Unique Challenges in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Unique challenges in manufacturing content marketing

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 … Read more

Why Industrial Marketing Plans and Strategy Must Go Together

Industrial marketing plans - IMT

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 … Read more

Content Preferences of Engineers and Industrial Buyers

content preferences of engineers

Understanding the content preferences of engineers and industrial professionals is crucial to your success with industrial content marketing. That applies to the content for industrial websites too. Compounding the problem is the fact that engineers from all age groups do not respond the same way to your content. While everyone wants to reach the final … Read more

Why Email Marketing for Manufacturers is the Cornerstone of Industrial Marketing

Email Marketing for Manufacturers

Email marketing for manufacturers continues to perform well, but there are some serious challenges to overcome. It is a mixed bag of good and bad news. Keep reading for all the details based on research conducted by highly respected and independent third-party sources Email marketing for manufacturers continues to be very effective for reaching engineers … Read more

How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

Content Marketing for Industrial Distributors

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. … Read more

Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers: New Research Findings

Industrial marketing reserach

Industrial marketing for manufacturers is a complex process that takes time, expertise and money to produce tangible and repeatable results (aka more quality sales leads). And I’m not talking about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) either. Marketing to engineers and technical professionals has always been a challenge. FYI, I’m one of the keynote speakers at the … Read more

Making Email the Foundation of Industrial Content Marketing

You may think email marketing is dead or passé with all the talk about social media. However, that is far from the reality that I see every day, working with manufacturers and engineering companies, especially when it comes to industrial content marketing.

Engineers and industrial professionals do read emails, provided you’ve earned their trust with valuable content and can get through their spam filters. According to the research report “How Engineers Find Information 2018” published by engineering.com, 95% of engineers will consider an email in their inbox.

You can read about this in my earlier post, Industrial Email Marketing for Engaging Engineers and Technical Professionals.

Email should be an important component of industrial content marketing

Given the above findings, it makes a lot of sense in making email marketing a key component of your overall industrial content marketing strategy. My opinion is corroborated by independent research findings.

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