Why Twitter is Essential to Your Industrial Marketing
Twitter is a popular and influential social media channel for the media industry and popular political figures. It offers benefits to all industries, though—even manufacturing. If you’re not on Twitter yet, read the four reasons below and find out how it will amplify your digital marketing.
1. Humanizing Your Brand
Truthfully, this is a huge advantage of all social media channels. It is especially true for Twitter, though. Twitter allows for regular updates, conversational language, and direct interaction with your audience. More than any other channel, Twitter gives you the opportunity to see what your audience (and ideal customers) are talking about on a regular basis. With this, you can learn how to best relate to them. Manufacturing marketing often suffers from both outdated brands and lagging social media practices—an active and well-run Twitter profile solves both of these issues.
2. Keeping Your Fingers on the Pulse of Industry News
In keeping with the above point, you also have access to the most rapidly updated source of industry news with Twitter. By following the top industry leaders and knowing which hashtags to track, you’ll never fall behind on important news. With this kind of real time access to the top news, you’ll always be relevant and connected with your audience. Use this knowledge to post about popular news and create fresh content of your own.
3. Directly Interacting with Your Audience
Twitter offers a unique platform for connecting with your followers on an individual basis. This separates it from Facebook, where you’re limited to mass posting and hoping for audience engagement. But, don’t just talk at them, talk to them. This means reaching out directly to your followers, by directly tweeting and starting a conversation or by jumping in on a relevant conversation. It can also mean thanking your followers for sharing a piece of your content. Regardless of how you do it, use this opportunity to directly speak to your audience.
4. Spreading company news & distributing content
While most social media activity should be non-promotional, Twitter is still an appropriate place to announce company news and promote your content. With the targeted audience you’ve cultivated, it’s safe to assume that you’ll have a body of followers that are interested in your company and its important changes. Just be sure to frame these tweets in a way that emphasizes how they benefit your followers. Also, keep this sort of activity to a limited frequency.
One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. The order may change but the top cited standards typically don’t change. Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations: 501 - Fall Protection 1200 - Hazard Communication 451 - Scaffolding 134 - Respiratory Protection 147 - Lockout/Tagout 178 - Powered Industrial Trucks 1053 - Ladders 305 - Electrical, Wiring Methods 212 - Machine Guarding 303 - Electrical, General Requirements Three of the 10 sited standards are directed at the construction standard (1926) while other fall within the general industry (1910). It should be noted however that the general industry standard also has fall protection guidelines. Year after year, inspectors see the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured. By understanding these regulations you can improve your safety program and prevent injuries. Give me a call if you have any compliance doubts, or want to review OHSA regulations. Gwido Dlugopolsky at 216-391-7766 or email@example.com
Why does it take a NASCAR pit crew only 15 seconds to change four car tires when it takes people like you and me minutes? The answer is simple SMED. Single Minute Exchange of Dies, or SMED, is a process for reducing the time it takes to do equipment changeovers. Using the principles of SMED you should be able to perform any changeover in your facility in under 10 minutes! The SMED process is simple – convert as many changeover steps as possible to “external”, meaning they are done while your equipment is still RUNNING, while simplifying and streamlining the remaining steps. SMED is broken down into the following 3 Steps: Separate Convert Streamline We found this article to be very helping in explaining the SMED process in more detail: LEAN PRODUCTION - SMED A good first step to achieve this level of SMED efficiency would be to run a kaizen event at your facility to standardize (5S) your tools and supplies. Doing this alone will help you achieve 40% to 50% greater efficiency. Once the “low hanging fruit” is gone, you can still reduce setup times another 20% by practicing more advanced SMED principles.
The secret to closing any sale is to reduce uncertainty in the buyer and replace it with confidence in YOU, your PRODUCT/SERVICE, and your COMPANY. Step 1 – Confidence in YOU Someone buying from you wants to be able to fundamentally connect with you on a human level and feel confident that you’re an expert in what you’re selling If you’re selling paperclips, be an expert in paperclips If you’re selling design and engineering related services, be an expert in design and engineering related services Focus on addressing the problem, not the solution….MEANING you already know you have the solution, connect with the buyer by being an expert with the problem he/she is facing. Prove that you know the problem and all aspects of the problem like the back of your hand. Step 2- Confidence in the PRODUCT/SERVICE you are selling Someone buying from you needs to trust the product/service you are selling will solve their problem. It’s your responsibility to deliver a solution and the benefits associated with it. Basically you need to “Hit a Homerun” communicating this message. Tip – Use Success Stories: Share with the potential buyer examples of your product/service solving problems and delivering value for