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How 5 Companies Are Using Inbound Marketing to Succeed in Competitive Markets

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Small businesses with limited marketing budgets have always been at a disadvantage against big-name competitors. When you’re the shop on the corner, good luck competing with corporations with quarterly marketing budgets larger than your entire annual revenue. Inbound marketing helps level the playing field for marketers with less budget, and more brains.

9 Successful Marketers Answer 1 Simple Question: How'd You Get Started?

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Not everyone who works in marketing imagined they''d end up here. Sure, some of us started as marketing majors in college, but many marketers have taken really different and interesting career paths to end up in our profession. Keep on reading to hear how an investment banker, a middle school teacher, a college dropout, and a computer repair aficionado all got into marketing.

Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 5

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Use Facebook fan pages to help with SEO? Discover the answers to these questions and others here in the penultimate list of the best posts on social media marketing from the past year. In Facebook Adding 'Fan' Pages To Public Search Listings , Mark Walsh of MediaPost provides additional detail on this announcement and its implications for marketers. Social Tagging

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses. But like many b-to-b marketers, I’m not sure how it has impacted my business.

101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website 101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers by Achinta Mitra on September 29, 2009 in Industrial Marketing Blog , Industrial Websites , Social Media Marketing I came across an incredible blog post recently that I think every small business owner should read. He is the Founder & President of Tiecas, Inc. – an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. Achinta offers his industrial clients marketing for engineers by an engineer.

Content Creation Made Easy

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Content Creation Made Easy by Achinta Mitra on August 24, 2009 in Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Blog Are you struggling with creating content? However, to be successful in your online marketing, you must come up with fresh and interesting content regularly. He is the Founder & President of Tiecas, Inc. – an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. How do you overcome this challenge? All Rights Reserved.

Driving Traffic to Your Homepage All the Time May Be a Big Mistake

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Driving Traffic to Your Homepage All the Time May Be a Big Mistake by Achinta Mitra on October 26, 2009 in Industrial Websites , Website Design & Development You’ve read up on all the traffic generation tactics and optimized your site to rank high on major search engines. Home page is great for attracting prospects at the top of the sales funnel that may have found your site using generic search terms and are just looking for information on companies in your market. They are: 1. Resources

Hubspot Offers Small Business Marketers a Big Bundle of Features

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Yesterday’s post described one strategy to sell marketing automation to small businesses: provide a specific, turnkey service that requires virtually no skill or effort from the user. So I believe the future lies with integrated marketing automation systems that combine many different functions while sharing data and processes whenever possible. Marketing automation vendors entering this market are essentially betting that they can make their systems powerful enough to be useful and easy enough for a small business to run. Hubspot has accepted this challenge.

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing Content to Engage and Sell by Achinta Mitra on July 6, 2010 in Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Sales Strategies Marketing 101 teaches you “Customers buy benefits and not product features.” I’m not disputing that nor am I making a new revelation.

Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Without a clear understanding of the stages, it is difficult to align your marketing content with your customer’s decision-making process. The stages are: Needs Awareness Research Consideration & Comparison Procurement The white paper then goes on to explain how industrial marketers must match their marketing content to the buyer’s stage in the buy cycle. Resources

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

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Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. How are marketers planning to allocate budgets this year? Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? are shared on Facebook daily.

Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.

Industrial Marketing Today

The chart below shows the variety of content used at different stages of the industrial buy cycle (Source: Understanding the Industrial Buy Cycle: How to Align Your Marketing with Your Customers’ Buying Process from GlobalSpec). Primary goals of marketing content in the early stages of the buy cycle There are two main goals that your content needs to achieve in the early stages.

17 Compelling and Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics

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This is set to reach 12% by 2013 Source : AMR International B2B Online Marketing Assessment and Forecast to 2013 US business-to-business (B2B) advertising and marketing spending will increase by 0.8% billion this year Source : eMarketer B2B interactive marketing spending will climb to nearly $4.8 One of the best sources of information is industry statistics.

Using Content to Move Prospects Forward in the Sales Cycle

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Using Content to Move Prospects Forward in the Sales Cycle by Achinta Mitra on May 5, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Sales Strategies We often think of online content as the text on a web or blog page. Resources

B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The.

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website B2B Websites: To Publish Prices, Or Not To Publish…That Is The Question by Achinta Mitra on June 12, 2010 in Industrial Marketing Strategies , Sales Strategies , Website Design & Development Do you show prices on your B2B website? Have you struggled to answer that question? There is no secrecy.

Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving.

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving from Fifth Graders? How can industrial and B2B marketers apply the same creative problem solving lessons in engaging with their prospects and customers? Many other media outlets have reported the same creativity crisis in America.

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Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle by Achinta Mitra on September 3, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing These days it is popular to say “Content is marketing currency.” Resources

5 Things Industrial Marketers Must Do to Attract Engineers and.

Industrial Marketing Today

So I’m not only familiar with an industrial marketer’s target audience, I am the audience or at least a member of it. Having worked closely with many manufacturers and companies from the industrial sector, I have learned several valuable lessons about what works when it comes to marketing to engineers and technical buyers. should know — I am an engineer too. Don’t! of Tiecas, Inc.

Focus on Content in B2B Marketing

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Focus on Content in B2B Marketing by Achinta Mitra on April 26, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Social Media Marketing Lately all the talk in B2B marketing has centered on social media.

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Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content by Achinta Mitra on May 18, 2010 in B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies You can find plenty of clichés used (overused?) in B2B marketing content. Get Engineers Can Sell white paper now.

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The Twofold Benefit of Optimizing Marketing Content

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website The Twofold Benefit of Optimizing Marketing Content by Achinta Mitra on August 17, 2010 in Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Online optimization is usually associated with natural or organic search engine optimization (SEO).

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well by Achinta Mitra on April 20, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Social Media Marketing , Social Networking For a while, it was difficult to find hardcore data to make a business case for social media. I’m happy to see that’s no longer the case.

A Blogging Style to Call Your Own

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website A Blogging Style to Call Your Own by Achinta Mitra on April 28, 2010 in Industrial Marketing Blog , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Social Media Marketing Creating a blog is not too difficult but building an active community around it is. Not everyone is a natural born blogger. Resources

The Distribution Trap – How Innovations Become Commodities

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website The Distribution Trap – How Innovations Become Commodities by Achinta Mitra on April 22, 2010 in Industrial Marketing Strategies , Sales Strategies I read an eye-opening article by Andrew R. He has outlined what is wrong with the theory of mass marketing. The interview is split over four videos.

Generating More “Educated Leads” on a Small Budget

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Generating More “Educated Leads” on a Small Budget by Achinta Mitra on April 21, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing Doing more with less is pretty much the mantra du jour in industrial and B2B marketing these days.

Creating Relevant B2B Marketing Content: Walk the Talk

Industrial Marketing Today

That is pretty much the mantra of B2B content marketing. Personas do matter in B2B content marketing You would be wasting your scarce resources if you pumped out marketing content without first having a clear and complete understanding of the personas of your B2B buyers. What marketing content you serve at each phase of the buying cycle also matters. All Rights Reserved.

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Survey Finds Growth in Pipelines and Sales Cycles for B2B Lead.

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vast majority of the survey respondents reported that outbound tactics outperformed inbound initiatives for generating qualified leads. This one caught me by surprise. I am wondering if it is a result of the age-old disagreement between sales and marketing on the definition of a qualified lead. The success of outbound marketing does make sense in this context. of Tiecas, Inc.

Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? Can we deliver a powerful 1-2 punch by combining  social media and email marketing? paid a visit to GlobalSpec and downloaded their Trends in Industrial Marketing 2010 report. Are those predictions a little premature? of Tiecas, Inc.

Don't Count on Marketing Automation to Solve All Your Lead.

Industrial Marketing Today

Of course, Marketing Automation alone cannot live up to those hyped up expectations and has to take the brunt of the blame. That is unfortunate because Marketing Automation software is a very useful tool and in my opinion, a necessity these days. However, B2B and/or industrial marketers must learn to use it correctly in order to harness its true power. All Rights Reserved.

Optimizing Your WordPress Business Blog

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He is the Founder & President of Tiecas, Inc. – an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. Achinta offers his industrial clients marketing for engineers by an engineer. However, none of that can happen until you drive lots of interested traffic to your business blog. However, you can do it too with some help. All Rights Reserved.

Successful Industrial Websites Require Part DiY and Part.

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My opinion is somewhat biased because I am an industrial and B2B marketing consultant. make my living providing marketing services including designing and marketing industrial websites. The client uses their in-house resources to regularly update the site content without spending more money on our professional marketing services. Is that a good thing? Take a quick poll.

The Role of B2B Marketing is Shifting from Lead Generation to.

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website The Role of B2B Marketing is Shifting from Lead Generation to Revenue Generation by Achinta Mitra on May 7, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Strategies For as long as I can remember, B2B marketers have considered lead generation as their primary focus.

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High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging.

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And that reality of the flooded inbox is very evident from steadily dropping response rates of only 1% to 3% range for traditional email marketing. The old email marketing strategy of batch and blast or spray and pray is no longer effective. However, there’s no denying the low cost of email marketing. Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? Resources

What Not To Do For Better B2B Customer Relationships

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Please share with your friends and followers: Related posts that may interest you: The Disconnect Between B2B Content Marketing and Customer Engagement Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing Content to Engage and Sell Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving from Fifth Graders?

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How a Senator Uses Social Media

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We recently got a chance to sit down with Ben to discuss his Facebook and Twitter usage (among others), and why he feels it is so important. What Social Media channels do you currently use and how long have you been on them? I use Twitter , Facebook , YouTube & LinkedIn. For instance, each day on Facebook, I sketch a rough outline of my daily activities.

Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified

Industrial Marketing Today

have written about this problem in my previous post, “The Disconnect Between B2B Content Marketing and Customer Engagement.” Some B2B marketers are using more sophisticated ROI measurement tools to track activities over the entire life cycle of a lead. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to add Google Analytics to your Facebook Fan Page from the Social Media Examiner.

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E-Quip Blog: More Favorite Free White Papers

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Download The Essential Step-By-Step Guide to Internet Marketing (HubSpot). really appreciate HubSpots expertise related to "inbound marketing," and would encourage you to look at their other white papers and articles as well. This paper is their latest, eight steps to marketing your firm more effectively over the internet. Its based on a survey of 1,100 B2B marketers.

Is Content Curation an Easy Way for Content Marketers to Do More.

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Is Content Curation an Easy Way for Content Marketers to Do More With Less? Next, I came across a blog post written back in September of 2009 by Rohit Bhargava of Influential Marketing Blog. Good luck in your day-to-day content marketing role in the manufacturing industry. Resources

How Relevant Marketing Content Helps B2B Branding

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website How Relevant Marketing Content Helps B2B Branding by Achinta Mitra on June 29, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing Branding is usually not a popular topic in B2B marketing, especially in the industrial sector.

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Is Your Industrial Website Still Just a Business Card?

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Is Your Industrial Website Still Just a Business Card? If you need more empirical proof, then look at the recent study done by GlobalSpec, Trends in Industrial Marketing 2010: How Manufacturers are Marketing Today. Achinta offers his industrial clients marketing for engineers by an engineer.