Engineering marketing

Industrial Marketing – Budgets, Challenges and Performance

Curious about how your peers and the competition are spending their industrial marketing dollars? You are in the right place at the right time. I just finished reading the research report, 2018 Budget Trends in Industrial & Technology Marketing published by engineering.com. To put their findings in the right perspective, the top three segments of …

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Industrial Content Marketing — Goals are Misunderstood and Misaligned

Industrial content marketing is used by an overwhelming majority of manufacturers. It stands at 85% according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2017 survey. According to ENGINEERING.COM’s 2017 survey, 87% of engineering marketers use content marketing. The CMI survey also reported that that 80% of manufacturing marketers rated themselves as “Not At All Successful” to “Moderately …

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What’s Hot and What’s Not in Digital Marketing for Engineers in 2014

I just downloaded my copy of the 2014 Digital Marketing for Engineers survey published by John Hayes and his team at ENGINEERING.com. There are some interesting and encouraging findings. I’ll use a few of the charts from the survey results that show what they found and then add what I am seeing firsthand with my …

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Boost Email Relevancy With Dynamic Content

Email marketing has been a staple of industrial marketing for a long time. However, many of these marketers are now experiencing declining open and click through rates. With all the buzz about social media, blogs and RSS feeds, are email marketing and eNewsletters dead? Not so fast! IMO, they are and will continue to be …

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How Videos Tell Compelling Stories About Consulting Engineering

In an earlier post, (see More Manufacturers Are Using Videos For Content Marketing) I had mentioned that 48% of manufacturers were using videos as part of their content marketing. That is slightly higher usage than other B2B marketers in general (41%). How about consulting engineering firms, do they use videos too? I figured this would …

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Breaking the Rules of Content Marketing Pays Off Big Time for Engineering Companies

As part of a new Web design project that I’m working on for an engineering company, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the past two weeks reviewing Websites of well-known engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies. These EPC companies not only have a substantial presence (major employers) in Houston, Texas but they also …

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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 acknowledging each other’s existence. The disconnect is strong and distinct. As clichéd as this may sound, it seems Engineers are from Mars, Marketers are from Venus. I feel I am …

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