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Manufacture Success: A Guide to Building and Supporting Distributor Partnerships

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If you’re looking to really grow your building materials company in the coming year, then you definitely want to consider working with a distributor. Why? Distributors act as sales agents for your business, finding ways and leveraging existing connections to get your products into the hands of retailers, who then ultimately sell directly to consumers. […]

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Build Better: Improving Customer Experience Using Technology in the Supply Chain

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Technology makes it easy for consumers to track retail orders straight to their doorstep. Now it is time for manufacturers to follow suit by adopting the latest inventory management software. It’s no secret that the convenience of online apps boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people stuck at home, the process of using a […]

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Are You Ready? Planning for In-Person Trade Shows and Events in 2022

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After a much longer hiatus than any of us could have planned, trade shows and in-person events for the building materials industry are back in 2022. To say that this news is exciting would be an absolute understatement. Our ER Marketing team has missed seeing all of you — and we know you’ve missed being […]

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Why Marketing to Interior Designers Is a Good Idea for Building Materials Businesses.

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When it comes to digital marketing, understanding your target audience is key for crafting a great strategy that brings in tons of leads. However, many building materials companies forget that they have a key ally in their corner—interior designers. This key pairing is a good way to ensure your product is the first solution they […]

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Micro Moments: What They Are and Why They Matter in The Building Industry

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When was the last time you personally hopped on Google to search for a particular item or service provider? If you’re like most people, it probably happened either today or within the last few days. But, what caused you to get there? Was there a specific incident or event that served as a catalyst for […]

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The Complete Guide to Localization and Why You Need Individual Pages for Each Business Location

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Does your company service multiple areas or have individual branches/dealers in various regions? If so, you might consider creating unique content for each location through separate pages on your website. By doing this, you can help improve your local search engine optimization (SEO) and give customers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with your neighborhood team. Likewise, […]

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Your Customers Called: They Want Chatbots

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If you’ve personally looked for anything on the internet or social media lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a chatbot. These little automated response messengers utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to communicate with visitors or provide customer service assistance and are an excellent way to meet your clientele’s needs. However, most people think about them […]

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The Road from Lead to Client

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You’ve worked hard to ensure your website has a professional vibe and brings in traffic with the appropriate amount of search engine optimization (SEO). You’ve installed call tracking numbers to ensure it is easy to see leads coming from the internet too. Yet, your sales reps still aren’t closing deals. What gives? The process by which […]

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Understanding B2B Buyer Personas

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No matter your company size, there are always things you can do to improve the effectiveness of your digital marketing campaigns. Do you want one easy method? Define your ideal customers by using buyer personas. After all, if you know who you’re targeting with your strategies, you can craft a message that resonates with their […]

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How Architects Can Use Video Marketing as a Promotional Tool

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Have you wanted to gain more buzz for your architecture firm, but weren’t sure exactly how to go about doing it? Video marketing is one of the hottest mediums for building a recognizable brand. Since design is quite visually heavy, it only makes sense that architects around the globe are turning to video content as […]

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