What Is Industrial Marketing?

You've come to a fork in the road. How will you answer this fundamental business question?

Unfortunately, many of today’s industrial business leaders can’t provide a satisfactory answer to the question “What is industrial marketing?” since they suffer from a lack of understanding of what industrial marketing is and what it can do to help them be competitive and grow their businesses. For leading industrial brands, however, marketing has become virtually… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between a Domain Name vs. Hosting?

Ever get asked why a site isn't live after a URL was purchased? Here's how to explain what's needed.

In my 10-plus years of developing websites, there has been a lot of confusion — and thus education — about the differences between a domain name vs. hosting. All business owners need to understand this distinction because knowing the difference between a domain name vs. hosting  is crucial for your business. Not knowing could lead to website downtime… Read more »

9 Tips for E-Commerce Marketing Using Onsite Banner Ads

Use these practical tips to mount a successful campaign — and scale your program.

There are many different approaches to product and brand promotion on e-commerce sites. A good e-commerce marketing campaign that can yield substantial visibility for both products and brands that is easy to implement is an onsite banner campaign. An e-commerce marketing campaign of this sort entails placing a digital banner on your website to bring attention… Read more »

Delivering Content that Connects with Your Audience

Just because you wrote it, doesn't mean they'll read it. Follow these steps to be more relevant.

Content is an important tool to help engineers and industrial professionals make informed, educated decisions at all stages of the buying process. Research indicates that the average buying cycle is 12 weeks long, with the typical engineer involved in four projects per year. This means that purchasers and influencers are continuously conducting research and needs… Read more »

How to Create a Digital Marketing Measurement Model

It's always nice to know where you're going — and how close you are to getting there.

As more and more marketing moves online, having a solid digital marketing measurement model is increasingly important because it lets you know if you are succeeding or failing and whether you need to try something else. Creating your own digital marketing measurement model will tell you what effect your marketing efforts are having on your… Read more »

How to Handle Web Form Spam

Bots clogging up your lead funnel? Use these tips to filter out bogus inquiries.

So you have a shiny new or shiny old industrial B2B website that is poised for greatness. It is SEO friendly, fast loading, stuffed with great content, and has all the necessary features. Once a certain level of popularity has been reached or publish time has elapsed, the inevitable spam bots will find your site… Read more »

Multichannel Marketing for Engineers and Technical Professionals

A conversation with Patrick D. Mahoney of IEEE GlobalSpec about how to reach industrial buyers.

Industrial Marketer recently sat down with Patrick D. Mahoney, CEO of IEEE GlobalSpec — an industrial-focused media company with millions of subscribers interested in technical content — to discuss the importance of various tactics and channels to any B2B multichannel marketing program focused on engineers and technical buyers, beginning with content marketing.   Industrial Marketer: IEEE GlobalSpec has… Read more »