Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    Donny Kemick

    Donny Kemick

    Founder of protocol 80, and passionate about driving leads for our clients through Inbound Marketing. Father of 3 beautiful girls, husband to my best friend. I love family time, my tractor, and my car when it's washed.



    Recent Posts by Donny Kemick:

    4 Reasons To Start Business Blogging Yesterday

     

    Topics: Attract Blogging

    Brainstorming B2B Blog Post Ideas - People DO Care

    Topics: Close SEO Attract Content Marketing

    Inbound Marketing Pricing: How Much Does Inbound Cost?

    Before getting into the meat of this post... if you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out our inbound marketing pricing page.

    If you’re considering hiring an inbound marketing agency to help boost your business’s bottom line and find new customers, you probably have a lot of questions. Chances are, you’re wondering:

    • What can I expect to pay?
    • What makes up the cost of inbound marketing?
    • How much should I budget for your marketing efforts?

    There are a lot of variables that contribute to what you’ll end up investing.

    Topics: Infographic Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services

    Printable Trade Show Planning Timeline Checklist

    Seeing a return on your massive trade show investment comes down to preparation. 

    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

    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

    10 Reasons We Choose HubSpot Over WordPress + Plugins ("FrankenSpot")

    If you're getting ready to flip the switch on your inbound strategy for online lead generation, you'll need to decide what platform to use to power the strategy.

    Two of the most common options for inbound marketing software are HubSpot, and what we call FrankenSpot, or WordPress with a bunch of plugins and 3rd party tools integrated.

    Topics: HubSpot

    Preparing & Running Your 1st Inbound Marketing Meeting

    Do you have an internal marketing team? How about an internal sales and marketing team? Is your "team" or "committee" 1 person? 

    Topics: Strategy More Inbound Marketing

    How Manufacturers Can Generate Referrals Through Customer Delight

    Hey Sales & Marketing Professionals!

    We all know that a referral is one of the easiest sales to make, because we have a strong recommendation from someone the prospect trusts, giving us implied trust. But for some reason as sales and marketing professionals, our focus is always NET NEW business.

    Luckily, there’s a way to turn more of our prospects and customers into promoters with the Delight Stage of your Online Marketing Plan.

    In this video, we’ll take a look at your online marketing plan’s impact on producing delight for prospects, and talk about 4 key components that will ensure your customers tell their friends all about you.

    Topics: Delight Manufacturing Inbound Marketing online marketing plan

    Close More Website Leads Into Customers - Part 7

    Hey Sales and Marketing Professionals!

    We all want more leads through our website, but ultimately, we want those leads to be customers.

    According to HubSpot, lead nurturing can produce 50% more sales-ready leads, at 33% lower cost! That sounds to me like a winning strategy!

    In this video, we’ll layout how lead nurturing fits into your online marketing plan, and even show some examples.

    Topics: Close Manufacturing Inbound Marketing online marketing plan