15 Questions to Ask Your Industrial Website Developer

Making an industrial website is a big investment. Use these questions to hire the right team.

Building an industrial website is like laying a foundation for a home. Your website is the keystone for most of your digital marketing efforts. It’s a resource for both attracting potential customers and adding value for your current customers. You don’t want to take chances when creating one. Since the inception of Industrial Strength Marketing… Read more »

Time to Reignite Your Industrial Brand

Think a brand is just a logo? Think again. Here's what it is and why it's essential for industrials.

I’m only going to say this once — your logo is not your brand. Neither is your “corporate identity system.” If you want to sound smarter when talking to a marketing agency or an in-house design team, it’s best to start recognizing the difference. These things do in fact make up a part of a… Read more »

Web Metrics to Align Industrial Sales and Marketing

For your website to generate quality leads, marketing and sales must be on the same page.

About ten years ago, we (Industrial Strength Marketing) launched a website for a company that manufactures tube sheets used in balance-of-plant heat exchangers. At the time, we didn’t realize that the company’s URL was just one keystroke away from that of a popular adult-entertainment website. (No, we’re not going to say which one.) Within days,… Read more »

Marketing United: The State of Digital Marketing

A compilation of our favorite insights from Emma's Marketing United conference in Nashville.

From April 29 to May 1 this year, marketers from every industry gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to attend Marketing United, a conference hosted by email marketing innovator Emma. Conference sessions covered nearly every aspect of digital marketing — from SEO to branding — and included speakers from brands such as Warby Parker, Life Is Good, Garden… Read more »

The Roots of Industrial Chic

Some of today's hippest real estate is industrial. Let's take a moment to acknowledge its history.

Stemming from efficiency and safety, industrial architecture has always been functional, only recently becoming iconic. Once forgotten or abandoned, factories and warehouse are now finding new life as industrial spaces have become in-demand locations for modern dwellings and events. But as popular as “industrial chic” may be today, this trend began years ago. Today, the… Read more »

How to Fix Onsite E-Commerce Duplicate Content

List products online? It's time to eliminate all that accidentally self-generated duplicate content.

Earlier this month, we explored how e-commerce and online catalog search engine rankings are affected by offsite duplicate content, which is content that is taken from one source and repeated on other domains. This article, in turn, focuses on correcting a content challenge you have more control over — onsite e-commerce duplicate content. Onsite duplicate… Read more »

How to Hire More Women in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is behind the times when it comes to employing women. So what can we do about it?

From 1995–2000, I worked for a company that manufactured and distributed high-quality seals and components to OEMs. I’m not going to reveal my exact age, but suffice to say I was in college at the time. It was my first “real” job and also my first experience working in what I would soon learn was… Read more »