving,® 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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Lead Generation

How Manufacturers Can Identify & Use Buyer Intent Signals To Drive Sales

What if you could tell your sales & marketing teams which buyers were actively looking for your products & services? They'd probably narrow their focus to those buyers, and you'd likely see an uptick in the number of real opportunities flowing through your pipeline.

In the digital space, prospects are almost always sending out signals about the types of products and services they're likely to buy. Knowing what these signals are and how to identify them can fuel significant growth in your lead generation and sales efforts, and this post will help you do just that.

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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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How To Find Veteran-Owned Suppliers on

Whether you're in need of new blood in your supply chain or trying to build up your list of diversity suppliers, Thomas can help save you time and hassle in sourcing exactly what you need. offers detailed information on North American companies in over 75,000 categories of products and services, not to mention our CAD file library, whitepapers, and guides. In this article we're here to show you how to make the most of's features by covering the basics of finding and sourcing from the 6,200+ veteran-owned companies on our platform.

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Business Tips

How To Sell Industrial Products Online 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 drives 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 and elevate their existing lead generation efforts to sell their industrial products effectively online?

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