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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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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?”

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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.

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. Some of these changes may be permanent, while others have become necessities at least for the foreseeable future.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

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. The two most common objections that I hear are: Writing fresh and relevant content regularly for industrial blogging is too consuming.

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.

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?” still exists, new research findings show a myriad of other challenges. Some of these may. Read more The post, %Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing% by %Achinta Mitra% was originally published on %Industrial Marketing Today%.

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

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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. Some of these changes are highly likely to be permanent even after the crisis is over (Whenever that will be). Not surprisingly, some companies will cut back.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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. Compounding the problem is the fact that engineers from all age groups do not respond the same way to your content. While everyone wants to reach the final.

Why Email Marketing for Manufacturers is the Cornerstone of Industrial Marketing

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The original post %Why Email Marketing for Manufacturers is the Cornerstone of Industrial Marketing% by %Achinta Mitra% appeared first on %Industrial Marketing Today%. Email marketing for manufacturers continues to perform well, but there are some serious challenges to overcome.

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. In this post, I want to focus on the changes that you may need to make to your. Read more The post, %Is Your Industrial Website Ready for Business After the Coronavirus Pandemic?% by %Achinta Mitra% was originally published on %Industrial Marketing Today%.

5 Critical Components of a Successful Website Design for Manufacturers

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Creating a successful website design for manufacturers takes careful planning, a deep understanding of how engineers and industrial buyers make decisions and a lot of hard work. These have nothing do with the aesthetics of the site. Applying a new skin to an existing website to make it look “pretty” won’t help you move the. Read more The post 5 Critical Components of a Successful Website Design for Manufacturers by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

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Content marketing for industrial distributors can be very challenging. The biggest problem I’ve seen is that there is very little differentiation between distributors serving the same niche. Their competitors show the same line cards and unless they sell online directly, site visitors can’t see prices, nor do they have any idea about the lead time. Read more The post How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

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Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing. You can find data on general B2B marketing, but it is somewhat limited when it comes […] The post Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

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Industrial lead generation is the lifeline for manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies when it comes to accelerating their pipelines and growing sales. However, turning new leads into sales is not straightforward or simple. Just like the hit movie, it’s complicated! There are many reasons for the failure of industrial lead generation to convert into wins … Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

Unique Challenges of Manufacturing Content Marketing in 2019

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I just finished reading the Manufacturing Content Marketing 2019—Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and sponsored by IEEE GlobalSpec.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Industrial Website Redesign and Content Marketing Strategy are Connected

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An industrial website redesign is a major undertaking. It is not something that you should do on a whim or expect to launch a new site in a few weeks.

Industrial Marketing Budgeting and Planning

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Industrial marketing budgeting and planning activities pick up at this time of the year. As they say, “?Tis Tis the Season.” Things begin to get very hectic as we go deeper into Q4 and it becomes harder to get people together as they start to take time off for the Holidays. Are you in the midst. Read more The post Industrial Marketing Budgeting and Planning by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

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Industrial Blogging – An Underutilized Content Marketing Tactic

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Industrial blogging is usually not a favorite subject of discussion with my manufacturing and engineering clients. Probably the most common complaint I hear is, “We’ve been blogging for a while but haven’t seen any tangible results (leads, sales opportunities etc.).”

Marketing to Millennial Engineers

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Marketing to millennial engineers requires a deep understanding of the age differences among the engineering workforce. I have talked about this in the past and it was also a key talking point of my presentation at the Industrial Marketing Summit, Content Marketing World 2019. Yes there are many key differences in how you market to. Read more The post Marketing to Millennial Engineers by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. This is only a content summary.

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How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

Measuring ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Difficult

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Manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies are finding it difficult to accurately measure the ROI of their industrial content marketing efforts. Only 44% of manufacturing content marketers report their organization measures content marketing ROI. Source: Manufacturing Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs and sponsored by IEEE GlobalSpec).

The State of Manufacturing Content Marketing 2020

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The original post %The State of Manufacturing Content Marketing 2020% by %Achinta Mitra% appeared first on %Industrial Marketing Today%. Manufacturing content marketing has come a long way since it is early years. There are many positive trends as seen in the latest research report, Manufacturing Content Marketing 2020, Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends published by the Content Marketing Institute. Yet, challenges remain as the survey shows and the reality that I see with my manufacturing.

Have Concerns About Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers?

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Conversations about inbound marketing for manufacturers invariably leads to several questions and/or concerns. I do spend quite a bit of time educating my prospects and clients about inbound marketing. I’ve published several articles on inbound and industrial content marketing in the past. Just do a search here or select it from the Categories to find … Have Concerns About Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers? Read More » The post Have Concerns About Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers?

The Importance of Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers

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Industrial email marketing is and should be an important component of your content marketing strategy when targeting engineers and technical professionals. I’m sure you’ve heard or read about email marketing being replaced by social media. Industrial email marketing continues to be very effective in promoting content, nurturing leads and building thought leadership.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Manufacturing Content Marketing Can Be Confusing and Difficult

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I regularly receive email inquiries from industrial companies needing help with their manufacturing content marketing. These people are on the right track for wanting to use manufacturing content marketing for generating better quality leads that turn into sales opportunities.

Making Email the Cornerstone of Industrial Content Marketing

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You may think email marketing is dead or passé with all the talk about social media. However, that is far from the reality that I see every day, working with manufacturers and engineering companies, especially when it comes to industrial content marketing.

Industrial Content Marketing that Engages Engineers

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When it comes to effective industrial content marketing, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “One-size-fits-all content” just doesn’t cut it.

Proving ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Still a Big Challenge

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Congratulations if your 2018 industrial content marketing budget increased or at least didn’t get cut. You are in good company. 38% of respondents from the 2018 Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America survey expect their manufacturing content marketing spending to increase this year and another 46% expect it to remain the same as last year.

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Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.

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.