Author: Jake Gerli

Jake Gerli



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B2B Conversion Rates by Digital Marketing Channel

Would you know a good conversion rate if you met one? Here are some benchmarks to guide you.

If you’re engaged in B2B lead-generation-focused marketing and you’ve got a limited marketing budget, you’re probably trying to decide how to allocate your funds so that you can get the most qualified leads. One of the main criteria for making this decision is the conversion rate for each marketing channel you have under consideration. What… Read more »

B2B Marketing Automation Basics

So what exactly is marketing automation and why is it a game changer for B2Bs? Let's find out.

Last year, we wrote about the importance of lead nurturing for industrials. As a premise, it makes perfect sense. The industrial buying cycle takes time — often months — and it can be extremely effective to touch base with customers at key moments in the lengthy buying cycle, helping them complete their customer journey by… Read more »

B2B Industrial Leaders on the Inc. 5000 List

Think industrial companies can't show explosive growth? Here are some on Inc.'s annual list.

An outgrowth of the Inc. 500 list begun in 1982, the Inc. 5000 list, an “annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America,” has become a litmus test for legitimizing up-and-coming private companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit. To be eligible for the list, an entrant needs to be an independent, privately owned company based… Read more »

What Is Content Curation and How Can B2Bs Benefit?

Have an aggressive content marketing mandate? Consider an approach involving content curation.

Content curation is a popular topic on the web. If you do a search, you’ll find that there are dozens of tools that can be used to pursue this activity, which helps speed up your content production, makes your content more relevant to your target audiences, and expands the reach of your content and brand…. Read more »

3 Industrial E-Commerce Leaders

AmazonSupply, Fastenal, and Grainger make billions online. What do they know that you don't?

Industrial e-commerce is growing exponentially. For one, you have the growth of the e-commerce industry, which is backed by industrial facilities such as warehouses and fulfillment centers. The Urban Land Institute projects that 30 percent of all retail shopping will happen online by 2025, which has contributed to a boom in warehouse construction across the… Read more »

Post-Industrial Content Marketing

Content marketing can learn from industrials as it seeks to balance quality and quantity.

In a recent interview with Contently, Seth Godin, the “godfather of modern marketing,” critiqued current trends in content marketing that emphasize quantitative approaches to content production and ROI measurements. Both of these issues are hot topics with content marketers, who are trying to figure out the quantity-quality balance while also developing methods for demonstrating the value… Read more »

Manufacturing — The Super Bowl Commercial

What's different about 2015 Super Bowl commercials? An emphasis on manufacturing.

With all the buzz about economic recovery in the U.S. and the role that manufacturing has played in that rebound, it’s no wonder that the reinvented image of modern manufacturing has started to become a focus for advertising. This week, manufacturing makes it to the big game with three Super Bowl ads that draw our… Read more »

5 Benefits of Social Media for Industrials

You spend a lot of time on social media. So do your customers. It's time to put two and two together.

You work at an industrial business. You’re curious about how social media can help you market. You’ve probably asked about it in the past and been bombarded with off-the charts adoption stats such as 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook. Or the fact that Americans spend an average of 37 minutes per day on social… Read more »