Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    Using HubSpot Free to Implement Trade Show Emails

    You’ve explored pre-trade show email templates and templates to send after the show is over (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!) to help become more productive and save time reaching out to trade show leads.

    Topics: Manufacturing Inbound Marketing trade show strategy B2B 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

    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

    3 Manufacturing Marketing Ideas to Capitalize on Trump’s Tariffs

    For a long time now, one of the hot manufacturing topics has been the United States’ tariffs on imported Chinese goods. Many manufacturers are scrambling for answers and solutions as President Donald Trump continues to add to the list of taxed goods.

    Topics: Social Media News Lead Nurturing Email Marketing Blogging Inbound Marketing Inbound Sales B2B Marketing LinkedIn

    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

    A Guide to Creating Your 1st Inbound Marketing Meeting Agenda

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

    If you don't have anyone in-house that's working on marketing your business, you're not alone. I'm always astonished at the number of decent sized companies that we work with that don't have a dedicated staff for marketing. When a company doesn't put thought into the nuts and bolts of how they get new clients, who they are, and how to best reach them, it creates a challenge for companies like ours.

    Topics: Strategy More Inbound Marketing

    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

    Inbound Marketing Pricing: How Much Does Inbound Cost? [Infographic]

    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

    What makes up the cost of inbound marketing? What can you expect to pay, and how much should you budget for your marketing efforts?

    Topics: Infographic Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services

    How to Get the Most Out of Attending a HubSpot User Group Meetup

    Maybe you were on Twitter this week and saw that your local HubSpot User Group is holding a quarterly meetup soon. Or, maybe an email came through today from your local HUG leader, requesting your RSVP.

    No matter why the impending meetup is on your mind, you’ve found yourself asking the same question: “How can I get more out of these meetups?” If you’ve attended a meetup in the past and found it less-than-helpful, there are a few proactive steps you can take to get more out of your time spent at a HUG.

    On the other hand, if you’re anxious to attend a HUG for a first time, these are some great tips from HUG pros to get the most out of every minute.

    Topics: Inbound Marketing Inbound Sales HubSpot HubSpot User Group

    6 Pre-Trade Show Email Templates You Should Be Sending

     

    You invest substantial time and money to send your team to a trade show. But, if you’re not generating a buzz and driving people to your booth, your money is as good as flushed down the toilet.

    We know, we know -- increasing trade show booth traffic and engaging with prospects prior to the show is easier said than done.

    That’s why we put together this guide of sample emails to send prior to the show to help your team make the most out of the show.

    Topics: Email Marketing Manufacturing Inbound Marketing Lead Generation online marketing plan trade show strategy