Creativity in the Building Products Industry

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Practice Creativity to Get the Best Results “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Creativity is a funny thing. People often label themselves as creative, or more likely they say, “Oh, I’m not the creative type.” If you’re in the former category, its time to rethink your creative position. […]

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The 2013 Color Trends: What Building Product Marketers Need to Know

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Last year we brought you the color trends for 2012 and continue to hear positive feedback, so this year we are providing our insights again. There are several big trends happening in 2013. Much of this is inspired by a post-recession optimism, people’s desire to reconnect with nature and their new view on their homes […]

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Where does Innovation come from for Building Product Industry Marketers?

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How can you drive creative thinking, which leads to innovation, in your organization? As building product marketers, most of us are hard-core product marketers that have seen flashes of innovation over the years either in products, service offerings or unique marketing programs. But, how do you translate innovation and innovative thinking into everything? First off, […]

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2012 Building Industry Color Forecast

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Color trends for 2012 show orange, tropical, and neutral tones.  We know as building material marketers that colors can evoke certain emotions, responses, and outcomes.  We also know that color trends are defined years in advance and we use that information in our product development.  Although it is too late to affect product color decisions […]

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