Bruce McDuffee

    Bruce McDuffee has been on the ground in manufacturing marketing and sales for the past 20 years. He has been a field sales person, a global marketing director and now an independent consultant focused on helping manufacturing organizations get their growth on with modern marketing strategy, tactics, tools and teams. Bruce has been where you are now. He's had his share of ups and downs with the challenges of manufacturing marketing. He's been successful in converting the strong product culture to one of helping customers to be better. He is practiced at transforming the marketing function from a service center to sales and product into a valued and strategic contributor able to make a difference with audience engagement and proving contribution to revenue. Marketing for manufacturers is difficult but it can be extremely rewarding. Together, we're going to transform Manufacturing Marketing and you're going to love the new manufacturing marketing model.

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    Go to Market Strategy for Manufacturing

     

    MM 096 - Digital Marketing - How it Works for Manufacturing

     

    MM 095 - Branding Strategy for Manufacturing

    This week we talk all about branding strategy for manufacturers. Is it worth the time and effort? Chris Wirthwein shares his experience and answers the question with some 'yes' and some 'no'. In short, a strong manufacturer brand can be a huge advantage if approached from a customer centric approach. Listen and learn if you should pursue branding or just let it die.

    Your Manufacturing Website Can Be Better, a lot better!

    Most manufacturing websites are pretty poor. Sorry, but it's true. Typically, they are focused on describing the company and the products with little regard for the website visitor's problems or needs. The good news is that 90% of your competitors' websites are just as bad, so you have a big opportunity to take a leading position and usurp the search traffic. Tim Doyle talks about how to build a top performing manufacturing website in this week's podcast.

    Guest: Tim Doyle, VP Sales at TopSpot

    How to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation

     

    In this episode, we discuss the power and potential of LinkedIn for lead generation in manufacturing organizations. Bill Sterzenbach from Upward shares ideas, suggestions and real stories about how you, the manufacturing marketer, can and should use LinkedIn for lead generation; more qualified leads, higher conversion rates and a full sales pipeline.

    If You Work with Distributors, Look Out for a Major Disruption

     

    The Super Power of Content Marketing

     

    This week we are re-posting the most popular episode of the year. Did you know that content marketing has super powers to grow your manufacturing business? It's true, but you need to know how to release the superpower. Robert Rose shares just how powerful content marketing can be for your business.

    MM 090 - Ignore Marketing Planning at Your Own Risk

     

    This week, we delve into the importance of marketing planning. Remember the comedian, Rodney Dangerfield? His shtick was “I don’t get no respect”. I wrote a blog post a few weeks ago, suggesting that Marketing is the Rodney Dangerfield of manufacturing because marketing gets no respect in manufacturing. And why is that? The 2 biggest challenges I hear from manufacturing CEOs, leaders, VP Sales is always (after talent acquisition) that they need more leads and more awareness in their target markets.

    MM 089 - Save Money and Make Money with Marketing Ops

     

    MM 088 - Who Wants Grant Money for Manufacturing Marketing?

     

    This week we learn about a government program that offers matching funds for marketing initiatives. Who’s interested in some federal grant matching funds? Did you know there is a federal program called Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) that will match up to your $75,000 investment in certain initiatives including; production, information systems, management, quality and, of course, my favorite initiative, marketing.

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