How Do Ads Follow You After You Visited a Website? Retargeting

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Ever notice that ads seem to pop up on other sites after you visited a website? It’s called Display Ad Retargeting. It is very effective way to promote your brand. Virginia Goulding from WTWH Marketing Lab gives an overview of this tool that is low-cost and effective. Continue reading

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

Protect Your Company’s Valuable Asset: ®

What does aspirin, cellophane, dry ice, escalator, flip phone, kerosene, lanolin, laundromat, thermos, trampoline and videotape have in common? All of these popular terms lost their registered trademark status and became generic terms due to misuse.

One of our important services we provide to clients is trademark management/usage for various projects including websites, email, literature, PR, trade show graphics and other promotional materials. It is a value-add to help them protect their trademarks through correct and consist usage. The guidelines below can be used by any company to protect and optimize their trademarks. 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

Internet of Things (IoT) Rewards and Risks

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the consumer, manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. 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

Control System Integrator Digital Marketing Performance Gets a Failing Grade

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Many industrial/manufacturing industries lag behind in their adoption of modern digital marketing practices, largely due to target demographics that have been slow to embrace social media and mobile computing. However, with digital trends accelerating and workforce demographics rapidly changing, businesses are being forced to adapt quickly. 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

New Research Shows Engineers Under Increasing Pressure

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The pace of engineering is accelerating, designs are becoming more complex at the same time that design cycles are shrinking, and time-to-market pressures are increasing. If that sounds like a challenging work environment, welcome to the life of today’s engineer.

These are just a few of the key takeaways gleaned from new research conducted by IHS Engineering360 and presented in the new, complimentary research report The Pulse of Engineering: The Changing Work Environment for Engineers Today. Continue reading