Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    25 Ways to Increase Brand Awareness with Inbound Marketing

    One of the top concerns among our brand-new clients is a lack of brand awareness. They have so many great things to offer, but no one seems to know they exist. Does this sound like you?

    Topics: Strategy B2B Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness

    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:

    Topics: Infographic Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services

    B2B Social Media Advertising Tips for Beginners

    For many businesses, getting noticed on social media and in Google search results can be a challenge. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn all have at least one thing in common -- they help extend your company’s reach (regardless of your industry). It helps to have a large following, but if you don’t there’s a great way to reach a large group of people.

    Understanding how to properly use paid advertising, in combination with effective social media practices, will put your business on track to being noticed. 

    Topics: Social Media B2B Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Inbound Sales Advertising B2B Marketing

    Can Anyone Do B2B Content Writing? 7 Signs Your In-House Staff Can't

    Blogging. Writing social media posts. Promoting your company’s products on its homepage.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Websites Buyer Persona Small Business Strategy Lead Nurturing Email Marketing B2B Content Marketing Blogging Analytics Buyer's Journey Landing Pages Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness video Domain Authority Search Engines Keyword Research copywriting

    6 Signs Your Search Engine Optimization Agency Hire Was a Mistake

    If you put up a digital marketing campaign and nobody sees it, does it really exist?

    With internet research and social interactions becoming an integral part of our daily work routine, marketing agencies have realized a shift from traditional, in-your-face advertising to more “hands-off,” content-based marketing. 

    This is called inbound marketing. This style of marketing aims to make it easier for your ideal buyers to find you organically, and eventually convert into qualified leads. 

    Topics: Convert B2B Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Search Engines digital marketing

    How to Do Content Marketing on a Budget Even Your Boss Will Like

    Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: We all wish we had an unlimited budget for everything. And in today’s world, anything that has to do with marketing has the potential to become expensive. In fact, it’s reported that a full site audit can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $25,000.

    Topics: Small Business B2B Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Services

    B2B Digital Marketing Agency Breakup? 6 Signs Your Agency Failed You

    (Editor’s note: This is Part 2 in a two-part series about how a relationship with an inbound marketing consulting firm can fail. In Part 1 we covered five ways the client can be at fault in a failed partnership.)

    Topics: Close SEO Social Media Websites Small Business Strategy B2B Content Marketing Blogging Buyer's Journey Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Services B2B Marketing copywriting

    B2B Inbound Marketing Agency Breakup? How You Failed Your Partnership

    (Editor’s note: This is Part 1 in a two-part series about how a relationship with an inbound marketing consulting firm can fail. Don’t worry -- in Part 2 of this series we’ll lay out all the reasons your agency could be at fault.)

    Dear Inbound Marketing Clients ...

    Topics: Strategy Lead Nurturing Content Marketing Analytics Inbound Marketing Services

    Insourcing Marketing vs. Outsourcing to an Inbound Marketing Agency

    There's a common misconception that hiring an agency to do your marketing is much more expensive than handling it internally.

    The trick about marketing is that it's not one single job that you're paying someone to do. There are many tasks and responsibilities that require a variety of skill sets. The salary of an individual who can do all of those things effectively is much higher than a monthly agency retainer fee. Hands down.

    "Marketing" is one word that encompasses a lot of components and gears and creative production. You may decide to outsource some of those pieces, while taking care of others in-house. So, the real question you want to ask yourself is: What parts of my inbound marketing strategy do I need to outsource, and which can I do internally?

    For some of our clients, they can't do anything internally. Whether it's a matter of time, resources, or ability, they're simply unable to take care of their marketing strategies on their own.

    Other clients have some experience with different aspects of marketing, plus a little extra time to churn those bits out. They take care of those pieces, and we handle the unfamiliar territory.

    So, what are the different pieces that need work? How do you know if you can handle them yourself, or if you should hire an expert? Let's take a look.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Strategy CTA Mobile B2B Analytics Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Statistics Inbound Sales Keyword Research

    Inbound vs Outbound Traditional Marketing: Value Comparison

    Large investments typically cause sticker shock. We get it. We hate sticker shock too. But if you make a smart investment, it really ends up paying for itself. 

    Topics: Social Media Strategy CTA Mobile B2B Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Services Statistics Inbound Sales HubSpot