Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    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

    B2B Customer Acquisition Cost Killing You? Try These 7 Tips


    They say you’ve got to spend money to make money. But even “they” can’t possibly approve of flushing money down the drain all in the name of a few quick sales.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Websites Buyer Persona Strategy Email Marketing B2B Content Marketing Blogging Marketing Automation Buyer's Journey Lead Generation leads Inbound Sales video trade show strategy Keyword Research

    10 B2B Sales & Marketing Alignment Stats for 2021 (& How to Apply Them)


    There is no “I” in team, as they say. And this saying rings true no matter what kind of a team you’re a part of.

    Topics: Buyer's Journey Inbound Marketing Smarketing Inbound Sales B2B Marketing

    Using B2B Healthcare Content Marketing to Increase Reach of Tech Demos

    Content marketing is one of the most powerful tools in modern marketing, especially in the healthcare tech industry. 

    Topics: Content Marketing Inbound Sales Healthcare Technology Marketing

    VIDEO: 3 Digital B2B Marketing Automation Tools for Saving Time, Money

    Change happens daily for marketing and sales teams, and it can be difficult to keep track of every single contact and their information. And once you combine the number of contacts you have with the different stages of the sales cycle, you can quickly become overwhelmed.

    This is where B2B marketing automation tools come in.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Marketing Automation Inbound Sales Manufacturing Marketing World

    VIDEO: Relationship Selling Techniques in 2021

    Nobody expected COVID-19 to wreck 2020 the way that it did. With an abrupt shutdown of thousands upon thousands of facilities, nearly the entire B2B market went digital.

    As a result, more than ever consumers want things on demand and as fast as possible.

    Topics: B2B Inbound Sales Tips B2B Marketing Manufacturing Marketing World

    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

    The B2B SaaS Customer Journey, Demystified at Last

    Buyers’ journeys have been around, and understood, for quite some time. However, every time a new market emerges or a new company forms, relearning the potential customer’s buyer journey is imperative. 

    Topics: Social Media Small Business Lead Nurturing CTA Attract B2B Ecommerce Inbound Marketing Services Lead Scoring Statistics Inbound Sales Lead Flows Advertising Search Engines SaaS business

    Whale Watching Ep. 1 -- Inbound Marketing Goal Setting

    As we finally have the opportunity to throw our 2020 calendars directly into the trash, it’s time to begin putting a focus on what’s next. And if you’re a B2B company preparing for another year of unpredictability, it’s important to put an emphasis on marketing.

    Topics: Strategy B2B Inbound Marketing Inbound Sales Whale Watching