Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    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

    How to Solve Your B2B Brand Awareness Problem

    In order for your company to succeed, you have to be recognized. Creating brand awareness for your B2B company will help drive business and increase sales.

    Is your B2B company the best-kept secret in the country? If so, I bet you would like to change that. Here's how.

    Topics: Attract B2B Blogging Analytics Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Lead Scoring Statistics Inbound Sales Advertising Search Engines digital marketing

    How to Increase Your Website Traffic With a Content Marketing Strategy

    What if annoyed customers didn’t shriek and run at the very sight of your company’s name or logo? What if they actually wanted reasons to visit your website? Creating a successful inbound marketing strategy will not only increase your website traffic, it will help your business stand out from competitors too.

    Topics: B2B Content Marketing increasing website traffic Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Statistics Inbound Sales digital marketing Keyword Research

    8 Stats That’ll Alter Your B2B Social Media Strategy for Manufacturing

    Over 79 percent of marketing teams say they were able to increase web traffic with as little as 6 hours per week of social media marketing, according to Social Media Examiner. Yet there are holdouts in manufacturing who either ignore social media altogether or don’t do it effectively. Using social platforms -- correctly -- is more important than ever to your B2B social media strategy.

    Topics: Social Media B2B Manufacturing Statistics

    Manufacturer Marketing ROI: 11+ Statistics Your Boss Will Love

    The manufacturing industry is slowly coming to terms with the influence of the Internet. However, online marketing is throwing many small manufacturers for a loop. Some companies are purposefully resisting this status quo upheaval. Others simply don't know where to start.

    Is your company still lagging behind the trend? Do you desperately need help to succeed online? Here are some stats that might convince your boss to seriously consider revamping your marketing strategy.

    Topics: Strategy Curated Goodness Manufacturing Inbound Marketing Statistics

    14 B2B Branding Statistics: Tips to Increase Brand Awareness

    "Your brand is your promise." - Dana DiTomaso

    Topics: Strategy Convert B2B Curated Goodness Lead Generation Brand Awareness Statistics

    Speed Blogging Tips: Write 500 Valuable Words in Under 60 Minutes

    What does 500 words look like? It's approximately one single-spaced Word document with 12-pt font (or two double-spaced pages). Here's a visual example:


    Does it look like a lot? Don't worry - if you follow these simple blogging tips, it'll feel like nothing at all.

    Topics: Social Media Small Business Content Marketing Blogging Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness Statistics Search Engines

    How to Increase ROI with Inbound Marketing

    Overall, inbound marketing produces huge results for businesses of all shapes and sizes. According to Weidert Group, inbound marketing costs 61% less than traditional marketing (cold calling, TV ads, radio ads, etc.) but generates 3x as many leads per dollar.

    More leads for your money - sounds great, right? But, lead gen is only one factor when calculating inbound marketing ROI. We also have to look at traditional sales & marketing metrics, including customer acquisition cost (CAC) and the average lifetime value (LTV) of your customers.

    Done right, inbound marketing will automatically decrease your CAC and increase your LTV. 

    Topics: Strategy Infographic Inbound Marketing Statistics

    18 Uplifting PPC Statistics & Success Stories for Small Businesses

    Was your business born and raised on the East Coast? Or, did you transplant herewhen you realized how much nicer it is? (Just kidding. But not really.)

    Whether you're a northeastern native or you just want some darn PPC statistics, we've got some uplifting stories and data just for you. These stats and successes show how beneficial a smart PPC strategy can be for any small business. If you've never worked with PPC or Google AdWords before, you may benefit from hiring a pay per click advertising agency for best results.

    Let's start with some success stories, and then we'll share some awesome PPC statistics.

    Topics: Google PPC Small Business Strategy More Attract Curated Goodness Statistics