Remodelers

Signs of Life for Building Products Marketers

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…

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Increased Potential of the Green Building Products Market

The Green Home Market Is Expected To Increase Five-Fold by 2016 It seems now more than ever, going green is important to consumers, which makes the building products industry a prime market to target. As a building products CMO, you are likely focused on this growing trend, but the key statistics from McGraw-Hill Construction give…

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11 Crucial Niche Social Network Rules for Building Product Marketers – Part 2

In a previous post, we covered the first 6 rules for participating in a building products niche social network, and here’s the remaining 5: DON’T participate only in discussions that can lead to you talking about your company’s products. I can’t emphasize this enough – everything shouldn’t lead back to your products. Everything should lead…

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11 Crucial Niche Social Network Rules for Building Product Marketers – Part 1

It’s not enough just to be there – here are 6 tips to help maximize your opportunity, and we’ll post 5 more later this week! In an earlier post, I talked about the potential value of niche social networks versus Facebook and other consumer-focused ones. Now I’d like to offer some tips for the things…

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2012 Building Industry Color Forecast

Color trends for 2012 show orange, tropical, and neutral tones.  We know as building material marketers that colors can evoke certain emotions, responses, and outcomes.  We also know that color trends are defined years in advance and we use that information in our product development.  Although it is too late to affect product color decisions…

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How Building Product Marketers Can Target the Renter's Market

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…

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Building Products: 4 Tips for Asking Informative Questions that Drive Sales

The following 4 tips will provide valuable intelligence about a prospect and/or sales opportunity: A recent webinar conducted by Tom Searcy at HuntBigSales.com provided a list of tips on the importance of asking questions to getting sales. Here is my summary and input for how they relate best for the building product industry.Building product customers…

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7 Ways Building Product CMOs Increase Financial Fluency

Learn how increasing your marketing department’s financial capacity can make a big difference in your business. Especially in the building products industry, it’s more important than ever to closely monitor the dollars going into your marketing efforts. It’s no longer about the next big idea and pushing out pretty creative, today’s CMO has to focus…

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The Tablet Revolution of the Building Products Industry

How iPads and other tablets are changing the way builders do business.  According to research done by Professional Remodeler Magazine and featured in their September 2011 issue: “In a July 2011 survey of nearly 700 Professional Builder readers, more than one in three builders (35 percent) said they currently own a tablet PC, and about…

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