The Kula Ring

A podcast for manufacturing marketers

Content Marketing Episodes

Episode 199

Overcoming Cold Feet When Developing B2B Video Content

Featuring Jeff Long, Owner of True Focus Media

The stats around video consumption grow exponentially each year. To what extent should manufacturing marketers care about that? Everyone seems to agree that producing video content should happen and is easier than ever, but taking the plunge feels overwhelming to the point where it doesn’t get done. On this week’s episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff Long, Owner of True Focus Media, shares his approach to developing and distributing industrial marketing video content.

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Episode 194

Influencer Marketing and a Cross-Platform Approach to Organic Engagement

Featuring Eddie Saunders, Marketing Manager of FlexArm, a division of Flex Machine Tools

Thinking outside the box and getting weird is what today’s guest is all about. Eddie Saunders, Marketing Manager for FlexArm, a division of Flex Machine Tools, discusses his cutting-edge marketing strategies to get Flex Machine Tools noticed by the right people. He explains his cross-platform approach and discusses his use of video-based social media platforms including YouTube and TikTok. He dives deep into building relationships with influencers to add value to his products online presence.

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Episode 166

Best Practices for Globally-Coordinated Manufacturing Marketing and Sales

Featuring Ashley Riley, the Director of Global Marketing Campaigns and Content at Nilfisk.

It’s all about understanding and respecting the nuances between local and global markets to stay agile, shares our latest guest, Ashley Riley, the Director of Global Marketing Campaigns and Content at Nilfisk. In this week’s episode of The Kula Ring, Ashley talks about the power of process and alignment, specifically referencing the RACI setup to keep team members informed and accountable on where they fit into the organization. She dives deeper to talk about how she’s keeping her workforce connected through the power of technology, process automation, and systems to give her team the tools they need to thrive.

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Episode 163

OKR Alignment is Critical for Successful Marketing Strategies

Featuring Matt Canter, the Director of Marketing at Greenfield Global.

Matt Canter, our latest guest on The Kula Ring, dives into the objectives and key results methodology he and his team are applying to their marketing strategies to target and grow Greenfield Global’s four main pillars: customer experience, retention, acquisition, and brand positioning. Matt has a diverse work background with unique experiences in several industries including sports marketing, cannabis, and luxury travel. He’s currently the Director of Marketing at one of America’s largest ethanol producers, packagers, and distributors—Greenfield Global. Listeners will learn how Matt uses automation and efficient systems paired with a deep organizational alignment to achieve Greenfield Globals’s marketing objectives.

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Episode 162

Niching Down is a Necessity for Manufacturing Marketers

Featuring Joseph Lewin, the Marketing Manager at CADENAS PARTsolutions & Podcast Host of The Strategic Marketer

Joseph Lewin, the Marketing Manager at CADENAS PARTsolutions, the latest guest on The Kula Ring, shares that niching down is a necessity for manufacturing marketers. He describes his unique process called The Brand Compass, which helps companies align their brand messaging company-wide. Learn from Joseph as he shares his knowledge on brand positioning and his success using highly targeted niche marketing strategies.

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Episode 155

Build a Manufacturing Brand Through Social Media

Featuring Jim Cahill, Chief Blogger and Head of Social Marketing at Emerson Automation Solutions

On the Kula Ring podcast this week, we had the opportunity to speak with Jim Cahill, the Chief Blogger and the Head of Social Marketing at Emerson Automation Solutions. Since 2006, Jim has been cultivating Emerson’s social media presence and digital brand. Over his 33-year career at the company, Jim has witnessed a lot of change in marketing, starting with the introduction of internet marketing in the mid-90s, ‘Web 2.0’, and most recently how the pandemic shook up the marketing industry as a whole. Listen to Jim as he shares his industry knowledge on the best social media tactics that manufacturing marketers can implement to build connections with their audience and create social media content that drives sales.

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Episode 154

Stay Competitive with Asymmetric Marketing Strategies

Featuring David Koerner, VP of Global Marketing for 75F

Using asymmetric marketing can help you stay agile in a highly competitive market, says David Koerner, the VP of Global Marketing for 75F. He and his team have found success by applying an asymmetric lens to their marketing efforts to attract and convert their customers. David believes that marketers need to think outside the box—he talks about examples from Burger King, Five Guys, and Southwest Airlines, where they targeted their audiences in unconventional ways to stay ahead of the competition. Hear more from David Koerner on this episode of The Kula Ring.

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Episode 153

Refine Your Manufacturing Marketing Strategy to Better Target Engineers

Featuring Sannah Vinding, Executive Director of Product Development and Marketing at VCC.

“You have to talk to engineers to get the right information,” says Sannah Vinding, the Executive Director of Product Development and Marketing at VCC, our latest guest on this week’s episode of The Kula Ring podcast. Sannah has a unique mix of skills with a background in mechanical engineering, and a passion for marketing, she shares her tips and advice on how to better engage and target engineers to get them looking at your products and service offerings online. This episode also dives into the impact the pandemic has had on the manufacturing industry. Learn from Sannah how she believes organisations can rethink their marketing strategy to pivot to this new way of working.

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Episode 152

Utilizing the Power of Video in Your Marketing Strategy

Featuring Vern Oakley, CEO & Creative Director of Tribe Pictures

‘Video is the strongest tool to build a brand,’ says our latest guest Vern Oakley, the CEO and Creative Director of Tribe Pictures. Vern is a video marketing expert with over 30 years in the industry creating films, videos, and commercials. Vern talks about why he believes video content is a powerful tool for your marketing strategy. He shares tips on being authentic on camera and how to work with CEOs when filming videos. Learn from Vern’s three decades of industry knowledge on how you can incorporate video into your organization’s marketing strategy.

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Episode 151

Adapting to Rapid Market Expansion with Strategic Content Marketing

Featuring Paul Dailey, Director of Product and Market Strategy at Outback Power.

Staying agile in a competitive market can be a challenge, says our latest guest Paul Dailey, the Director of Product and Market Strategy at Outback Power. Over the past five years, Paul has been focused on transitioning to new technologies and growing Outback’s available market. Paul talks about marketing in a growing industry and the importance of establishing a value proposition as customers’ options expand in the solar panel and equipment industry.

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