Industrial and Manufacturing Marketing Articles

Industrial lead generation - MQL vs SQL

Industrial Lead Generation – MQL vs SQL

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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…
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Industrial marketing coaching

Industrial Marketing—You Want Coaching With That?

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Industrial marketing coaching is something I’m asked about often, especially in the past 6 to 8 months. The headline of this post is my tongue in cheek attempt at the famous McDonald’s® age-old question, “You Want Fries With That?” It was a simple marketing strategy that worked brilliantly for upselling and continues to make millions…
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Unique challenges in manufacturing content marketing

Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing

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Manufacturing content marketing has its own challenges and frustrations as many industrial marketers have experienced. I touched on some of them in my last post about writing technical blog posts. While the age-old problem of “What should we write about?” still exists, new research findings show a myriad of other challenges. Some of these may…
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Writing technical blog posts

Writing Technical Blog Posts for Engineers and Industrial Professionals

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Writing technical blog posts is not the most popular topic of discussion for many manufacturers and engineering companies. In my experience, industrial blogging is an underused content marketing tactic for many of these companies. The two most common objections that I hear are: Writing fresh and relevant content regularly for industrial blogging is too consuming…
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Industrial marketing strategy

How Industrial Marketing Strategy Must Change to Fill Pipelines Again

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Your industrial marketing strategy may have changed recently because of the coronavirus. I don’t think manufacturers have much of a choice because the pandemic has negatively impacted their sales pipelines. There is no getting around that fact. Some of these changes may be permanent, while others have become necessities at least for the foreseeable future….
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Industrial marketing plans - IMT

Why Industrial Marketing Plans and Strategy Must Go Together

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I’ve had many conversations about creating industrial marketing plans that start something like this, “Can you create an industrial marketing plan for us?” My answer: “Of course I can.” However, I find there is a disconnect in many of these conversations with manufacturers and engineering companies. Their assumption is that I should be able to…
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