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Email Marketing for Manufacturers—Engage With Engineers and Industrial Professionals

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Think email marketing for manufacturers is passé and is no longer effective? Think again! Granted, open and click-through rates have declined over the years. However, it is still one of the top-performing industrial marketing tactics. You don’t have to take my word for it.

Why Industrial Websites Shouldn’t be an Afterthought for Manufacturers

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Industrial websites and manufacturers’ expectations are not always in sync. I say that from my regular conversations with manufacturers from various industries and from around the world.

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Marketing to Engineers—Why Digital is the Dominant Strategy

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Digital marketing to engineers works for several reasons. And you can’t argue against the results. I’ve been a big believer and a practitioner of digital marketing strategies and tactics for my industrial marketing and consultancy clients for several years now.

To Gate, or Not to Gate, That is the Question in Manufacturing Content Marketing

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Gated content is the most common way for manufacturers to generate leads from industrial websites. If you are not familiar with the term gated content, it refers to content that needs the reader to fill out a form and submit it before either downloading or reading the full version.

Everything You Need to Know About BFCM

Speaker: Jonathan Meyer, Danielle Erwin, Jeremey LaDuque, Nathan Hedley & Nils De Moor

To help eCommerce merchants set themselves up for success, Bridgeline's leading eCommerce, SEO, and marketing experts are coming in an all-star roundtable to discuss Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. As a group, they will showcase the checklist for how to prepare your eCommerce site, how to identify the latest online shopping trends, and how to seize new revenue-generating opportunities.

How Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers Helps in Building New Relationships

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Job #1 of industrial marketing for manufacturers is to generate leads. Is that assumption valid? To me, that’s like putting the cart before the horse.

The Industrial Buyer’s Journey—What Manufacturing Marketers Need to Know

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The Industrial buyer’s journey can be complex and typically involves a committee of decision-makers. Sometimes the sales cycles may be as long as 12 to 18 months, for example, custom-engineered systems. Of course, not all industrial sales take that long.

Landing Pages for Industrial Lead Generation

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The importance of landing pages for industrial lead generation cannot be overstated. That’s where conversions happen—visitors turn into leads. Landing pages are where your visitors first land from a marketing campaign or a social.

Industrial Blogging Requires Commitment and Perseverance

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Industrial blogging is an important and integral part of manufacturing content marketing. Yet, I’ve found that many manufacturers and engineering companies are not willing to invest the time and resources for industrial blogging.

How Manufacturing Content Marketers Can Reduce Stress on Engineers

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Manufacturing content marketers can really help reduce the stress on engineers. I’m not being facetious or trying to be clever with my headline. Don’t believe me? Let me explain how. First, let me give credit where credit is due. I’ve used three resources for citations in this post.

6 Proven B2B Marketing Strategies and How to Use Them

Bold tactics. Innovative ideas. Thriving revenue growth. Behind every great B2B marketing campaign is an amazing story. Learn the strategies behind six winning B2B marketing campaigns — directly from the marketers that made them. Read the stories now!

Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

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CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

Manufacturing Content Marketing—The Year It Was and Looking Forward

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I just received an advance copy of Manufacturing Content Marketing Benchmark, Budgets, and Trends (Thanks, Amanda!) published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI).

E-Commerce for Manufacturers and Distributors—What You Need to Know

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Historically, e-commerce for manufacturers and distributors has been lagging with some exceptions. I know of two industries that have adopted e-commerce quickly—distributors of industrial automation products and electronic components. However, times have changed.

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Manufacturing Content Marketing—What’s Ahead in 2021

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No, I don’t have a crystal ball. What I do have is the brand-new report, Manufacturing Content Marketing, Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—Insights for 2021 published by the Content Marketing Institute. I was given an advanced.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Why Retrofitting Industrial Website Redesigns Usually Don’t Work

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Industrial website redesigns are major undertakings, not something you want to decide or do in a hurry. They require careful planning and input from many stakeholders for them to succeed. I’m talking about redesigns that.

Manufacturing Content Marketing Distribution and Measurement

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That’s my take on the challenges and issues faced by industrial companies with manufacturing content marketing distribution and measurement. The post, %Manufacturing Content Marketing Distribution and Measurement% by %Achinta Mitra% was originally published on %Industrial Marketing Today%.

Industrial Marketing—You Want Coaching With That?

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Industrial marketing coaching is something I’m asked about often, especially in the past 6 to 8 months. The headline of this post is my tongue in cheek attempt at the famous McDonald’s® age-old question, “You Want Fries With That?”

How to Make Industrial Email Marketing Work for You

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Industrial email marketing may not get the same attention and love as it used to because of social media. However, don’t abandon it because it is still highly effective when targeting engineers and technical professionals.

Your Ultimate Guide to the Trends Shaping Marketing Data

In Salesforce’s latest Marketing Intelligence Report, hear from 2,500+ global marketers on how they are leading with their data, from business growth to customer satisfaction, data privacy, and more. Get the report now!

Is Your Industrial Website Ready for Business After the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Will your industrial website still meet the needs of engineers and industrial buyers when the coronavirus pandemic is over, whenever that is? In my last post, I talked about adapting your industrial content marketing strategy for COVID-19.

3 FAQs About Manufacturing Content Marketing

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I understand you may have more than three Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about manufacturing content marketing. This post will focus on the three questions that my manufacturing clients ask me most often. To validate my.

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Industrial Customer Journey and the Digital Experience

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Understanding the industrial customer journey is essential to the success of digital marketing with content. Based on my conversations with manufacturers, I sometimes get the impression that it is just a marketing exercise to them.

Industrial Blogs are Essential in Lead Generation

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Industrial blogs are not often talked about by manufacturers when it comes to lead generation. They tend to brush it off as too time consuming and/or not very effective. They are not completely wrong about their complaints, but don’t be too quick to discard industrial blogging.

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

How Industrial Marketing Strategy Must Change to Fill Pipelines Again

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Your industrial marketing strategy may have changed recently because of the coronavirus. I don’t think manufacturers have much of a choice because the pandemic has negatively impacted their sales pipelines. There is no getting around that fact.

Why Industrial Marketing Plans and Strategy Must Go Together

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I’ve had many conversations about creating industrial marketing plans that start something like this, “Can you create an industrial marketing plan for us?” My answer: “Of course I can.” However, I find there is a disconnect in many of these conversations with manufacturers and engineering companies.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers is filling the Trade Show Void

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Trade shows have always been a big part of manufacturing marketing for generating new leads that convert into sales opportunities. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person trade shows almost non-existent. It is not.

Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0

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As I was researching the topic of manufacturing marketing for industry 4.0, I found a ton of online articles when I did a Google search for “marketing for Industry 4.0.” My search yielded 192,000,000 results. Read more The post, %Manufacturing Marketing in the Age of Industry 4.0%

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Roadblocks to Delivering a Competitive Buying Experience

Why are buyer-facing teams struggling and what can be done about it? Bigtincan teamed up with Heinz Marketing in a recent research study to discover the roadblocks revenue-generating teams encounter in preparing buyer-facing teams for today’s market. Click here to learn what you can do today to prepare!

Writing Technical Blog Posts for Engineers and Industrial Professionals

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Writing technical blog posts is not the most popular topic of discussion for many manufacturers and engineering companies. In my experience, industrial blogging is an underused content marketing tactic for many of these companies.

Industrial Lead Generation – MQL vs SQL

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Industrial lead generation is an important, if not the #1 goal of industrial marketers. Sure, there are other objectives of manufacturing content marketing as can been in this chart from the Manufacturing Content Marketing 2020 research report published by the Content Marketing Institute.

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Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing

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Manufacturing content marketing has its own challenges and frustrations as many industrial marketers have experienced. I touched on some of them in my last post about writing technical blog posts. While the age-old problem of “What should we write about?”

Content Preferences of Engineers and Industrial Buyers

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Understanding the content preferences of engineers and industrial professionals is crucial to your success with industrial content marketing. That applies to the content for industrial websites too.

Putting the Buyer Back Into Your B2B Marketing Strategy

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

In this webinar, B2B Marketing expert Ardath Albee will teach you what it means to be buyer-first and buyer driven, and will share success stories of companies that have made the switch.

Adapting Your Industrial Content Marketing Strategy for COVID-19

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Industrial content marketing strategy needs adjusting and fine-tuning to adapt to changes during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. Life and business as we know them have changed significantly.

Technical Content Creation for Manufacturing Marketing

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The original post %Technical Content Creation for Manufacturing Marketing% by %Achinta Mitra% appeared first on %Industrial Marketing Today%. Technical content creation is a big challenge for manufacturing marketers of all sizes.

Happy Holidays

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I wish all of you, my loyal readers, a wonderful Holiday Season. I also wish for a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2021 for all. See you next year. The post, %Happy Holidays% by %Achinta Mitra% was originally published on %Industrial Marketing Today%. This is only a content summary.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: Are You Using its Full Power?

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The original post %Content Marketing for Manufacturers: Are You Using its Full Power?% by %Achinta Mitra% appeared first on %Industrial Marketing Today%.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.