Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    Checklist: Social Media for Business & Effective Online Marketing

    Social media for business can be daunting when you're tasked with creating relevant, engaging posts that will draw your audience to your site. We all know the feeling of sitting in front of an empty Facebook post composer, not sure where to go next!

    When you get stuck, use this checklist guide to keep your gears moving, and your leads flowing.

    Topics: Social Media Small Business Strategy Infographic B2B

    7 Examples of Scary-Bad Content Marketing Mistakes for Manufacturers

    Content marketing for manufacturers: Good. Hastily implemented content marketing with no strategy: Bad.

    Topics: Social Media Websites Buyer Persona Strategy CTA Email Marketing Content Marketing Blogging Buyer's Journey Manufacturing Landing Pages Inbound Marketing Lead Generation Brand Awareness B2B Marketing

    Email Marketing Automation With MailChimp

    If you haven't heard of marketing automation, you probably don't actively market your business.

    Marketing automation typically consists of software and technologies that allow marketers to automate repetitive tasks through a variety of channels such as social media, websites, and email.

    Many marketers opt to use MailChimp for their marketing efforts, and rightfully so! MailChimp offers great tools including list and audience management, social media integration, data driven insights, and marketing automation. The last of which will be the tool we're focusing on today.

    Topics: Close Strategy Email Marketing More Content Marketing Inbound Marketing

    Preparing & Running Your 1st Inbound Marketing Meeting

    Do you have an internal marketing team? How about an internal sales and marketing team? Is your "team" or "committee" 1 person? 

    Topics: Strategy More Inbound Marketing

    The 5 P's of a Successful Manufacturing Marketing Strategy

    What does every successful marketing strategy have in common? Look closely and you'll find these 5 traits in every aspect of the campaign:

    Topics: Strategy B2B Manufacturing Inbound Marketing

    How to Encourage and Develop Employee Engagement

    (Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Deb Calvert, founder of People First Productivity Solutions, on the "why" and the "how" of driving employee engagement.)

    Employee engagement matters in the workplace. In order to encourage and promote engagement, you need to have the right leadership.

    Topics: Strategy Manufacturing

    How To Write an Optimized YouTube Video Description

    You’ve finished a beautiful new video and you’re ready to share it with the masses on YouTube.
    If you’re like me, this is when your workflow is derailed by a daunting blank “description” box.

    So I’m getting you back on track with some tips and best practices for getting the most from your video’s description.

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    Topics: SEO Strategy Content Marketing Tips youtube

    [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: Strategy Manufacturing Tips

    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: Strategy Blogging

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