Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    What Does It Mean to Qualify a B2B Lead? (& How to Do It)

    You have leads coming to your website. Some won’t ever buy. Some are browsing. Some are considering. 

    How do you know which leads to nurture and how to nurture them in customers?

    Topics: Lead Nurturing Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Lead Scoring Inbound Sales B2B Leads Whale Watching

    Trade Show Success Tips for B2B Marketing & Sales

    In-person trade shows have been a valuable source for generating leads since … well … forever. Think of the caveman rolling his stone wheel or dragging his sabretooth tiger hide to the market for trade. (We weren’t really there, but trust us, it happened.)

    But it seems like many businesses are in a trade show rut where they bring the same, tired strategies that everyone else has been doing for ages.

    Topics: CRM Inbound Marketing Inbound Sales trade show strategy B2B Leads Whale Watching

    Account-Based Marketing & Prospecting With an Inbound Mindset

    We’re constantly surrounded by noise. 

    Whether online or offline, there’s always a buzzing of people who want a bit of our time. 

    How does a B2B company cut through the noise and reach a lead?

    Topics: Small Business B2B Inbound Marketing Services Inbound Sales online marketing plan B2B Marketing B2B Leads Whale Watching

    8 B2B Email Marketing Tips for Manufacturers to Boost Lead Generation

    B2B email marketing is alive and well, despite what you may have heard or read to the contrary. In fact, many industries are still unaware of the power of using email in their manufacturing marketing.

    Topics: Email Marketing B2B Marketing Automation Manufacturing B2B Leads

    Generating Leads When Healthcare Tech Trade Shows are Canceled

    Trade show cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have already put a big dent in this year’s lead generation and sales for many medical device and medical software companies. 

    Topics: trade show strategy B2B Leads Healthcare Technology Marketing

    Manufacturing Marketing World 2019: The Official Recap Blog

    This year (on October 17, 2019 to be specific) marked the first year of the Manufacturing Marketing World conference in Jamestown, NY. 

    protocol80, in partnership with MAST, the NWIRC, and the SBDC, worked to create the first educational conference geared toward helping manufacturers reach more prospects and generate more sales. This goal was achieved with the help of dedicated speakers, covering an array of topics throughout the day.

    To say “you had to be there” would be an understatement. But, for those of you who couldn’t make it (or for anyone who wants a refresher), we’ve put together this recap guide with the key takeaways from each session, and a video glimpse of the day.

    Topics: Inbound Marketing Services inbound marketing guide Smarketing Inbound Sales online marketing plan B2B Marketing B2B Leads MMW19

    4 Steps to B2B Networking Using LinkedIn

    LinkedIn used to have a reputation of housing recent college graduates begging for a job. But now, businesses have noticed it has evolved into a networking empire where leaders in all industries are engaging in world-changing conversations.

    Topics: Social Media B2B B2B Marketing LinkedIn B2B Leads