Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    FABTECH 2021 Session Preview: Sales & Marketing Plans for Manufacturers

    North America's largest metal fabricating and finishing event is back in-person! 

    While the incoming new technology and networking is exciting, the biggest goal for manufacturers in 2022 will be recalibrating their marketing and sales practices post-COVID*.

    Topics: Social Media Websites Buyer Persona Strategy Lead Nurturing Email Marketing B2B Content Marketing Blogging Analytics Marketing Automation Buyer's Journey Manufacturing Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Tips FABTECH trade show strategy LinkedIn digital marketing Keyword Research

    B2B Paid Social Media Advertising: Which Platforms Should You Target?


    In case you’ve been zoning out for the past couple of decades, let’s catch you up on social media use across the world. 

    Topics: Social Media B2B Inbound Marketing Advertising

    Inbound vs. Outbound Marketing: Why Is One Reaching Fewer People?

    Most every businessperson wishes they could predict the future and know whether it’s safe to jump on board a trend. Not surprisingly, many B2B markets (looking at you, manufacturing/industrial folks) are notoriously slow to move on from decades-old marketing tactics because they’re safe and require limited tech-savviness.

    Topics: Social Media Websites Buyer Persona Strategy Lead Nurturing B2B Content Marketing Blogging Buyer's Journey Inbound Marketing increasing website traffic Lead Generation Brand Awareness leads copywriting

    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

    Returning to Trade Shows? Lead Generation Ideas for Your Strategy


    With loosening COVID restrictions, trade shows are forecast to be a popular destination in the second half of 2021, and certainly all of 2022. After months of being stuck in virtual conferences, most of us are ready to get out, stretch our legs, and work for quality leads in-person. 

    As COVID-19 changed the way we work, trade shows also began changing. Popular events and keynotes went fully remote. Now it’s time to use a hybrid of in-person and digital techniques to improve your trade show lead generation -- that’s one part of COVID adaptation that should stay.

    Here are five slick lead generation ideas for your trade shows digital marketing strategy in 2021 and 2022:

    Topics: Social Media B2B Marketing Automation Inbound Marketing trade show strategy

    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

    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

    5 Tips for Allocating Your Budget for a Digital Marketing Strategy


    There are numerous digital marketing techniques spanning just as many platforms -- email, social media, blogging, website optimization, video, and so on..

    Topics: Social Media Inbound Marketing inbound marketing guide digital marketing

    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

    Top B2B Hashtag Examples by Industry (Examples Included!)

    Hashtags: One of the most underrated marketing tools there is. While many may see these as a trendy joke to post with your highest-quality photo of a dessert, they actually play a massive role in your social media content creation and audience reach.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Content Marketing Tips Hashtags