Before you can generate sales, you need to generate leads. In today’s industrial business-to-business (B2B) market, that means taking a digital approach, as more and more industrial buyers are choosing to educate themselves and make purchases online, as opposed to talking to sales representatives outright.Read More »
The whole point of inbound marketing is to entice your target customers to come to you on their own accord, and you do this by providing valuable, directly helpful content that will help them reach their goals. Think of it as the antithesis of cold calling. But how do you go about creating the content that will attract the customers you want? Well, that depends on the customers themselves.Read More »
Let’s say a manufacturing firm needs a new supplier. One of the first places they’ll go is the Internet. They enter some keywords, and Google or another search engine returns a list of results; this is an organic search.Read More »
Video marketing is on the rise, and for good reason; videos have been shown to capture attention more effectively than plain text or static pictures, and videos are shared more than any other type of content on social media. Today, 61% of content marketers are putting videos into play in order to keep up with the competition and establish their brands as cutting-edge thought leaders. If you haven’t yet made use of video in your marketing campaigns, it’s time to get going. Or, if you’re already utilizing video, it may be time to kick it up a notch.
With solid production value and engaging content, your video will position you as a knowledgeable, current, and trustworthy brand. So please, please, don’t shoot a video that makes you look like a mattress salesman (especially if you are, in fact, a mattress salesman). Below, we’ve outlined four tips to keep in mind when creating an industrial marketing video.Read More »
The most effective content marketing strategies incorporate various types of content, allowing companies to reach users at different stages throughout the buying journey. Offering informative blogs, white papers, eBooks, infographics, case studies, calculators, checklists, and other forms of content not only helps garner new leads, it also establishes you as a knowledgeable thought leader in your field. Developing fresh, new content can also improve your SEO rankings, making it easier for people to find your company.Read More »
Companies dealing with sluggish economies or saturated domestic markets often look to international expansion to manage risk. Consider this though: by expanding internationally, a company simultaneously mitigates and creates risk. There is inherent risk in expansion, particularly internationally; even mammoth retailers like Target have failed spectacularly.
Before expanding, a company must plan carefully, understand the market, staff carefully, and accept that the venture may still fail.
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To effectively reach buyers and generate valuable leads, it’s critical to employ a dynamic, multifaceted digital marketing strategy — and that means creating a robust content marketing campaign.
A crucial tool for collecting valuable user details, content marketing is essentially a means of trading information; users provide data — their business, goals, their contact information — and in exchange you provide them with insights and actionable advice in the form of checklists, educational eBooks, or in-depth whitepapers.Read More »
Creating an eBook for your business is one of the best ways to generate leads and increase brand awareness among potential buyers. In fact, 65% of today’s B2B businesses are incorporating eBooks into their content marketing campaigns.
Allowing for the dissemination of in-depth, detailed content, eBooks enable businesses to connect with a target audience based on their specific stage in the buying journey.Read More »
A great blog can serve as the foundation of your industrial content marketing strategy. Unfortunately, however, many manufacturing blogs have poor foundations of their own.
If you don’t have a blog, or if the one you have isn’t up to snuff, it may be helpful to go back to the basics and make sure your blog is set up for success.Read More »