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2022
State of Marketing
to Engineers
GlobalSpec.com/advertising
TREWMarketing.com
Reaching Technical Buyers in an Ever-Changing Environment
Contents
Introduction.
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About the Survey Respondents................................................................................4
Key Takeaways for Industrial Marketers................................................................7
Survey Findings............................................................................................................8
Section 1: Where Engineers Find Information ................................................8
Section 2: Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers....13
Section 3: Engineers Engagement With Vendors ........................................21
About GlobalSpec..................................................................................................... 26
About TREW Marketing ........................................................................................... 26
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GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING
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Introduction
Welcome to the 2022 State of Marketing to Engineers Report. This marks the fifth consecutive year
GlobalSpec and TREW Marketing have partnered to better understand how engineers and technical
buyers find the information they need to make critical work-related decisions.
Each year, we’ve empathized with the industrial marketer’s need to justify their marketing spend.
They’ve long needed to make informed decisions on resources – including people, time, and
budget – to deliver maximum ROI.
This year, our survey contains a mix of popular topics asked consistently to monitor trends, along
with fresh questions that take a deeper dive into particular channels and buying behaviors. This
year’s research examines valued sales behavior, LinkedIn interaction, and a few new webinar and
podcast questions.
The State of Marketing to Engineers Report is designed to help you better understand the
information needs of your target audience, giving you critical insights to guide your marketing plans
in 2022 and beyond.
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Participants by Gender Identity (n = 748)
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
About the Survey Respondents
Over 800 engineers and technical professionals across the globe responded to our most
recent survey. Participants were not required to answer each and every question, so sample
sizes vary slightly question-to-question. Sample sizes are noted throughout for clarity.
Participants by Age (n = 875)
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15%
10%
22%
32%
20%
Male
Female
Non-binary / non-conforming
Prefer not to answer / Prefer to self-describe
66+
56 to 65
46 to 55
36 to 45
35 and under
89%
6%
5%
1%
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About the Survey Respondents
Participants by Job Function (n = 878)
Participants by Company Size (Number of Employees) (n = 876)
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Engineering / R&D
Manufacturing Staff
Product Management
8%
85%
8%
Over 1,000
751 to 1,000
501 to 750
251 to 500
1 to 250
31%
3%
11%
51%
5%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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About the Survey Respondents
Engineering Services
Automotive
Energy
Aerospace / Defense
Electronics / Electronic Components / Semiconductor
Manufacturing Software / Hardware
Materials
Food and Beverage
Medical Devices / Equipment / Software
Chemicals
Academic / University
Communications and Networking Products
Life Sciences
Other
Participants by Primary Industry (n = 880)
Participants by Background (n = 749)
Asian or Asian American
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native Native
Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Prefer to self-describe
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19%
9%
9%
9%
8%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
1%
20%
53%
15%
14%
2%
2%
0.13%
5%
Prefer not to answer 13%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding or ability to multiselect
White or Caucasian
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Online information sources are the dominant "go-to" for engineers researching a product or
service for a business purchase. Engineers still turn to supplier / vendor and trade
publication websites, but industry directory websites grew in popularity, jumping to the
third most preferred source this year. Industry association groups were also ranked highly.
83 percent of engineers are willing to fill out a form in exchange for technical content. The
most useful types of content cited by engineers included a long list! Datasheets was the
clear winner, however CAD drawings, product demo videos, white papers, and how-to
videos were all cited as highly useful.
YouTube and LinkedIn dominate social media use, with GitHub cited as a distant third. 81
percent of engineers spend some amount of time reading and/or sharing information with
their LinkedIn networks. The most unpopular channels include: Twitter again this year,
along with Reddit, Instagram, and Clubhouse.
Podcast listenership is on the rise, with 73 percent of engineers listening to work-related
podcasts throughout their week, growing by 33 percent over the previous year. When
asked to recommend a podcast, our survey respondents most commonly listed industry-
oriented and technology- / innovation-oriented content.
Time spent watching video is increasing. 96 percent of engineers consume videos for
work-related purposes, with 53 percent watching one hour or more weekly.
Enewsletters remain popular, but subscriptions have dipped. While 89 percent of engineers
subscribe to at least one enewsletter, there has been a two-year downward trend in total
subscriptions.
The most annoying sales behaviors are lack of technical expertise and poor
responsiveness. The majority of engineers prefer to research online knowing there is a
vendor sales representative available to assist as needed.
Key Takeaways for
Industrial Marketers
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Thought Starter:
Given the importance of websites as an information source for technical buyers, site usability is more
important than ever. How does your website fare?
Survey Findings
WhereEngineers Find Information
When researching a product or service for a business purchase, 69 percent of engineers go right to the
source: supplier / vendor websites. They’ll also check online trade publications, industry directory
websites, and publication emails / enewsletters. Industry / association groups were also popular
information sources.
Engineers are least likely to seek information for business-related purchases on social media and
podcasts. That said, you'll see on the next page that these sources still have a place in the technical
content ecosystem.
Where do you routinely seek information when researching
a product or service for a business purchase? (n = 883)
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Supplier / vendor sites
Trade publications (online)
Industry directory websites
Publication emails / newsletters
Industry / association groups
Vendor emails / enewsletters
Conferences / trade shows
YouTube
Trade publications (print)
Social Media
Podcasts
Other (please specify)
69%
46%
41%
37%
35%
34%
29%
27%
27%
12%
4%
5%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
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ThoughtStarter:
As you consider your 2022 social strategy, audit the engagement patterns of your followers. Do
they gravitate towards individual company spokespeople or your branded company account?
LinkedIn’s data shows that 30 percent of a company’s engagement comes from employees.
YouTube
LinkedIn
GitHub
Quora
Facebook
Twitter
Reddit
Instagram
Clubhouse
Survey Findings
Where Engineers Find Information
As shown on the previous page, engineers do not place much value in social media as a whole when it
comes to work. This is consistent with years past. However, YouTube, LinkedIn, and GitHub stand out as
valued sources for helping engineers stay up to date on the latest trends and technology. Clubhouse,
GitHub, and Quora were new additions in 2022.
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30% 36% 9%
21% 34% 15%
9%
6%
6%
4
4
3
12%
16%
16%
11%
13%
11%
5%
54%
50%
36%
46%
54%
46%
66%
14%
11%
4
3
2
2
1
1
11
7% 5%
10%
5%
9%
13%
10%
9%
10%
6%
9%
16%
16%
27%
27%
20%
28%
21%
Extremely valuable
Very valuable
Somewhat valuable
Not very valuable
Not at all valuable
N/A
How valuable are each of the following social media platforms when seeking information
on the latest engineering technologies, industry trends, and products? (n = 883)
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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Thought Starter:
Engineers are on LinkedIn, but you don’t have their attention for long, and it pays to have a
thoughtful approach to crafting your posts. LinkedIn posts with images have 2X higher
engagement than text, and LinkedIn users are 20X more likely to reshare a video.
Survey Findings
Where Engineers Find Information
New this year, we wanted to better understand how engineers interact with LinkedIn. 81 percent of
engineers spend some amount of time reading and/or sharing information with their LinkedIn networks.
52 percent spend less than one hour and another 29 percent stay online longer. 9 percent reported
having a LinkedIn account that they never use, while 11 percent don’t have a LinkedIn account at all.
Approximately how much time do you spend per week on LinkedIn reading
and/or sharing information with your network? (n = 883)
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More than 5 hours
Between 1 and 5 hours
Less than 1 hour
I have a LinkedIn account, but I never use it.
I don't have a LinkedIn account.
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0
1 to 2
6+
Approximatelyhowmany work-related enewsletters do you subscribe to?
35 and under (n = 75)
3 5 (n = 5)
55 (n = )
5 5 (n = 5 )
(n = 5 )
3 to 5
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Survey Findings
Where Engineers Find Information
89 percent of engineers subscribe to at least one enewsletter. 55 percent subscribe to receive at least
three enewsletters in their inbox, down by 7 percentage points since last year. 11 percent say they don’t
subscribe to any enewsletters, up slightly from the previous year. This may point towards COVID-19-
induced email fatigue.
Approximately how many work-related enewsletters do you subscribe to? (n = 747)
19% 24% 43% 15%
18% 38% 40% 3
16% 40% 34% 10%
17% 42% 32% 10%
16%
28%
43%
13%
0
1-2
3-5
6+
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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Thought Starter:
When competing for enewsletter subscriptions, how can yours make the cut? Examine your past high-
performing content and the elements cited here to inform your editorial strategy.
In-depth technical information
Industry trends and news
Variety of content topics
Video content
Other (please specify)
Survey Findings
Where Engineers Find Information
Engineers gravitate towards the technical. It’s no surprise that 70 percent are interested in enewsletters
that feature in-depth technical information, and 55 percent are looking for the latest industry trends and
news. Lowest on the list, 17 percent look forward to video content offerings sent directly to their inboxes.
Think of your favorite work-realted enewsletter. What elements of that
enewsletter make it a winner? (n = 745)
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70%
.55%
36%
4%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
17%
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Survey Findings
Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
Consistent with last year, 96 percent of engineers consume videos for work-related purposes
throughout the week. 53 percent watch one hour of more, up slightly compared to last year, while
another 43 percent consume less than one hour of video content per week.
Approximately how much time per week do you spend watching videos for work-
related purposes? (n = 884)
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More than 5 hours
Between 1 and 5 hours
Less than 1 hour
I do not watch work-related videos
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
Thought Starter:
The Content Marketing Institute’s report, Manufacturing Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets,
and Trends With Insights from 2022, showed that 64 percent of manufacturing marketers expect
their content marketing budget to increase in 2022, and 85 percent expect continued investment
in video in 2022. How does your content marketing investment stack up against the competition?
Approximately how much time per week do you spend watching
videos for work-related purposes?
35 and under (n = 91)
36-45 (n = 134)
46-55 (n = 177)
56-65 (n = 287)
66+ (n = 192)
Survey Findings
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More than 5 hours
Between 1 and 5 hours
Less than 1 hour
I do not watch work-related videos
18% 54% 29%
10% 50% 35% 4
9% 50% 37% 4
6% 39% 52% 3
5% 40% 48% 7%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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New this year, we dug deeper on webinars. 42 percent of engineers say the ideal length for webinar
content is 30 minutes. 24 percent are looking for a more substantive presentation of 60 minutes, and
19 percent say 15 minutes is enough.
Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
Thought Starter:
According to the ON24 Webinar Benchmarks Report, in 2020, the average viewing time for a
webinar was about 57 minutes. However, when looking at on-demand webinar content, the
viewing time averaged around 29 minutes. When given more time to fill, are companies more
tempted to fill it with self-promotional material versus education? How do your webinars compare?
What is the ideal length of a webinar? (n = 742)
Survey Findings
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1%
Over 60 minutes
60 Minutes
30 Minutes
15 minutes or shorter
No preference
Not applicable; I have never attended a webinar
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Approximately how much time per week do you spend listening to work-related
podcasts? (n = 880)
Less than 1 hour
Between 1 and 5 hours I do not listen to work-related podcasts
More than 5 hours
Approximatelyhowmuchtimeperweekdoyouspendlisteningtowork-relatedpodcasts?
35 and under (n = 91)
36-45 (n = 134)
46-55 (n = 175)
56-65 (n = 286)
66+ (n = 191)
Survey Findings
Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
This year we wanted to hear more about podcast preferences too. 73 percent of engineers listen to work-
related podcasts throughout their week, up from the previous year. 50 percent spend less than an hour
listening to podcasts, while another 23 percent listen for an hour or more.
When we break this data down by age, younger engineers tend to listen to more podcasting content on a
weekly basis than their older counterparts. 30 percent of engineers 35 and under listen to work-related
podcasts one hour or more in the average week.
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8% 22% 48% 22%
24%
48%
20%
8%
24% 45% 29%
32%
49%
17%
14% 58% 26%
2
2
2
More than 5 hours
I do not listen to
work-related
podcasts
Less than 1 hour
Between 1 and 5 hours
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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16+
11 to 15
6 to 10
1 to 5
I listen to work-related podcasts, but do not subscribe.
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1% 1%
Survey Findings
Videos, Podcasts,and Content Preferencesof Engineers
Of those who listen to work-related podcasts, 54 percent subscribe to between one and five, while 11
percent subscribe to more. 36 percent are tuning in without subscribing at all. When asked to
recommend a podcast, our survey respondents most commonly listed industry-oriented and
technology- / innovation-oriented podcasts. A few recommended content focused on inspiration,
leadership, or news.
How many work-related podcasts do you subscribe to? (n = 360)
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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Thought Starter:
Hosting a podcast requires a major time commitment, one that many companies don’t have the
luxury for if they’re still establishing the fundamental elements of content marketing strategy. That
said, hosting a podcast isn’t the only way to get involved. What kinds of podcasts does your
audience listen to? Where could your brand have a strong guest presence?
Survey Findings
Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
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"Engineering360 [because it] appears
to be the most current and addresses
current issues of interest."
"HVAC School [because it] gives
good information and insight into
field work and how things work."
"Operation Automation [because it]
targets the equipment we use."
"The Amp Hour [because it's] based
on real-world, hands-on experience."
"Level-up Engineering [because of
its] tech leveland variety."
"Engineering Matters [because it's]
easy listening and constructive."
"Stacey on IoT [because itprovides]
nice coverage on the topic."
"HBR Ideacast [because] it hasgreat
content andideas about work practices."
A few podcast recommendations directly from participants...
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Thought Starter:
Often we focus on ROI of marketing investment, but we should also consider the risks and potentially
negative business impact of not providing enough content (or enough variety) to technical buyers. For
example, according to the research cited in the 2021 Industrial Sales and Marketing Report by
CADENAS PARTsolutions, if component suppliers do not offer CAD/BIM models online, 36 percent of
buyers will turn to a competitor who does.
Survey Findings
Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
In their search for information, engineers consume a variety of different types of content. Similar to
previous years, they find datasheets, CAD drawings, and product demo videos most useful when
researching to make a significant work purchase. They’re least likely to consult content that’s perceived to
be surface level, like corporate overview videos.
What form(s) of content do you find useful when researching to make a
significant purchase for work?(n = 884)
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Datasheets
CAD drawing
Product demo video
White paper
Tutorial / how-to video
Product / service overview video
Product review / testimonial
Case study
Trade publication article
Print catalog
On-demand webinar
eBook
Conference presentation video
ROI calculator
1 : 1 interview (audio or video)
In-depth blog post
Corporate overview video
Other (please specify)
77%
45%
42%
39%
38%
37%
35%
31%
28%
28%
26%
23%
13%
15%
10%
8%
7%
4%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
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Thought Starter:
As the perceived value of a piece of content rises, so does the amount of engineers willing to
share information to access it. When weighing which content should be gated, consider the level
of technical effort the content took to create. Does it offer information your audience can’t easily
find elsewhere?
I am never willing to fill out a web
form in exchange for content
Survey Findings
Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers
Gated content (content that requires the completion of a form) is a popular and effective way to
generate leads on your website. Consistent with the previous year, 83 percent of engineers
responded that they are willing to fill out a web form in exchange for some type of technical content.
The two most valued gated content pieces remain the same from last year’s findings—white papers
and CAD drawings. These offer engineers the most value in return for sharing their information. In
2022, webinars inched ahead of in-depth case studies to take the third position. ROI calculators and
infographics rank lowest on the list.
When offered technical content, but asked first to complete a short form to
download the material, which types of content are most likely to entice you to
provide your information? (n = 881)
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White paper
CAD drawing
Webinar
In-depth case study
Product configurator
Video tutorial
News article
ROI calculator
Infographic
Other (please specify)
37%
35%
30%
29%
28%
26%
18%
9%
6%
5%
17%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
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Which best described how you typically interact with salespeople at a vendor
company? (n = 744)
I do most of my research online but appreciate having a salesperson available to answer questions.
I meet with a salesperson once I have narrowed my selection to a few products/vendors.
I partner with a technical salesperson early in the decision process.
I never want to interact with a salesperson. I want all my questions answered online.
Survey Findings
Engineers Engagement with Vendors
New this year, we dug deeper into sales engagement preferences. 51 percent of engineers prefer to
research online knowing there is a vendor sales representative available to assist as needed. 26 percent
say they typically meet with a salesperson once they’ve narrowed down their product selections.
Engineers gravitate away from the absolutes. Only 8 percent want a fully digital experience with no
salesperson interaction, and only 16 percent would prefer to partner with a technical salesperson early in
the process.
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51% 26% 16% 8%
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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Engineers are still online for much of the buying process. 38 percent spend between a quarter and half of
the buying process online and 27 percent spend over half of the buying process online.
Thought Starter:
Engineers like people! Just not too much—how do technical salespeople and marketers strike the
right balance of online education, tailored nurturing, and making themselves available without
overwhelming their prospects?
When thinking about the entire buying process for significant work-related
purchases, from early research to the final purchase decision, how much of the
process happens online before you choose to speak to someone at the company?
(n = 744)
0% - 25%
26% - 50%
51% - 75%
76% - 100%
Survey Findings
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38%
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Email
Phone
In-person meeting
Virtual meeting / video call
Online text chat
No preference
Survey Findings
Engineers Engagement with Vendors
Consistent with the previous year, 53 percent of engineers prefer their initial salesperson interaction to
happen via email. 25 percent would prefer a phone call. In-person meetings are still less desirable with
only 8 percent selecting this as their preference. In response to changes brought about by COVID,
participants were offered the option to select “virtual meeting / video call.” Only 7 percent preferred this
option. Chat adoption is still quite low, dropping one percentage point since last year.
When you are ready to speak with a salesperson at a vendor company for the first
time, which of the following is your preferred method of communication? (n=746)
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53% 25% 8% 7% 4 4
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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When you are ready to speak with a salesperson at a vendor company for the first
time, which of the following is your preferred method of communication?
35 and under (n = 72)
36-45 (n = 115)
46-55 (n = 149)
56-65 (n = 251)
66+ (n = 157)
Thought Starter:
Given the clear preference for email interactions with sales, mixed with overstuffed inboxes, how can
you make your messages stand out and have enough impact to inspire a response?
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Survey Findings
Engineers Engagement with Vendors
When examining the data by age, you’ll see that phone preferences are higher among the 56+ group as
opposed to their younger counterparts.
54% 21% 8% 8% 6%
50% 21% 10% 12% 6%
58% 19% 10% 5% 5%
53% 28% 7% 5%
32%
50%
Email
Phone
In-person meeting
Virtual meeting / video call
Online text chat
No preference
6% 5% 4
1
Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
3
2
3
6%
3
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Consistent with content preferences, engineers are most annoyed with sales teams and resources
that lack technical expertise. The three most irksome behaviors are lack of technical expertise, poor
responsiveness, and high-frequency contact. Influential factors below are organized according to
the number of participants who selected the factor as “most annoying” (n = 742).
1
2
3
4
5
6
Lack of technical expertise
Poor responsiveness
Contacting me too often
Reaching out to me without permission (unsolicited)
Emails with grammar/misspelling issues
Lack of presence at industry functions, online, etc.
A company’s ability to demonstrate technical expertise early on plays an important role in the
overall decision-making process too. Influential factors below are organized according to the
number of participants who selected the factor as “most important” (n = 737).
Price
1
2
3
4
5
6
Innovative technology
Responsiveness and customer service
Technical expertise
Referrals
Company values / social responsibility
7
8
Financial stability
Awards
Thought Starter:
How can marketing help the sales team establish technical credibility as early in the process
as possible?
Survey Findings
Engineers Engagement with Vendors
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Most Annoying Influential Factors
(Order of Annoyance)
Most Important Influential Factors
(Order of Importance)
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About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec is a provider of data-driven industrial marketing solutions designed to help companies
promote their products and grow their businesses.
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2022

  • 1. 2022 State of Marketing to Engineers GlobalSpec.com/advertising TREWMarketing.com Reaching Technical Buyers in an Ever-Changing Environment
  • 2. Contents Introduction. ....................................................................................................................3 About the Survey Respondents................................................................................4 Key Takeaways for Industrial Marketers................................................................7 Survey Findings............................................................................................................8 Section 1: Where Engineers Find Information ................................................8 Section 2: Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers....13 Section 3: Engineers Engagement With Vendors ........................................21 About GlobalSpec..................................................................................................... 26 About TREW Marketing ........................................................................................... 26 PAGE 2 GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS
  • 3. GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Introduction Welcome to the 2022 State of Marketing to Engineers Report. This marks the fifth consecutive year GlobalSpec and TREW Marketing have partnered to better understand how engineers and technical buyers find the information they need to make critical work-related decisions. Each year, we’ve empathized with the industrial marketer’s need to justify their marketing spend. They’ve long needed to make informed decisions on resources – including people, time, and budget – to deliver maximum ROI. This year, our survey contains a mix of popular topics asked consistently to monitor trends, along with fresh questions that take a deeper dive into particular channels and buying behaviors. This year’s research examines valued sales behavior, LinkedIn interaction, and a few new webinar and podcast questions. The State of Marketing to Engineers Report is designed to help you better understand the information needs of your target audience, giving you critical insights to guide your marketing plans in 2022 and beyond. GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS PAGE 3
  • 4. PAGE 4 Participants by Gender Identity (n = 748) Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding About the Survey Respondents Over 800 engineers and technical professionals across the globe responded to our most recent survey. Participants were not required to answer each and every question, so sample sizes vary slightly question-to-question. Sample sizes are noted throughout for clarity. Participants by Age (n = 875) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 15% 10% 22% 32% 20% Male Female Non-binary / non-conforming Prefer not to answer / Prefer to self-describe 66+ 56 to 65 46 to 55 36 to 45 35 and under 89% 6% 5% 1%
  • 5. PAGE 5 About the Survey Respondents Participants by Job Function (n = 878) Participants by Company Size (Number of Employees) (n = 876) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Engineering / R&D Manufacturing Staff Product Management 8% 85% 8% Over 1,000 751 to 1,000 501 to 750 251 to 500 1 to 250 31% 3% 11% 51% 5% Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 6. PAGE 6 About the Survey Respondents Engineering Services Automotive Energy Aerospace / Defense Electronics / Electronic Components / Semiconductor Manufacturing Software / Hardware Materials Food and Beverage Medical Devices / Equipment / Software Chemicals Academic / University Communications and Networking Products Life Sciences Other Participants by Primary Industry (n = 880) Participants by Background (n = 749) Asian or Asian American Hispanic or Latino Black or African American American Indian or Alaska Native Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Prefer to self-describe GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 19% 9% 9% 9% 8% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 2% 1% 20% 53% 15% 14% 2% 2% 0.13% 5% Prefer not to answer 13% Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding or ability to multiselect White or Caucasian
  • 7. PAGE 7 Online information sources are the dominant "go-to" for engineers researching a product or service for a business purchase. Engineers still turn to supplier / vendor and trade publication websites, but industry directory websites grew in popularity, jumping to the third most preferred source this year. Industry association groups were also ranked highly. 83 percent of engineers are willing to fill out a form in exchange for technical content. The most useful types of content cited by engineers included a long list! Datasheets was the clear winner, however CAD drawings, product demo videos, white papers, and how-to videos were all cited as highly useful. YouTube and LinkedIn dominate social media use, with GitHub cited as a distant third. 81 percent of engineers spend some amount of time reading and/or sharing information with their LinkedIn networks. The most unpopular channels include: Twitter again this year, along with Reddit, Instagram, and Clubhouse. Podcast listenership is on the rise, with 73 percent of engineers listening to work-related podcasts throughout their week, growing by 33 percent over the previous year. When asked to recommend a podcast, our survey respondents most commonly listed industry- oriented and technology- / innovation-oriented content. Time spent watching video is increasing. 96 percent of engineers consume videos for work-related purposes, with 53 percent watching one hour or more weekly. Enewsletters remain popular, but subscriptions have dipped. While 89 percent of engineers subscribe to at least one enewsletter, there has been a two-year downward trend in total subscriptions. The most annoying sales behaviors are lack of technical expertise and poor responsiveness. The majority of engineers prefer to research online knowing there is a vendor sales representative available to assist as needed. Key Takeaways for Industrial Marketers GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com
  • 8. PAGE 8 Thought Starter: Given the importance of websites as an information source for technical buyers, site usability is more important than ever. How does your website fare? Survey Findings WhereEngineers Find Information When researching a product or service for a business purchase, 69 percent of engineers go right to the source: supplier / vendor websites. They’ll also check online trade publications, industry directory websites, and publication emails / enewsletters. Industry / association groups were also popular information sources. Engineers are least likely to seek information for business-related purchases on social media and podcasts. That said, you'll see on the next page that these sources still have a place in the technical content ecosystem. Where do you routinely seek information when researching a product or service for a business purchase? (n = 883) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Supplier / vendor sites Trade publications (online) Industry directory websites Publication emails / newsletters Industry / association groups Vendor emails / enewsletters Conferences / trade shows YouTube Trade publications (print) Social Media Podcasts Other (please specify) 69% 46% 41% 37% 35% 34% 29% 27% 27% 12% 4% 5% Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
  • 9. PAGE 9 ThoughtStarter: As you consider your 2022 social strategy, audit the engagement patterns of your followers. Do they gravitate towards individual company spokespeople or your branded company account? LinkedIn’s data shows that 30 percent of a company’s engagement comes from employees. YouTube LinkedIn GitHub Quora Facebook Twitter Reddit Instagram Clubhouse Survey Findings Where Engineers Find Information As shown on the previous page, engineers do not place much value in social media as a whole when it comes to work. This is consistent with years past. However, YouTube, LinkedIn, and GitHub stand out as valued sources for helping engineers stay up to date on the latest trends and technology. Clubhouse, GitHub, and Quora were new additions in 2022. GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 30% 36% 9% 21% 34% 15% 9% 6% 6% 4 4 3 12% 16% 16% 11% 13% 11% 5% 54% 50% 36% 46% 54% 46% 66% 14% 11% 4 3 2 2 1 1 11 7% 5% 10% 5% 9% 13% 10% 9% 10% 6% 9% 16% 16% 27% 27% 20% 28% 21% Extremely valuable Very valuable Somewhat valuable Not very valuable Not at all valuable N/A How valuable are each of the following social media platforms when seeking information on the latest engineering technologies, industry trends, and products? (n = 883) Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 10. PAGE 10 Thought Starter: Engineers are on LinkedIn, but you don’t have their attention for long, and it pays to have a thoughtful approach to crafting your posts. LinkedIn posts with images have 2X higher engagement than text, and LinkedIn users are 20X more likely to reshare a video. Survey Findings Where Engineers Find Information New this year, we wanted to better understand how engineers interact with LinkedIn. 81 percent of engineers spend some amount of time reading and/or sharing information with their LinkedIn networks. 52 percent spend less than one hour and another 29 percent stay online longer. 9 percent reported having a LinkedIn account that they never use, while 11 percent don’t have a LinkedIn account at all. Approximately how much time do you spend per week on LinkedIn reading and/or sharing information with your network? (n = 883) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com More than 5 hours Between 1 and 5 hours Less than 1 hour I have a LinkedIn account, but I never use it. I don't have a LinkedIn account. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 11. PAGE 11 0 1 to 2 6+ Approximatelyhowmany work-related enewsletters do you subscribe to? 35 and under (n = 75) 3 5 (n = 5) 55 (n = ) 5 5 (n = 5 ) (n = 5 ) 3 to 5 GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Survey Findings Where Engineers Find Information 89 percent of engineers subscribe to at least one enewsletter. 55 percent subscribe to receive at least three enewsletters in their inbox, down by 7 percentage points since last year. 11 percent say they don’t subscribe to any enewsletters, up slightly from the previous year. This may point towards COVID-19- induced email fatigue. Approximately how many work-related enewsletters do you subscribe to? (n = 747) 19% 24% 43% 15% 18% 38% 40% 3 16% 40% 34% 10% 17% 42% 32% 10% 16% 28% 43% 13% 0 1-2 3-5 6+ Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 12. PAGE 12 Thought Starter: When competing for enewsletter subscriptions, how can yours make the cut? Examine your past high- performing content and the elements cited here to inform your editorial strategy. In-depth technical information Industry trends and news Variety of content topics Video content Other (please specify) Survey Findings Where Engineers Find Information Engineers gravitate towards the technical. It’s no surprise that 70 percent are interested in enewsletters that feature in-depth technical information, and 55 percent are looking for the latest industry trends and news. Lowest on the list, 17 percent look forward to video content offerings sent directly to their inboxes. Think of your favorite work-realted enewsletter. What elements of that enewsletter make it a winner? (n = 745) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 70% .55% 36% 4% Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect 17%
  • 13. PAGE 13 Survey Findings Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers Consistent with last year, 96 percent of engineers consume videos for work-related purposes throughout the week. 53 percent watch one hour of more, up slightly compared to last year, while another 43 percent consume less than one hour of video content per week. Approximately how much time per week do you spend watching videos for work- related purposes? (n = 884) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com More than 5 hours Between 1 and 5 hours Less than 1 hour I do not watch work-related videos Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 14. PAGE 14 Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers Thought Starter: The Content Marketing Institute’s report, Manufacturing Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends With Insights from 2022, showed that 64 percent of manufacturing marketers expect their content marketing budget to increase in 2022, and 85 percent expect continued investment in video in 2022. How does your content marketing investment stack up against the competition? Approximately how much time per week do you spend watching videos for work-related purposes? 35 and under (n = 91) 36-45 (n = 134) 46-55 (n = 177) 56-65 (n = 287) 66+ (n = 192) Survey Findings GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com More than 5 hours Between 1 and 5 hours Less than 1 hour I do not watch work-related videos 18% 54% 29% 10% 50% 35% 4 9% 50% 37% 4 6% 39% 52% 3 5% 40% 48% 7% Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 15. PAGE 15 New this year, we dug deeper on webinars. 42 percent of engineers say the ideal length for webinar content is 30 minutes. 24 percent are looking for a more substantive presentation of 60 minutes, and 19 percent say 15 minutes is enough. Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers Thought Starter: According to the ON24 Webinar Benchmarks Report, in 2020, the average viewing time for a webinar was about 57 minutes. However, when looking at on-demand webinar content, the viewing time averaged around 29 minutes. When given more time to fill, are companies more tempted to fill it with self-promotional material versus education? How do your webinars compare? What is the ideal length of a webinar? (n = 742) Survey Findings GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding 1% Over 60 minutes 60 Minutes 30 Minutes 15 minutes or shorter No preference Not applicable; I have never attended a webinar
  • 16. PAGE 16 Approximately how much time per week do you spend listening to work-related podcasts? (n = 880) Less than 1 hour Between 1 and 5 hours I do not listen to work-related podcasts More than 5 hours Approximatelyhowmuchtimeperweekdoyouspendlisteningtowork-relatedpodcasts? 35 and under (n = 91) 36-45 (n = 134) 46-55 (n = 175) 56-65 (n = 286) 66+ (n = 191) Survey Findings Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers This year we wanted to hear more about podcast preferences too. 73 percent of engineers listen to work- related podcasts throughout their week, up from the previous year. 50 percent spend less than an hour listening to podcasts, while another 23 percent listen for an hour or more. When we break this data down by age, younger engineers tend to listen to more podcasting content on a weekly basis than their older counterparts. 30 percent of engineers 35 and under listen to work-related podcasts one hour or more in the average week. GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 8% 22% 48% 22% 24% 48% 20% 8% 24% 45% 29% 32% 49% 17% 14% 58% 26% 2 2 2 More than 5 hours I do not listen to work-related podcasts Less than 1 hour Between 1 and 5 hours Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 17. PAGE 17 16+ 11 to 15 6 to 10 1 to 5 I listen to work-related podcasts, but do not subscribe. GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 1% 1% Survey Findings Videos, Podcasts,and Content Preferencesof Engineers Of those who listen to work-related podcasts, 54 percent subscribe to between one and five, while 11 percent subscribe to more. 36 percent are tuning in without subscribing at all. When asked to recommend a podcast, our survey respondents most commonly listed industry-oriented and technology- / innovation-oriented podcasts. A few recommended content focused on inspiration, leadership, or news. How many work-related podcasts do you subscribe to? (n = 360) Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 18. PAGE 18 Thought Starter: Hosting a podcast requires a major time commitment, one that many companies don’t have the luxury for if they’re still establishing the fundamental elements of content marketing strategy. That said, hosting a podcast isn’t the only way to get involved. What kinds of podcasts does your audience listen to? Where could your brand have a strong guest presence? Survey Findings Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com "Engineering360 [because it] appears to be the most current and addresses current issues of interest." "HVAC School [because it] gives good information and insight into field work and how things work." "Operation Automation [because it] targets the equipment we use." "The Amp Hour [because it's] based on real-world, hands-on experience." "Level-up Engineering [because of its] tech leveland variety." "Engineering Matters [because it's] easy listening and constructive." "Stacey on IoT [because itprovides] nice coverage on the topic." "HBR Ideacast [because] it hasgreat content andideas about work practices." A few podcast recommendations directly from participants...
  • 19. PAGE 19 Thought Starter: Often we focus on ROI of marketing investment, but we should also consider the risks and potentially negative business impact of not providing enough content (or enough variety) to technical buyers. For example, according to the research cited in the 2021 Industrial Sales and Marketing Report by CADENAS PARTsolutions, if component suppliers do not offer CAD/BIM models online, 36 percent of buyers will turn to a competitor who does. Survey Findings Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers In their search for information, engineers consume a variety of different types of content. Similar to previous years, they find datasheets, CAD drawings, and product demo videos most useful when researching to make a significant work purchase. They’re least likely to consult content that’s perceived to be surface level, like corporate overview videos. What form(s) of content do you find useful when researching to make a significant purchase for work?(n = 884) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Datasheets CAD drawing Product demo video White paper Tutorial / how-to video Product / service overview video Product review / testimonial Case study Trade publication article Print catalog On-demand webinar eBook Conference presentation video ROI calculator 1 : 1 interview (audio or video) In-depth blog post Corporate overview video Other (please specify) 77% 45% 42% 39% 38% 37% 35% 31% 28% 28% 26% 23% 13% 15% 10% 8% 7% 4% Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
  • 20. PAGE 20 Thought Starter: As the perceived value of a piece of content rises, so does the amount of engineers willing to share information to access it. When weighing which content should be gated, consider the level of technical effort the content took to create. Does it offer information your audience can’t easily find elsewhere? I am never willing to fill out a web form in exchange for content Survey Findings Videos, Podcasts, and Content Preferences of Engineers Gated content (content that requires the completion of a form) is a popular and effective way to generate leads on your website. Consistent with the previous year, 83 percent of engineers responded that they are willing to fill out a web form in exchange for some type of technical content. The two most valued gated content pieces remain the same from last year’s findings—white papers and CAD drawings. These offer engineers the most value in return for sharing their information. In 2022, webinars inched ahead of in-depth case studies to take the third position. ROI calculators and infographics rank lowest on the list. When offered technical content, but asked first to complete a short form to download the material, which types of content are most likely to entice you to provide your information? (n = 881) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com White paper CAD drawing Webinar In-depth case study Product configurator Video tutorial News article ROI calculator Infographic Other (please specify) 37% 35% 30% 29% 28% 26% 18% 9% 6% 5% 17% Percentages may not add to 100% due to ability to multiselect
  • 21. PAGE 21 Which best described how you typically interact with salespeople at a vendor company? (n = 744) I do most of my research online but appreciate having a salesperson available to answer questions. I meet with a salesperson once I have narrowed my selection to a few products/vendors. I partner with a technical salesperson early in the decision process. I never want to interact with a salesperson. I want all my questions answered online. Survey Findings Engineers Engagement with Vendors New this year, we dug deeper into sales engagement preferences. 51 percent of engineers prefer to research online knowing there is a vendor sales representative available to assist as needed. 26 percent say they typically meet with a salesperson once they’ve narrowed down their product selections. Engineers gravitate away from the absolutes. Only 8 percent want a fully digital experience with no salesperson interaction, and only 16 percent would prefer to partner with a technical salesperson early in the process. GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 51% 26% 16% 8% Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 22. PAGE 22 Engineers are still online for much of the buying process. 38 percent spend between a quarter and half of the buying process online and 27 percent spend over half of the buying process online. Thought Starter: Engineers like people! Just not too much—how do technical salespeople and marketers strike the right balance of online education, tailored nurturing, and making themselves available without overwhelming their prospects? When thinking about the entire buying process for significant work-related purchases, from early research to the final purchase decision, how much of the process happens online before you choose to speak to someone at the company? (n = 744) 0% - 25% 26% - 50% 51% - 75% 76% - 100% Survey Findings Engineers Engagement with Vendors GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding 38%
  • 23. PAGE 23 Email Phone In-person meeting Virtual meeting / video call Online text chat No preference Survey Findings Engineers Engagement with Vendors Consistent with the previous year, 53 percent of engineers prefer their initial salesperson interaction to happen via email. 25 percent would prefer a phone call. In-person meetings are still less desirable with only 8 percent selecting this as their preference. In response to changes brought about by COVID, participants were offered the option to select “virtual meeting / video call.” Only 7 percent preferred this option. Chat adoption is still quite low, dropping one percentage point since last year. When you are ready to speak with a salesperson at a vendor company for the first time, which of the following is your preferred method of communication? (n=746) GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com 53% 25% 8% 7% 4 4 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
  • 24. PAGE 24 When you are ready to speak with a salesperson at a vendor company for the first time, which of the following is your preferred method of communication? 35 and under (n = 72) 36-45 (n = 115) 46-55 (n = 149) 56-65 (n = 251) 66+ (n = 157) Thought Starter: Given the clear preference for email interactions with sales, mixed with overstuffed inboxes, how can you make your messages stand out and have enough impact to inspire a response? GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Survey Findings Engineers Engagement with Vendors When examining the data by age, you’ll see that phone preferences are higher among the 56+ group as opposed to their younger counterparts. 54% 21% 8% 8% 6% 50% 21% 10% 12% 6% 58% 19% 10% 5% 5% 53% 28% 7% 5% 32% 50% Email Phone In-person meeting Virtual meeting / video call Online text chat No preference 6% 5% 4 1 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding 3 2 3 6% 3
  • 25. PAGE 25 Consistent with content preferences, engineers are most annoyed with sales teams and resources that lack technical expertise. The three most irksome behaviors are lack of technical expertise, poor responsiveness, and high-frequency contact. Influential factors below are organized according to the number of participants who selected the factor as “most annoying” (n = 742). 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lack of technical expertise Poor responsiveness Contacting me too often Reaching out to me without permission (unsolicited) Emails with grammar/misspelling issues Lack of presence at industry functions, online, etc. A company’s ability to demonstrate technical expertise early on plays an important role in the overall decision-making process too. Influential factors below are organized according to the number of participants who selected the factor as “most important” (n = 737). Price 1 2 3 4 5 6 Innovative technology Responsiveness and customer service Technical expertise Referrals Company values / social responsibility 7 8 Financial stability Awards Thought Starter: How can marketing help the sales team establish technical credibility as early in the process as possible? Survey Findings Engineers Engagement with Vendors GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com Most Annoying Influential Factors (Order of Annoyance) Most Important Influential Factors (Order of Importance)
  • 26. PAGE 26 About GlobalSpec GlobalSpec is a provider of data-driven industrial marketing solutions designed to help companies promote their products and grow their businesses. Our audience of engineers and technical professionals relies on the GlobalSpec family of brands as a trusted resource for content, community, and engagement at all stages of the research, design, and purchasing process. Our clients count on us to deliver deep industry intelligence, customized marketing programs, and measurable campaign performance. For more information about GlobalSpec, visit www.globalspec.com/advertising. About TREW Marketing TREW Marketing, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a full-service content marketing firm serving B2B companies that target highly technical buyers. With deep experience in the design, embedded, measurement and automation, and software industries, TREW Marketing provides branding, marketing strategy, content development, and digital marketing services to help customers efficiently and effectively achieve business goals. For more information, please visit www.trewmarketing.com. GLOBALSPEC AND TREW MARKETING 2022 STATE OF MARKETING TO ENGINEERS GlobalSpec.com/advertising | sales@GlobalSpec.com TREWMarketing.com | info@trewmarketing.com
  • 27. For more information about GlobalSpec: Visit: GlobalSpec.com/advertising Call: 800.261.2052 Email: sales@GlobalSpec.com 201 Fuller Road Albany, NY 12203 GlobalSpec.com/advertising For more information about TREW Marketing: Visit: TREWMarketing.com Call: 512.410.7337 Email: info@TREWMarketing.com 4301 West William Cannon Drive Austin, TX 78749 trewmarketing.com