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Millennials Want an Internal Communications Renovation

By Renae Gonner / September 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Effective B2B Marketing Starts from Within Guest Contributor: Whitney Riker, Account Executive Let’s face it: the building industry is in a rebuild phase. A shift in workforce demographics and the housing market is forcing even the largest corporations to take a second look at their business strategies to adjust. Marketing is a major player in your…

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The Housing Economy Experiences Gradual Growth

By Renae Gonner / August 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Study Releases Important Data   With numerous housing reports coming out each month, many have debated what these new economic performance measurements will mean for the future of housing rates and for the building industry. According to Harvard’s The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016 report, new home sales are…

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IBS 2016: Innovation Starts at the End of the Channel

By Renae Gonner / February 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

Why I’m Demanding a Disruption in Building Products Development   It seems like every meeting I have been in over the last few months has the same common theme. When asking any building materials manufacturer what they want to be famous for, the one word I hear over and over is “innovation,” or being an…

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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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What Building Products Marketers Need to Know About Millennials (Part 2/2)

By Elton Mayfield / January 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

Lip Service Ain’t Gonna Cut It Last week, my business partner wrote about the changes coming to the building products industry as more and more Millennials step into a new role as homebuyer. It’s important for building products marketers to plan and adapt their marketing accordingly, but it’s equally important to consider how Millennials will…

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What Building Products Marketers Need to Know About Millennials (Part 1/2)

By Renae Gonner / January 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

New Customers, New Expectations   Things are changing in the building industry, and anyone who has worked in it for a long time can see it. Whether it’s the trend towards outdoor living or intergenerational living, there is a common thread: Millennials. And now, Millennials are moving into home buying roles, with their own unique…

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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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The Times, They Are A-Changin’

By Elton Mayfield / December 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

Keep Your Eyes on Generational Shifts in Key Decision Makers   I was recently asked to offer some insights for “2016 Trends in B-to-B Marketing,” an article in Marketing Daily. As you might expect from the title, they wanted to know what trends marketers should be planning for in the coming year, and they asked…

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