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6 of My Favorite Building Products Manufacturer Apps

Are You Using All the Sales Tools Available to You?   As of July 2015, there are 1.6 million Google Play apps, 1.5 million Apple App Store apps, and 400,000 Amazon App Store apps*. The building products industry is beginning to take notice of this phenomenon with apps of their own—apps that can be used…

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Palate Cleanser: Why Building Products Marketing Matters

Now More Than Ever, Marketing Still Matters to the Bottom Line   Those of us who have been in the building products industry for many years know that when times get tough, marketing can be one of the first things to get cut. The simple, undeniable truth is that B2B marketing is often underrated, and…

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Building Products Trade Show Tips Roundup!

What You Need to Prepare for This Year’s Trade Shows It’s official: trade show season is in full swing. As someone who attends his fair share of them, I can attest to it. This week, I will be attending the DeckExpo and Remodeling Show, where I will visit booths from many companies in the building…

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2015’s Top 10 Building Product Dealers and Lumberyards to Follow on Twitter (Part 1)

Prepare to Click Follow—A Lot.   You’ll hear a lot of people in the building products industry make the claim that social media isn’t important to their marketing strategies. But the truth is that generational dynamics are shifting, putting Millennials and other social media users in new buying positions. It’s not something that’s coming down…

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Is Housing Really Back?

Why That Question Might Be More Complicated Than You Think   As anyone who works in building products can attest, this is not an industry for the weak of heart. The last few years have required everyone—from the manufacturers to the distributors to the dealers to the pros—to weather a lot of ups and downs.…

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Renovation ROI = Marketing ROI

The top home renovation values for marketers to capitalize on in 2015. As building products marketers, it’s easy to get swept up in the features and benefits—or even just the aesthetics—of a new product. Beauty shots, clever copy and more all combine together to market a new product. But it’s important to remember the financial…

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The Next Big Trend for Building Products Marketing

…And How It Can Boost Your Sales Having worked in building products marketing for close to 30 years, I’ve seen firsthand how changes in the economy and homeowner mentality can affect trends in the building industry, design, and more. As the economy bounces back and a new generation of homeowners enters the market (and others…

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Using Mobile in the Building Industry and Beyond

Tablets and smartphones enable people to text, send photos, use mobile apps and communicate faster then before. The key to utilizing mobile technology in the building industry is to make sure we have communication flowing; giving the right information to the right people so they make the best decisions on the job. Some stats to consider:…

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Using LinkedIn to Market Your Business

Social media use has grown over the years. We have mastered branding messages in 140 or less characters to gain followers on Twitter, built up our likes on Facebook and pins on Pinterest, all in an effort to reach the largest audience possible. However, sales enablement strategy tells us that quality is at times more…

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Mobile App Development Process: Part Two

In part one, we walked you through the beginning stages of mobile application development. Now, in the final stretch, the process will come to a successful end. The Pretty Picture: These are the skins for the mobile apps. At this stage, develop a high-resolution version of the designs from wireframes. Lucid Chart is another tool…

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