B2B Vendors

Attracting the Right Customers to Your Trade Show

By Renae Gonner / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Whether your business is to sell cleaning products or dog treats trade shows can be an effective way to introduce your product to distributors that can help your products gain popularity and bring about success. But just acquiring space in a convention center is not enough to make sure that the right people are…

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3 Trade Show Booth Elements You Shouldn't Skimp On

By Renae Gonner / April 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you attend a trade show, you pour many of your company’s resources — such as time, staff and money — into making it a success. This underscores the importance of your booth and making sure that it captures the attention of attendees while helping you achieve your objectives. The three trade show booth elements…

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6 Trade Shows Building Products Manufactures Must Attend

By Renae Gonner / 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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Social Influencers for Every Industry

By Renae Gonner / November 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Try These Tips for Selecting the Right Social Influencer Social media influencers can play a critical role in your marketing strategy. Partnering with the right one can give you access to the influencer’s blog and social media channels, and connect you to a precise audience segment that your business otherwise may not be able to…

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Our Take From Cleveland: #CMWorld Day Two

By Renae Gonner / September 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Corey and Kate spent two days at #CMWorld in Cleveland. This is the second of two posts sharing their quick takeaways from the event. If you haven’t seen the first, check it out.  Our second and final day at #CMWorld. And, like day one, it was a whirlwind of fresh ideas, new friends and…

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Our Take From Cleveland: #CMWorld Day One

By Renae Gonner / September 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

    Our #CMWorld day one is done. And, these two first-timers are energized by the networking, excited to leverage what we’ve learned, and, okay, maybe just a little tired. Here’s what’s caught Corey and Kate’s attention in Cleveland. First, content marketers as a whole are working more from assumptions than fact. Consider: 57 percent…

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Go for the B2B Gold

By Renae Gonner / August 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Olympics Inspire B2B Excellence The Olympics has become one of the most anticipated events throughout the globe. You may even have favorite athletes or events that you always enjoy watching. With such stories of triumph, unity, and humanity the Olympic brand is personal and inspirational. From watching some of the games with my family,…

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When Selling Building Products, Opt for Simple

By Renae Gonner / April 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

Lessons Learned from the 2016 ISC West Show   As building products marketers, are we overcomplicating things? Do we consult with people down the channel—including customers and even our own sales teams—to make sure we are delivering the best information in ways that are easy to consume? Most importantly, who can we look to for…

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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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10 IBS Insights You Need to Know (Part 1/2)

By Renae Gonner / January 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Part One: 5 Building Products Marketing Lessons from IBS 2016   This year, several members of the ER Marketing team and I attended the annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) and KBIS in Las Vegas, NV. As anyone who has ever attended can attest to, this is a big event that can be overwhelming. We’re not…

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