For a long time, B2B (business-to-business) marketing was all about inbound. The goal was to attract customers with valuable, tailored content. Companies put marketing dollars into developing engaging material. The content showed the companies’ offerings without pushing sales. The goal was to create brand awareness and attract new business. They
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Industrial manufacturers might not have the advertising allure of consumer brands. But they still need a manufacturing brand marketing strategy to compete for customers. Most manufacturing leaders understand the importance of marketing. On the other hand, some industry giants face mistakes and misconceptions. As a result, their manufacturing brand marketing
Feeling frantic about a colossal project? Join the club. It’s called Project Management Meltdown – that heart-pounding moment of panic over a looming, larger-than-life deadline. Rather than face it head on, you freeze up faster than the Polar Express during the blizzard of the century. I know what you’re thinking.
If you haven’t made LinkedIn your B2B marketing bestie, now’s the time to change that. In B2B marketing, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for building brand awareness and relationships with prospective customers. It’s also an excellent employee recruiting tool. The platform is the No. 1 social networking site among Fortune
To set the standard in content marketing at your business, it’s important to make sure writers are aligned. Their copy should follow agreed-upon rules. For example: Is it “don’t” or “do not”; “can’t” or “cannot”? Can a subhead be a question? Is the hyphen necessary in “non-essential”? What’s the plural
Growing up, the only business role model I had was my dad. He was charismatic (when he needed to be). He was wildly successful. The problem was that he ruled his company with an iron fist. He led with fear, and people in his wake were often left shaking in
Email newsletters are an effective content-first marketing tool. But if you’re doing them like everyone did in 2013, it’s time for a reboot. In the past, marketers created email newsletters with long stories. Content was self-serving and provided no value. In addition, there was no way to track the most
Maddening, isn’t it? You’re waiting for a slow website to load, and an eternity later … Nothing. It’s as awful as being in line at your local big-box store on the Saturday before Christmas. When the site finally appears bit by painstaking bit, you’re ready to give up and leave.
There’s a new lesson for your digital marketing strategy every day. As if COVID-19 and inflation weren’t enough, your brand must worry about “typo squatting.” That’s when scammers, hackers and other exploiters hijack website domain names. They buy variants of domains with misspelled names. Two examples are “Gooogle” and “Verizan.”
Interviewing subject experts for top content marketing isn’t scary – if you’re prepared. If you don’t set yourself up for success, well … No one wants to see that happen. That’s why you need to lay the groundwork before you contact anyone. Interviewing: Why would I do that for content