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How Content Can Provide Qualified Leads to Your Sales Team

Alright, first of all, get on board with “expertise marketing”. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what that is – cause we kinda made it up. Basically, it’s marketing that utilizes your industry expertise on your specific product or service. You use that sought after knowledge and organized it into content that is on your site to attract your ideal buyer by answering their common questions, or triggers.

The best thing about this (besides the fact that you are attracting exactly the kind of person that you want to your business) is that all the while, you are fueling and empowering your website for now and years to come. Fueled by relevant content for your ideal customer, your website should be your #1, round-the-clock, best salesperson!

 

Topics: Manufacturing Blogs Marketing Strategy quality leads Expertise Marketing

How to Create a Clear Marketing Strategy for Chemical Manufacturers

Whether you’re involved in biotechnology, custom manufacturing, or other chemical manufacturing, filling your sales pipeline with the right customers who will pay well and create repeat, long-term business is important for your bottom line. Marketing - especially digital marketing - can play a huge role in filling your manufacturing, packaging, and shipping schedules so your plant is running as efficiently as possible. 

 

Topics: Marketing Strategy Expertise Marketing

What Executives of Specialty Manufacturers Need to Know About Marketing and Sales Technology

As I go around speaking attending conferences, and working with our manufacturing clients, I’m often asked questions about what marketing technology is best for a medium-sized manufacturing firm. For context, I tend to think of companies with $25-100MM in revenues as medium-sized companies.  There are SO many choices now, your head will spin.  As you know, software as a service (SAAS) is now normal.  With that normalcy has come a market inundated with constant new technology and software applications.

 

Topics: Website Development Improving Close Ratio Marketing Strategy Expertise Marketing

Some of the Main Benefits of Content Marketing for Manufacturing Businesses

We are assuming that you, like most other manufacturing companies, gather most of your leads through avenues such as trade shows, referrals, and word-of-mouth? You probably spend money on outbound marketing, but don’t really understand what the ROI is, if there is any at all? And, it’s probably near impossible for you to have success with cold calling because your product or service is too complicated to explain in such a brief conversation. Right? That is exactly why an inbound methodology for your manufacturing company is what you need – setting yourself up as an educational resource with useful content is the perfect way to explain your complicated widget or product.

 

Marketing Your Manufacturing Business Should Be About ROI. PERIOD.

Believe me.  We get it.  It’s not easy to make the long-term investment over the short-term, instant spend when it comes to marketing your manufacturing company.  Don’t you feel that way?

Seeing your logo on a web banner, your name on a billboard, or even hearing your voice in a radio ad can make you feel like you are doing something impactful to promote your business – plus it kinda makes you feel cool.  So many eyeballs! So many ears!

But what really matters? The mother driving her kids to school seeing your billboard or hearing your radio ad?  Or getting your message in front of actual potential customers? (Spoiler: It's the second one)

 

How Buyer Personas Ensure a Smart Marketing Investment for Manufacturing Companies

I am sure that there are a ton of people thinking… what the hell is a buyer persona and why is this important to me? Well, honestly, those are great questions. Kudos to you for admitting that you don’t know and taking a step towards enlightening yourself.  Trust me – this topic is worth the read!

 

When someone is online searching for answers, they want the most relevant information possible.  When you are online, isn't that what YOU want? Well, in order to make sure your marketing investment is being spent on providing and pushing out relevant information to attract the right people, first you need to know exactly who those RIGHT people are.

 

Topics: Buyer Personas Marketing for B2B Manufacturing Blogs Personalization Marketing Strategy quality leads SEO

Why Your Manufacturing Company's Website Needs Premium Content Guarded by Forms

A B2B marketing strategy for a manufacturing business HAS to utilize premium content such as eBooks! It allows your website to become your #1 salesperson, all while providing the exact knowledge about your service or product that you want to be sharing.

 

If your manufacturing company’s website isn’t utilizing premium content guarded by forms, YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON POTENTIAL QUALIFIED LEADS! I can break this down to two main reasons to jump on board:

 

Topics: Buyer Personas Content Marketing Marketing for B2B Manufacturing Blogs

Sales and Marketing Alignment

One of the single largest opportunities that you have for improving performance in the modern business environment involves aligning marketing and sales. This is a decision that brings with it a host of different benefits that can't be ignored, from dramatically improving your marketing return on investment to an increase in sales productivity. Misalignment between sales and marketing technologies and processes cost B2B companies 10% of revenue or more a year according to HubSpot, and they found that when smarketing occurs (sales and marketing alignment) companies see 38% higher sales win rate.

 

Topics: Marketing Powered By Data

How To Use Content to Attract Your Target Clients

No matter how big or small your sales force, your website can be working around the clock to attract leads. To do it, however, your B2B site needs great content and an effective content strategy with messaging that connects to your target clientele.

 

Topics: Content Marketing Increase Lead Generation

Specialized Construction Marketing Plan Pt. 4: Drive Profits

This is the final part of our 4-part series on specialized construction marketing plans. Particularly when it comes to content marketing, you have 4 steps to see success:

Topics: Content Marketing Increase Lead Generation Marketing Strategy