Stop Your Industrial Website Redesign from Derailment

What does industrial website redesign have to do with a train derailment? I’m not trying to be funny here by using this image of the Montparnasse derailment that happened on October 22, 1895. The action of a train leaving its tracks accidentally can have catastrophic consequences. Similarly, obstructions that prevent a redesigned website from meeting…

Content Marketing Strategy Must Drive Your Industrial Website Redesign

An industrial website redesign shouldn’t be a quick decision because your site is the very foundation of your online presence. Why is it such an important decision? According to the Industrial Buy Cycle survey of engineers and technical professionals conducted by IHS Engineering 360 (formally GlobalSpec), “The top three most frequently used sources for searching…

Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach

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 the next year. As an industrial marketing consultant, I’m often asked by clients the best way to approach this important planning task. My preferred way is what I call the…

Most Industrial Websites Miss the Mark

I don’t know of any manufacturer or industrial company that doesn’t want their website to generate more leads and grow sales. Do you? Yet, most supplier websites are failing to meet the buyer’s expectations. And that has nothing to do with industrial website design. According to Acquity Group’s annual State of B2B Procurement study, “Although…

Planning Your Industrial Marketing Strategy for 2015

I hope you have already started planning your industrial marketing strategy for 2015. You may be wondering why you need to spend the time and effort in creating an industrial marketing strategy when you already know the problem – not enough quality leads generated from your current website. It would be easy to dive right into…