The Industrial Executive is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s industrial executives learn from their fellow peers. Industrial executives will talk about how they are growing their organizations, tell us impactful stories straight from the field, and discuss what’s on their mind. If you are responsible for leading a company in the world of manufacturing or in the industrial supply chain then this is the podcast for you.
Each episode features topics like: business outcomes, culture, management success, recruiting, leadership, technology, growth mentality, strategy, channels, sales, leadership best practices, manufacturing marketing, analytics, and more.
Content is No Longer King: Why You Can’t Ignore UX w/ Chad Pierce
When was the last time you really thought about your website?
For a lot of businesses, a website is that thing that they don't really think about until it’s time to make an update or update a plugin.
But a good website is not only a good idea, it’s crucial to the success of your business. Especially in 2019.
But what makes a good website?
The Foolproof Five-Step Method to Use Content Based Networking Successfully w/ James Carbary
If you want to close a new customer, you first have to build a relationship with them. We all know that, right? But what if you could build that relationship by creating valuable content with that potential customer?
That’s the magic behind content-based networking. And James Carbury, Founder of Sweetfish Media and co-host of the B2B Growth podcast, is one leader doing this really well.
After a few years of working for an entrepreneur, James knew he eventually wanted to start his own company. So in 2015, he launched SweetFish Media where they produce podcasts for 75 really innovative B2B companies. He quickly learned how pivotal relationships are with people he could ultimately do business with.
On today’s episode, James dissects a five-step method to help you start using content-based networking to catapult your business forward.
Keeping it in the Family: What it Takes for a Family-Owned Businesses to Succeed w/ Craig Bethel
Everybody loves the Mom & Pop business.
The company that’s been in business for decades, being handed down from generation to generation.
But how do they do it? How do those small companies stay in business year after year, maintaining their edge among the big guys? What are the unique challenges and successes facing these organizations?
Craig Bethel, Wealth Strategist & Managing Director at US Trust, was a guest on the Industrial Executive Podcast, talking about the biggest issues facing family-owned businesses, and what those same companies are doing to be successful.
Using LinkedIn Searches for Strategic Success w/ Wayne Breitbarth
On today’s episode of The Industrial Executive podcast our guest is Wayne Breitbarth, author of the best selling book The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success. Wayne is also the first ever repeat guest this podcast, a testament to his knowledge and to the importance of LinkedIn to strategic success.
Last time we talked with Wayne about optimizing your LinkedIn profile so prospects can easily find you. Today, we're focusing on the flip side of that coin — using LinkedIn to find other people, others who might fit your ideal customer or maybe even your ideal employee.
Here’s what Wayne had to say.
Emerging Best Practices You Need to Know About Today w/ Nelson Bruton
The fundamentals of business haven’t changed, especially in the B2B space. People still buy from people. But what has changed is the way in which people can connect and communicate.
Nelson Bruton, President of Interchanges, a full service digital marketing agency, helps companies fill up their sales pipelines by adjusting to this unique way of doing business.
What’s working right now? Conversational marketing. 24/7 live chat is a powerful tool to explore for your business if you’re spending money on marketing like SEO or email marketing. If you’re driving traffic to your website, engage those visitors while they’re on their website.
You wouldn’t spend thousands of dollars on a booth at a trade show and then not have any of your salespeople present, right? It’s the same thing in the chat situation. You spend hundred of thousands of dollars to drive people to your website and then when they show up, no ones there. We can do better than that!
On today’s episode, Nelson walks us through the different types of chatbots companies are using and best practices for targeting your audience on LinkedIn.
3 Myths We Believe About Content Creation w/ Doug Burdett
The way your customers buy has changed. That’s no secret.
But this is why marketing is currently having to step in to play a bigger role is the buying process. There’s actually research that shows that buyers today want to wait as long as possible before they speak to a sales person. It’s not that they don’t want to buy, they just don’t want to be sold to.
So what are we to do with this great reluctance?
We sat down with Doug Burdett, owner of Artillery Marketing and the host of The Marketing Book podcast. Doug works with small to medium sized manufactures to help them grow their business by generating more leads. These are companies that feel like they’re wasting money on marketing and are overwhelmed with how to get started.
But Doug’s company changes that by taking the fear out of building relationships with your customers and creating content that informs.
This show is full of actionable tips that will definitely help anyone who's looking to better not just their careers, but also their lives. Definitely would recommend.
Todd is an incredible host! His knowledge in the industry and the guests he's brought on have provided tremendous value to me as a listener. Subscribe if you haven't already!
Loved the latest episode!