Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing
Skoda Minotti

The Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing Growth Workshops, presented by Skoda Minotti, is designed for manufacturing and other industrial companies. Learn from peers and industry professionals current best practices needed to overcome barriers to growth and improve business results.


SEO and Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers:

Building a Foundation for Profitable Growth

Do you have a static website? Or, need new customer leads?

Today's customers use the Internet to search for the most effective solutions to their problems; the companies that are "winning" are the ones that create informative, non-salesy content targeted to users' interests. During this workshop, Matt Keough, founder of Bright Kestrel Ltd., and Richard Potesta, President/COO of SlewPro, will encourage participants to stop focusing on old-school marketing and provide a framework for creating and measuring success of digital content that addresses customer concerns.

This in-depth session will:

  • Provide tools to evaluate your current marketing
  • Help you and your team create a plan to improve digital properties
  • Identify a content strategy for your company based on customer needs and solutions
  • Teach you how to measure the effectiveness of your marketing so you know when to stop
  • Help you and your team understand the secret to success of your digital marketing

About Our Facilitators

Matt Keough is the founder of Bright Kestrel Ltd., and provides online marketing services and consulting to small businesses and non-profits. Matt was a marketing manager at a manufacturing job shop in Lake County where he designed and coded websites, performed search engine optimization, manned trade show booths, as well as managed all digital and traditional marketing.

Richard Potesta is the President / COO of SlewPro in Tallmadge Ohio. SlewPro specializes in the design and build of slewing ring bearings and associated product. Richard has spent the majority of his career in manufacturing and factory automation, having spent the 8 years prior to SlewPro automating Bridgestone facilities throughout North America. Since implementing his inbound marketing strategy, Richard has seen a significant increase in sales leads—with a 60% close ratio due to interesting web content.

About Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing

Funded by the Cleveland Foundation, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing is a collaboration between MAGNET and WIRE-Net that focuses on challenges facing manufacturers. The goal is a stronger urban manufacturing community that is growing and investing locally, and capable of providing more jobs to qualified residents.

Initiative funded with generous support from The Cleveland Foundation
Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing