the airport city

Airports may be the next big center for commercial and industrial development. The birth of a new transportation-focused metropolitan sub-region, the aerotropolis, is on the horizon. How do your products and services fit into this new business model?

the online experience: key focus areas for big box retailers

As online shopping continues to gain traction, the overall retail experience is becoming more critical to the success of big box retailers. Online product research now plays a huge role regardless of where the purchase ultimately occurs. Whether buying online or in-store, the consumer shopping journey often begins long before the final sale, challenging all retailers (especially big box) to more carefully craft the sales path from beginning to end.

Breaking Down the 2019 MetroStudy Housing Outlook

NAHB partnered with MetroStudy during the 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS) to present the 2019 National Housing Forecast. The forecast included key housing predictions based on current economic trends as well as recent United States government policy’s impact on the housing market.

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.

The Big Disruptor - Conversational AI

With Conversational AI, brands can have more meaningful conversations with their target audience and customers — as long as they are set up to live in this world. They also have an opportunity to learn more about customer intent by how customers or potential customers are verbalizing their ask, which leads to better and more personalized marketing efforts.

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.