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:

    10 B2B Inbound Marketing Tips for the Dedicated DIY-er

    When we approach an inbound partnership with a prospective client, they often ask: "Can we do some of this ourselves?"

    Inbound is pretty flexible. Some of our clients rely on us for everything (and I do mean everything) while others prefer to keep their social media activities, blog writing, or premium content production in-house. 

    Do you fall in the second category? Or, do you want to try your hand at inbound marketing before committing to an agency? Here's what you need to know about DIY inbound.

    Topics: Strategy B2B Inbound Marketing online marketing plan

    How to Know When It's Time to Modernize Your Website

    In today's high-speed world, a website can feel outdated a month after it's redesigned, at least to the team that worked on it. While a month or even a year may not be enough to make your site outdated, there are some surefire ways to determine if your website is outdated and in need of a redesign.




    Topics: SEO Websites Attract

    5 Systematic Steps to Increase Your Website Traffic

    Every business wants to increase website traffic. More traffic means more customers. While there are several options for increasing your traffic, not all of them are created equal or provide equal results. Having a system to constantly improve and increase website traffic is the best approach to drive new customers.

    Topics: Usability SEO Social Media Strategy CTA Mobile B2B increasing website traffic Inbound Marketing Services Inbound Sales Inbound Linking Search Engines B2C Keyword Research A/B Testing

    How Long Does Successful Inbound Marketing Take to Produce Results?

    One of the most common questions we get asked is, how long does successful inbound marketing take to produce results. On the surface, it seems like a straight forward question that should elicit a straight forward answer.

    One thing is for certain, successful inbound marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. You reap tremendous, compounding rewards with inbound marketing, but it doesn't happen overnight. 

    The truth is, the timing of inbound results is dependent on a few factors.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Strategy CTA B2B Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Statistics Search Engines Keyword Research

    Can I Have Successful Inbound Marketing with my In-House Team?



    As an executive, you work hard to put the pieces in place to achieve your goals. 

    Sales and profitability are always items on your list of goals. That means successful inbound marketing should be one of the pieces on your radar. Let's take a look at the skill sets needed for inbound marketing success.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Websites Strategy CTA Analytics Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Inbound Sales HubSpot Advertising B2B Marketing digital marketing Keyword Research

    How to Solve Your B2B Brand Awareness Problem

    In order for your company to succeed, you have to be recognized. Creating brand awareness for your B2B company will help drive business and increase sales.

    Is your B2B company the best-kept secret in the country? If so, I bet you would like to change that. Here's how.

    Topics: Attract B2B Blogging Analytics Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Lead Scoring Statistics Inbound Sales Advertising Search Engines digital marketing

    How a Lead is Generated with Inbound Marketing

    How does inbound marketing work? When most manufacturers think of lead generation through their website, they think of RFQs, Contact Us, etc... It's not always clear to them at first, how a lead is generated with the inbound marketing process

    Topics: Strategy CTA B2B Analytics Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Inbound Sales Search Engines Keyword Research

    4 Reasons To Start Business Blogging Yesterday

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    We've said it repeatedly in our blog posts. Business blogging is a must! It's on the same level as having electric. OK, maybe not that level, but it's really important. That is, if you want to succeed now and into the future.

    The following are some key benefits of blogging. Print this out. Take it to your leadership and get started with a blogging strategy 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