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10-Minute Tactics: Making Building Products Stickier
10-Minute Tactics is a new series that provides you with bite-size marketing and sales strategies that you can put into action and get results. In this first episode, Zach and Beth talk about how manufacturers can provide product services around products to make them stickier.
5 Macro Trends Impacting the Future of the Building Materials Industry
Technology is becoming more and more essential in the building materials industry, but that’s not the only thing to look out for. In this episode, our guest talks about five macro trends that manufacturers need to consider over the next three to five years.
Navigating Lumber Prices in 2023: The Role of Futures and Risk Management
Once again, the volatility of lumber prices is a hot topic. But basic pricing isn’t all you need to know about lumber. This week’s guests discuss how futures and risk management play a big role in lumber pricing and those who buy it.
Pricing Strategy Tips for Building Materials Manufacturers
Pricing is arguably one of the biggest levers a manufacturer can pull to create or pull back demand. This week’s guest talks to Zach about how to develop a successful pricing strategy.
How To Get Your Building Products Spec’d in an Architect’s Project
Manufacturers know they need to get an architect’s attention in order to get in a spec, but what’s the best way to do it? This week’s guest talks about how to build relationships with architects, and he knows what he’s talking about as an architect himself.
How Building Product Manufacturers Get Selected By Interior Designers
Are you guilty of lumping architects and interior designers together in your marketing plans? Today's guest explains why you should be separating those two groups and how you can get designers' attention.
How Manufacturers & Dealers Can Make the Move Into Prefab
Prefab construction is becoming more and more popular in the industry. But many dealers and manufacturers are scared of the risk prefab seems to bring. In this episode, we talk to a dealer who made the move into prefab and is seeing great success.
The Winners and Losers of IBS/KBIS 2023
Fresh off the plane home from the 2023 International Builders' Show, Zach, Beth and Steve talk about their initial thoughts and feedback of the event overall. They also name their biggest winners — and losers.
What the Building Materials Industry Needs to Know About ChatGPT
ChatGPT is the latest buzzword in the marketing world, and many building materials manufacturers are unsure of what it means for them. In this episode, we give an overview of what ChatGPT is and what it means for the building materials industry.
Why Building Materials Manufacturers Should Measure for Momentum
Do you know the best way to create a relationship with your audience? In this episode, Zach and Beth talk to their guest about the changes happening in the market, specifically in relation to builders, contractors and other audiences that manufacturers target.
3 Strategies For Building Product Companies That Still Hold True After 200 Episodes
In the 200th episode of the Smarter Building Materials Marketing podcast, Zach and Beth break down three strategies that are as true today as they were in the first episode.
How To Differentiate Your Building Products to Win More Builders
Differentiating your product to builders doesn’t mean you have to engage in a price race to the bottom. In this episode, our guest explains how you can build relationships with builders through true differentiation — without sacrificing your margin.
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