21st-Century Automation Marketing

This story accompanies Control Magazine’s December 2012 Cover Story that talks about the Top 50 Automation Companies on the United States and the World for 2011.

How are is the industrial automation market doing with inbound marketing? Well, let’s put it this way: The good news is that the bar is low. The first company to grasp, embrace and execute the new approach is going to find great success. No company has quite done this yet. This article takes a look the five major components of inbound marketing and evaluate the current landscape.

Read the article on ControlGlobal.com

Marketing & Sales Social Media Round Table

I was one of six panelinsts on a social media round table at the 4th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit in Boston on 9/11/09.  In addition to participating in the panel, I set up several webcasts of various presentations at the summit and also created the Posterous page that was used for delivering much of the content from the event to various social media channels.

The audio from the round table is availble here (you can also read the chat transcript):