The Kula Ring

A podcast for manufacturing marketers

The Kula Ring podcast is essential listening for manufacturing marketers who want to grow their digital presence and compete online.

Sponsored by Kula Partners—an agency committed to helping leading B2B manufacturers craft digital experiences that transform how they engage buyers, serve customers, and outpace their competition—The Kula Ring podcast features conversations about marketing, sales, and technology with top manufacturing executives from across North America.

The Kula Ring podcast is co-hosted by Kula Partners principals, Carman Pirie and Jeff W. White, both of whom are frequently sought after for their digitally-focused B2B expertise. They regularly share their insights with audiences including conferences like B2B Online and HubSpot’s INBOUND, the Gardner Manufacturing Marketer blog, and other podcasts focused on B2B marketing and technology.

Episode 15

Testing 1, 2, 3: A Manufacturer’s Iterative Approach to a Website Redesign

Featuring Christina Liebman, Director of Global Marketing and Digital Strategy at Advanced Energy Industries

In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Christina Liebman, Director of Global Marketing and Digital Strategy, about the iterative website redesign process she recently followed at Advanced Energy Industries. By continuously testing and refining along the way, she was able to meet the objectives set out for the redesign. Christina also discusses the unforeseen challenges she met along the way including working with more vendors than anticipated and educating the team to create mobile-friendly content that would also resonate with international audiences.

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Episode 11

Content and Community for Manufacturing Marketers

Featuring Nick Goellner, Marketing Director of Advanced Machine & Engineering

In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Nick Goellner, Marketing Director of Advanced Machine & Engineering and Partner and Managing Director of MakingChips podcast. Nick shares his experience selling modern marketing techniques to a third generation manufacturing business, how authenticity (or the lack thereof) contributes to the success of content marketing, and how manufacturers can benefit from offering unique kinds of content.

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Episode 10

Opportunities for Marketers in the Manufacturing Industry

Featuring Susan Towers, Marketing Director at Miller Fabrication Services

In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Susan Towers, Marketing Director at Miller Fabrication Solutions. Susan shares her experience in moving between marketing roles in manufacturing and SaaS industries, rebranding a decades old family company, and why the manufacturing field is such an exciting place to work for marketers.

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Episode 9

Driving Results: Practical Lessons For Mid-Sized Manufacturing Marketers

Featuring Scott Holstein, Marketing Manager at Computrols, Inc.

In this episode of The Kula Ring, Jeff and Carman talk with Scott Holstein of Computrols, a New Orleans-Based hardware manufacturer and software company. They discuss how to drive results by aligning the sales and marketing teams, the value of social selling, the challenges of marketing two different business units, and what it takes to go up against goliath competitors.

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