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#YourBrandInTheirLife. How Do you "fit" into your Prospect's life?

22171969 A Home Builder brand wants to inspire future homeowners to live their best life in a new home and to enjoy the total lifestyle that a planned community offers. Builders want to fit into the ideal of what a new home will offer for home buying prospects. #YourBrandinTheirLife refers to branded products that support consumers in their daily lives. I got to thinking about how our e-Store products integrate into "life" for home buying consumers so that we could give builder marketers one more way to nurture prospects during the home selling process. Branded products tend to be low cost and utilitarian. And, they can be a valuable marketing tool to remind prospective home buyers of their connection to your communities. But they have to integrate into your prospects' daily activities. Here's an example using my typical Saturday morning routine. These products integrate into my activities and could easily promote a brand I like. 5:45am: I get up early (before anyone needs my assistance), and have a cup of coffee. My objective is to carve out a little time before I go to an insane exercise class, followed by a day of boys soccer. 22176379 I need to wake up, stretch and enjoy a little content on my laptop. My coffee routine is a space where I devote time to getting set for the day. Starbucks has transformed the coffee ritual, and stylish coffee cups are now part of the coffee experience. I love mine because they are symbolic of this quiet time in my day. And, I always seem to need more of them. download (3) 6:45am: I gather everything I need to make the most of my morning outing. Like many consumers, I am combining errands with my activities. I'm also making use of time in the car to connect with people about plans. Here's my checklist for leaving the house (and yes, I'm running late, aren't we all?). **My teenager has "borrowed" my 21377273portable charger because his phone is out of power. Fortunately, I can recharge it easily, and I have a back up in my briefcase, so I can call my friend on the way home. These are small, inexpensive, and utilitarian products that make it easy to go about living our daily lives. You can't brand everything, but consumers accept that products like this are sometimes branded, and if they are of good quality, they are appreciated as thoughtful gifts from brands they like. Builder Promotions e-commerce store is set up to serve these gifts to the Home Builder vertical. We are told by our clients that they love the simple layout with quick access to categories that sync with the home selling cycle. And whether our clients make a fast e-commerce purchase or email to get a project going before they end their day, the feedback is, it's great to be able to do mobile shopping and still get a human on the phone when it's most convenient to speak directly. I don't know what your Saturday morning looks like, but I bet you use a few products that make your life easier. Could they be branded? Probably! Maybe you can find new ways to integrate your brand into your prospect's life while they are deciding where to purchase their new home.  Thanks for engaging. Cheers! Leslie Bridges, Chief Blogger Marketing Blueprints is sponsored by Builder Promotions, an e-commerce solution offering Convenience, Control and Peace of Mind.  Our branded products are used throughout the home selling cycle.

Leslie is a partner in Builder Promotions Marketing firm, a company devoted to making life better at work for the Marketing professionals who work tirelessly to deliver New Home Communities that provide a place for families to live and thrive. She loves being a Mom and keeps a suitcase packed for the next travel adventure with her family.

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