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What Does a Content Marketing Strategy Mean for Industrial Companies?

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I’m sure every time you’ve talked with an industrial marketing consultant about content marketing, you’ve been told that you need to start with a “content marketing strategy.” I don’t want to overgeneralize the process of developing a good content marketing strategy because it varies from company to company. You are probably very familiar with the phrase “To succeed with content marketing, you have to think like a publisher.”

2012 Content Marketing Trends for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

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I just finished reading an excellent research report from the good folks at Content Marketing Institute (CMI). This report is chock full of statistics and graphs about B2B content marketing. Getting internal experts to write blog posts can be a challenge.

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Creating Relevant Content for Industrial Marketing is a Challenge

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I am not referring to the age-old question, “What will we write about?” Creating content that an industrial and technical audience will find relevant is not easy. This is only a content summary. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Sales Strategies Engineering Inbound Marketing Industrial distributors Industrial Marketing Manuafcturing Manufacturers

Content Marketing for Engineers

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I’ll go out on a limb and state that content marketing for engineers is different. However, to engage with engineers and address their needs (WIIFM), your marketing content needs to have a different flavor of storytelling. It is not just about facts and figures, engineers want content marketing to talk about challenges and issues that they face in their work life on a daily basis. The scope of your content marketing will have to scale proportionally to your budget.

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Content Marketing is Not More Content Output

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It used to be that the biggest challenge faced by B2B content marketers was “What will we write about?” This is only a content summary. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing B2B Content marketing Inbound Marketing Industrial MarketingAt least that was what I heard most often from many [.]. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

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Industrial Marketing Company Celebrates 25 Years in Business

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By the late nineties, I saw the writing on the wall; print media was becoming increasingly more digital. This content marketing strategy has helped us achieve several top 10 rankings in Google for competitive keywords and phrases.

Industrial Blogging Lessons Learned from Working with Technical SMEs

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My clients often ask me to write posts for their industrial blogs. This is only a content summary. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial Blogs Industrial Marketing Blog Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Industrial Marketing SME Subject Matter Experts This requires me to work very closely with engineers and technical SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) on a daily [.]. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

The Real Value of Content Marketing for Industrial Companies

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Upper management and key decision makers are skeptical about inbound marketing with content being able to generate qualified leads and set the table for sales. As I’ve written before, just publishing content won’t move the needle. See Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher, Act Like an Investor). Given this situation, how do you sell the value of content marketing to industrial companies? Design Engineers are the primary target of your content marketing.

Create a Content Series for Industrial Marketing

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This is my first post in 2012 and I want to start the New Year by answering a perennial question about content marketing for manufacturers and industrial companies. The question – what do we write about? The answer – create a content series. There are many advantages to this content marketing strategy. The most important ones are: Bite sized content is easier to consume online and on mobile devices. Fresh Content = Better SEO. Repurpose your content.

Why Industrial Companies and Manufacturers Struggle with Content Marketing

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Many industrial companies and manufacturers struggle with content marketing. It is not because marketers and decision-makers in these organizations don’t understand the value of inbound marketing but implementing an effective content marketing strategy is proving to be quite a challenge for them. If you are the Sales & Marketing Director or the Marketing Specialist in one of these companies, you need to: Sift through the volumes of online information about content marketing.

3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies

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Tags: Business Blogs Content Marketing Industrial Blogs Industrial Marketing Blog Business blogging Business blogs Community building Emerson Process Experts Indium Blogs Industrial blogs Kinaxis

Don’t Let Lack of Content Stop You from Blogging

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The mantra for effective business blogging is to regularly pump out fresh content that is reader-centric and not focussed too much on you, your products or your company. More power to you if you already have a horde of avid readers who visit your blog every time you post new content.

Translate Features into Benefits if You Want Your Marketing.

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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.

Retrofitting Blogs and Converting Industrial Websites into Blog Sites

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I am seeing more manufacturers and industrial companies willing to try inbound marketing with content. Some companies need help setting up their business blogs but for most, the biggest obstacle is creating content. One way to get over this hurdle is to repurpose some of your existing content into blog posts. After sampling your content, your blog readers are more likely to download the complete article/white paper in exchange for their contact information (lead generation).

Google’s Latest Algorithm Update Raises the Bar for Content Quality

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This change is primarily designed to cleanse Google’s search results of low-quality content. Most SEO experts expect article directories or “content farms” to be heavily penalized by Google’s algorithm change. How does Google define low-quality content? In other words, Google will put a premium on content that its algorithm deems worthwhile for searchers (humans) and will punish those that are churning out content for the sake of manipulating the ranking.

Industrial Blogs for Lead Generation Using Inbound Marketing

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You could write a blog post titled “Injection molding using engineered resins for automotive products.” An industrial blog will help to establish you/your company’s expertise with free content.

How Manufacturers can Resurrect Product Content from the Dead Zone

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In general B2B and technology (software and IT) marketing, there is usually a well-defined path for lead generation and nurturing with content. These B2B marketers seem to have a bottomless well of content to tap into. I’m sure that’s not by accident but the result of forward thinking and a lot of hard work on the part of content marketers in those industries. Manufacturers of industrial products struggle when it comes to generating a steady flow of fresh marketing content.

Industrial E-mail Marketing: Use Application Notes to Engage Engineers

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Email content that appeals to engineers. Most industrial marketers are aware of email marketing’s effectiveness but have trouble creating content for it regularly. There are several advantages to this form of email content.

Details Matter in Creating Content for Engineers

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Are you paying too much attention to content marketing strategies and not enough to the details? Strategic planning and analysis does sound a lot more glamorous than writing content filled with nitty-gritty product details. Industrial marketers, who use content that is light on product specifications and heavy on benefits, may have a difficult time engaging with engineers. That is not true when it comes to writing for engineers.

How to Coax Content Out of Engineers

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Keeping a steady flow of content coming out of engineers and in-house technical experts is a challenge. You know your work is cut out for you if you are a Content or a Marcom Manager at an engineering or manufacturing company. Engineers are known to be passive participants when it comes to generating marketing and social media content of any kind. What can do you do if you are tasked with maintaining an active industrial blog that needs fresh content regularly?

Why More Engineers Ought to be in Sales and Marketing

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What surprises me is that engineers with 20 years experience in corporate environment still think marketing is advertising or putting content on the company website. Dr. Norr writes, “I want my prospect to benefit from what I have to offer. In fact, when given the opportunity to write in a response, only 3 of the over 300 marketing executives, and 1 of the 300 IT executives gave credit to the CEO.

Can Industrial and B2B Marketers Learn Creative Problem Solving.

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by Achinta Mitra on July 20, 2010 in B2B Marketing Collateral , Content Marketing , Industrial Marketing Strategies , Integrated Industrial Marketing , Sales Strategies To be successful in industrial and B2B marketing, one has to engage with prospects and customers in a meaningful manner.

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

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We want our sales team to have some flexibility in order to close the sale I think Anne Holland summed it up nicely in her blog post by writing… Whatever the reason, you need to keep two human factors in mind: #1.

?Tis the Season for Website Redesigns: 7 Lessons Learned from Redesigning Industrial Websites

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I find it very helpful to write down bullet points to go from objectives to actionable items on a client’s site. Content comes before design. Site content, whether creating or collating is probably the single biggest hurdle I have to overcome in website redesign projects. Force-fitting content into a new site design has never worked for me. A content map is extremely useful in ensuring that the Website redesign doesn’t come to a screeching halt waiting on content.

5 Things Industrial Marketers Must Do to Attract Engineers and.

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Lesson #3: Features are the benefits Your online marketing content may consist of images, videos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, white papers and pre-recorded webinars. It is always a good idea to serve up your marketing content in different formats but your text is the key component.

How Lack of Marketing Content Can Derail Your Website Redesign Project

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In the words of Jeffrey Zeldman , the renowned web designer, blogger, independent publisher and the king of Web standards according to Business Week, “Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” How hard can it be to write some words?

Do-it-Yourself Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Your WordPress.

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You have full control over this SEO technique since you can add, edit code and content at anytime. Don’t write headlines purely for the search engines; relate it to the overall theme of your blog post.

Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial.

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Solution: You have two primary responsibilities; a) make sure your website is easily found so your company can get on the shortlist early if you hope to be considered in the decision making stage and b) serve up content in different formats and be relevant to various stakeholders.

Optimizing Your WordPress Business Blog

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Rather than write detailed explanations for each setting, let me show you a screen shot of my settings from another blog. I keep these checked to avoid any duplicate content issues. Spend 80% of your time writing engaging content and the rest of your time on optimizing your blog.

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

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Create content – It is easy to get bogged down with the design aspects of a company blog. Keep your focus squarely on finding topics that are of interest to your target audience and developing content. After all, blog content is what will influence people to take a desired action.

How to Make Your Business Blog Be All It Can Be

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Make a plan: Even before you start writing content and posting, you need to have a clear set of goals. Write about what matters to your readers: You are passionate about your company and want to write everything about its products and services.

Social Media and B2B Marketing Do Pair Well

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The first report is titled “2010 Social Media Marketing Industry Report” and it is from Michael Stelzner , the founder of WhitePaperSource and the author of Writing White Papers.

Why Your Sales Funnel May Run Dry Without a Business Blog

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Savvy industrial bloggers can write articles using carefully researched keywords and phrases that match these searches. RSS feeds will help your readers stay current whenever you post new content. Happy New Year! Are you leaving additional sales leads and revenues on the table?

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? If you are not a professional copywriter, coming up with new content regularly can be a difficult task. However, to be successful in your online marketing, you must come up with fresh and interesting content regularly.

5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails

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It might be a tough thing to consider, but, by some estimates, six percent of our total working time is wasted , simply because we have to wade through murky writing. We’ve written about how headlines can make or break a piece of content. Writing subject lines is, of course, an art.

Mobile Myth Busting: How to Write Great Content for Mobile

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It means thinking about how the vertical screen changes the way we write and structure content. Below we debunk 3 myths that mislead content marketers when writing for mobile so you create better content, regardless of the screen size.

The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

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The top challenge identified by marketers in the recent B2B Marketing Trends study was “producing better content.” And though video and other video content forms are growing in importance, text remains the dominant for of content for marketing and sales.

Five Tips to Help You Write Outstanding Content For Your Blog

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Content is king, and blogs often make the best castles. Unfortunately, many people struggle to consistently write the type of high-quality content that attracts and holds readers, and stands out in search. Organize Your Content. Write A Catchy Title.

Back to Basics: Writing Effective CTAs

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A call-to-action (CTA) is a critical component of marketing content. Content Marketing b2b content marketing call to action calls to action content marketing lessons content marketing strategy content writing CTA

Four Strategies to survive automated writing and content bots

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Automated writing! If you’re a content creator like me, it should. This is an example of computers beginning to pass the famed “ Turing Test ” of computer-generated content that is indistinguishable from human effort. A strategy for surviving automated writing.