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Marketing for engineers by an engineer​

I’m Achinta Mitra, the chief content creator and owner of this blog. I’m also the Founder and President of Tiecas, Inc., a Houston-based industrial marketing and consulting company that has been in business since 1987. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing. That’s why I call myself a marketing engineer.

Bottom line – I don’t learn industrial marketing at your expense because I know your engineering and technical customers well from my 30+ years of hands-on experience.

Achinta Mitra - the Marketing Engineer and Industrial Marketing Expert

Achinta Mitra, the Marketing Engineer

Recent industrial marketing articles​

Industrial Content Marketing’s Role in Sales

You’ve probably read all the buzz surrounding industrial content marketing. You are in good company if you are already doing it. The Content Marketing Institute found that 81% of business-to-business (B2B) manufacturers in North America said that their organizations were using content marketing (Source: 2016 B2B Manufacturing Content Marketing Trends—North America). Here’s a reality check—only 18% of those manufacturing marketers reported that their content marketing was effective in accomplishing their overall marketing objectives. That, by the way is lower than the 26% in 2015 and 30% in 2014. So the effectiveness …

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SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation

A lead is a lead, right? Depends – are you in marketing or in sales? SAL – Sales Accepted Leads is the bridge between Marketing …

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B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail

Here’s the shocking reality of B2B lead generation – 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales opportunities. (Source: Marketing Sherpa/ KnowledgeStorm). B2B marketing and …

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3 DiY SEO Mistakes to Avoid When Optimizing Industrial Websites

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend (here in the U.S.) with your family. Now, back to work. Attempting do-it-yourself (DiY) search engine optimization …

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Dawning of the Age of Content Marketing in the Industrial Sector

Manufacturers and industrial companies have a reputation of being slow to adopt new marketing strategies and techniques. If you are a B2B marketer who deals …

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Why More Engineers Ought to be in Sales and Marketing

Think aligning sales and marketing is difficult? Think again. In most manufacturing and industrial companies, engineering, sales and marketing operate in their own silos, barely …

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10 Helpful B2B Lead Scoring Resources

I wrote this post because Chris, a regular reader of this blog, emailed me recently with a question on B2B lead scoring. First of all, …

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