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Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends and Challenges

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For the past four years, I have downloaded and read research reports on Manufacturing Content Marketing in North America published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

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Industrial Email Marketing for Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Companies

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Industrial email marketing is alive and well in 2017 despite what you may heard or read to the contrary. Here are some stats from the 2016 State of Marketing Report from Salesforce.com. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

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Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough. And Getting Tougher

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Every industrial marketer should sit up and take notice of some of the preliminary findings from a recent survey called the Engineering Marketers 2017 Survey conducted by ENGINEERING.COM. This post is […] The post Content Marketing to Engineers is Tough.

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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.

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

No Digital Marketing for Manufacturers = Marketing in the Past

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Most manufacturers including precision CNC machine shops and fabricators have difficulty understanding the true value of digital marketing for manufacturers. Some that have implemented it, struggle to produce tangible results, meaning a boost in sales that they can attribute to marketing.

Industrial Content Marketing Fails to Engage with Target Audience

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Industrial content marketing used by manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies is failing to engage the target audience – engineers, technical professionals and industrial buyers. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

How Industrial Marketing Influences Buyers

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Industrial marketing precedes industrial sales. Marketing has always provided sales support and not […] The post How Industrial Marketing Influences Buyers by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. That is the reality today.

Why Manufacturers Need a Multichannel Industrial Marketing Strategy

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Multichannel industrial marketing strategy doesn’t get that much attention or buzz. It should, because it is a closer reflection of how manufacturing and engineering companies are marketing these days. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

Explore the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves

Content Marketing Strategy Must Drive Your Industrial Website Redesign

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Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial Websites Website Design & Development Industrial content marketing industrial content marketing strategy Industrial Marketing industrial website redesign

Industrial Content Marketing’s Role in Sales

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You’ve probably read all the buzz surrounding industrial content marketing. Here’s a reality check—only […] The post Industrial Content Marketing’s Role in Sales by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

How Manufacturing Content Marketing Sets the Table for Sales

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They both inquired about using manufacturing content marketing to help their sales efforts. Both these companies had used telemarketing and other conventional marketing tactics with very little success in generating sales qualified leads.

Industrial Content Marketing: Awareness to Conversion Takes Time and Hard Work

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Industrial content marketing success for most manufacturers and other industrial companies is usually measured by an increase in the number of RFQs/RFPs. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Effective Industrial Content Marketing Requires Working Closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

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If you are responsible for industrial content marketing at your company, you know it is a challenge and can be a daunting task to engage with engineers and technical buyers. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

In Industrial Lead Generation, a Lead is a Lead, Right?

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I understand and accept the fact that the main goal of industrial marketing is to generate leads. by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Email Marketing for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

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Email marketing often gets a bad rap because most people are fed up with the deluge of promotional emails they receive every day. That is the same reaction I got from a client who is an industrial distributor when I spoke to him about email marketing.

Content Industrial Buyers Want from Supplier Websites

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Manufacturers and industrial companies have shifted more of their marketing dollars to digital marketing channels for a very good reason. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Lead Generation for Industrial Companies is a Process not a Campaign

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Buyers are looking for information online and interacting with sales people on […] The post Lead Generation for Industrial Companies is a Process not a Campaign by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

The AdRoll Guide to Account-Based Marketing

Personalize your marketing to convert your highest-value accounts

How Industrial Content Marketing Increases Awareness and Creates True Differentiation

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Industrial content marketing can be very effective in solving two common problems that many manufacturers and distributors face. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Marketing Engineering Services with Content

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Marketing engineering services is very different from marketing industrial products. I have run across […] The post Marketing Engineering Services with Content by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: What’s real and what’s hype?

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If you are a manufacturing marketer, I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz and the hype surrounding content marketing for manufacturers. It is a fact that today more manufacturers are using content marketing for increasing awareness (Branding), lead generation and sales.

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Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: Making a Business Case

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Uh […] The post Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: Making a Business Case by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

Ensure Your B2B Marketing Clients Get the Best Results

Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach

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As we go deeper into Q4 with the holidays right around the corner, most industrial companies start to think about their industrial marketing plan for next year. As an industrial marketing consultant, I’m often asked by clients the best way to approach this important planning task.

Marketing to Engineers Requires Accurate and Truthful Content Presented Logically

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Marketing to engineers is challenging, but manufacturers, distributors and engineering services companies cannot shy away from it because engineers make up the bulk of their target audience. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Industrial Content Marketing — Goals are Misunderstood and Misaligned

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Industrial content marketing is used by an overwhelming majority of manufacturers. It stands at 85% according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2017 survey. According to ENGINEERING.COM’s 2017 survey, 87% of engineering marketers use content marketing. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Engineering marketing Industrial content marketing Manufacturing content marketing

Industrial Content Marketing Boosts Sales for Distributors

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My conversations with distributors about industrial content marketing almost always start with them needing help in growing their sales. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial content marketing Industrial Marketing Industrial sales

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: Overcoming Writer’s Block

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82% of manufacturers said they are using content marketing according to findings from the 2015 B2B Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America published by CMI. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

BANT May Not Work in Qualifying Leads for Industrial Sales

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It made a lot of sense from salesperson’s point of view because they want to know up front if the prospect has the money or can […] The post BANT May Not Work in Qualifying Leads for Industrial Sales by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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Industrial Content Marketing — Different Strokes for Different Folks

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Any industrial content marketing strategy that is based on “one size fits all” content is likely to fail. The post Industrial Content Marketing — Different Strokes for Different Folks by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial Marketing CAD files eCatalogs Industrial content marketing

Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Authenticity is Mission Critical

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Marketing sometimes gets a bad rap of being deceptive. Stretching the truth, exaggerating the positives and putting a positive spin on the negatives have been staples of marketing for a long time. Today’s industrial buyers are far better informed and using deceptive marketing practices won’t get [.] The post Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Authenticity is Mission Critical by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid

Content Marketing for Manufacturers Isn’t Just Publishing More Content

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Content marketing for manufacturers has become a staple of industrial marketing with 61 percent using it as a marketing tactic and 54 percent planning to increase their spending on content creation (Source: IHS GlobalSpec Research Report). However, the same study also found that only nine percent can demonstrate how content marketing contributes to sales (ROI) [.] Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Is There Content Overload?

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There was a time not too long ago when manufacturers and industrial companies were blamed for being slow adopters of content marketing. by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Content Marketing for Manufacturers Must Go Deeper than ToFu

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Many manufacturers are using content marketing but few consider it effective in generating leads that turn into sales opportunities. According to the 2014 study done by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, 86% of manufacturing marketers use content marketing but only 30% of manufacturing marketers say they are effective at it. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Marketing to Engineers is a Big Challenge

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Many industrial companies find it challenging to market to engineers. The biggest complaint that I hear is that engineers just don’t respond to marketing like others do. These companies are at a loss and need to figure out a better way to market since their target audience is primarily engineers from various disciplines. The post Marketing to Engineers is a Big Challenge by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today.

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Customer Success and Marketing Alignment: The Key to Unlocking Customer Advocacy

Most B2B companies say the customer experience is a priority, but their teams are not prepared or coordinated enough to make this a reality