Marketing is not a static discipline. New trends, new technologies, changing consumer behaviors, and unforeseen world events. Every year seems to bring a new set of rules and a new playing field for marketers to navigate. If there’s one thing we in marketing can count on, it’s that marketing is constantly changing. If you’re not adapting or evolving you could be left behind. I was recently reminded of this by Social Geek podcast host Jack Monson, who advised, “The marketing landscape changes so quickly. If you are set on a particular marketing channel, you could be missing out.”
Tags: manufacturing marketing, MRM, marketing technology, marketing innovation, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, marketing operations, financial services marketing, marketing technology buyers' resources, franchise marketing, marketing adaptability
What do your end users really think about your organization’s approach to marketing resource management? Even without explicit feedback, you can gauge their level of satisfaction by whether or not they use the marketing materials you create for them, or by how many questions or special requests you receive about your marketing resources.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, employee engagement, MRM, marketing technology, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, financial services marketing, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, franchise marketing, multi-brand marketing
My colleague Martha France recently wrote about how marketing organizations are being asked to do more than ever to contribute to operational effectiveness company-wide. This expanded role requires investments in talent and advanced, often complex, software systems. Choosing the right marketing technology for your organization is essential, but it’s only part of the equation. How you staff, configure and manage these systems correlates directly with the value your organization derives from the technology, which ultimately impacts competitive advantage and the return on your investment.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, marketing ROI, marketing budget, MRM, marketing technology, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, marketing resource management investment, financial services marketing, Competitive advantage, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, franchise marketing
Don’t Stop the Presses: Overcoming Print Materials Challenges for End-Product Manufacturers
Feb 27, 2017
Despite digital marketing’s dominance in today’s marketing mix, printed materials continue to play a vital role for end-product manufacturers. From product manuals, operating procedures and material safety data sheets, to price books and hang tags – there are certain applications that demand printed materials.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, print, hang tag printing, material safety data sheet printing, kitting
Build a better brand experience from the bottom up
Nov 05, 2015
In the manufacturing industry, one of marketing’s greatest asset are the sales channels, on the ground, in local markets, who are responsible for representing, sharing and selling a brand’s products or services.
But how can you break through the noise of the sales room floor? The consumer shopping experience is very different today, and sales channels represent several different brands all at once – including competing brands.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, customer experience, brand loyalty, bottom up branding, bottom up marketing
It’s no secret that when sales and marketing work together, sales can jump. Add production teams, and these groups can create a well-oiled machine: one that can generate demand, predict need and increase sales. When you’re a manufacturer, that insight is critical to running a smooth operation.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, sales, marketing, marketing resource management, increase sales, sales and marketing alignment
Have you been hearing more about “co-branded” campaigns lately? It’s with good reason. Co-branded marketing campaigns can increase your reach and introduce you to new audiences, and drive brand awareness and sales.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, insurance, marketing resource management, co-branded, co-branded campaigns
Encourage vendor participation with solid MDF, co-op program
Market development funds (MDF) and co-op funds are one way to effectively reach local audiences. Managed correctly, these tools can motivate and incentivize affiliates, channel partners, resellers, distributors, or other third party sellers to put your brand’s message in the local marketplace with company-approved campaigns.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, local marketing, co-op funds, MDF funds
Getting the Most From Your Co-Op Funds Investment
Sep 17, 2014
Who doesn’t want to spend money wisely? When it comes to using co-op or market development funds (MDF), effective fund management at the local level is the key to success.
Tags: co-op marketing, manufacturing marketing, distributors, distributed sales, insurance, co-op funds, market distribution funds, dealers, MDF funds, channel partners, financial services marketing
How to Make the Transition to Digital Marketing
Apr 16, 2013
Change can be scary, both in life and in business. To change often requires hard work and commitment, and most of the time the outcome or results of those efforts are uncertain. In business, technology is constantly driving change. While some industries are quick to embrace that change, others are slow to adapt.
Tags: digital marketing, big data, manufacturing marketing, online marketing, brand management, traditional marketing, campaign management, insurance, direct mail marketing, MRM, social media, marketing technology, marketing resource management, financial services marketing