Paul

We know who they are and they won’t buy…

When you get a phone call or email out of the blue from someone you don’t know from a company you don’t know selling something you’ve never heard of it isn’t very likely you’re going to give it much attention – you’re certainly not likely to buy anything. Wouldn’t it put you, the salesperson, in a stronger position if you could get the prospect to call you first?

How to take advantage of your trade show marketing profile page

A review of exhibitor trade show profile pages and corresponding Google Analytics accounts for several manufacturers reveals companies uploading news, articles, spec sheets and other content marketing to their trade show profile pages attract more Website traffic and sales leads from show attendees than those that do not stock their profile pages with quality content. What a shocking surprise! Yet from a review of the online exhibitor lists of most industry trade shows, many companies do not take full advantage of their exhibitor profile pages.

If you plan to exhibit at an industrial trade show, take a look at these opportunities to stand out from the competition, get noticed on the Web and even boost organic search results using your online profile page or showroom:

How to B2B marketing like top retailer

Manufacturers that deliver sales messages via multiple channels at the same time, all the time, enjoy higher name brand awareness, more leads and Website traffic, and greater sales opportunities than competitors. Retailer Tahoe Dave’s serves a potent lesson in how to launch an integrated marketing program.

How to determine marketing budget for B2B

I’m often asked how much money to budget for B2B marketing – usually towards the end of the year when annual budgets are being developed. Most people already have a ballpark number in mind. And they wonder what other people with companies of a similar size are budgeting – isn’t there a basic starting point? As a starting point or rule of thumb, budgeting two percent of sales has a long tradition but from a review of several different companies, it doesn’t really work for many companies at all.

Best Advertising in Powder Bulk Solids August 2018

For our latest advertising spotlight, these ads earn applause for standing out in the August 2018 issue of Powder/Bulk Solids. Since it reaches 37,040 print subscribers plus thousands more digital edition subscribers and costs several thousand dollars per page, advertisers would be wise to pay attention to what drives response, consider the needs of the target audience, minimize techno-speak and avoid being too cute and clever.

Best and Worst Advertising in Packaging World July 2018

Advertising in Packaging World reaches nearly 60,000 print subscribers plus thousands more digital edition subscribers and costs several thousand dollars per page so advertisers would be wise to take full advantage of the exposure and work hard to ensure a healthy return on the investment. Some companies failed. Here are the best ads in the July 2018 issue.

10 Ways to Write Stronger Personnel News and Get Free Publicity

Nearly everyone reads, or at least skims, the personnel moves sections in magazines and email newsletters to see what competitors are up to, what long lost colleagues are doing and to find new prospects. While nearly everyone looks at these news items about new hires, promotions and other staffing news, nearly everyone overlooks that placing company news in these sections not only scores points with the featured staffer but it also creates an opportunity to promote the company and its products and services.

Twitter Multiplies Impact of Publicity

Placing press releases, articles and other content in magazines and Websites reaches thousands upon thousands of prospects and customers but do you realize just how much more exposure your publicity can generate with Twitter?

Outstanding Classified Advertising Must Stand Out

Classified advertising and directory advertising offer an alternative that reaches the same target audience as more costly display advertising. While large, display ads can command attention simply by dominating the page, small classified advertising needs to work much, much harder to get noticed. Often sized at a mere 1/16 of a page or at one column by a couple of inches, these ads face a number of factors working against their success – and ad size is just one factor. Here are other factors working against classified advertising and three examples of exceptional advertising design.

Beware Industry Lingo in Search for B2B SEO, PPC Advertising

Words people commonly use in everyday life have very different, often twisted, meanings in industry. In the chemical industry, you don’t need cucumbers for pickling. In the laundry industry, you may take the cake from one machine to another but you don’t want to eat the cake. Using these words properly in advertising, Websites, articles and other marketing materials establishes a connection with the target audience and demonstrates you’re a member of that audience. But when it comes to search, these keywords with multiple meanings create other challenges for both paid PPC and organic SEO.