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BPCW Live Podcast: Candid Q&A from the Contractor & Remodeler Pro Panel
Asking for your customer's feedback is key to growth. This week's episode was recorded live from the Building Products Customer Workshop in Denver, where a panel of seasoned pros — contractors, remodelers, and installers — offered invaluable, candid insights into the questions and challenges most pressing to building product companies today.
How Manufacturer Reps Can Increase Specifications with Commercial Design Firms
Manufacturer reps often play a vital role in expanding market reach and ensuring customer satisfaction. This week's guest reveals why effective reps are the lifeblood of design firms and how they are instrumental in preventing building products from being value-engineered.
How Manufacturers Can Get in Front of More Contractors & Earn Their Trust
Contractors are one of the most popularly targeted audiences by building material manufacturers. This week’s guest talks about how you can build better relationships with contractors in order to boost business.
How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Reach Niche Audiences & Specialty Trades
Are you asleep at the online strategy wheel? This week’s guest thinks some building materials manufacturers are and explains how they can connect emotionally with niche audiences using different online platforms.
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.
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.
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.
How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Convert Contractors to Customers
Converting contractors — or any audience segment — doesn’t have to be as hard as you think — or so says today’s guest. In this jam-packed episode, our guest explains the importance of imagery, how to convert contractors to customers, how to market to multiple audiences and more.
Building Materials Sustainability: “This Is The Time to Double Down”
This week’s episode was a global affair — not just because our guest lives halfway across the world, but because of the issue of climate change and the risks we all face today. We dig deep into the topic of sustainability and how manufacturers can guarantee a future for our planet: a topic that’s heavy on everyone’s mind.
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.
The Edge of Evolution: Recruiting Skilled Labor in a Gig Economy
It’s a new world of work out there, and finding skilled labor in the workforce has been a challenge for everyone in the building materials industry. This episode is a must-listen for brands, builders and anybody who wants to recruit talent in today’s gig economy.
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