industrial PR

It seems to me that industrial marketing is like talking to an interested audience in a small room – it is not necessary to raise your voice too much to have a big effect.
Trade and tech media are very helpful in this as they specifically focus on the very engineers, specifiers, and buyers who make up this niche.
It is similar in fact to a very large national trade exhibition where all your potential customers come together – but re-run 24/7 using the impact of print media and the convenience of the internet.

One of the things that drew me to marketing originally was the element of planning – and the present situation is a great example. The media are all looking ahead planning what they can do over the next year and that is what we are also recommending to clients.
Marketing is always a matter of trying to understand your market and where it is going – for me the interesting thing often is that industrial markets run differently from the high street. This means that it is important to stay focused on the positive – when business is down then that is the time to make marketing plans and to initiate action.
There are timing lags in every system and industrial marketing is no different – what is the time lag in your business process?

It is all very well me and others talking about a massive recovery, but how can industrial SME’s afford to market themselves after a year of economic downturn?
Well, after more than a few years in the business may I suggest that PR with Social Media will be the lowest cost and most cost-effective promotion available.

Start there and see how it goes – your advertising and exhibition budgets can follow and build on your media presence. The combination will build a flexible, dynamic program that allows you to recover and promote as the recovery progresses.
Such a program is not only very cost-effective but also enables you to support the people who support you with true long-term benefits all round.

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As we move into the much-predicted recovery from last year’s economic downturn with growth of 6 to 7% envisaged for this year – the UK needs a strong media in support of its manufacturing industries.
And of course, it is vital that those industries support the media in their job of channeling valuable information from the companies who have solutions to the engineers who need them, in design, production, and installation roles.
Advertising and PR/free content are part of a two-way street – if we work together then we all get where we are going a whole lot quicker. Now is the time to work with an experienced marketing team who have been through this situation before and helped clients to come through stronger.

Half full glass filling up

If the forecasts are right and the half-full glass is about to get full again very quickly, then SMEs need to be sure they have all their marketing tools in place to take advantage of the recovery. If you want sales results in six months then we need to start your marketing now. Share the […]

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UK manufacturing, rocketing up or spiralling down?

There is much debate about whether the UK economy is set to grow amazingly this year from a combination of Covid and Brexit – or completely tank from a combination of Covid and Brexit.  Which sets me thinking that the marketing environment will also be very lively – so isn’t it time to plan how […]

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Industrial Marketing and PR

For any industrial company out there who does not have a marketing plan including PR – may I suggest you regard it like any other investment – and now is exactly the right time. Taken over the long term of economic cycles a PR profile represents capital to rely on for support in difficult times […]

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Promoting the Green Agenda

The Green agenda interests me – there seems to be lots of opportunities for tech products in renewable energy and to address environmental issues – from reducing waste production to clearing it up. Dealing with carbon emissions to clearing plastic of all sorts are just two whole industries that come to mind. Once environmentally friendly […]

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Trickle feed promotion with industrial PR

There is nothing new under the sun they say and maybe they are right – certainly Industrial PR rewards client companies by putting them in front of engineers and buyers just at the point when they are forming their decision. It is an ever-present sales tool getting on with the job and responsive to the […]

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Trusting your PR agency

When selecting a PR agency to work with, our own experience has been that trust has to be worked on and earned on both sides – this is true for any supplier – be they accountants, carriers or cleaners. It is also true that costs need to be evaluated and likely outcomes envisaged – like […]

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