Manufacturers

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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What Trade Show Marketers Can Learn from Horror Movies (Part 2/3)

Avoid Falling Victim to Horror Movie Clichés Download the E-Book Today! As introduced in the first post of this series, there are many mistakes made at trade shows comparable to terrifying elements of a horror show. In our last post, we emphasized the importance of communicating with your team and understanding where to place displays…

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The 5 Most Common Trade Show Mistakes (Part 2/2)

    And What You Can Do to Avoid Them In last week’s post, we discussed two important trade show mistakes to avoid. It’s common to overlook the significance of your trade show presence and how it can impact your business. But in today’s competitive markets, it’s vital that your trade show strategy makes a…

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The 5 Most Common Trade Show Mistakes (Part 1/2)

And What You Can Do to Avoid Them It doesn’t matter whether you have been working in event and trade show marketing for one year or 20 years, one thing always remains the same: You have five seconds or less to make an impression and get that reluctant attendee to stop in your space and…

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What the Pro Should Want From a Building Materials Manufacturer

Know the pro and separate yourself from the competition As a manufacturer of building products you provide solutions for the home owner that get delivered, installed, and most importantly sold by someone you don’t know. Oh sure, you ‘know’ who the builder or remodelers are. You read the trade publications, you go to conferences, you…

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MarCom Portals Meet Building Product Customers Needs

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

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

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

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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How building product brands can leverage Pinterest to achieve goals

Pinterest is an opportunity for you to gain fans, educate customers At the beginning of this year Renae introduced you to Pinterest as a way to build brand recognition, share ideas, research competition and make connections. But now that Pinterest has been popular for over a year (and has nearly 15 million users), I think…

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