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

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

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. Obviously, you can’t gate all your…

Technical Content Writing is Challenging for Manufacturing Marketers

Technical Content Writing is Challenging for Manufacturing Marketers

You can’t avoid technical content writing if you are a manufacturing content marketer. Let me first differentiate technical writing from technical content writing. They may be used interchangeably, but they are not the same. A technical writer is good at creating documents such as User Manuals, Product Descriptions & Specifications, Safety Procedures, Assembly Instructions, and…

Landing Pages for Industrial Lead Generation

Landing Pages for Industrial Lead Generation

The importance of landing pages for industrial lead generation cannot be overstated. Why? That’s where conversions happen—visitors turn into leads. Landing pages are where your visitors first land from a marketing campaign or a social media channel. Note, this is not the same as promoting your blog posts via social media channels for site traffic….

Industrial Lead Generation – MQL vs SQL

Industrial Lead Generation – MQL vs SQL

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 be seen in this chart from the Manufacturing Content Marketing 2020 research report published by the Content Marketing Institute. Even though “Generate demand/leads” is at #4, generating high quality leads…

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

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….

Industrial Lead Generation for Sales – It’s Complicated!

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…