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Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges

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For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial content marketing Manufacturing content marketing

Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough. And Getting Tougher

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Every industrial marketer should sit up and take notice of some of the preliminary findings from a recent survey called the Engineering Marketers 2017 Survey conducted by ENGINEERING.COM. As you read through this article, pay close attention to the prediction and the recommendations for achieving success with industrial content marketing to engineers. This is only a content summary.

Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers in Long and Complex Sales Cycles

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Industrial email marketing doesn’t get as much respect as it deserves. I’ve read articles where people have claimed that email marketing is dead thanks to social media. That is simply not true when it comes to industrial marketing. Let’s say you are a provider of engineering services and you sell to the Medical Device industry. This is only a content summary.

Making Industrial Content Marketing Engaging for Engineers and Industrial Buyers

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Industrial content marketing is facing a big challenge because manufacturers are struggling to make it more engaging for their target audience. They have a good grasp of industrial content marketing’s contributions at the top of funnel but can’t quite connect the dots when it comes to measuring its effectiveness in driving sales. This is only a content summary.

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

How Industrial Marketing Influences Buyers

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Industrial marketing precedes industrial sales. That is the reality today. understand manufacturers, distributors and engineering service providers may find it hard to accept that fact. That’s because these industrial companies have traditionally depended on sales teams to drive their lead generation efforts from start to finish. This is only a content summary.

Why Manufacturers Need a Multichannel Industrial Marketing Strategy

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Multichannel industrial marketing strategy doesn’t get that much attention or buzz. It should, because it is a closer reflection of how manufacturing and engineering companies are marketing these days. It’s a fact that in 2016, manufacturers and industrial companies are spending more of their marketing dollars on digital marketing tactics. This is only a content summary.

No Digital Marketing for Manufacturers = Marketing in the Past

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Most manufacturers including precision CNC machine shops and fabricators have difficulty understanding the true value of digital marketing for manufacturers. Some that have implemented it, struggle to produce tangible results, meaning a boost in sales that they can attribute to marketing. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Industrial Content Marketing: Awareness to Conversion Takes Time and Hard Work

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Industrial content marketing success for most manufacturers and other industrial companies is usually measured  by an increase in the number of RFQs/RFPs. Arguments about quality vs. quantity tend to fall on deaf ears because these companies with long sales cycles need a certain volume of quotes to keep their pipelines full and active. This is only a content summary.

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Effective Industrial Content Marketing Requires Working Closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

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If you are responsible for industrial content marketing at your company, you know it is a challenge and can be a daunting task to engage with engineers and technical buyers. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

In Industrial Lead Generation, a Lead is a Lead, Right?

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Every discussion I’ve had with manufacturers and industrial companies starts with “we need more leads” or ends with “we need results.” I understand and accept the fact that the main goal of industrial marketing is to generate leads. have no issues with that but do these companies know what a qualified lead is? That […] The post In Industrial Lead Generation, a Lead is a Lead, Right?

How Manufacturing Content Marketing Sets the Table for Sales

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I recently received two emails from two different manufacturers. They both inquired about using manufacturing content marketing to help their sales efforts. Both these companies had used telemarketing and other conventional marketing tactics with very little success in generating sales qualified leads. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Industrial Content Marketing’s Role in Sales

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You’ve probably read all the buzz surrounding industrial content marketing. You are in good company if you are already doing it. The Content Marketing Institute found that 81% of business-to-business (B2B) manufacturers in North America said that their organizations were using content marketing (Source: 2016 B2B Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America). This is only a content summary.

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Content Industrial Buyers Want from Supplier Websites

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Manufacturers and industrial companies have shifted more of their marketing dollars to digital marketing channels for a very good reason. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial Marketing industrial website redesign website content

Lead Generation for Industrial Companies is a Process not a Campaign

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I hear too many manufacturers and industrial companies talking about creating campaigns because they want to pump up their lead generation. That mode of thinking is outdated and simply doesn’t work today where you are dealing with mostly invisible and self-directed industrial buyers. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

How Industrial Content Marketing Increases Awareness and Creates True Differentiation

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Industrial content marketing can be very effective in solving two common problems that many manufacturers and distributors face. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing content marketing for distributors Industrial content marketing Industrial sales

Email Marketing for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

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Email marketing often gets a bad rap because most people are fed up with the deluge of promotional emails they receive every day. That is the same reaction I got from a client who is an industrial distributor when I spoke to him about email marketing. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

A Content Formula for Complex B2B Organizations

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: What’s real and what’s hype?

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If you are a manufacturing marketer, I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz and the hype surrounding content marketing for manufacturers. It is a fact that today more manufacturers are using content marketing for increasing awareness (Branding), lead generation and sales. by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

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Marketing to Engineers Requires Accurate and Truthful Content Presented Logically

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Marketing to engineers is challenging, but manufacturers, distributors and engineering services companies cannot shy away from it because engineers make up the bulk of their target audience. Engineers regardless of their experience are concerned with keeping their skills current and their technology knowledge up to date. This is only a content summary.

Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: Making a Business Case

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Imagine this all too common scenario if you are a manufacturer, distributor or an engineering company. Sales are slow; you need to do something right now to make the phones ring. The directive comes from the top – add more sales people, start working the phones and drop those prices just to book orders. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

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Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach

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As we go deeper into Q4 with the holidays right around the corner, most industrial companies start to think about their industrial marketing plan for next year. As an industrial marketing consultant, I’m often asked by clients the best way to approach this important planning task. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

BANT May Not Work in Qualifying Leads for Industrial Sales

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Sales people have been using BANT (Budget, Authority, Needs, and Timing/Timeframe) criteria to qualify leads and prospects for a long time ever since IBM first coined that acronym. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

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Marketing Engineering Services with Content

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Marketing engineering services is very different from marketing industrial products. The biggest difference is that you are selling an intangible concept as versus a physical product. The final deliverable in engineering services may be a written report but it is still not the same as selling a motor or a pump. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Industrial Content Marketing Boosts Sales for Distributors

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My conversations with distributors about industrial content marketing almost always start with them needing help in growing their sales. That should come as no surprise. The real problem however lies in the definition of the problem itself. Most distributors define their problem as “lack of sales.” This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: Overcoming Writer’s Block

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82% of manufacturers said they are using content marketing according to findings from the 2015 B2B Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America published by CMI. More than half (59%) also said one of their top challenges is “Producing Content Consistently.” This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

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Industrial Content Marketing — Different Strokes for Different Folks

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Any industrial content marketing strategy that is based on “one size fits all” content is likely to fail. That statement may seem like an overgeneralization but I have seen it happen one too many times to ignore. Sure, there are many common types of content assets used by manufacturers and industrial companies but how they [.] The post Industrial Content Marketing — Different Strokes for Different Folks by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Is There Content Overload?

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There was a time not too long ago when manufacturers and industrial companies were blamed for being slow adopters of content marketing. Have we progressed from that to too much content in just a few short years? by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Authenticity is Mission Critical

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Marketing sometimes gets a bad rap of being deceptive. There is a fine line between persuasion and deception. Stretching the truth, exaggerating the positives and putting a positive spin on the negatives have been staples of marketing for a long time. Today’s industrial buyers are far better informed and using deceptive marketing practices won’t get [.] The post Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Authenticity is Mission Critical by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers Isn’t Just Publishing More Content

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Content marketing for manufacturers has become a staple of industrial marketing with 61 percent using it as a marketing tactic and 54 percent planning to increase their spending on content creation (Source: IHS GlobalSpec Research Report). However, the same study also found that only nine percent can demonstrate how content marketing contributes to sales (ROI) [.] The post Content Marketing for Manufacturers Isn’t Just Publishing More Content by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Most Industrial Websites Miss the Mark

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I don’t know of any manufacturer or industrial company that doesn’t want their website to generate more leads and grow sales. Do you? Yet, most supplier websites are failing to meet the buyer’s expectations. And that has nothing to do with industrial website design. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers Must Go Deeper than ToFu

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Many manufacturers are using content marketing but few consider it effective in generating leads that turn into sales opportunities. According to the 2014 study done by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, 86% of manufacturing marketers use content marketing but only 30% of manufacturing marketers say they are effective at it. Here’s another finding, according to [.] The post Content Marketing for Manufacturers Must Go Deeper than ToFu by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Industrial Content Marketing – Selling the Problem not Just Solutions

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Manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies want to jump into industrial content marketing because they’ve read the buzz about its effectiveness in generating high quality leads for selling solutions. They want to educate the market about their solutions and in the process create “thought leadership.” This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

Webinar: Digital Marketing Road Map for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

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I will be co-hosting a webinar with John Hayes of ENGINEERING.com on August 5 at 10am PST / 1pm EST. The webinar is called Success with Digital Marketing – a Road Map for Manufacturers. We plan on covering a lot of ground on digital marketing as it relates to manufacturers and other industrial companies. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

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