Industrial Marketing: What Manufacturers Need to Know

Industrial Marketing: What Manufacturers Need to Know

Industrial marketing, or as some refer to it as manufacturing marketing, is very different from B2C marketing. In my experience working with manufacturers and engineering companies, I’ve found differences with other B2B marketing even though industrial is a subset of B2B. (Source: CADENAS PARTsolutions. See the full infographic below) Industrial marketing frustrations faced by manufacturers…

Industrial Blogging Requires Commitment and Perseverance

Industrial Blogging Requires Commitment and Perseverance

Industrial blogging is an important and integral part of manufacturing content marketing. Yet, I’ve found that many manufacturers and engineering companies are not willing to invest the time and resources for industrial blogging. I once had the VP of Business Development at a manufacturing company tell me, “This s**t doesn’t work.” The problem is not…

E-Commerce for Manufacturers and Distributors—What You Need to Know

E-Commerce for Manufacturers and Distributors—What You Need to Know

Historically, e-commerce for manufacturers and distributors has been lagging with some exceptions. I know of two industries that have adopted e-commerce quickly—distributors of industrial automation products and electronic components. However, times have changed. Industrial manufacturers and distributors are poised to dive right into e-commerce. The pandemic has accelerated the trend towards online sales. According to…

The Industrial Buyer’s Journey—What Manufacturing Marketers Need to Know

The Industrial Buyer’s Journey—What Manufacturing Marketers Need to Know

The Industrial buyer’s journey can be complex and typically involves a committee of decision-makers. Sometimes the sales cycles may be as long as 12 to 18 months, for example, custom-engineered systems. Of course, not all industrial sales take that long. You may want to read my earlier post on the industrial customer journey. The industrial…

3 FAQs About Manufacturing Content Marketing

3 FAQs About Manufacturing Content Marketing

I understand you may have more than three Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about manufacturing content marketing. This post will focus on the three questions that my manufacturing clients ask me most often. To validate my own experiences, I’ll refer to research findings from the report Manufacturing Content Marketing Insights for 2021 published by the Content…

Industrial Customer Journey and the Digital Experience

Industrial Customer Journey and the Digital Experience

Understanding the industrial customer journey is essential to the success of digital marketing with content. Based on my conversations with manufacturers, I sometimes get the impression that it is just a marketing exercise to them and is not taken seriously. Why do I say that? Let me give you two examples. Example #1: Conversation with…