The Kula Ring

A podcast for manufacturing marketers

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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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Episode 150

Using Video to Shorten the Sales Cycle in Manufacturing Marketing

Featuring David Roberge, Marketing Manager at Industrial Packaging

David Roberge, the Marketing Manager at Industrial Packaging, takes a different approach to sales by using video. In this week’s episode, David dives into how he and his team have seen positive sales and engagement growth using video as part of their sales content marketing strategy. Learn from David how he uses customer feedback and queries to create targeted video content his customers want.

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Episode 149

Transforming Engineering Knowledge into Engaging Marketing Content with Technical Writing

Featuring Adam Kimmel, Technical Content Writer & Founder + Principal at ASK Consulting Solutions

Among the manufacturing marketers we talk to, developing technical content that is engaging and meets engineers at their level is a significant challenge. In this week’s episode, Adam Kimmel—a technical content writer for engineers and founder of ASK Consulting Solutions—shares the tricks of the trade. Learn from Adam how to translate engineering knowledge into engaging content people actually want to read.

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