How Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers Helps in Building New Relationships

How Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers Helps in Building New Relationships

Job #1 of industrial marketing for manufacturers is to generate leads. Is that assumption valid? To me, that’s like putting the cart before the horse. So, before I explain why I said what I just said, let’s look at the goals manufacturing marketers have achieved by using industrial content marketing over the past 12 months….

Industrial Marketing is Not Just for ToFU

Industrial Marketing is Not Just for ToFU

Industrial marketing has become more digital now than in the past. (See Marketing to Engineers—Why Digital is the Dominant Strategy). ToFU stands for Top of the Funnel in marketing and not the edible kind. 😊 Manufacturers and engineering companies realize digital industrial marketing or industrial content marketing is more effective for lead generation than traditional…

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…

How Manufacturing Content Marketers Can Reduce Stress on Engineers

How Manufacturing Content Marketers Can Reduce Stress on Engineers

Manufacturing content marketers can really help reduce the stress on engineers. I’m not being facetious or trying to be clever with my headline. Don’t believe me? Let me explain how. First, let me give credit where credit is due. I’ve used three resources for citations in this post. They are: 6 Digital Essentials for Selling…

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…

Manufacturing Content Marketing—The Year It Was and Looking Forward

Manufacturing Content Marketing—The Year It Was and Looking Forward

I just received an advance copy of Manufacturing Content Marketing Benchmark, Budgets, and Trends (Thanks, Amanda!) published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). The timing couldn’t be any better, since many of my manufacturing and engineering clients are putting together their industrial marketing plans and budgets for 2022. Refer to my post, Industrial Marketing: What…