Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    What Is a SaaS Buyer Persona?

    If you’ve stumbled on this article, you’re probably reassessing the way you approach sales/marketing efforts and feeling a little unsteady. Perhaps one of your biggest sticking points is, “How do I reach the right people in a digital space with an intangible product?”

    A better question (or two): “What is a buyer persona, and how will it help me reach those people?”

    A buyer persona is a semi-fictitious profile of your ideal customer. It consists of market analysis, current customer data, and hypothetical situations. A buyer persona touches on key information that could affect your marketing message, such as: 

    • Demographics
    • Consumer behaviors
    • Consumer goals/objectives

    Although relatively similar, buyer personas and target markets are not the same -- buyer personas are much more specific. Furthermore, SaaS buyer personas are different from regular buyer personas. And SaaS buyer journeys and marketing strategies greatly differ from traditional marketing strategies.

    Here’s what you need to know about selling software as a service in the modern age.

    Topics: Buyer Persona CTA B2B Content Marketing Blogging Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Lead Scoring Statistics HubSpot Advertising online marketing plan

    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

    2021 Inbound Marketing Stats on the Power of Call-to-Action Buttons

    Inbound marketers are the first to tell you that CTAs are your secret weapon. Whether you’re looking to increase traffic, conversions, leads, or sales - CTAs are the gateways to visitor action on your website. 

    It's true, and it makes sense, but you've gotta back up your claims with evidence. In today's blog post, we've provided a convenient list of inbound marketing statistics that will help you convince others of the power of CTAs.

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    Topics: Usability Social Media CTA B2B Inbound Marketing Brand Awareness Inbound Sales Inbound Linking B2C Keyword Research

    B2B Marketing Conference 2020 Wrap-Up: Manufacturing Marketing World

    Did you attend Manufacturing Marketing World 2020

    The 2020 version of this manufacturing and B2B marketing conference was held remotely due to COVID-19. But hey, there’s a silver lining -- each webinar is now available on demand! (See below.)

    We’ve recapped MMW 2020 for those who missed all the actionable tips and insights for modernizing your marketing:

    Topics: SEO Social Media CTA Email Marketing B2B Blogging Marketing Automation Buyer's Journey Landing Pages Ecommerce Brand Awareness Smarketing Inbound Sales HubSpot Google Ads Search Engines Reporting LinkedIn Keyword Research Manufacturing Marketing World

    5 Quick-Win B2B Medical Marketing Lead Generation Tactics

     

    Topics: SEO CTA B2B Content Marketing Marketing Automation Lead Generation B2B Marketing Healthcare Technology Marketing

    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

    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

    How to Improve Sales With Website Conversion Paths

    Conversion Path: The path a visitor takes through your website to become a lead. A typical conversion path requires a call-to-action, a landing page, a form, and a thank-you page.

    Topics: Usability Websites Buyer Persona Strategy Convert Design CTA Mobile Blogging Landing Pages Inbound Marketing Lead Generation

    What is a Website CTA?

    Yes, another blog post using an acronym. With the amount of acronyms in this industry, it's almost like speaking another language. This one is important, yet overlooked far too often. CTA stands for call to action. In regards to inbound marketing a call to action is exactly what it says...a call out for someone to take an action. A website CTA can be either graphical in nature just text. It would exist on a website or email for the purpose of getting the reader to take another step in some sort of process.

    Topics: Close CTA More Content Marketing Landing Pages Inbound Marketing