Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    [VIDEO]: How to Make the Most Out of Manufacturing Day 2018

    Finally manufacturers, the spotlight is on you.

    October 5th is Manufacturing Day in the United States. The intention of the day is to celebrate modern manufacturers and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. As the founders of the day put it:

    “MFG Day is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges.”  

    What are these challenges that manufacturers will address?

    • Skilled labor shortage they face
    • Connect with future generations
    • Take charge of the public image of manufacturing
    • Ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry

    Pretty cool, right? Here’s how to participate.

    Topics: Tips Manufacturing Strategy

    How Often Should You Blog for Business?

    In the world of online branding there’s lots of advice to be had from veteran bloggers, marketing firms, and the like. But if there’s one question that’s tough to get a straight answer on, it’s “How often should you blog for business?

    Topics: Blogging Strategy

    Manufacturing Marketing Tips to Increase Web Traffic from All Sources

    Manufacturers, in general, have been slow to learn and adopt digital best practices like content marketing to stand out in the 21st century. Not being absolutely sure about website traffic isn’t an option in the breakneck speed and high stakes of the digital world.

    Topics: Inbound Marketing Services increasing website traffic inbound marketing guide Inbound Marketing Manufacturing Strategy Content Marketing B2B Google Social Media SEO Blogging Email Marketing PPC

    25 Ways to Increase Brand Awareness with Inbound Marketing

    Increase your B2B Brand Awareness in 4-Steps!

    One of the top concerns among our clients is a lack of brand awareness. They have so many great things to offer, but no one seems to know they exist. Sound familiar?

    Topics: Strategy B2B Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Brand Awareness

    Blogging Best Practices: Organization Can Cut Your Research Time by 50%

    I have a friend over while sitting down to write this. She’s trying to finish her degree in education. Strewn about the coffee table and couch are textbooks and piles of paper she printed at the library - a crazy, disorganized organization. This cluttered scene makes sense only to overly caffeinated college students and old-time movie detectives haphazardly connecting pictures and newspaper articles on the wall with thumbtacks and string.

    Oh, yeah, she’s doing some online research, too. And this got me thinking about blogging best practices and the role research plays in crafting a well-fed, credible, informative, well-performing blog.

    Topics: Blogging Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Strategy

    Is Business Blog Planning the Same Thing as a Content Strategy?

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    Every business has a business strategy. Yet when it comes to content marketing, many companies either have no strategy or think 10 minutes of blog planning is good enough.

    Topics: Blogging Content Marketing Strategy

    33 B2B Marketing Statistics Show Why Your Current Strategy Blows

    Not everything that blows is bad. The wind blows on a hot day and cools the sweat on your forehead. We blow out birthday candles to celebrate another year of life. But your marketing strategy... If that blows, it means trouble for your business. 

    The good news is an unsuccessful marketing strategy means you have a ton of opportunity for quick wins and major improvements. Among all the clients I work with, the ones who show the fastest and most impressive growth are those who were struggling the most when they partnered with us. (See: McHone Industries saw a 1500% increase in leads over 6 months).

    Do you feel like you're not getting the results you want from your marketing? Here are a bunch of B2B marketing statistics that can point you in the right direction. (My personal favorite is #18!)

    Topics: Statistics Strategy Buyer Persona Buyer's Journey B2B Small Business

    Inbound 2017: Affordable SEO Tips (Heck, These Are Free)

    Topics: SEO Inbound Marketing Blogging Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Strategy

    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: Statistics Manufacturing Inbound Marketing Strategy Curated Goodness

    Blogging Best Practices: Best Places to Lurk Online (for Research)

    Congrats! Your marketing agency or department needs you to blog about an obscure piece of health care technology. Or it needs you to sow the seeds of content marketing on elastomer blend vs. photopolymer flexographic printing.

    Topics: Blogging Strategy Tips