Marketing Plans

Build Brand Perception Surveys to Enhance Customer Loyalty and Grow Sales

Do you know with certainty what your target audience truly thinks, feels, or believes regarding your brand, products, and/or services? Would the truth about these things change the way your products are promoted, or would you even modify the products you make and sell? Surveying your customers and prospects will yield specific data and critical insights that can be used to build and grow brand awareness, perception, and customer loyalty, thus positively impacting the bottom line. First, let’s unpack what exactly a brand perception survey is. These surveys include polling your customers and prospects with open-ended questions regarding what they Read More

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Industrial Marketing Team

Many industrial companies outsource their marketing efforts. A primary reason to contract with an industrial marketing firm is the overhead to maintain an internal marketing team that can keep up with strategic planning and the demands of ever-changing best practices of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media marketing, paid digital advertising (AdWords, Pay-per-click), print ads, media reps, maintaining the company website and more. It is critical to select a team that understands your business goals and is agile, responsive and experienced enough to build your brand both online and off. Below are a few tips to help you make a Read More

How E-commerce Can Increase Sales for your Industrial Company

Does your company sell industrial products to other businesses? Here in the digital age, there are many compelling reasons to add to your company’s sales channels using e-commerce. Let’s explore whether or not e-commerce is right for your industrial company and how adding online selling can not only increase your sales growth but also your overall digital footprint through enhanced search ranking, referring links, content and validity.  E-commerce is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. This gives your target audience or market ultimate flexibility to purchase your goods anywhere and anytime. A well-executed e-commerce website gives businesses the perfect opportunity Read More

10 Common Marketing Mistakes

1- WHAT ARE YOU SELLING? One of the biggest mistakes in industrial product marketing is not identifying or describing your products or services to the customer. Keep your descriptions simple and understandable for the greatest marketing success. 2- A GENERIC POSITION! Rather than trying to be all things to all people, find your niche. To get ahead, focus on your strengths, what you do best, and how you are different from the competition. 3- APPEALING TO EVERYONE. Find your target audience and gear your marketing plan to that audience. Marketing to a defined group allows you to better control how your message is Read More

The Practical Guide to Marketing for Manufacturers

We’ve spoken about how outbound builds your brand, and how it differs from inbound marketing. Today, we’d like to take that a step further in this practical guide for manufacturing and industrial marketing in 2015. In this article, we’ll expound on these points: The Importance of Marketing Strategy How Different Outbound Channels Add Value Why Marketing is an Investment, Not an Expense Marketing for manufacturing companies requires a great deal of time, energy and investment. However, if you do it right, you will reap abundant rewards for years to come. Marketing Strategy: The Key to Success Great marketing happens through Read More

The Importance of Experience in Marketing

New marketing tools are created and abandoned every day. New channels for message distribution appear and skyrocket in popularity, only to fizzle just as fast.  New companies appear, shine brightly for a few months or years, then disappear. While marketing seems to be a young, constantly evolving industry – and it is, to an extent – the fact is that 99% of what actually works in marketing today is simply a new variation on a very old theme: Make a great product or provide a great service Differentiate the product or service from competitors Offer it at an acceptable price Read More

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