6 Powerful UX Tools for Industrial Marketers

Use these 6 tools to improve user experience and increase conversions.

We’ve all seen them — websites that cram too much information onto one page without providing a clear hierarchy or structure. When doing UX (user experience) design, you have to make it easy for your audience to find information or they’ll go elsewhere. Your job as an industrial marketer is to organize information in a way… Read more »

Conversational Writing for Industrial Marketing

Taking a more informal tone with your technical writing can boost engagement.

As industrial marketers, we often rely on formal language to communicate with our technical audiences. Years of writing white papers and detailed case studies have taught us to avoid colloquialisms, always write in the third person, and never start a sentence with “but.” But is that how we should always write? We default to formal… Read more »

How to Throw a Successful Event with Google+

Use this walkthrough to plan and promote your event with Google+.

No matter your stance on integrated digital marketing or the bottom-line impact of social media, it’s impossible to ignore the presence and growth of social media in the online space and the offline world. Names like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn show up in everyday conversation and it has been reported that the average person checks… Read more »

Social Media for Business: The Bottom Line

B2B social media isn't just for show; it has a dollar value.

The recent outcropping of services that analyze the effect of social media sentiment on stock prices is a clear declaration that social media tangibly influences the value of publicly traded companies. It is also a major touchpoint in the ongoing line of inquiry that attempts to ascribe clear ROI metrics and dollar values to social… Read more »

Why Your Customers Don’t Trust You

Use these tips to gain customer trust and improve your bottom line.

Do you trust me? Better yet, do your customers trust you? Even more importantly do you know the elements important for building customer trust? Trust is an issue approached and researched every year in the Edelman Trust Barometer and it’s one report that never goes unread in this office. To truly understand how to communicate with people and… Read more »

Coffee, Soda, and the Maguire Manifesto

Take a cue from Jerry Maguire and start owning your brand stories.

Do you remember the scene in Jerry Maguire when he has his epiphany and wrote his “Mission Statement” for the future of his business and owning his industry’s brand stories? I would hope you do because it pretty much starts the movie and sets the entire story in motion, but just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s… Read more »

The Merger of Google Places and Google+ Business Pages

Everything you need to know about Google's merger of Places pages with Google+ Local.

Google has a reputation for rolling out far-reaching changes at a moment’s notice. Today, it was announced that Google is merging its Google Places pages with their new Google+ Local initiative. While this move adds benefits and options for consumers and G+ users, it creates a lot of new potential challenges for Google Places Page and Google+ Business Page administrators.

Rise of the Social Media Entrepreneur

How social media can drive sales across an organization.

Question: Is it true that everyone is in sales? Answer: Yes, and if they know what’s good for them, they better be! Incentivizing Sales Across Your Entire Organization Relying exclusively on traditional sales processes driven by “salespeople” is inhibiting your company’s growth potential. Your technicians, the subject matter experts in their respective disciplines, are an… Read more »