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7 Strategies for Using Content to Market Industrial Products

Industrial Marketing Today

It is heartening to see that content is at the center of most discussions about the state of B2B marketing today. However, industrial marketers face a challenge when it comes to producing a steady stream of fresh content to keep their target audience engaged.

10 Genius Ideas That Changed Marketing Forever

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This is an excerpt from our new ebook, 100 Ideas That Changed Marketing. At the beginning of this year, we set out to create an infographic that gave a rundown of the history of marketing. That made us think of all of the other advancements that have rocked the marketing world.

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The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained

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Thus, while we're all learning about social media and inbound marketing as well as teaching others about it, having a resource that quickly and clearly explains all of the basic terms and applications is critically important. Social Media Marketing Dictionary: 120 Terms to Know.

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

Industrial Marketing Today

What I do want to talk about here is the how and not the why of you should translate your features into tangible benefits if you want your marketing content to engage with prospects and convert them into customers. and professor of marketing at the University of Missouri.

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. In short, this is good, practical and actionable stuff and not some marketing theory.

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). This is where marketing automation software can be a big help.

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Using Content to Move Prospects Forward in the Sales Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions, Inc. said it best when she wrote, “Passive reading of your content is not going to help online marketing initiatives shorten buying cycles or increase customer acquisition and revenues.”

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

Industrial Marketing Today

This is not a new problem; business marketers have been debating the pros and cons of publishing prices on their websites for several years now. Because pricing information is now sought much higher up in the sales funnel than most marketers suspect.

Focus on Content in B2B Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Paul Dunay in his blog post, “4 C’s of B2B Marketing” has defined this very nicely. Now, B2B content marketing’s agenda is to educate and inform customers and prospects. Content Marketing’s slogan is – “Don’t pitch.

Top 10 Clichés to Avoid in B2B Marketing Content

Industrial Marketing Today

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?)

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? The answer lies in shifting from traditional company product marketing to customer problem oriented marketing.

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. Here are my top five industrial marketing lessons: Lesson #1: Save them time Most engineers, especially design engineers are already overloaded with work.

Generating More “Educated Leads” on a Small Budget

Industrial Marketing Today

How does one generate high quality, educated leads, not just site visitors on a marketing budget that is less than 1% of the projected revenue? an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

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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.

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The Twofold Benefit of Optimizing Marketing Content

Industrial Marketing Today

Optimizing your marketing content around keywords or phrases is the first step in your content marketing strategy. However, there is another strong reason for optimizing your marketing content that has nothing to do with SEO. Some of these marketing assets will change over time.

A Blogging Style to Call Your Own

Industrial Marketing Today

I found a very helpful presentation on blogging styles by Rohit Bhargava , a founding member of the pioneering 360 Digital Influence team at Ogilvy and author of the award winning new marketing book, Personality Not Included.

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.

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

Industrial Marketing Today

Just this week, I received two invaluable reports with charts and graphs to answer many of the questions that B2B marketers have about using social media. The second report on social media and b2b marketing is from HubSpot. Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo?

Business Value of Social Networking

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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.

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.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

A vast majority of the survey respondents reported that outbound tactics outperformed inbound initiatives for generating qualified leads. I am wondering if it is a result of the age-old disagreement between sales and marketing on the definition of a qualified lead.

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Optimizing Your WordPress Business Blog

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an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas. Achinta offers his industrial clients marketing for engineers by an engineer.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Social Media with Email Marketing – is it the Super Combo? This long time staple has become the Rodney “No Respect&# Dangerfield of B2B and industrial marketing.

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Successful Industrial Websites Require Part DiY and Part.

Industrial Marketing Today

I am referring to updating, maintaining and sometimes marketing their industrial websites. My opinion is somewhat biased because I am an industrial and B2B marketing consultant. I make my living providing marketing services including designing and marketing industrial websites.

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

Industrial Marketing Today

However, the role of B2B marketers is changing and evolving more into revenue generation. The recently released B2B Marketing Skills Survey jointly done by Genius and BtoB Magazine reveals some new trends and contradicts certain popular beliefs.

High-Performance Email Marketing for Attracting and Engaging.

Industrial Marketing Today

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.

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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. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.

What Not To Do For Better B2B Customer Relationships

Industrial Marketing Today

Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial Sales Job? Tagged as: customer realtionship , Industrial & B2B Customer Relationship , Industrial Marketing , McKinsey & Co. Achinta offers his industrial clients marketing for engineers by an engineer. {

Industrial and B2B Customer Engagement Simplified

Industrial Marketing Today

I 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.

How Relevant Marketing Content Helps B2B Branding

Industrial Marketing Today

Most CEOs of manufacturing, engineering and technical companies do not believe in the value of brand building and consider it the domain of consumer marketing (B2C). Branding is an expense item like the rest of marketing. Analytics is the new marketing creative!

Shortening the Industrial Buy Cycle in 5 Simple Steps

Industrial Marketing Today

In one word content – marketing content that is relevant and tailored to the prospect’s stage on the buy cycle. After you register, edit your profile to add a link back to your site or a landing page to download a free white paper or register for a webinar.

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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.

The Disconnect Between B2B Content Marketing and Customer Engagement

Industrial Marketing Today

The majority of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) consider customer engagement as their top priority according to a recent study done by Forbes Insights and George P. Fifty-six percent of the participants were primarily B2B marketers and the remaining 44% were B2C.

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.

How to Use a B2B Blog to Win Customers and Influence Prospects

Industrial Marketing Today

As a B2B marketer, we want to reach our ideal prospects and communicate with customers to maintain top-of-mind awareness throughout their buying cycle. Reaching your target market doesn’t have to be difficult. Are you using a blog as part of your B2B marketing?

How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be

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Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be by Achinta Mitra on May 3, 2010 in Industrial Marketing & Web 2.0 , Industrial Marketing Blog Remember the U.S.

B2B Lead Generation Using a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

In order to satisfy the demands of the C-suite, the marketing department usually provides easy-to-measure metrics like traffic, page views, time spent and number of leads captured. And the tug-of-war between sales and marketing continues.

7 “Rs” for B2B Marketing Content Planning

Industrial Marketing Today

With a majority of marketing efforts going digital, that means even more content is needed. Marketers need to create a process for content planning that helps them maximize the return from their investments in developing the content resources that fuel their online marketing programs.

Are You Creating Irresistible Offers with Your Email Marketing?

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Are You Creating Irresistible Offers with Your Email Marketing? by Achinta Mitra on November 16, 2009 in B2B E-Mail Marketing Do you know the key component of email marketing that generates more high-quality leads and drives sales? Marketing gurus tend to talk about opt-in pages, sign up forms, calls to action and interactive squeeze pages to boost your click through and conversion rates.

Content Creation Made Easy

Industrial Marketing Today

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. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.