the mash

In the distillation process, the mash is where raw ingredients come together for the start of something awesome. Our blog works the same way. We load up the hopper with relevant facts, smart insights and random thoughts, then watch new ideas bubble up.

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.