Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    6 Social Media Tips to Promote Manufacturing Trade Shows

    1. Create Pre-Show Buzz with Hashtags
    2. Post Behind-The-Scenes Teaser Videos
    3. Add & Promote a New Landing Page
    4. Live Stream During the Event
    5. Record Customer Testimonials
    6. Connect & Follow-Up

    Integrating social media marketing into your trade show presence is incredibly important to promote your manufacturing business. If you want to know a little bit more about each of these tips, keep reading below.

    Topics: Social Media Manufacturing trade show strategy

    6 Ways to Write to a B2B Audience Persona

    Before you start writing blogs, before you even start an inbound marketing campaign, you need to know who your audience is and how to talk to them. If you’re not truly speaking to them, you may as well be talking with a mouthful of crackers.

    Topics: Close Social Media Buyer Persona Convert Email Marketing Attract B2B Content Marketing Blogging Delight increasing website traffic

    How an Industrial Lead is Generated Online: The Birds & the Bees

    Where does a manufacturing lead come from? Like the age-old question a prepubescent kid asks his parent -- “Where do babies come from?” -- the question of how to get online leads as a modern manufacturer can be … uncomfortable.

    Why? It seems daunting to grow from best-kept secret in the middle of nowhere to an industrial lead generation machine. And the truth is that many manufacturers and other B2B companies have websites that simply don’t give themselves a chance when it comes to generating leads. Or, if they do, they lack the email and social media marketing to supplement it.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Email Marketing Manufacturing Lead Generation Lead Flows online marketing plan

    Monthly Plan to Attract Visitors to Your Manufacturing Website (Video) - Part 5

    Hey Sales and Marketing Professionals!

    I’m sure you can agree that driving more quality visitors to your website is important, but it can also be very difficult when you’re starting with very low numbers, and you don’t want to rely on pay-per-click advertising.

    But what if I told you that by strategically beefing up the Attract stage of your Online Marketing Plan for Manufacturers, you can drive more quality visitors to your website?

    In this post, I’m going to show you how pillar content, your blog, SEO, social media, and PPC can work in unison to attract visitors to your manufacturing website.

    Topics: SEO PPC Social Media Attract increasing website traffic

    Buffer Found Facebook Engagement Dropped 50%. Here’s What to Do

    What are 43 million Facebook Page posts telling researchers? That Facebook Page engagement is down 50%, and social media engagement strategies should be re-examined ASAP.

    Topics: Social Media Brand Awareness Advertising

    4 Ways the Best Manufacturing Websites Increase Traffic

    Today, to new and potential customers, a good business website is often the face of a company. It represents your business to a worldwide audience, answers customer queries, and should help generate leads. A great-looking website isn't enough if it can’t attract adequate traffic to it. The best manufacturing websites have mastered several ways to increase traffic on their sites.

    Topics: SEO PPC Social Media Email Marketing Content Marketing Manufacturing increasing website traffic Lead Generation Brand Awareness

    Social Media Cheat Sheet for Smaller Manufacturers

    In a B2B climate, where most manufacturers exist, social media may not sound like a priority. Or, if social media is a "priority," it’s one that often gets pushed aside due to tight turnaround times and small staffs. That’s why we created this social media cheat sheet for the little guys and the underdogs -- like you.

    Topics: Social Media Manufacturing

    8 Social Media Metrics for B2B Brand Awareness You Should Care About

    You can’t just blindly do social media marketing because some guy at a business seminar told you to. Whether you’re running a Facebook business page, looking for leads on LinkedIn, or (hopefully) using multiple social platforms to spread brand awareness, you need to track what’s working -- and what’s not.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Brand Awareness

    Creating a Facebook Business Page: NOT the Same as a Profile or Group

    Quick: What’s the difference between a Facebook profile, group, and business page? If you don’t know, you’re in danger of missing your target audience. Creating a Facebook business page is NOT the same thing as making a profile or starting a group.

    Topics: Facebook Social Media tutorial

    #Hashtag: Trade Show Ideas to Double Your Social Media Following

    By now, you’ve probably heard social media is supposed to be this treasure trove of free and cheap advertising. But if you’re like a lot of manufacturers and other folks who frequent trade shows, you’re still waiting for the evidence. Well, don’t give up just yet. And, don’t assume what you’ve been doing up until now hasn’t been working -- you just need a few more trade show ideas that connect with modern buyers.

    Topics: Social Media Brand Awareness