The Kula Ring

A podcast for manufacturing marketers

Content Marketing Episodes

Episode 96

How an Industrial Marketer Creates Customized Content

Featuring Adam Beck, Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions.

Industrial marketers eager to provide useful content to prospects can only get so far with lunch-and-learns and coffee mugs. This week on The Kula Ring, Adam Beck, Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions shares how the company’s tool for creating 3D CAD models enables engineers and other stakeholders to create content marketing assets that improve lead generation.

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Episode 95

The Digital Strategy of a Network Manufacturing Platform

Featuring Aaron Lichtig, VP of Growth Marketing, Xometry

Aaron Lichtig, Vice President of Growth Marketing shares how Xometry uses a digital approach on going to market as a network-based manufacturing platform. The two-sided network uses content marketing to attract customer demand, and partner acquisition marketing activities to secure the supplier side of the business. Xometry’s overall marketing is based on Google’s See, Think, Do, Care model, which is discussed more on this episode of The Kula Ring. Aaron also has some great stories to share as a former Jeopardy champion and the host of the podcast, OK Xoomer.

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Episode 93

How a Manufacturer Evolved Its Digital Marketing Over the Decade

Featuring Eoin Vincent, Senior Global Marketing Technology Manager at Olympus

The last decade has seen a dramatic change in the way manufacturers, marketers, and agencies approach the web. In this episode of The Kula Ring, Eoin Vincent, Senior Global Marketing Technology Manager at Olympus, shares his experience creating successful manufacturing marketing content over the last 11 years. He talks about how he manages his team as the work becomes increasingly digital and the evolution of marketing organizations from generalists to specialists.

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Episode 92

Using Video to Optimize Your Customer Base and Supply Chain

Featuring Darrin Mitchell, CEO of Trout River Industries

While other industries are overloaded with content, manufacturers operating in niche verticals have the unique opportunity to own the content space. In this episode of The Kula Ring, Trout River Industries Owner Darrin Mitchell talks about how the company’s 6-million-view YouTube channel and content marketing strategy have transformed the manufacturer from the “underdog” to industry authority.

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Episode 82

How Podcasting Fits Into a B2B Manufacturing Marketing Strategy

Featuring Iris Weeden, Director of Marketing at MacroFab

Should B2B manufacturers step into the already-crowded podcasting arena? Iris Weeden, Director of Marketing at MacroFab, says the MacroFab Engineering Podcast is the company’s content engine with the added bonus of generating leads and revenue. She shares how the podcast drives traffic and conversions to the website, how they’ve grown to 5,000 downloads per week, and how they choose topics for the podcast and blog.

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Episode 75

Creating a Sustainability Marketing Campaign That Buyers Can Relate To

Featuring Sam Prudhomme, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mission Critical Environments at Senneca Holdings

With data consumption rates doubling every year, and regulations becoming an industry trend, the data center industry needs to increase its reporting of power consumption. How can companies square their offerings with the global reality, and evolve their positioning and their messaging? Sam Prudhomme is Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mission Critical Environments for Senneca Holdings, a company with a sub-division called Subzero Engineering that creates products that reduce the carbon footprint of data centers. Sam talks to Carman and Jeff about harmonizing campaign messaging around corporate responsibility and sustainability in order to help customers see the financial benefit of offsetting carbon emissions.

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Episode 72

How B2B Manufacturers Can Harness Emotional Connections in Marketing Campaigns

Featuring Luke Schoenbeck, Marketing Director at Mark VII Equipment

Emotional marketing campaigns are compelling, but where do they fit into a B2B manufacturer’s content strategy? Luke Schoenbeck, Marketing Director at Mark VII Equipment, created a year-long campaign showcasing car wash equipment factory workers and the team atmosphere at the company. He talks to Jeff and Carman on The Kula Ring podcast about how a focus on people (versus products or services) dramatically impacted engagement rates and conversions, and how Mark VII Equipment will approach its “people” campaign next year.

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Episode 68

Troubleshooting + Time: Tips For Manufacturing Content Success

Featuring David Holliday, Director of Product Marketing at ProMach and founder of LabelingNews.com

In this episode of The Kula Ring, manufacturing content veteran David Holliday, Director of Product Marketing at ProMach and founder at LabelingNews.com, shares his experience creating successful, problem-solving B2B content. Among his top tips: own your platform, build your personal brand, think long-term, and don’t try too hard to rank—be a problem-solver instead.

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Episode 67

Creating a Unified Content Strategy Across a Global Marketplace

Featuring Courtney Sperlich, Marketing Director at The Duha Group

In this episode of The Kula Ring, Courtney Sperlich—Marketing Director at The Duha Group, an international manufacturer of colour marketing tools—discusses her organization’s challenges in scaling and interpreting marketing content for global and local customers. Colour has universal impact, but its appeal can vary dramatically between geographical regions. Courtney talks with Jeff and Carman about her 16-year career at The Duha Group and how they approach digital transformation, content distribution, and marketing their expertise to a diverse range of buyers.

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Episode 65

How Manufacturers Can Translate “Engineer Speak” Into Benefit-Focused Content

Featuring Lisa Hargrove, Director of Sales and Marketing at LS Industries

Lisa Hargrove, Director of Sales and Marketing at LS Industries, shares with The Kula Ring her approach to taking highly technical content and reframing it in a way that’s accessible and appealing to customers. She also explains why you should never underestimate the effort it takes to write good content as part of a website redesign.

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