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How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Innovate Based on Customer Pain Points
Zach likes to say, “Where there’s pain, there’s margin.” This week’s guest agrees. He talks to Zach about the importance of innovating based on your audience's pain points and why you need to keep a feedback loop open.
Disrupting the Building Materials Industry and Your Business With Technology
Have you ever considered disrupting your own company? This week’s guest talks all about disruption — what technologies are going to disrupt the building materials industry, how manufacturers can prepare and how to attract new talent.
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.
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.
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.
Lessons From 2022: The Five Most Popular Episodes of the Smarter Building Materials Marketing Podcast
It’s that time of the year! In this week’s episode, Zach and Beth take a trip down memory lane to recap their key takeaways from five of the most popular episodes of 2022.
3 Questions Building Materials Manufacturers Are Asking Ahead of 2023
This week, Zach’s co-host is Grant Farnsworth, the President of The Farnsworth Group, a market research company in the building product space. We discuss the questions manufacturers are asking to help them make strategic decisions for long-term growth.
How To Engage Architects: Using Education To Win Over Your Audience
In building materials, one of our biggest audiences is architects. This episode is all about how to not only target one of our favorite communities but how to educate and engage the modern architect.
Exhibiting at AIA: 5 Strategies to Help Brands Prep for Trade Shows
Trade shows have started up again with gusto, and we’re looking forward to the AIA Conference on Architecture coming up at the end of June. This week, we talk about what building materials brands can prepare when it comes to a solid trade show strategy and came up with five ways sales and marketing teams can plan ahead.
What Pros Want in 2022: Insights From a Building Materials Industry Panel
Every year, Venveo partners with The Farnsworth Group to survey pros, builders, architects and DIYers on how they research, specify and purchase building materials products. This week, we’re sharing insights from the pro panel we held during the 2022 Building Products Customer Guide event.
Why Architecture Firms Care About Your Product Certifications
The sales process in building materials can involve a few hurdles. Product certifications, though, might get your product in front of architects you’ve only dreamed of and prevent value engineering your product out of the project later on. But is a certification worth it? Let’s find out.
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