Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    15 Common B2B Inbound Marketing Myths

     


    “Did you hear that the longer your content is, the better it performs in SEO?”

    “Rack up as many backlinks as possible, no matter where they come from.” 

    “You don’t need a CRM. Your business is too small.”

    “SEO is dead.”

    Have you heard these words before? You probably have if you’ve been around online marketing long enough.

    Topics: Social Media Strategy B2B Inbound Sales online marketing plan 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

    Why Is Goal Setting Important to Inbound Marketing?

     

    What is your business striving to achieve? How do you plan for continued growth and success? 

    It all begins with goals. 

    Topics: B2B Inbound Marketing Services leads online marketing plan Whale Watching

    When Is a Paid Search Agency Worth Your Marketing Spend?

    Marketing isn’t easy.  Running a marketing campaign without understanding the time, effort, and audience involved sets you up for disaster. 

    Two things that businesses don’t want to do:

    • Waste money on marketing strategies that don’t work
    • Leave money (and customers) on the table for their competitors to grab 

    A poorly managed PPC campaign does both. 

    Topics: PPC Inbound Marketing Services online marketing plan digital marketing

    6 Pre-Trade Show Email Templates You Should Be Sending

     

    In-person trade shows are slowly, but surely returning! With all the uncertainty 2020 presented, this news provides numerous exciting opportunities. Trade shows can give a huge boost to your business and marketing campaign, IF you approach them correctly.  

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

    10 B2B Inbound Marketing Tips for the Dedicated DIY-er

    When we approach an inbound partnership with a prospective client, they often ask: "Can we do some of this ourselves?"

    Inbound is pretty flexible. Some of our clients rely on us for everything (and I do mean everything) while others prefer to keep their social media activities, blog writing, or premium content production in-house. 

    Do you fall in the second category? Or, do you want to try your hand at inbound marketing before committing to an agency? Here's what you need to know about DIY inbound.

    Topics: Strategy B2B Inbound Marketing online marketing plan

    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

    Achieve B2B Sales Goals With Content Marketing


    Content marketing creates and distributes valuable, relevant, and consistent content that your customers will enjoy and learn from. It reaches potential customers and builds awareness of your current offerings.

    How do you know if you’re reaching potential customers and building awareness of your current offers? By setting and analyzing goals.

    Don’t create content for the sake of creating content -- that’s a waste of your time and resources. Content marketing must have clearly outlined and measurable goals in order to produce ROI.

    Download Your FREE Lead Generation Checklist!

    Topics: SEO Social Media B2B Content Marketing Blogging Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Services Inbound Sales Advertising online marketing plan B2B Marketing digital marketing A/B Testing

    How to Write a Business Blog Article Vs. Standard Website Copywriting

    If you don’t have much experience creating content, then you probably don’t fully understand the difference between writing blog posts for businesses and putting together website copywriting.

    Topics: B2B Content Marketing Blogging Tips online marketing plan

    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