Social Media For Manufacturers

Rachel Kerstetter, PR Engineer

Awhile back, we presented a webinar on social media for industrial manufacturers. Many in our clients’ industries wonder if social media is worth their time, and we typically say yes.

Social media is a broad and sometimes intimidating part of marketing. To simplify it just a little, we focus on the four areas where we see manufacturers receiving the greatest value:

  • YouTube
  • SlideShare
  • LinkedIn
  • Blogs

To get the scoop, you can watch the webcast on YouTube and follow along on the slides below.


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Webcast: Mobile Marketing

Our vision architect, Matt Sonnhalter, will be presenting on CFE Media’s webcast, “Mobile Marketing: What Impression Are You Making and How Will You Measure It?”

Matt, along with Kim Dushinski author of The Mobile Marketing Handbook, will discuss how B2B marketers can make a good mobile impression. Whether you’re ready for mobile, or not, it’s here. If you have a website, you’re already being viewed on mobile devices.

Join Matt on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 PM EST for this free, informative presentation. You can register here.

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Webinars: Tips on How to Promote Using E-mail

Webinars are a way to leverage the Internet and are becoming a more acceptable way of communicating to both existing as well as new customers. We use them to promote new products and services, as well as present industry events and overviews. Many of our clients also use them for training.

When doing webinars, make sure you capitalize on using e-mails to get your message out. Here are a few tips:

  • Invitation – Make it easy for people to opt-in and link to register. Make sure you don’t forget the basics like date and time.
  • KIS-Keep It Simple – Tell them what’s in it for them up front. Highlight the speaker(s) credentials.
  • Testimonials – If you’ve done the webinar before, get a quote from an attendee that can be used in the invite.
  • Send reminders – It usually takes several touches to get people to sign up. Change the subject line and first paragraph.
  • Capture webinar – Turn it into a webcast on your site.
  • Follow up – Make sure you send attendees a follow-up survey to see how you did. This is a great way to improve for the next time.

What are some things you do to make sure your webinars are a success?


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Social Media 101 Webcast: Pass It On To Those in the B-to-B World Who Need It

If you’re reading this post, I’m preaching to the choir, but it’s amazing the number of people who still don’t understand social media. If they have an idea of what it is they have, they don’t have a clue on how to use it in the B-to-B world.

I recently did a webinar for our clients and prospect list that is now housed as a webcast. If you know of someone struggling with the social media scene, this is a 35-minute overview of how to use  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr from a B-to-B perspective. I showed practical examples of how real world companies are taking advantage of social. It’s my way of trying to spread the good news about social media.


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