Blog posts from November, 2014

Why Press Releases Are Powerful Tools for Industrial Marketers

November 19, 2014 by MAGNET Ohio

As an industrial marketer, you may be wondering, ‘How do I bring attention to my manufacturing company?’ Well, a public relations strategy is vital to the success of any company. The first place to start with a public relations strategy is a press release. Press releases are promotional pieces that cover company news. Some of the topics they cover include: products, facility locations, tradeshows, and more. For those industrial marketers who have difficulties coming up with more creative or engaging content, press releases are an ideal choice. They are promotional, far reaching, and can be written about any company news—big or small. Press releases allow the changes within your company to be tools for increasing your digital presence. The main purpose of press releases is to get your company name in front of as many computer screens as possible. But, it can also show ranking and search engine benefits that can be difficult to achieve. Firstly, reporters look to the press releases to find the news. So, you have a chance of making it into local publications. Your press releases will also be featured on a variety of online locations which will be helpful for reaching or growing your audience.

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Fund for Our Economic Future Awards $1.9 Million in Grants

November 17, 2014 by MAGNET Ohio

The Cleveland-based Fund for Our Economic Future has announced grants of up to $1.9 million in support of job creation initiatives in Northeast Ohio. The grants include up to $550,000 to BioEnterprise, an organization dedicated to growing the region’s health care and bioscience companies; up to $850,000 to JumpStart, which provides mentoring, funding, and other services to entrepreneurs; and up to $500,000 to the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network in support of its PRISM (Partnership for Regional Innovation Services to Manufacturers) program, which provides small and midsize manufacturers in the region with technical expertise, research, development facilities and capabilities, and funding. Read the whole story here. 

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How to Retain Customers with Email Communications

November 12, 2014 by MAGNET Ohio

Email marketing is vital to any marketing campaign. This might seem unlikely considering that many emails go unopened. But, the email inbox is one of the few places that you can target your content directly to an individual. Even if every email isn’t opened, the reoccurrence of your name in your audience’s inbox is beneficial. It puts you a step ahead of your competitors who haven’t gained access to this customer’s inbox. Access into the inbox of a customer is a privilege that you shouldn’t take for granted. So, what are the best ways to nurture and keep your customers coming back through email? Read the following 4 tips to step up your email marketing. 4 Tips for Better Email Marketing: Listen to Your Customers.Marketers often make the mistake of talking at customers instead of talking with customers. Luckily, the foundation of email marketing is listening. Its purpose is to meet customers where they are at and provide consistent content that meets their desire—or lack thereof—for communication. Listening through email marketing can mean anything from asking for feedback to tracking interaction with different kinds of content. Regardless, email communication with customers offers a gold mine of information that can help

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