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How to Capture Wordpress Form Submissions in Salesforce

Posted September 23, 2021
2 minute read
B2B companies often struggle with systems that don't 'talk' to one another. This is a waste of time and a matter of frustration for those using incompatible systems.  But here's the good news: if your website is on Wordpress and you are using Salesforce as your CRM, you may be able to integrate the two. 
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Topics B2B Marketing, Manufacturing Marketing, Industrial Services Marketing

The Most Important Marketing Metrics for Industrial B2Bs to Measure

Posted September 16, 2021
4 minute read
Tracking the results of marketing spending is an area that many industrial B2B companies struggle with. Failure to do so makes it hard for you to understand what's working, whether you are investing in the right marketing channels and generating a positive ROI, and hampers your ability to attract and convert new customers.
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Topics Reporting, B2B Marketing, Manufacturing Marketing, Industrial Services Marketing

Why LinkedIn has Become the Favorite Display Ad Platform for B2B Companies

Posted August 20, 2021
4 minute read
LinkedIn advertising is rapidly growing in popularity in the B2B space. But just because a platform is popular doesn't mean it will be successful for your business. Is LinkedIn advertising worth considering as a digital tactic for your company? Let's consider the benefits.
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing

Why Content Marketing can be a Struggle for Equipment Manufacturers

Posted August 6, 2021
2 minute read
Working with equipment manufacturers, we hear it all the time: "We can't produce website content." Many of our clients have tried content marketing in the past and it failed. Why? They have gone about it the wrong way. 
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing

Case Study: Decreasing Cost Per Lead for an Equipment Manufacturer

Posted July 15, 2021
1 minute read
Prior to partnering with WebStrategies in November of 2019, our client that manufactures robotic pallet/stretch wrapping machines was not using digital marketing to its greatest potential. They used pay-per-click advertising (PPC) with a budget of roughly $2,000-$2,500 per/month and produced some content here and there but lacked the time and resources to develop and follow an overarching strategy that would lead to consistent, measurable results.  They sought a partner that could lead the way in digital, crafting a strategic plan that aligned with their business goals for growth. Enter WebStrategies.
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing

Access the Results of Our 2021 Equipment Manufacturing Marketing Survey

Posted June 30, 2021
1 minute read
In a year where trade shows were canceled and many manufacturers struggled with supply chain issues, it was more important than ever for WebStrategies to conduct our annual equipment manufacturing marketing survey. This was the fourth year in a row conducting this survey with the goal of getting visibility into where equipment manufacturers are investing in digital marketing, what tactics are performing best, and where the greatest challenges lie.
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Topics Digital Marketing, Manufacturing Marketing

Moving Forward: Manufacturing in a Post-COVID World

Posted June 1, 2021
3 minute read
Change is happening in the manufacturing industry, and it’s happening fast. Much faster than anyone anticipated before 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing issues around the globe have accelerated the need for a digital transformation throughout organizations, and those who were already digitally advanced have thrived. Throughout this article, we’ll summarize some of the main points we’ve gathered from major studies around the manufacturing industry that outline how companies are approaching digital transformation in the years ahead.
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing

6 Ways Manufacturers Can Use Video in Their Marketing

Posted December 16, 2020
3 minute read
There’s no question that incorporating video throughout your digital marketing is a strategy worth investing in. In their 2020 State of Video Marketing Report, Wyzowl found that 84% of people say that they've been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand's video. Additionally, 87% of video marketers said that video had helped increase traffic to their website, and 80% indicate it directly increased sales.
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing

Manufacturing Marketing Case Study

Posted November 25, 2020
2 minute read
In general, manufacturers have been slower to embrace digital marketing compared to some of their B2B counterparts in other industries. As they do shift their marketing budgets gradually towards digital, they often see impressive results and are then eager to try more inbound marketing tactics. When this manufacturing client began working with WebStrategies in 2016, they quickly realized the importance of developing a digital marketing strategy. In turn, they have broadened their opportunities to generate leads in very niche target markets and generated impressive results from their digital strategy.
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Topics Case Studies, Manufacturing Marketing

How Much Should Manufacturers Budget for Content Marketing?

Posted October 30, 2020
4 minute read
Content marketing is a powerful, long-term strategy for business growth in the manufacturing industry. Compared to other marketing tactics, it's one of the best ways to gain visibility from your target market. It enables you to drive more traffic to your website and solve those burning questions your potential customers have. However, content marketing for manufacturers is complex. It requires extensive research, planning, and development, making its cost vary widely depending on the scope of work.
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Topics Manufacturing Marketing