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Free Webinar Series: Email Marketing to Engineers

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UPDATE: Missed it? Click here to watch the full webinar.

Join us on Thursday, October 14th at 10:00am PST for an in depth look at best practices for creating email marketing campaigns targeted at engineers. Whether you represent a Manufacturing Rep Group, OEM, Distributor, or any other sales/marketing individual that wishes to learn how to best reach engineers this webinar is for you.

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Tap the network by sharing your project

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One of the most important features of Industrial Interface is the ease with which a sourcing need can be passed around our network of suppliers and engineers.  This makes it easy for your design application to reach people with relevant experience who can help.  Why is this so important?

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Making our suppliers more accessible to engineers

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When industrial salespeople sign up for our site, they complete a detailed supplier profile including their products and services. Our system stores all this information in a database, and we use it to match engineering projects to the right suppliers. To show this we built some quick links to basic search pages that list this information in an easy to read way. We’re hoping by making this data accessible, our users will gain a deeper understanding of how our system works. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Features of Globalspec, Good & Bad (Online Industrial Supplier Listings Part II)

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Globalspec is probably the most popular of all the industrial supplier listings for engineers and designers.  They boast 5 Million registered users, including engineers, purchasing agents, technicians, etc.  They have a huge supplier database, and are branded as the Engineering Search Engine.  Most other sites cater specifically to purchasing departments, although Globalspec’s offerings don’t differ much from the norm.

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Highlights for Engineers and Designers

The Good

  1. Globalspec has one of the largest supplier databases on the web, along with Thomasnet and Macrae’s Blue Book, and is one of the easiest supplier listing sites to navigate.
  2. Globalspec maintains one of the largest engineering forums on the web.  There’s an active community of engineers helping each other with simple to very technical problems.
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Online Industrial Supplier Listings Part I: A Multi-Post Review

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A comprehensive feature on Industrial Supplier Listings

Because of the need for these listings, I am going to do a series of reviews on many of the most established ones.  There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of these listings scattered around the internet, but a handful have developed incredibly detailed categories, seemingly endless suppliers for each niche, and many have their own features that make them unique.

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