How Industrial Marketing Strategy Must Change to Fill Pipelines Again

How Industrial Marketing Strategy Must Change to Fill Pipelines Again

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….

Industrial Blogs are Essential in Lead Generation

Industrial Blogs are Essential in Lead Generation

Industrial blogs are not often talked about by manufacturers when it comes to lead generation. They tend to brush it off as too time consuming and/or not very effective. They are not completely wrong about their complaints, but don’t be too quick to discard industrial blogging. Let’s face it, your audience of engineers and industrial…

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: Are You Using its Full Power?

Content Marketing for Manufacturers: Are You Using its Full Power?

My initial conversations with industrial companies about content marketing for manufacturers usually start something like this, “We can’t be found in Google or other search engines. We want to rank high. We’ve read that content marketing is the way to go. Can you help us?” There is absolutely nothing wrong with that stated goal for…

Measuring ROI of Industrial Content Marketing is Difficult

Manufacturers, distributors and engineering companies are finding it difficult to accurately measure the ROI of their industrial content marketing efforts. Only 44% of manufacturing content marketers report their organization measures content marketing ROI. (Source: Manufacturing Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs and sponsored by IEEE GlobalSpec). While the number of leads generated…

Industrial Content Marketing: Awareness to Conversion Takes Time and Hard Work

Industrial content marketing success for most manufacturers and other industrial companies is usually measured  by an increase in the number of RFQs/RFPs. Arguments about quality vs. quantity tend to fall on deaf ears because these companies with long sales cycles need a certain volume of quotes to keep their pipelines full and active. Often, their stated…

No Digital Marketing for Manufacturers = Marketing in the Past

Most manufacturers including precision CNC machine shops and fabricators have difficulty understanding the true value of digital marketing for manufacturers. Some that have implemented it, struggle to produce tangible results, meaning a boost in sales that they can attribute to marketing. The need for a robust online presence (Website and customer-centric content marketing) is driven by…