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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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Are you ready for the upcoming building products tradeshows?

How to prepare for the upcoming Remodeling Show and DeckExpo As a building products CMO, you are well aware that tradeshows offer a huge opportunity to drive sales and gain leads. With the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo quickly approaching, it is important to ensure your business is ready to gain exposure and stand out among …

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Social Media Isn't Going Anywhere for Building Products Marketers

Learnings from the BMA International Conference While a lot of arguments were made at last week’s Business Marketing Association International GROW! Conference in Chicago – one thing was clear and repeated often: social media is here to stay. It was something nearly every speaker hit on and the keynote speaker, Guy Kawasaki, proclaimed that all …

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Top 8 Ways to Onboard Rookies to the Building Products Industry

Last week, I talked about the aging workforce of the building products industry and the personality differences of the milennial generation that is the future of our business. Beyond those things, however, there’s another fundamental challenge: getting to know the ins and outs of this business. They’re a generation that does less work with their …

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The Int'l Builders' Show is Still — And Always Will Be — About the People in the Building Products Industry

IBS Focus is Right to Remain “About The People” I’m writing this on a flight home from Orlando after attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS).  I’ve heard attendance was up 10% this year. Still about half the size it once was, but the Show, as it has been forever, was full of great people. Yes, …

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Building Product Manufacturers Evaluate Tradeshow Benefits

Tradeshow strategy is an important and costly element of the marketing mix. Are massive industry tradeshows running out of steam across all industries?  Does the cost for manufacturers to exhibit in national tradeshows outweigh the benefits?  Is it unrealistic for customers or prospects to travel across the United States for national shows due to cost?  …

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