Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

Is Solar Growing? Survey Respondents Say Yes

June 8, 2009
To find out readers’ opinions about where solar products stand in today’s market, a brief, informal online survey was conducted on The NEWS Website. Survey respondents in this case do feel solar is taking hold in the residential sector.
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Developing an Advertising Strategy

June 8, 2009
Before developing your advertising, you need to think about and develop a strategy. What is it that you want to accomplish? Just as you develop an overall marketing plan, you need to develop an advertising plan of attack. Once you formulate a winning strategy, you can employ it for years to produce effective advertising.
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Take Advantage of Publicity

May 4, 2009
Advertising is only one way to get your message out to customers and prospects. Be sure to use all the marketing tools at your disposal. For a low-cost way to promote your HVACR business, take advantage of publicity opportunities.
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Think Twice Before Cutting Your Advertising Budget

March 9, 2009
The immediate reaction by many companies during a recession is to cut their advertising. Advertising is seen as an expense and all expenses are subject to trimming in difficult times. However, advertising should be looked at as an investment that helps to increase your sales now and in the future.
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Heaters, Air Curtains Tout Easy Installation

February 16, 2009
Ease of installation and ease of service are prime features of benefit to HVAC contractors and technicians. So it’s no surprise that, at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), manufacturers of unit heaters, duct heaters, and air curtains were pointing out the simple installation and serviceability of their new products.
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Do Good and Take Credit for It

February 2, 2009
One of the old sayings in the pubic relations field is “Do good and then take credit for it.” HVACR contractors should take this to heart. When you do something good for the community, make sure they know about it.
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Coupons Attract Consumers

January 5, 2009
Consumers are always looking for a bargain. In today’s struggling economy, that is especially true. No one wants to pay full price for anything. So why not offer a coupon with a discount?
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Economists Say Housing Should Rebound in 2009

November 17, 2008
The economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Construction Forecast Conference generally believed that the battered housing market will start to make a comeback in 2009. But in their assessment of the economy, they raised the specter of the dreaded “R” word - recession. However, the speakers did point out the positives in the current turmoil.
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Women Are Decision-Makers; You Better Be Talking to Them

November 3, 2008
According to a recently released survey by Pew Research Center, women are the key household decision-makers. When it comes to deciding on major home purchases, managing household finances, and other decisions, women are very much involved and often are in charge.
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Survey Respondents Say Drill More, Pursue Alternative Energy

October 6, 2008
This year as the price of oil and gasoline sharply rose, the impact of high energy prices weighed heavily on the United States economy. To find out how readers feel about the energy issue, an informal online survey was conducted on The NEWS Website, keying on oil drilling and renewable energy.
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