We write frequently about the value of persona targeting. Taking the time to really understand the people on the other end of your communications, and tailoring your content to those specific people — and their specific goals, needs, and interests — is critical if you want to improve your marketing results.Read More »
For three weeks in early spring, the Portland, Maine area was on edge. Fifteen armed robberies had been committed beginning on March 20, and the well-covered and cautious perpetrator had evaded security cameras — and law enforcement.Read More »
Quora, the social media platform where people ask and answer questions, challenges the old saying that no one likes a know-it-all. Active community members (you can call them "Quorans" if you want) have earned the respect and deference of their peers by providing thoughtful and useful responses that demonstrate skill, experience and wisdom. There are thousands of influencers who have built a following on the network by regularly engaging with threads related to their passions and areas of expertise.Read More »
You know all about leads. You know the difference between marketing-qualified leads (MQLs) and sales-qualified leads (SQLs). You know you need more of the former in order to get more of the latter.Read More »
In the constantly-changing landscape of today’s digital world, it’s important to stay current with industrial marketing trends. Factor in the growing number of marketing agencies, each offering their own (in some cases … questionable) advice, and it gets increasingly difficult to discern the useful marketing guidance from the rest of the distracting industry chatter.Read More »
Even if you think your operation couldn't get better, there's always room for improvement. Thanks to rapidly developing technology, you have new options to implement quality control on your shop floor. With a few tweaks to your process, you can see distinct improvements in quality while maintaining a lean manufacturing process.Read More »
With tariffs and trade taking center stage in recent months, a lot of the discussion has focused on the importing of goods and services. However, it has also sparked a renewed interest — and intensity — in exporting.
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Playing an increasingly important role in today’s digital industrial marketing landscape, social media allows industrial professionals to meaningfully connect with their existing client base and showcase their expertise while attracting new prospects.
Posting regularly on social media is paramount to gaining broader brand awareness and positioning yourself as a knowledgeable industry leader. But just being on a social media platform isn’t enough. Even staying active isn’t enough. To really get the most out of social media, you need to truly engage your audience.Read More »