Modern Marketing for Manufacturing Podcast
Why manufacturers need to focus on their digital marketing strategy
Digital marketing strategies for manufacturing companies are different from those in other industries. Manufacturers must understand that consumers aren’t buying products like they did 10 years ago. Instead, they’re purchasing experiences. In addition, manufacturers need to focus not only on what their products do but why they should buy them. This means that manufacturers will need to create content that educates their target audience about the benefits of their products.
I invited Bridget Kane-Ferrigan to talk about her company and what they’re working on with their digital marketing efforts.
Marketing Strategist at Fair Rite Products Corp.
Today’s manufacturers need to compete in today’s marketplace in order to survive. That means they must adopt new technologies, processes, and strategies to remain competitive. One area where manufacturers need to focus their attention is digital marketing.
Digital marketing is an umbrella term for all the ways businesses communicate with customers through various digital platforms. Digital marketing includes internet marketing, mobile marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, web analytics, conversion rate optimization, display advertising, and many others. These days, digital marketing is also referred to as inbound marketing because marketing professionals often focus on creating relevant content that draws readers/viewers/listeners to a company’s website. As a result, companies attract potential clients not only through advertisements but also by communicating information about themselves, their products and services, and their brand.
Social media is amazing in general. It reaches people outside of the 9 to 5 workday.
The use of digital marketing tools makes your company accessible all the time – email, phone, ChatBot, CRM.
Marketing is the only thing that you have to learn unlearn and then relearn.
Marketers need to understand what their customers really need to succeed. To do this, they need to get inside their customer’s heads. They must think about their customers’ needs from a different perspective. They need to understand why customers buy products and services. They also need to know if there are any barriers preventing them from buying. Finally, they need to identify what their customers want, not just what they say they want.
Marketers must navigate an increasingly complex landscape. As companies become more global, there are new challenges to consider when communicating across cultures, time zones, and language barriers. Marketing strategies need to adapt to customers’ changing expectations and preferences. Manufacturers need to keep pace with technological advances while still maintaining a strong brand identity
Digital strategies can help manufacturers build brand loyalty by providing personalized shopping experiences and increasing sales conversions.
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In this enlightening episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with Andrew Schwarz, the Regional Sales Manager at SupplyFrame. Andrew shared invaluable insights on how SupplyFrame is leading the charge in driving digital transformation within the manufacturing industry.
Navigating the Evolving Role of Marketing in Manufacturing: Insights from a Marketing Director – Maryellen Stack – Episode 64
In this episode of Mind The Innovation, host Sannah Vinding interviews Maryellen Stack, Director of Marketing Communications for Saga Electronics, to discuss the evolving role of marketing in the manufacturing industry
From Manual to Automated: How Technology is Changing the Sales Game – Tim Paulus – Episode 62
In this podcast, Tim Paulus (President EI Sales) and Sannah Vinding explore the essential qualities and strategies that make for a successful manufacturing rep.
The Benefits of Investing in a Strong Digital Marketing Strategy for Manufacturers – Bridget Kane-Ferrigan – Episode 60
I invited Bridget Kane-Ferrigan, Marketing Manager at Fair Rite Products Corp, as a guest on the Mind The Innovation Leadership podcast. Bridget shares her insights on why manufacturers need to focus on their digital marketing strategy.
Manufacturing Salespeople as Marketers: The Shift Towards Problem-Solving Instead of Product-Pitching – Graham Kilshaw – Episode 59
In this episode, Graham Kilshaw, CEO of Lectrix, shares his insights on successful content marketing for engineers in the manufacturing industry. He emphasizes the need for a mindset shift from marketing to engineers, to marketing for engineers, to effectively reach and engage this critical audience.
The Future of Manufacturing Marketing: Embracing the Human Element to Stand Out from the Crowd – Rob Brunson – Episode 58
Humanizing your branding and marketing strategy can have a significant impact on your success as a manufacturer.
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Achieving Digital Transformation in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry – Cameron English – Episode 56
In this episode of the Mind The Innovation Leadership Podcast, Cameron English, President/CEO at English Technical Sales, joins the show to discuss how to grow and shape future strategies by creating an organizational culture.
Consumer Psychology – what does it mean and how to use it? Chris Gray – Episode 50
The goal of this episode is to provide listeners with the basics of consumer psychology and how it impacts buying behavior and customer engagement in today’s society.
Why Manufacturing Reps Need To Be Prepared With Digital Tools – Tim Paulus – Episode 05
As a manufacturer representative, you need to be ready to take on any task that comes your way. Whether it’s answering customer service inquiries, responding to emails, or managing inventory, you need to be equipped with the right tools to help you complete each job quickly and accurately.
I invited Tim Paulus and asked him to share some insights into his business and how manufacturing reps need to be prepared with digital tools.
Collaboration across the full value chain – Andrew Schwarz – Episode 04
The manufacturer and distributor of the future will be collaborators. The new normal will be far more technology-driven than it is today. In fact, distributors are already collaborating with suppliers on new products and services that they can offer their customers.