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26 05, 2022

Fewer Squirrels Made Homeless

By |2022-05-26T11:38:28-05:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

Now one of the prime marketing aspects in current times is to say that a product has green credentials. To prove this there are a myriad of standards, tests, clubs, association, and brands etc that one can use for promotion purposes, but at what point can an industry say it is actually “green”. This again beggars the question of “what are the real green credentials of the average deck”?

12 05, 2022

Brands Make Plans for New Instagram Tagging Feature

By |2022-05-12T13:21:42-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Business Practices, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

Instagram is officially doubling-down on its product tagging feature, recently announcing it will be rolling out the functionality to all users in the United States, no longer reserving it for just brands. Instagram has already well documented how an increased cadence of tagging increases a brand’s on-site conversion rate: Tag a product at least five times across a month’s time and almost double your purchases, per Instagram.  But that only accounts for branding tagging their own products. What does it mean that now every Instagram user and creator in the United States will be able to tag a product? And how are brands preparing for this?

3 05, 2022

LinkedIn Adds New Profile Links and Newsletter Promotion Options

By |2022-05-03T18:20:55-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

LinkedIn has added a new option to showcase a link on your profile, along with new analytics tools for group posts, a video trimming feature on mobile, and new newsletter display options. First off, on the showcase link, which is likely the most useful element for most users.

6 04, 2021

Operating During and Beyond Unprecedented Times – Once the Dust Settles

By |2021-08-30T08:34:12-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Bobby Parks, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

As people become more comfortable that Covid is under control, staycation rates may drop, reducing the spending from these funds that are also at an all-time high. Reduction in material cost should help stabilize the industry and remove the “not spend now” concerns but the “staycation” side of the equation may factor in as people begin to venture out again.  When this occurs and people aren’t knocking down your doors with demand for work, or referrals slow down, where you are positioned as a contractor will again affect just how busy and profitable you are.

10 03, 2021

As a Business Owner, How Many Hats Do You Wear?

By |2021-08-30T08:34:12-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Bobby Parks, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Bobby Parks talks about life as a contractor and how many hats we wear each day, and how easy it is to drop or neglect things when you try to carry too much of a load. Here are some examples of ways to begin to reduce the hat count and buy back more productive time for you. 

28 04, 2020

National Nail Launches Versatile CAMO® LEVER™ Tool for Fast, Easy Deck Board Bending

By |2021-08-30T08:34:16-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Grand Rapids, MI-- At CAMO, we know that you don’t have time to wrestle with deck boards –time is precious during installation and crews are getting smaller. Not to mention the strain on the body and potential board damage. As part of the CAMO experience that delivers ease, efficiency and profitability, [...]

22 04, 2020

The Overuse of the words: “uncertain times”

By |2021-08-30T08:34:17-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

By: Heather A. Marchand I use gmail. If I click on my "promotions" tab, I can guarantee that 8 out of 10 promotional emails use the word "uncertain". In fact, just for fun, I searched my email for "uncertain". How many times do you think I found the word?  TWO HUNDRED [...]

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