Insights: Industry Trends

An expert’s perspective on industry issues

Architects React to Obama Presidential Center Conceptual Vision

Just days after Michelle Obama served as keynote speaker at AIA Convention on Architecture 2017, she united with her husband on the South Side of Chicago for the unveiling of the Obama Presidential Center. Greeted by a crowd of enthusiastic community stakeholders, the Obamas were joined by Dina Griffin of Interactive Design Architects and Tod … Continue reading “Architects React to Obama Presidential Center Conceptual Vision”

Engage Architects and Build Media Relationships with Trade Show Events

Public relations is a complex strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between companies and organizations and the publics they serve. Bored yet? We don’t blame you. This basic definition of PR is why nobody really understands what public relations practitioners do on a day-to-day basis. The truth is, PR is an often-intangible world … Continue reading “Engage Architects and Build Media Relationships with Trade Show Events”

Marketing To Consumers Who Want Experiences, Not “Stuff”

Brian Schultz, co‐founder and chief experience officer at the New York City-based agency Magnetic, recently wrote an article for Advertising Age titled “Not Just Millennials: Consumers Want Experiences, Not Things.” The article offers an overview of the enormous shift that our society is currently undergoing when it comes to how and where we spend our … Continue reading “Marketing To Consumers Who Want Experiences, Not “Stuff””

Social Media and the Home & Building Products Industry

We are fortunate to work in an incredible industry, one that is filled with fantastic products and brands aimed at everyone from middle-class consumers in suburbia to the influential and powerful movers and shakers of the architecture and design world. From one of the largest gypsum suppliers in the country, to architectural metal fabricators, to … Continue reading “Social Media and the Home & Building Products Industry”

Learning From the Master: Understanding Building Materials Channel Marketing

Mark Mitchell is not afraid of honesty. In his book, Building Materials Channel Marketing, he dedicates a chapter to some of the inherent problems in working with advertising agencies. Mitchell, who has spent his entire career in advertising and marketing, calls it like he sees it. There is high turnover in the ad world. Many … Continue reading “Learning From the Master: Understanding Building Materials Channel Marketing”

30 Tips, Tricks and Ideas For Generating Online Leads

As inbound marketing extraordinaire Kipp Bodnar once said, “Leads are the metric that, as marketers, we rely on. Because leads mean money.” In the past 15-20 years, many of these leads have moved online, but not everyone’s tactics have changed along with the shift in technology. We recently put together an eBook to help your … Continue reading “30 Tips, Tricks and Ideas For Generating Online Leads”

Tips for Planning Your Next Trade Show

As we prepare to attend the 2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City, we thought it important to discuss the importance of a well thought out pre-show planning strategy for trade show exhibitors. Stoner Bunting has quite a bit of experience when it comes to trade shows, and even though we have … Continue reading “Tips for Planning Your Next Trade Show”