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?
Raw material availability is a cornerstone of the U.S. industrial sector, and clearly vital to its growth. Steel continues to be a top product sourced by suppliers. Here are some basic marketing strategy must-haves to grow your steel industry business and tap into more market share.Read More »
Engineers, procurement managers, and MROs face many challenges in their jobs. Navigating a supplier’s website to find the information or support they need to make a purchase decision shouldn’t be one of them. These B2B buyers have become used to excellent digital experiences from the brands they engage within their personal lives, and they are bringing those exact expectations to the workplace as they evaluate potential suppliers for their companies.Read More »
Digital industrial marketing drives customers to your business’ products and services through coordinated design, content, social media, and SEO tactics. Many manufacturing and industrial companies may think that digital marketing would be more suited toward consumer goods and B2C than the industrial space, but that's not the case. With the digital transformation of sales and marketing, successful B2B companies see marketing as a direct influence on revenue generation and more manufacturers are aligning their efforts with today's digital world.
In fact, most industrial manufacturers are practically already set up for a marketing campaign — they just don’t know it yet. Here's how to get started.Read More »
Looking to increase your sales? Although successful, well-executed B2B marketing strategies take time to build and require ongoing, consistent effort, there are some things you can do today to help drive sales for your manufacturing company this year.
In combination with a long-term marketing strategy, these quick tips can go a long way in getting new leads and increasing sales for your manufacturing business.Read More »
Marketing isn't a new practice (actually it has been around for centuries) but for some companies in the industrial space, there is still an opportunity to completely embrace its effectiveness — especially online.
For the manufacturing industry, marketing is a crucial part of the business that touches prices, product, and sales. So it’s important to understand how to use marketing for your business’ success if you:
- Want to get more customers
- Want more high-quality leads
- Are interested in increasing revenue
- Are looking to expand your business into new markets.
In this blog, we’ll break down everything you need to know about beginning an inbound marketing campaign and strategy of your own with additional marketing resources for deeper dives along the way.Read More »
While some manufacturing businesses are opening additional facilities or focused on the production of different products, other companies are simply trying to expand their customer base. Industrial businesses looking to reach new target markets or promote new product/service offerings will need an effective online marketing and sales strategy to help them achieve their business goals. That's because the B2B buyer behavior has changed — 73% of millennials are involved in B2B purchasing decisions and use the internet to search for new suppliers and partners.Read More »
A brand can be defined as the impression, both conscious and subconscious, that people have of your company. A good brand helps you stand out from your competition, and many great brands connect with customers and prospects at an emotional level. For example, some manufacturers make their community — or an issue in their industry — part of their brand’s story.Read More »
You may have heard it plenty of times: You should be online; people are searching for your company online; if you are not online, you miss out on opportunities.
These statements aren't wrong, but they're incomplete. Being online is one thing, but the real goal should be to have a strong online presence — this gets you results. A strong online presence can supplement your traditional growth methods and bring you one step closer to your goal of finding new customers.
If you're looking to grow your customer base, search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and BING are where you want to appear. Why? According to research 4 out of 5 buyers research products online before contacting a sales rep. Industrial buyers know how to find exactly what they want quickly — and they're using long-tail (3-4 keyword) search terms online. And 53% of industrial buyers make their decision in less than one month.Read More »