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6 Trade Shows Building Products Manufactures Must Attend

By Elton Mayfield / May 4, 2017 / 1 Comment

Trade shows are an optimal platform from which to introduce a captive audience to the latest innovative product or service you have to offer. The following trade shows are ones that should be on your short list for 2017 and ones to keep on your radar for 2018.    1 . National Hardware Show Held each…

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10 IBS Insights You Need to Know (Part 2/2)

By Renae Gonner / January 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

Part Two: 5 Design Trends from IBS 2016   Every year, the International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the best place for marketers to keep a finger on the pulse of where the building products industry is going. The ER Marketing team and I attended this year, and we were able to learn everything from the…

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5 Big Myths About Building Product Branding

By Renae Gonner / May 16, 2013 / 1 Comment

What you don’t know could be hurting yours Brand is a fun topic and lots of people have opinions about it. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of bad information out there and that makes it more complicated than it should be, not to mention the fact that many people throw the term “brand” around without really…

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How To Create a Building Products Facebook Contest

By Renae Gonner / November 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

5 Ways to boost fan engagement and gain leads Earlier this year Elton discussed the new Facebook timeline and if it matters for the building products industry. With more than a billion people subscribed to Facebook, it is an important social media tool to use and a simple way to host a promotional contest. Check…

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Pinterest: 10 Building Product Companies You Should Follow, Part II

By Renae Gonner / November 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

5 more brands to check out for examples of successful Pinterest pages Earlier I shared 5 building product companies you should follow on Pinterest. Here are the final 5 companies that are a great example of running a successful Pinterest account. 6. Fiberon Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/fiberondecking/ As a manufacturer of composite decking, deck railing, and fencing…

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Pinterest: 10 Building Product Companies You Should Follow, Part I

By Renae Gonner / October 31, 2012 / 1 Comment

These brands show what it takes to run a successful Pinterest page Earlier this year we discussed how you can utilize Pinterest–with 4 million unique visitors daily– to help your company gain and educate customers. As a building products CMO, it’s beneficial to understand how this tool can work with your broader outreach strategy. If…

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MarCom Portals Meet Building Product Customers Needs

By Renae Gonner / October 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

Catering to the channel shows loyalty to your customers In an earlier post I shared with you all the reasons a MarCom Portal can make an impact on your business. It provides brand control, allows you to control costs, rewards your customers, makes your life easier and is scalable. Today I want to talk about…

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MarCom Portals Make Big Impact in Building Products Industry

By Elton Mayfield / October 25, 2012 / 1 Comment

Catering to the channel shows your loyalty to customers As a building products industry CMO you know the importance of supporting the channel. It doesn’t matter if you’re a manufacturer, a distributor or a dealer – you need your customers (or your customer’s customers!) to help carry your message down and get your products sold.…

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Buyer Personas in the Building Products Industry

By Renae Gonner / October 19, 2012 / 0 Comments

Buyer personas give your marketing direction and ensure your message is accurate Whether or not you know it, you’re likely using buyer personas everyday – it’s just a matter of how accurate they are. Buyer personas are representations of customers that are used to better understand why they purchase what they do. As building product…

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Observations From The Remodeling Show/DeckExpo

By Elton Mayfield / October 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Energy was up, attendees were excited and exhibitors were benefiting Last week I spent several days in Baltimore attending the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo with one of our employees. Since 2009, Hanley Wood has co-located the Deck Expo with the Remodeling Show and this has proven successful for both parties. The shows represents all parts of…

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