Tag Archives: marketing strategy

How to Make an End of Year Marketing Plan

With the year coming to a close, your marketing plan for the coming year should be well underway. But as I speak with remodelers about their plans for the future, most just start rattling off a list of tactics that they plan to implement. When I rephrase the question to ask about their objectives and […]

4 Tips to Connecting with Millennials

Millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce in just five years. Although many are still in school, ComScore estimated in 2012 that they already account for $170 billion in buying power. The millennials, also known as Generation Y, is the name given to those born from the early 1980’s to 2000. 79 million […]

Say Goodbye to Free Estimates

“Click here for your free estimate.” Is this phrase on your website? Are you one of the thousands of remodelers that use this promotion to generate inquiries? If you are doing it as a purposeful marketing tactic, then more power to you. But if you hate driving around giving free estimates and think you don’t […]

The ABCs of SEO for Remodelers

SEO. Search Engine Optimization. These terms can be frustrating and confusing for many remodelers. Part of the problem is that Google is always changing their algorithim, so if you aren’t in the industry, it can be tough to keep up! They are making small changes almost daily and large changes multiple times per year. For […]

Setting Marketing Goals for Success

Do you know where you are going? A wise man once said “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there!”  Yet business experts agree that goals power businesses. By defining your business goals for the coming year, you’ll be able to target your marketing efforts to reach them. Carefully […]

The Marketing Tactic Remodelers Don’t Use Enough

When I ask remodelers what marketing tactics they most rely on, I usually get the same answers. Number one is almost always Referrals. As it should be. Referrals are commonly referred to as the lifeblood of a remodeling company. And the reason is obvious: since they come from a credible third-party you are instantly trustworthy. The […]

Marketing 101: Fundamentals are the Key to Your Success

While marketing isn’t brain surgery, it does take a bit of thinking and planning to create a program that uses dollars efficiently and yet produces quality leads. Set the stage for success by defining your market and calculating the amount of business your marketing program needs to generate. Know Your Market Step one in shaping […]

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