Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    Using HubSpot Free to Implement Trade Show Emails

    You’ve explored pre-trade show email templates and templates to send after the show is over (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!) to help become more productive and save time reaching out to trade show leads.

    Topics: Manufacturing Inbound Marketing trade show strategy B2B Marketing

    Checklist: Social Media for Business & Effective Online Marketing

    Social media for business can be daunting when you're tasked with creating relevant, engaging posts that will draw your audience to your site. We all know the feeling of sitting in front of an empty Facebook post composer, not sure where to go next!

    When you get stuck, use this checklist guide to keep your gears moving, and your leads flowing.

    Topics: Social Media Small Business Strategy Infographic B2B

    7 Examples of Scary-Bad Content Marketing Mistakes for Manufacturers

    Content marketing for manufacturers: Good. Hastily implemented content marketing with no strategy: Bad.

    Topics: Social Media Websites Buyer Persona Strategy CTA Email Marketing Content Marketing Blogging Buyer's Journey Manufacturing Landing Pages Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Brand Awareness B2B Marketing

    13 Must-Know Marketing KPIs for Manufacturers

    Imagine how frustrating it would be to run a business if you never checked your KPIs. Imagine how difficult it would be if you didn't even know what your KPIs were. Talk about shots in the dark.

    So why would it be any different for your marketing success? Much like you want to limit your reject ratio and optimize your take time, you must have a go-to set of KPIs to monitor and optimize your marketing. 

    The following KPIs are broken down by stages of the inbound marketing funnel.

    Topics: B2B Manufacturing Inbound Marketing

    3 Manufacturing Marketing Ideas to Capitalize on Trump’s Tariffs

    For a long time now, one of the hot manufacturing topics has been the United States’ tariffs on imported Chinese goods. Many manufacturers are scrambling for answers and solutions as President Donald Trump continues to add to the list of taxed goods.

    Topics: Social Media News Lead Nurturing Email Marketing Blogging Inbound Marketing Inbound Sales B2B Marketing LinkedIn

    Social Media Dimensions Guide (+ Other Digital Assets)

    Sometimes, in the modern marketing world, strategy and content can only get you so far. While many of us in pursuit of a strong market presence don’t have much experience with digital design, it goes without saying that powerful imagery can often be the missing link between your content and your audience’s attention.

    Topics: Social Media Design CTA Branding Advertising

    Email Marketing Automation With MailChimp


    If you haven't heard of marketing automation, you probably don't actively market your business.

    Marketing automation typically consists of software and technologies that allow marketers to automate repetitive tasks through a variety of channels such as social media, websites, and email.

    Many marketers opt to use MailChimp for their marketing efforts, and rightfully so! MailChimp offers great tools including list and audience management, social media integration, data driven insights, and marketing automation. The last of which will be the tool we're focusing on today.

    Topics: Close Strategy Email Marketing More Content Marketing Inbound Marketing

    3 Video Marketing Strategy Examples for Manufacturing Company Websites

    Research shows that today’s internet users prefer videos over text and pictures. (As a former print journalist, it kills my soul to say this.)

    In 2019, OptinMonster reported that companies using video marketing see 66% more qualified leads per year. We know video is a powerful resource for influencing buying decisions

    Videos will drive traffic to your site and keep your visitors there longer. A higher retention rate will be good for your SEO and search ranking. Furthermore, videos boost your conversions and reach decision-makers.

    If you’re afraid of getting started because you “don’t know how to do video marketing,” stick to the basics that have proven ROI.

    Topics: Small Business Manufacturing video online marketing plan B2B Marketing

    How to Use #Hashtags for B2B Social Media Advertising

    I hate hashtags. The way people on my Facebook feed use them to try to sound cool, the way out-of-touch, old men force them into their television advertising ... it just bothers me. But even I’ll admit hashtags are absolutely critical to social media advertising .
    Topics: Facebook Social Media Twitter

    5 Ways to Win at Social Media B2B Lead Generation

    Social media marketing matters. Even for B2B companies.

    Social media has the potential to generate B2B leads for your business while being cost-effective. Other than a little bit of labor expense, social media marketing is virtually free.

    Your B2B prospects are already sharing information online. It’s time to make that information yours.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Lead Generation