Posts Categorized: Culture

Proposal Writing Tips That Close Deals

Best practices that will book more business and — gasp! — may even make proposal writing fun.

Let’s admit it. Most people hate writing proposals. To avoid the hard work of creating this all-important deliverable, we fall into the trap of cutting and pasting from previous documents, dumping in pages of data in an attempt to overwhelm the prospect, talking about ourselves and what we know best, or selling an easy deal… Read more »

Why Good Marketing Photos Are So Important for Industrials

Customers often encounter a business through photographs. Why not make a good impression?

One day last week, I was starving and trying to find a place to eat. I stepped into a local diner I’d never been in before and looked over their laminated menu populated with blurred, unappetizing photos of their entrees, most likely shot by the owner on his iPhone. It felt lazy, uninspired, and careless. Next… Read more »

The 10 Best Industrial Logos

These companies all have marks that follow the six guidelines that make a logo great.

Industrial logos are all around us. Every day, these logos impact us somehow, whether it’s when we drive down a busy street and are surrounded by company and business identities or when we surf the Internet, viewing various industrial websites or advertisements. By definition, a logo is a symbol or other design adopted by an organization… 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 »

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 »