As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the United States and tradeshow after tradeshow is cancelled, manufacturers are being forced to get more creative with their marketing efforts in order to keep their businesses in front of their customers and prospects. What can you do right now to keep leads coming in? The lack […]
Marketing During These Unique Times: Sales, Marketing, and Closing Faster
Part 2 of 4 In the second part of my article series I go into the integral relationship between sales and marketing as well as share tips and insights to get your business through our current challenging times. I sat down and talked with Michael Sobolewski, a sales consultant who helps businesses better reach their […]
What is Omnichannel marketing and why is it important for your job shop to utilize?
Advances in technology have dramatically broadened both the types of marketing channels available as well as the number of people those efforts can reach. Studies have consistently shown that implementing an omnichannel approach increases your customer reach, their engagement (by 19%), their purchase frequency (by 250%), your overall sales (by 13%), and improves customer retention […]
Marketing During These Unique Times: Paid Advertising and PPC (Pay-Per-Click) Campaigns
In the first part of my article series about marketing during these unique times, I will go over the importance of paid advertising and PPC campaigns. I sat down and chatted with Dylan Carpenter, visibility strategist and PPC expert, who shared quite a few ideas and strategies that you should implement now and how industrial […]
Why You Need to Advertise in Online Directories
Google recently reported that “8 in 10 people use online directories to search for businesses,” which means your customers are already looking for your services in relevant directories and advertising your company in those directories can significantly increase the reach of your advertising messages. If that isn’t convincing enough, here are a few more reasons […]
COVID-19 & The Rico Group
The Rico Group is aware that our manufacturing community has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of your staff is working from home, some is still working at your facilities, and some of you have had to close entirely for a bit. We want you to know that The Rico Group is still […]
Industrial Manufacturers : Thrivin’ After the COVID-19 Pandemic – Get To Work On Your Marketing Now!
In our last article we mentioned how the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to new opportunities for your current workflow, processes, and procedures however we didn’t mention how this time can be spent preparing your business for growth once everything has returned to normal. Although your business may be forced to shut […]
Industrial Manufacturers : Survivin’ & Thrivin’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the United States manufacturers are being forced to improvise to keep their businesses up and running. Officials across the country are advising that people say home, that businesses temporarily close their doors, that everyone should distance themselves from others as much as possible, and more. For manufacturers, […]
3 Key Items Needed for a Successful Industrial Manufacturing Website
The World Wide Web is simply full of terrible industrial websites and we are not just talking about bad designs or clashing colors. There are a lot of elements that need to be incorporated into sites today that make or break a site entirely. Your website must be user friendly and inspire people to actually […]
Inbound vs Outbound Marketing : What is the Difference and What is The Best Approach for Industrial Job Shops?
The emergence of inbound marketing over the last decade has dramatically changed the landscape of every company’s marketing efforts and how marketing is received and consumed by prospective customers. Instead of bombarding people with generic advertisements, suddenly companies were able to personally reach out to qualified prospective buyers and maintain an open dialog with them. […]