NAHB’s CAPS program can be valuable for building product marketers We all know the marketplace is constantly evolving. Our “Gray Hairs are Everywhere” blog post from earlier this year introduced us to the Millenial generation which is a term used to describe those born between 1980 and 2000. Also known as “Generation Y”, Millennials are…Read More
Every month, we get the new housing stats. Stats about everything: starts, permits, vacancies, ownership levels, mortgage rates, foreclosures, and of course, inventory levels. It seems there’s an entire segment of the industry, and especially the government, responsible for reporting all these statistics. And those are the factual statistics. Just as often we hear ‘experts’…Read More
We are constantly adapting to the ebbs and flow of the housing and building industry. DIY customers are reportedly buying more and remodelers are getting their hands dirty again. As a CMO, we need to consider how these changes affect our marketing strategy and spending. Strong spending on gardening equipment, furniture, and building materials in…Read More
Since 2009, housing market trends point to continued growth in the renters market. I believe that in the building products industry, it’s important to keep an eye on housing trends and how it could affect your marketing and even your product line. Epsilon Targeting’s New Mover Report 2011 mentions a few key statistics that are…Read More
Keeping an eye on the recovery of the economy is important for building product CMOs to consider as they make long-term strategic marketing plans. As you know, building products and the housing market have easily been the segment most effected by the economic problems of the past couple of years. Recently released statistics and news…Read More
3 new improvements in the perception of green building. The way the green industry is being viewed and implemented has evolved. 3 changes in perceptions that are shaping the green movement are: a more personal aesthetic, more recognition in the real estate industry, and a broader reach into the community. Being familiar with these factors can…Read More
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