IBS 2014

Even if builders are not saying it, they’re marketing like the home buying market has improved. With the exception of a small dip for Email Marketing in the Pulse 2013 data, each category of online marketing we asked about is getting more attention from builders each year. Because the Pulse Survey looks at primarily online initiatives, […]

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Builders Adopt the Mobile Web in a BIG Way

| Megan English

Builders responded to consumers demand for mobile usage in BIG way in 2013, with 86% now reporting having a mobile friendly website, up from 53% just a year ago. Like we stated in the Sales & Marketing Pulse 2013, not having a mobile website now puts you in the minority, and provides a uniquely poor […]

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We’ve already established in our post from yesterday afternoon that social media is easy to start, but hard to maintain, and even harder to maintain well. It seems as though, by analyzing our Pulse results, that more builders are leveraging outside help to manage, or at least supplement the management, of their social media efforts. […]

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Whether you’re driving traffic to your website through online channels such as directories and paid search, or your simply putting your URL on signage and marketing materials, then you know that the fruit of your efforts comes in the form of an online lead. As more and more online leads start to trickle into your inbox, hiring […]

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Social Media Goes Up. And Stays Up.

| Megan English

Its not news that home builders have embraced social media. However, we were shocked to learn that in the last 3 Pulse surveys, not one social media service included in our survey was used less than it was the year prior. This indicates that most of you that launched a Facebook page or a Twitter […]

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One of the many wonderful things about online marketing is measurability. While not everything that can be measured matters, few things matter more than where the leads that come into your website originate; specifically the prospects that turn into a sale. Google Analytics has a lot of fancy tricks and you can almost boil web visitors […]

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The countdown continues and we’re less than a week away from our arrival at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas!  Don’t get us wrong, the fancy dinners and occasional  game of blackjack are great incentives to make the trip, but one of our favorite things about IBS is sitting in on as many education sessions […]

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We’re Getting Excited…

| Megan English

The International Builders’ Show is less than 2 weeks away and we’re busy connecting the dots from the Marketing Pulse 2014 survey results. We had an amazing turnout of builders, marketing folks, and other industry professionals willing to share their online experiences from 2013 and provide some marketing projections for this upcoming year. If you’re […]

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Take the Marketing Pulse Survey Today

| Megan English

There are two words in the world of online marketing that can make digital strategists alike beam with exaltation. Those words? Measurable data. Online initiatives often provide an insight to performance and consumer behavior not available with traditional marketing channels. Thanks to such tools as Google Analytics, we can track web traffic and conversions with […]

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