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Industrial Content Marketing Fails to Engage with Target Audience

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Industrial content marketing used by manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies is failing to engage the target audience – engineers, technical professionals and industrial buyers. This is not a new problem. Back in 2014, Forrester had published their research report titled B2B Content Fails The Customer Engagement Test. This is only a content summary.

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.

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

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.

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

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.

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

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.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

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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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.

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.

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.].

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

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.

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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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.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

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 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.

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.

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.

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

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.

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 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.

10 Key Marketing Trends for 2016

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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.

Planning Your Industrial Marketing Strategy for 2015

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I hope you have already started planning your industrial marketing strategy for 2015. You may be wondering why you need to spend the time and effort in creating an industrial marketing strategy when you already know the problem – not enough quality leads generated from your current website. It would be easy to dive right into [.] The post Planning Your Industrial Marketing Strategy for 2015 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 do so Many Industrial Website Redesigns Fail?

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This is a long post, so grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable. You are going to be here for a while and thanks for taking the time to read. We’ve all heard or read about industrial website redesigns that have failed. I’m not talking about the aesthetics of a site which can be [.] The post Why do so Many Industrial Website Redesigns Fail? 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. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Marketing to Engineers is a Big Challenge

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Many industrial companies find it challenging to market to engineers. The biggest complaint that I hear is that engineers just don’t respond to marketing like others do. These companies are at a loss and need to figure out a better way to market since their target audience is primarily engineers from various disciplines. You’ve probably [.] The post Marketing to Engineers is a Big Challenge 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 Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

Every brand’s content roadmap is different; each path to success is unique to that brand’s story, perspective, assets, and goals. But there is an overarching approach that’s proven to work—one we’ve refined after helping hundreds of brands reach their content marketing goals and after speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Why are Manufacturers Still Struggling with Content Marketing?

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Last week, I received an advance copy of the research study, 2015 B2B Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America thanks to Amanda Subler of the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). There may be slight differences between my draft copy and the final version that was published by CMI recently. Even though there has been a slight decline [.] The post Why are Manufacturers Still Struggling with Content Marketing? 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.