Are You Missing Out on the Home Improvement Retail Media Explosion?

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    It seems like we just can’t stop talking about the pandemic and its effect on commerce. In the retail universe, it’s a bit like the big bang, complete with cascading ripple effects, like the massive shift to eCommerce that gave certain retailers a massive advantage. Sure enough, retailers are leveraging their massive online traffic to attract advertising revenue. It’s called…

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    3 Types of Off-Shelf Merchandising and How to Use Them in Home Improvement

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    If you’ve walked through any big-box retailer in the last decade, you’ve probably noticed that more and more product is not on the shelf. Point-of-purchase (POP) displays are especially ubiquitous in home improvement stores where the aisles are wide and seem to invite retail merchandising. Shoppers may have mixed reviews about sharing aisle space with retail merchandising, but there are…

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    Our Guide to the Top 10 Digital Marketing Channels for Home Improvement Retail

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    A lot of clients come to Porchlight looking for help with digital marketing for their home improvement brand or product. And a big chunk of those clients have tight budgets. So, there comes a point – early in the relationship – where we have to prioritize. We have to eliminate some digital marketing channels in favor of others that are…

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    Are You Ready for Omnichannel Marketing? Here’s How to Find Out.

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    Everyone is talking about omnichannel marketing, which may have you wondering, “Are we ready for omnichannel marketing?” Omnichannel is certainly the new buzzword in retail marketing, and there are plenty of brands for whom it makes a lot of sense. But there are equally, if not more, brands for whom multichannel strategies are a better fit. This is especially true…

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    The Ultimate Balancing Act: From Budget to Media & Creative

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    We’re talking about money again. The more clients we speak to, the more we understand the increasing demands being placed on tight budgets. It’s a real challenge to develop a budget that is comprehensive and delivers ROI. And agencies can add to the complexity because we all take a slightly different approach to pricing. While we can’t fix agency pricing across…

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    How to Budget to Work with an Agency

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    In the creative services industry, price can be a taboo subject. No one wants to talk about pricing and with good reason. First of all, value is subjective because the thing being sold is intangible. Second, there is the awkward idea of profit. Agencies are in business to make a profit after all. And no one likes the idea of…

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    Six Things Every Digital Marketing Report Should Include

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    Modern marketing is all about data. As it should be. Because so much of today’s marketing happens on tiny computers we carry in our pockets and on our wrists, nearly everything we do is trackable. But what does that really mean? Better yet, where can you get ahold of some of this data and use it to your advantage? The…

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    Implementation and Execution: They’re Two Separate Things

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    If you follow our insights, you know that this article follows similarly themed content on research, personas and marketing strategy. Assuming you have done your research and adopted a collaborative strategy, you are ready to move into creative. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you get to check off deliverables just yet. There’s a critical step you’ll need to consider first, and it’s called implementation. Implementation…

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    Love Them or Hate Them, Here’s How to Get Personas Right

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    Personas are a strategic tool used in marketing to help visualize a particular audience or segment. Personas bring intangible qualities to life by bundling them into a fictional representation. These characterizations can include various qualities depending on the product or service doing the targeting. Characteristics might include what the ideal customer looks like, what they wear, their income level or…

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    Scalable, Budget-Minded Research Strategies for Home Improvement Retail Brands

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    Research is the first step to any successful project. It can be as minor as reading and preparing a creative brief or as monumental as conducting a nationwide poll. As important as it is, research is often one of the first things to get cut when budgets get tight. After all, we operate in the fast-moving world of retail which…

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