December 14, 2011

In one of the most passionate outbursts of reader mail of the year, the industry resoundingly sided with a retailer's right to advertise -- or not to advertise -- wherever it deems fit. 

December 7, 2011

All customers are not created equal.

During Lowe's annual conference Tuesday, senior VP marketing and advertising Tom Lamb defined the company's target customer by first breaking down home improvement consumers into four distinct groups.

Lowe's target, he said, is on the two largest spending groups, together called "creators."

September 25, 2011

Philadelphia -- True Value Co. CEO Lyle Heidemann presented some positive numbers during the co-op's Fall Market general session, as he encouraged members to remain visible to their customers.

Speaking here Friday morning at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, site of the company's fall market, Heidemann pointed to positive recent sales gains across the co-op. Since the third week of May -- a starting point selected because it was the beginning of this year's delayed spring -- retail sales are up 4.3% at True Value, with every department positive, he said.

August 24, 2011

San Jose, Calif.-based Orchard Supply Hardware tapped Vertis Communications to supply marketing services in a new three-year deal.

Under the agreement, which extends a 15-year relationship between the two companies, Vertis will manage Orchard Supply Hardware's advertising inserts program from its local Sacramento facility.

Orchard Supply Hardware is among Vertis' growing portfolio of home improvement retailers including Lowe's, Ace Hardware and Menards.

August 10, 2011

Do it Best Corp. has named Ferguson Advertising its agency of record, assisting the hardware and lumber co-op in a variety of its marketing efforts. 

"We're excited to announce this new strategic partnership with Ferguson Advertising," said Tim Miller, VP marketing for Do it Best. "Our advertising, marketing and public relations work will certainly play an important role in our future growth and success, and we look forward to Ferguson's contributions in these areas."

June 20, 2011

Michigan-based home improvement chain ACO Hardware has expanded its relationship with Vertis and named the company its exclusive provider of newspaper inserts, Inserts2online and logistics.

June 3, 2011

Peter Kleinman has been promoted to the position of director of marketing for Leviton’s distribution channel.  

In his new post, he will be reporting to William W. Marshall, Leviton’s senior VP sales and marketing. Kleinman will lead the marketing, branding and advertising for the company’s full line of products across the distribution sales channel.

March 18, 2011

An article in the New York Times reports that Sears' aggressive "Turf Wars" advertising campaign is part of a trend toward mentioning competitors by name.

Described as a marketing platform including social media and online video clips, The Sears Turf Wars campaign brings Lowe's and Home Depot into the picture.

February 22, 2011

Advertising Age, citing an internal announcement, has reported that VP and chief marketing officer Frank Bifulco has been replaced by former VP advertising Trish Mueller. Bifulco was with the Atlanta retailer for almost three years.

Mueller joined Home Depot in 2009 after serving as senior VP marketing and advertising at Sports Authority and VP advertising at American Signature.

October 31, 2010

Do it Best celebrated its 65th anniversary at its October Market here Oct. 8-11, and...

November 2, 2008

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October 19, 2008

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October 15, 2008

Oak Brook, Ill. -- True to its mission, the Home Improvement Research Institute examined research...

October 5, 2008

Bob Taylor could be described as an optimist, a guy who looks at the ongoing...

May 4, 2008

In 28 years in the hardware business, Linda Kuenning, who owns Western Ohio True Value...

March 16, 2008

CEO Lyle Heidemann urges members to remain upbeat in the tough economic climate....

November 8, 2007

Sherwin-Williams has voluntarily agreed to modify its advertising tagline on Duration Exterior Latex paint after...

August 13, 2007

The company terminated Phil Schneider, formerly executive vp-marketing, earlier this month, according to a filing....

July 19, 2007

Thomas Carey will focus on customer satisfaction, advertising and marketing....