The Fog of War: 11 Ways Manufacturers can Leverage Marketing During COVID-19

Posted by Ron Mattocks on Mar 23, 2020 9:04:48 PM

The “fog of war,” first coined by Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz, is a term often used to describe the dominating uncertainty that hallmarks the chaos of battle. The answer to this challenge according to Clausewitz, is the “sensitive and discriminating judgment” of leaders who can cut through the fog. History has shown time and again that leaders keeping their wits about them would prove to be the deciding factor in overcoming chaotic uncertainty. It’s a lesson constantly beat into my head during my time as an Infantry officer, and one I’ve not forgotten in my time since.

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Topics: Marketing Tactics, Measuring Marketing, Marketing Technology, Sales Alignment, Strategic Planning, Key Trends, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Tactics, Website Strategy, Industrial Marketing, Lead Generation, Brand Awareness, Marketing Operations, Manufacturing Industry

How Marketing can Help with Your Hiring Needs

Posted by Josh Sherretts on Feb 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Finding, recruiting, and hiring employees, especially in the manufacturing sector, is more than just putting job vacancies on job boards and industry trade journals. These days, candidates are more choosy about where they want to work, and want to work for companies that seem interesting, are doing meaningful work, and have different professional opportunities.

One way you can show these different opportunities and benefits is through marketing, showing your company in a positive light, and demonstrating what makes your company and products and services better than other options. Because when you're marketing your company, you're not just marketing it to customers, you're trying to reach new employees as well. After all, marketing your company puts your brand message in front of everyone, including the people who think, "I'd like to work there."

Here are just four ways you can use marketing to help you with recruiting and hiring new employees.

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Topics: Case Studies, Marketing Tactics, Industrial Marketing, Marketing Operations, Marketing Content

5 Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Posted by Emily Watson on Jan 30, 2019 11:01:45 AM

Another year has passed, which means an open road ahead of us to be on the lookout for the latest trends and technologies in marketing.  This is a fast-paced business. Things are constantly changing from day to day. What might have been “in” last year, could be gone completely, or revamped for the next year. To bring in the new year, we wanted to showcase some of the top marketing trends you will be seeing in 2019. These articles give great insight on what the future of marketing looks like. You won’t want to miss these trends:

  1. Using Chatbots 
  2. Brand Authenticity
  3. Interactive Video
  4. Content is King
  5. Gen Z
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Topics: Marketing Tactics, Strategic Planning, Key Trends, Small Businesses, Social Media Tactics, Brand Awareness, Marketing Operations

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