How to Create and Use Vision & Mission Statements (B2B Guide & Examples)

Much has been written about admonishing leadership teams of the need and steps for creating vision and mission statements. There are volumes, even books on the subject. This article won’t duplicate or match the conventional wisdom found on the web or in print. But it will endeavor to highlight the best thinking on B2B vision and mission statements. It will also serve to assist company founders, CEOs, and leaders in sound ways to think about them and inspire meaningful creation and use of them in the B2B space.

Are you in the process of updating your B2B digital marketing plan for the upcoming year? Now’s a good time to perform a checkup of your company’s vision and mission statements. Even if you’re not in the budgeting and planning season, gaining more clarity on long-term company direction and near-term focus will pay big dividends towards achieving more significant results.

Or maybe you haven’t created them yet because you’ve been too busy running the business; you’re not sure how they differ; you don’t know how to get started, and you’re not too sure what to do with a vision and mission statement once you have them nailed down.

No worries. This article will help serve as a practical guide for setting or touching up your B2B vision and mission statements. It will cover the following:

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Author: Greg Elwell

Manufacturing Marketing Content Creation Trends and Opportunities for 2020

Industry research studies can serve as a barometer to measure the change in key metrics over time. They are useful for pointing out trends, progress, and challenges among similarly situated companies. They help you compare your own experience and performance to others.

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Author: Greg Elwell

How Manufacturers Can Create a Positioning Statement to Power Digital Marketing

You’ve bought into creating and operating a digital marketing strategy for your manufacturing business. And you’re about to put all the pieces together.

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Author: Greg Elwell

Predictable Revenue Growth For Industrial and Manufacturing Companies (Part 4)

Guest Blog by Todd Hockenberry, of Top Line Results and co-author of Inbound Organization

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Author: Todd Hockenberry

Predictable Revenue Growth For Industrial and Manufacturing Companies (Part 3)

Guest Blog by Todd Hockenberry, of Top Line Results and co-author of Inbound Organization

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Author: Todd Hockenberry

5 Ways Inbound Marketing Will Work For Your Manufacturing Company

The landscape of marketing among manufacturing companies is changing. If your company is still relying solely on outbound marketing (traditional advertising) by using print ads, trade shows, telemarketing and other costly tactics to generate new business by pushing messages outward – you are sure to experience something our partners at HubSpot call the “Oh S**T” Moment.

This is the moment when you realize that it is not only people looking for a Black Friday deal, a new phone or an electronic item that use Google for their search. Did you know that over 90% of B2B buyers (including those researching new manufacturing equipment and services) start their research online? If your potential customers can’t find you, they may find your competitor. And there is that moment…

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Author: Jeff Coon

Predictable Revenue Growth For Industrial and Manufacturing Companies (Part 2)

Guest Blog by Todd Hockenberry, of Top Line Results and co-author of Inbound Organization

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Author: Todd Hockenberry

Predictable Revenue Growth For Industrial and Manufacturing Companies (Part 1)

Guest Blog by Todd Hockenberry, of Top Line Results and co-author of Inbound Organization

To create predictable revenue growth, manufacturing companies need to change their thinking about how they view buyers. The old formula of hiring a salesperson, going to the same trade shows, knocking on prospects doors, and cold calling no longer works to build a predictable revenue stream. Buyers, and the way they find information, evaluate options, consider vendor choices, and make decisions have changed. Has your thinking about buyers changed accordingly? We hear a lot of talk about buyers changing but we have seen little evidence that manufacturing companies have changed to meet buyers where they are today.

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Author: Todd Hockenberry

Manufacturers’ 4 Step Guide to Producing Content for Effective Channels

There have been many reports published over the years claiming to know the answer to manufacturers’ most burning marketing question: What content channel is most effective for my business? The challenge with deciphering these reports is that the data is inconsistent. Some reports claim direct email is the most effective channel for manufacturers, others say LinkedIn and even more recommend sticking to in-person events like trade shows. The inconsistencies can make a B2B marketer’s head spin. In actuality, just like B2C businesses, manufacturing customers and prospects are very different from company to company. Here are a few important steps to take to identify your most effective channels and produce the best content for each.

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Author: Steve James

Secrets To Creating A Lead-Generating EBook For Manufacturers

Creating a lead-generating ebook can be especially challenging for manufacturers given the complexity of their products and services. Understanding the unique challenges and interests of key personas for a particular product group is the first step to developing valuable content and determining a direction for a design that appeals to the reader. At the start of the ebook development process, it’s important to keep in mind that regardless of the ebook’s theme, its ability to teach, inspire and motivate are the ultimate elements for success.

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Author: Jeff Coon