Distributors

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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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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Lessons From The Builders' Show

By Renae Gonner / February 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

An Open Letter To Trade Show Exhibitors Dear Friends, According to the Convention Industry Council, trade shows added more than $280 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, drawing more than 225 million participants. That’s a staggering set of figures and it underscores the importance these shows play. As marketers, we all know exhibiting at…

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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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6 of My Favorite Building Products Manufacturer Apps

By Renae Gonner / December 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

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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2015’s Top 10 Building Product Dealers and Lumberyards to Follow on Twitter (Part 2/2)

By Renae Gonner / October 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

Prepare to Click Follow—Even More   Increasingly, building products marketers are taking advantage of social media to promote their business, products, and services—and with good reason. After all, the building products industry is still about people, and as generational dynamics continue to shift, social media provides a simple and affordable method to communicate directly with…

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Building Products Trade Show Tips Roundup!

By Renae Gonner / September 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

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)

By Renae Gonner / September 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

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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Content Marketing No-No’s

By Renae Gonner / July 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

Don’t Let Your Company Make These Content Marketing Mistakes! Content is easy, right? All you have to do is write a couple pages about a product you sell and people will want to read it, right?Because what you have to say is just so interesting, right? Anyone can do it, right? It’s so easy, right?…

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The Next Big Trend for Building Products Marketing

By Renae Gonner / March 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

…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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