Profit-Driven Marketing for Industrials

Stop thinking about marketing as an expense. Start using it to drive profits.

Earlier this year, Google began publishing content about profit-driven marketing on its “think with Google” site. For Google, recasting marketing in terms of profit is specifically about changing how marketers think about their search advertising spend. While it’s important to take heed of the world’s leading search engine’s official position on search marketing spending strategy,… Read more »

Tips for Developing Responsive Websites

A few suggestions and tools to help with responsive web development.

Whether you know it or not, you’ve visited a responsive website in the last week while surfing the wonderful World Wide Web. And even if you don’t know what a responsive website is, you’ve probably heard people throwing around the “responsive” buzzword for some time now. If you need to get up to speed, or… Read more »

5 Marketing Automation Mistakes to Avoid

Minding the gap between best intentions and practical applications.

We’ve all seen the stats and heard the grandiose claims. Indeed, marketing automation is much more than a trend or buzzword; it’s a bonafide technology solution and business strategy that will continue to redefine the future of marketing. SiriusDecisions estimates that nearly 50 percent of B2B companies will have purchased and implemented marketing automation by… Read more »

Industrial Digital Marketing Roundup

The latest trends that could affect your digital marketing program.

Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with what’s going on in the world of digital marketing. It gets even more difficult when you try to focus on multiple channels within multiple industries, such as industrial B2B (business-2-business). Well, luckily for you, I just happen to keep my finger on the pulse of those issues so… Read more »

6 Uses for Marketing Automation Forms

A few tips for capturing customer data and keeping them engaged.

By unlocking the potential of forms, you can gather customer intelligence and truly harness the power of marketing automation, enabling you to keep multiple customers engaged at the same time without lifting a finger. The more engaged your customers are, the more likely they are to view your company in a favorable light and do business… Read more »

Why Manufacturing Day Needed Responsive Design

Using a responsive website to connect with multiple audiences.

Last year, I worked on a marketing campaign to promote Manufacturing Day, which is an annual occasion in October when manufacturers across the United States open their doors and show people in their communities what modern manufacturing really looks like. This year (2014), Manufacturing Day falls on October 3. One of the key projects for… Read more »

Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design for B2Bs

Most of the time, responsive is best for B2B. But sometimes adaptive wins.

There are two main strategies for making a website mobile-ready: adaptive design and responsive design. In most cases, a responsive website will the best fit for B2B businesses. But for those who want to create mobile experiences that are significantly different than those provided by standard desktop websites, or for those who have a client… Read more »

Marketing Automation Platforms Compared

A fair comparison of some of the big brands in marketing automation.

Editor’s Note: It was brought to our attention that the original version of this post contained inaccuracies about certain platforms. Those inaccuracies have been corrected and discussed with platform representatives. The article now contains the most updated information provided to the writer. Marketing automation is a category of software that streamlines, automates, and measures marketing tasks… Read more »