Create Online Videos and Your Customers Will Love You For It

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Guess what? About half of your customers and prospects use online videos for work-related purposes too. They are seeking solutions for motor sizing, Ethernet cabling issues, pump volume curve performance, software capability, etc. Today, video is a low-cost and easily distributed tactic to reach your customers and prospects with high value information with a minimum investment. Continue reading

What Engineers Want from Your Website. Data to Help You Get the Business

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Your company website shouldn’t be your only marketing channel, but it can serve as the hub for your marketing strategy. Your goals should be to drive customers to your site, give them reasons to stay, and motivate them to engage with you. Continue reading

20 Predictions for 2016

I read Dana Severson’s, Director of Marketing at Promoter.io, and a sucker for annual predictions. He and his followers have suggested preposterous theories grounded in absolutely zero fact or logic. We added to the list. It’s a time to look ahead with unquestionable positivity and make some bold bets on what the future has in store. Continue reading

What Your Competitors’ Are Using Against You

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Benchmark Research. Ongoing Information to:
– Detect Competitive Threats, Market Shifts and New Opportunities
– Continually Measure Your ProgressHow do you get market feedback? How often do analyze trends? Been surprised by a competitive threat or market shift? What is your company’s reputation in the marketplace? Continue reading

Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector Goes Flat

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Social media can’t compete with other resources for researching work-related purchases. Engineers consistently report that using methods such as general search engines, online catalogs, word of mouth and supplier websites is more efficient than social for researching work-related purposes. Social media has its place as an influencer in the industrial sector, but it isn’t the engineer’s go-to digital resource for work. Continue reading

25 Game-Changing Hard Trends That Will Create Disruption and Opportunity

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No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology. From smart phones and tablets to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there’s a plethora of technological advancements not only to keep track of, but also to profit from. To stay competitive, your organization needs to anticipate the most significant technology trends that are shaping your business and changing your customer, and then develop innovative ways to use them to your advantage, both inside and outside of your organization. Remember, if it can be done, it will be done. If you don’t use these technologies to create a competitive advantage, someone else will. Continue reading