Industrial Marketing and Consumer Marketing: Is There a Difference?

There definitely is. Don't ignore these 5 fundamental ways the disciplines differ.

One of the questions industrial marketers often have to grapple with is: How is industrial marketing different from consumer marketing? Does it really make that much of a difference? The answer is “Yes.” The differences between industrial marketing and consumer marketing are subtle but significant. Consumer marketing focuses on individuals using demographic research and other… Read more »

Creating an Effective Email Marketing Strategy for Engineers

What do engineers want from email? Use these tips to better engage your technical audience.

As with all good marketing, an effective email marketing strategy boils down to knowing your audience. With industrial marketing, you’re often talking to engineers, who play a vital role in any purchasing decision pertaining to technical products or services. To better understand this critical audience — and how to create an effective email marketing strategy… Read more »

The Magic and Mystery of Programmatic Advertising

Take some of the guesswork out of your digital advertising with artificial intelligence.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” —Sir Arthur C. Clarke According to industry reports, programmatic advertising will make up more than 50% of all digital ad sales by the end of this year. Which begs the question: Why the rapid growth? Many online marketers find that some of the digital advertising channels they’ve… Read more »

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 »