5 Ways to Improve Your Online Industrial Supply Catalog

B2B online sales are heating up. Help your e-commerce site compete with these suggestions.

If you take the idea of online industrial supply seriously and have made an investment in an e-commerce website, you definitely want to get the most for your money. There’s a lot of potential, but it’s also incredibly competitive. For one, many smaller industrial distributors and OEMs that have decided to take the plunge have… Read more »

Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup

Ford uses VR for assembly. Facial recognition promises personalized ads. And email won't die.

“The inventor gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work.” —Nikola Tesla We talk about technology a lot in the Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup — and with good reason. When it comes to advancements in how we do business as industrials, inventions and the merging of life with technology take center… Read more »

10 Negotiating Tips to Get the Most from Vendors

Ever wondered if you could have gotten a better deal? Use these tips and stop second guessing.

We could all learn a thing or two about negotiation from Princess Leia. And JFK, too. Actress Carrie Fisher once wisely remarked: “Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.” Negotiating with vendors is something of an art form, something of a science. And indeed, it’s almost always a testing… Read more »

Product Life-Cycle Marketing from Start to Finish

While PLM mainly governs design, engineering, and production, marketing also plays a vital role.

A popular and instrumental industrial process for the past three decades, product life-cycle management (PLM) has brought continuity and surging revenues to more than a few sluggish industries. This major breakthrough was initiated in 1985 by American Motors Corporation, which sought to ramp up its production in order to throw their hat in the ring… Read more »

The 10 Best Industrial Websites

There's a lot to learn from these industrial leaders and their online presences.

A strong industrial website is important for setting the tone with your customers, regardless of your industry vertical. Long gone are the days when you could get by with a sub-par industrial website. Everything from the look of the site to the messaging to — most importantly — the site’s ability to convert your visitors into prospects… Read more »

How to Win at Online Truck Driver Recruiting

Take charge of your staffing needs with these three pillars of a digital recruitment strategy.

If you’re involved at all in truck driver recruiting, you know that the field has historically been dominated by media companies that sell advertising space. Many of these companies were magazine publishers that branched out into online publishing and began posting content and making new ad products available on their burgeoning list of websites, which… Read more »

XML Feeds for Online Recruitment Campaigns

Promote hundreds of jobs across the Web by using XML feeds to distribute your job listings.

For industries that need a constant stream of new job applicants, such as logistics, job recruitment campaigns involve posting hundreds of jobs to dozens of job boards. Sounds like quite the ongoing project, right? Well yes, but fortunately you can automate things using XML feeds. XML feeds are commonly used by job-search websites, such as Indeed, Monster,… Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Agency

What you get depends a lot on what you give. Here's how to maximize your agency relationship.

You’re in love. You met over coffee and you’ve progressed from lunch meetings to quality time spent at each other’s places. You’ve learned about each other’s past. You’ve shared your goals. Rose colored glasses firmly in place, you commit, sign some paperwork, and together take that leap of faith that signals both parties’ mutual commitment… Read more »