Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    20 Must-Know Statistics for Implementing Marketing Automation & Lead Nurturing Workflows

    According to Software Advice's Marketing Automation Buyer Report, 85% of manufacturers cited the need to nurture leads due to a relatively long sales cycle associated with their product. 

    You may believe that your inbound marketing tactics will be over at lead generation --  but, you're wrong. In order to carry out a lead during the marketing funnel process, you need to nurture it. Lead nurturing is a vital role for all inbound marketers in order to gain valuable and sustainable relationships.

    Manufacturing has a long buying cycle -- which is why lead nurturing is especially essential for this industry. B2B companies should be making consistent contact with prospects at all stages of the buying cycle to receive all of the awesome benefits of lead nurturing.

    Topics: Close Strategy Lead Nurturing Email Marketing B2B

    The 5 P's of a Successful Manufacturing Marketing Strategy

    What does every successful marketing strategy have in common? If you look closely, you'll find these five traits in every aspect of the campaign:

    1. Pertinent
    2. Profitable
    3. Practical
    4. Provocative
    5. Plugged-in

    Everything you create, post, publish, and share should follow all of these P's to make your manufacturing business strategy more successful.

    Topics: Strategy B2B Manufacturing Inbound Marketing

    4 Key Metrics For Evaluating Your B2B Brand Awareness Strategy

    If a member of your team asked you how to measure brand awareness, would you be able to tell him or her how to do it? If your answer is no, it’s OK. 

    The truth is, a lot of B2B companies have little to no grasp on the effectiveness of their brand awareness strategy. Because of this, it can be difficult to acquire executive buy-in to support brand building tactics and strategies.

    But, measuring brand awareness is easier than you might think! In fact, some of the strategies below can be executed as soon as you finish reading.

    Topics: B2B Brand Awareness

    6 Ways to Write to a B2B Audience Persona

    Before you start writing blogs, before you even start an inbound marketing campaign, you need to know who your audience is and how to talk to them. If you’re not truly speaking to them, you may as well be talking with a mouthful of crackers.

    Topics: Close Social Media Buyer Persona Convert Email Marketing Attract B2B Content Marketing Blogging Delight increasing website traffic

    Inbound Marketing & HubSpot Generate 1,328 Leads for McHone Industries

    McHone Industries started out as a single-facility small-town manufacturing operation in Salamanca, NY. They struggled to fill their one facility with work. Now, they’re seeing business growth beyond their wildest dreams.

    Topics: B2B Content Marketing Blogging Manufacturing Inbound Marketing Lead Generation HubSpot

    B2B Brand Awareness Strategy -- The Impact of Modern SEO

    The purpose of search engine optimization (SEO) is to attract web traffic from users who bring with them an inherent interest in your brand, product, or service. However, your brand’s reach, image, and authority can also be improved by SEO efforts when done right. Understanding modern SEO is as impactful as ever on your B2B brand awareness.

    Topics: SEO B2B Brand Awareness

    8 Social Media Metrics for B2B Brand Awareness You Should Care About

    You can’t just blindly do social media marketing because some guy at a business seminar told you to. Whether you’re running a Facebook business page, looking for leads on LinkedIn, or (hopefully) using multiple social platforms to spread brand awareness, you need to track what’s working -- and what’s not.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Brand Awareness

    8 Stats That’ll Alter Your B2B Social Media Strategy for Manufacturing

    Over 79 percent of marketing teams say they were able to increase web traffic with as little as 6 hours per week of social media marketing, according to Social Media Examiner. Yet there are holdouts in manufacturing who either ignore social media altogether or don’t do it effectively. Using social platforms -- correctly -- is more important than ever to your B2B social media strategy.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Manufacturing Statistics

    Manufacturing Marketing Tips to Increase Web Traffic from All Sources

    Manufacturers, in general, have been slow to learn and adopt digital best practices like content marketing to stand out in the 21st century. Not being absolutely sure about website traffic isn’t an option in the breakneck speed and high stakes of the digital world.

    Topics: SEO Google PPC Social Media Strategy Email Marketing B2B Content Marketing Blogging Manufacturing Inbound Marketing increasing website traffic Inbound Marketing Services inbound marketing guide

    25 Ways to Increase Brand Awareness with Inbound Marketing

    Increase your B2B Brand Awareness in 4-Steps!

    One of the top concerns among our clients is a lack of brand awareness. They have so many great things to offer, but no one seems to know they exist. Sound familiar?

    Topics: Strategy B2B Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness