Building A More Relevant Brand

Customer expectations are rapidly evolving. The line between B2B and B2C is disappearing with industry disruptors like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber leading the way. Marketers must adjust to stay relevant, finding ways for their brands to more deeply engage customers.

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7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Agency Partnership

You’ve put in the company’s time. You’ve devoted the company’s money. So naturally, you want to see a high return on investment in your agency. While a lot depends on choosing the right partner, there are seven things you can do to maximize your relationship and get the most out of the branding, marketing and creative work you commission.

The new, targeted TV landscape—and how not understanding it could cost you wasted ad dollars

In the world of advertising, endings can bring about better beginnings. The decline of cable in favor of streaming means the ability to target TV audiences at a more granular level than ever before. Learn how Connected TV (CTV) and Over The Top television (OTT) give you key advantages when trying to use your ad dollars as wisely as possible.

are you really growing?

Many companies are increasingly enamored with their earning numbers, reflecting the cocktail of low supply and high demand that’s taken hold recently in the building materials industry. But what are the consequences to your business when you become too content with the status quo? Read on to understand why this thinking is ultimately dangerous to the bottom line.

How Technology Impacts Customer Engagement

Is technology changing to meet consumers’ evolving needs or are consumers changing as a result of what technology enables? Like the chicken and the egg, it really doesn’t matter which came first. Consumer expectations and technology will keep changing, and if your brand is too chicken to keep up, you may be left with egg on your face (pun intended). Read on to learn why sharpening your digital CX is essential to your business survival.

IBS 2019: Our Key Takeaways

The NAHB International Builders’ Show is always an exciting event for our team and clients and this year was no exception. Garnering the largest attendance in years (topping 100K attendees), the show was jam-packed with impressive exhibits, new innovations and plenty of energy. In this post, you’ll find our collective thoughts and takeaways from the biggest IBS in more 10 years.

Offering Knowledge and Demonstrating Courage: Takeaways from AIA 2018

After attending the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, I put together my key takeaways from the show floor. All in all, manufacturers need to take more steps to invest in innovation and conceptual ideas. The brands that do this are standing out amongst the crowd. Also, education is huge but it’s all about providing real knowledge, not product benefits. Make architects understand why these products help them with their projects. Keep reading to find out more.

Captivating Sights and Sounds were the Primary Attention Grabbers at AIA 2018

While walking the AIA 2018 show floor, our Senior Account Executive Emily Johnson appreciated the unique use of product to draw architects in brand booths. Despite the gorgeous aesthetics and interactive activities, the lack of organization around the all-important CEU offering was a major drawback for attendees and the manufacturers who worked hard to draw a less than favorable crowd.