Your members build homes. We build brands.

Our Knack for Marketing HBAs

You have a lot to do: advocate for your community and members, manage government relationships , battle housing shortages, host the parade of homes and more! We understand. We can help you reach your goals by putting your brand’s best foot forward.

Driving Attendance to the Utah Valley Parade of Homes

Since 2012, we’ve been working with the Utah Valley Home Builders Association to host the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. We’ve gone through brand updates and have had successes in traditional media, digital media, social media and public relations. In 2023, the volume goal was reached and a shift to awareness and customer experience will drive efforts in 2024.

Increasing Conversions for Continuing Education

EKR has worked with the Utah HBA to increase awareness and attendance for continuing education classes. Using Google Search, the first 30 days resulted in 269 additional website visits and a click-through rate 2.71 times above benchmark. 

Five months later, after continued optimization, website visits increased 81% from the start of the campaign. In September 2023, the client said, “Our continuing education attendance is up by 748 attendees from last cycle.” 


Creating “The Housing Advocate”

Working in a strong PR capacity, EKR is helping the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) share their mission and efforts with various personas from the local resident to association members and government officials. 

First, EKR used research to build a messaging guide. Then, EKR proposed tactics for public relations work above and beyond expectations including a newsletter for government officials, media relations, and a podcast! 

Listen to “The Housing Advocate” hosted by SUHBA Government Affairs Director Stacy Young.

Mari Krashowetz

Executive Director, Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA)

"True Professionals with Customers Service on the Forefront"

“On behalf of the Southern Utah Home Builders Association, we extend our sincere appreciation to EKR Marketing Agency for their high-level professionalism in supporting our efforts to improve PR efforts within our organization and the community. The representatives we have been working with are true professionals with customer service on the forefront. They do their homework! We have been greatly impressed with the amount of knowledge and research performed behind the scenes to truly understand our mission, needs, and focus moving forward. 

EKR representatives use a proven system to identify personas (our target market), create effective messaging, and develop tactical guides to produce a marketing strategy. They do all this while adhering to approved budgets. They make the process easy and efficient. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with our community partner — EKR — and recommend others consider utilizing their related services. We believe long-term relationships are key to ongoing, long-term success.”

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