Category: News

12 Jan 2023

The window market in France

We summarise the market study commissioned by the French professional organisations SNFA, UMB-FFB, and UFME about the French window market in 2021.

It contains relevant information not only for foreign window and door manufacturers interested in the French market but may also be important to complementary industries such as glass, metal or wooden carpentry or the passive solar protection sector.

Units sold amount to 11,244,000 “frames”, up for the first time since 2015, with 12% more compared to 2019.

Key figures:

? The prevailing material, in terms of the number of frames marketed, is PVC (59%), followed by aluminium (31%) and wood (8%).

? Windows are mainly manufactured in France (88.6%) compared with imported windows (11.4%).

? Regarding the application area, 64% of the windows sold were for residential renovation, 24% for new residential construction, and the remaining 6% and 5% for non-residential renovation and new non-residential building, respectively.

? The most sold category is hinged windows (89.5%). Out of that product category, 37% consists of tilt and turn windows.

For more information on additional features, types of glass, certifications, etc., please refer to the report published by L’Union des Fabricants de Menuiseries (UFME):

14 Dec 2022

Objet Particulier at Design Network 2022, at the Spanish Embassy in Paris

Last Dec 1st and 2nd, we joined Objet Particulier in its attendance at the Design Network 2022 event, organized at the private residence of the Spanish ambassador in Paris. 

This exclusive exhibition was hosted by ICEX and the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office, curated by the prestigious French design and architecture magazine Àvivre, with the aim of showcasing the best Spanish design to French architects and interior designers from the Contract and Residential sectors.

Objet Particulier’s sophisticated decorative panelling in straw marquetry and galuchat shone through, applied to furniture and exquisite decorative objects that were exhibited in high-quality contract environments, and recreated in the magnificent spaces of the Private Residence. 

Design Network 2022

In addition to Objet Particulier, 11 other prestigious Spanish brands in the furniture, lighting, textile, ceramics and outdoor furniture fields took part, achieving very attractive exhibition synergies that made it possible to recreate hospitality atmospheres in great detail.

The mastery and fantasy of Objet Particulier’s made-to-measure creations, from which you can see photos below, were particularly noteworthy.

The elegance and originality achieved by its Creative Director, Mamen Diego, with straw and galuchat, apparently simple materials, enhance any interior design project with which it is associated, fusing art, design and master craftsmanship.

If you want to know more about Objet Particulier or if you are looking for inspiration for your interior design project, do not hesitate to contact them by email: or by phone at +34 609 84 15 20.

Also participating in Design Network 2022 were: Jover+Valls, Porcelanosa, Bassols 1790, Manuel Larraga, Andreu World, Isimar, Leds C4, Mobliberica, Musola, Dressy and Onok Lighting. Congratulations to all of them!

23 Sep 2022
Hekipia en Camping Pola

Hekipia: Expertise in demanding projects.

Discover in this video the evolution of the Camping Pola project, in Tossa de Mar, on
the Costa Brava, and the challenges it has faced.

Video made for Hekipia, designer and manufacturer of Tiny Houses.

The project:
Narrow plots, all different, nestled on the steep slopes of a hill by the sea, difficult to access,
make up Cala Pola, a beautiful cove on the Costa Brava.
The challenge stated by Tematic Arquitectura, the author of the project: is to build and insert
premium bungalows in a beautiful but extremely demanding natural environment, with a
minimum ecological impact.

The Hekipia solution:
118 premium Hekipia bungalows have been mounted, using a proprietary and highly
differentiated building principle, warranty of numerous upsides:

– Transport of all cabin components in 2D:

  • Reduction of transportation costs.
  • Guaranteed access to the plots, even the most difficult ones.
  • Efficient and fast construction, even in smaller spaces.

– Environmental friendliness:

  • No foundations, owing to the use of ground anchoring screws. Construction is, thus, reversible and ensures a limited environmental footprint.
  • The transport in 2D and the assembly on site allow respecting the existing trees.

– Guaranteed landscape integration: wooden cladding, installation adapted to existing
trees, etc.

Better use of the available ground, even if limited, whatever the difficulty of the terrain
and always without foundations, for a better return on investment:

  • Construction on stilts
  • Cantilevered construction

The result:
A 5-min video that explains Hekipia’s know-how through the challenges of a demanding
and singular project, thanks to a 6-month on-site follow-up, illustrated by the contributions of
its main actors.
This video has been produced for Hekipia, designer and manufacturer of Tiny Houses, by
Zekluu Communication Architects.

For further information, please visit:

08 Jun 2022


A toast to VEGA AIXALÀ!

Their Viern 2013 won the Grand Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2022! ?

Many congratulations to Vega, Eva and Anna for this great achievement – all their wines are sublime, but Viern is exceptional! ?

We share with you the link to their online shop: you will discover photos of their beautiful vineyards, and you will be able to order there ?

25 May 2022

How to build and grow your email marketing database

Email marketing is a cost-effective and easy-to-implement marketing technique that delivers real and measurable results. It is an excellent tool to keep your customers informed of any news or innovations. It is also the most efficient option for contacting potential customers and establishing regular communication with them, enabling the sales team to make “real” contact, at a later stage. 

In addition, planning and programming a relevant flow of messages, segmented and personalized, will be highly valuable and will allow you to better monitor and evaluate its impact.

But how do you build a quality email database? Here are some of the main elements to consider: 

Making the most of the contacts you already have

The sales department is the first source of database feeds, with the two easiest types of contacts to list:

  • Existing customers;
  • Contacts made through commercial meetings, at trade fairs and events, or responses to information requests received.

Organizing all these records in a coherent and functional way is the best way to create an effective database. Don’t forget to define the segmentation criteria that will help you target the right audiences for each message sent.

Identifying other sources of database feeds

Where and how to get new quality leads? This is the challenge.  

Evaluate both external sources and your own contact acquisition tools: we help you to define them and to design and implement lead acquisition actions, both in the Spanish market and in foreign markets.

  • Internal:

Contact forms, landing pages or pop-ups on the website, registration forms, social networks…

  • External: 

Professional online platforms, cobranded newsletters with media or sectorial publications, participation in webinars, purchase of databases, attendance at trade fairs or professional conferences, SEM campaigns…

Contact us if you would like support in lead generation.

But how can you convince potential leads to share their data?

Offer quality content, relevant to your audience: personal data is valuable and requests a valuable counterpart in return.  If you have segmented your audience, you will know what they are interested in: Samples? A white paper? A specialized catalogue? Templates? CAD files? A discount code (if you have an online shop)? A contest or giveaway? In any case, valuable content for your potential lead.

Remember that your database feeding and management strategy must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation: it is designed to protect individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data and the movement of such data. All your contacts must have expressly agreed to receive your emails. Contact us if you wish to clean and optimize your contact list with regard to GDPR.

We already have a database, what do we do now?

  • Segment and manage your list effectively

The database is a transversal, living, constantly evolving tool that must be fed from Marketing and Sales, as well as from the Projects, After Sales or Customer Service departments. 

Not all your contacts have the same interests or the same priorities, they should therefore not receive the same messages. Segmentation is crucial to contextualize a message to make it even more valuable and, ideally, will reach the target at the right moment in their buying journey… 

“Who they are” and “what they have done” are the two most simple questions to answer in order to create a basic segmentation. “Who they are” refers to demographics such as profession, location, or position within a company. “What they have done” refers to the actions you know they have taken (on or off your website: whether they have purchased, downloaded catalogues, attended trade shows, etc.). For example, a potential customer might have downloaded a brochure, while another might have opted for a specific offer. Any email marketing system will allow you to easily segment your list and automate campaigns to be sent to your different leads at a time of your choosing.

With the right database, you will be able to send to current or potential customers specific campaigns that reward them for their loyalty as well as recommend related products (cross-selling and up-selling), communicate new projects in which your brand has participated, and technical videos with assembly tips, personalized catalogues, etc.

  • Choosing an email automation tool

Choose an email marketing tool that will help you design, send and evaluate your campaigns. Most popular email platforms include Mailchimp or Sendinblue, which are intuitive and very affordable. Other quality automation providers include Campaign Monitor, Pardot (included within Salesforce Marketing Cloud) or Constant Contact. 

It all depends on your needs and the level of resources you want to invest. 

If you prefer to outsource, contact us: we will take care of defining the content calendar with you, designing it, generating it, automating its delivery to your lists and evaluating the results.

Remember: we all have an infinite amount of data and information, but few of us exploit it fully, because of lacking time, not being organized well enough, or due to a lack of internal resources…

If you are looking to optimize your systems and organize your data, we are at your disposal: contact us here.

05 Apr 2022


We congratulate the Barcelona studio Peris + Toral for their project “85 Social Housing Units” nomination as a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award,  along with five other candidates ✨.

The interior sliding systems, designed by our client customer KLEIN Europe, enable dynamic partitions and adaptable interiors, key to the originality of this project. 

Home design as a unit that is always customizable: a new value proposition, recognized with this nomination.

The Architecture and the Emerging Architecture Awards will be announced at the end of April.

Looking forward to discovering the winners!!

Bravo to all the actors in this project! ?

22 Jul 2021

5 challenges to optimise B2B marketing in 2021

In these months of pandemics, companies have been forced to go digital. Today, many of the changes that have been implemented have already taken effect, although B2B companies are still looking to optimize their processes, tools and organization.

Teleworking and the limitation of ‘live’ social and business contacts have massively increased digital interactions as a means to maintain effective communication with influencers and customers.

The B2B marketing strategy is therefore facing new challenges. Here are the five most important points to consider, according to the late 2020 Salesforce report.

Capture customers’ attention in real-time

At a time when companies are looking to build connection and trust in these uncertain times, the user experience, whether it’s the end customer, reseller, installer or specifier, has become more important than ever. A previous Salesforce study from June 2019 already claimed that 84% of customers believe that the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services, up from 80% in 2018.

But mindset change and execution are two very different things, and many professionals struggle to align operations with aspirations. To achieve a positive and personalized digital experience, we need to provide answers in real-time, in a practical, simple and innovative way.

Innovate, innovate and innovate again

Innovation is essentially about anticipating new needs or meeting existing needs better than others. This is essential these days.

It is not only a matter of innovating products or services but also of adapting internal processes to be able to react adequately to market changes. It is time to implement new tools to work better in a radically different environment. They must also allow us to analyse the results in each area. The implementation and use of a CRM, more or less sophisticated, can make a big difference for the sales team. In marketing, taking the time to define clear and measurable objectives, properly implement evaluation criteria and follow up on the actions implemented allows for greater efficiency and performance. Communicate more and better, in all the sectors to which we have access and which are relevant to our targets. Measure results to optimize action plans.

Delivering consistent and creative customer experiences across channels and devices

Marketers recognize the challenges of achieving their goals. Customer data must be unified and operationalized to deliver consistent experiences tailored to customer needs in real-time.

Marketing transformation involves more than just enhanced collaboration and additional ways to connect.

In 2020, the focus has been on what needs to be done to drive audience segmentation and personalization.
Today, digital experiences focus on individual touchpoints. Personal concerns must be addressed and tailored experiences offered, independent of the overall process.

Unification of customer data sources

Emotional intelligence is a core competence. Now more than ever, it is essential to understand the entire customer journey. The key is to create consistent experiences, from the moment a potential customer discovers the brand to the moment a positive review is posted.

Share a unified view of customer data across business units

Multi-channel marketing is not new, but it has never been more relevant. Today’s customers are increasingly seeking new types of information about brands across more and more types of channels. They expect companies to engage with them in a dynamic and personalised way.

Inter-departmental interactions have become paramount. In the B2B environment, it is especially important that marketing and sales teams share a unified view of customer data, processes and goals. Tactics vary, but the strategy is common and shared.

The horizon: delivering meaningful digital experiences that drive valuable conversions

These are just a few of the challenges that industry professionals surveyed by Salesforce identified as steps to take to continually optimise and improve their B2B marketing strategies.

We must strive to connect with our customers and provide dynamic and meaningful experiences that result in valuable conversions for the brand.

Therefore, simple initiatives such as database optimization, establishing and optimizing recurring processes, and using analytics to understand where website traffic is coming from, among others, always have a great impact and add value.

ZEKLUU’s objective is to help design, draw and implement the strategy, actions, resources and marketing tools that best fit the level of development, size and resources of each company, in order to best enhance your brand.

For more information, contact us here.

01 Mar 2021

Comparing Digital Trends in Spain and France: Key Elements for B2B

2020 confirmed that social media networks and mobile devices are fundamental tools when it comes to not just digital marketing, but the entire B2B commercial process. Here is some key information about digital trends in Spain and France.

According to Hootsuite’s annual report, Digital 2021, internet penetration, globally, has grown to 4.66 billion users. Of these, 90% (4.20 billion) use social media, a year-on-year increase of 13%.

The Spanish and French markets: similarities and differences

In both France and Spain, 91% of the population uses the internet, and 80% of those who surf the web in Spain are active social media users (37.4 million people) versus 75% in France, with growth rates of 28% and 13%, respectively, throughout 2020.

IMPORTANT: 34.8% of Spanish internauts use social media for work vs. 25.4% in France.

In Spain, on average, each internet user from 16 to 64 years old has eight different social media accounts (in France, this number is less than seven).

Therefore, it is important that you carefully choose the social networks on which you want your brand to be present in order to optimize results and capitalize on your investment.

The most critical component of this is taking the time to define your objectives and targets in order to decide which networks to be on and which ones not to be on, as well as the criteria for assessing your results, something that we often forget about because of day-to-day pressures or scarce internal resources.

This way, you’ll be able to define the role that each social network should play in your brand strategy, aiming for more than simple visibility, but rather the ability to, for example, generate traffic to your website, collect leads, collect market information, increase downloads of a specific document, etc.

We are experts in B2B communication and international strategies. Contact us if you would like more information.

Why your website should be responsive

In some B2B markets, it’s still common to see websites, newsletters, etc. with designs that don’t adapt to mobile devices.

In fact, in Spain, 93% of users access the internet through a mobile device, versus 86% in France.

Even more, in Spain, 50% of 2020 website traffic through search engines occurred on mobile phones (a 3-point growth compared to the previous year) versus 45.9% on desktop or laptop computers, and only 3% on tablets.

In France, mobile phones also represent a significant and growing portion of search engine traffic, 45% (up 5 points from the year prior) versus the 50% that continues to come from desktop or laptop computers.

This data shows that making web content and websites responsive to mobile formats is critical if we want to remain connected to a large portion of the market.

The digital channel is the first source of information about brands

On the other hand, 2020 confirmed that the digital channel is the first source that users go to for information about a brand or to research new ones.

The following points stand out:

  • Discovery of new brands: SEO is key

When it comes to discovering brands, there are multiple options available, but search engines are the source most frequently used by Spanish internauts: almost 40% of internet users find new brands through online search engines, 37.3% do so based on personal recommendations, 36.4% through TV ads, and only 25% through ads on other websites, with catalogs, product comparison sites, and comments on social media being less frequent.

In France, search engines stand out as a source of discovery for more than 42% of internet users, followed by personal recommendations and product samples for 29% and online stores for 26%. TV ads, which were on top not so long ago, are further behind at 23%.

Thus, it is crucial that your brand be well-positioned in search results, which requires working on your SEO. Contact us if you would like support in this area.

  • Social media, much more than a display window

On the other hand, social networks come in at third place for ways Spanish internet users search for information about a brand, product, or service, with 41.7% of them using social media for this purpose, coming in behind search engines (61.9%) and almost on par with corporate websites (42%).

In France, search engines also dominate as the first channel for information about brands, products, or services, used by 62.2% of internauts for this purpose, followed by corporate websites (used by 33.7% of users), “consumer review” sites (32.2%), and, to a lesser extent, social media (28%), along with price comparison websites.

These numbers make it evident that, for users, social media is no longer a simple accessory, but rather, it has become an additional channel for information about brands, just like websites. Contact us if you are interested in running an assessment of your social networks.

LINKEDIN: the quintessential B2B network

Among the multitude of social media networks out there, LinkedIn continues to be known as the ideal network for professionals. Spain already has 14 million total users, whereas this number in France has reached 21 million. Although personal profiles are most common, business pages have a ton of untapped potential. According to The Lab Foundation Inc., despite the fact that only 0.59% of posts published on LinkedIn come from business pages, they generate 10% of all leads. This is a much better result than that obtained from personal profile posts.

Likewise, the same study signals that, in B2B business, 80% of leads generated through social media come from LinkedIn, versus 12% in Twitter and 7% in Facebook. This data, along with the evident growth in users throughout 2020, shows that it is a social network that offers outstanding results, while likely requiring less investment in content than other networks.


Mobile phones are key to users access to internet, and brand components and content must be developed to optimize this type of device.

Social media networks should be treated not as a display window, but rather as an integral part of a brand’s communications strategy, with clear and measurable conversion objectives.

Digitalization has gone from being an area of opportunity to an utmost priority in the B2B world, a fact that has become more concrete because of the pandemic. At Zekluu, we offer you our experience and knowledge in digital marketing and B2B communications, as well as our international perspective, to activate a communications strategy adapted to an ever-changing reality. If you are looking to enhance your digital strategy, contact us!

30 Dec 2020

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

We sincerely hope that these holidays allow us all to charge ourselves with positive energy and mark the beginning of a new era, more serene and optimistic. We toast to a New Year of health and hope, in which we will continue to be by your side. Happy Holidays!

27 Aug 2020
Marketing Post Covid-19

B2B business after COVID-19… Now What?

It’s indisputable! The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes, and more are yet to come. Overcoming distance and understanding your clients’ new needs, maintaining fluid and frequent contact with them, providing them with answers and alternatives, and enhancing brand visibility have all become key to companies’ survival.

In the B2B world, digitalization used to be an area of opportunity; now, it is a top priority.

Reflection, analysis, and ambition

  • Let’s take a moment to reflect on your resources and processes in order to design marketing and communication actions that will improve your business efficiency. B2B marketing requires a deep understanding of business processes. Who is the specifier for your product or service? Where can you find them and how do you pique their interest? What means of communication do your competitors use? Verifying this will allow you to identify communication channels that may be relevant to your brand and assess how important they may be to your strategy.

  • In this moment of stagnation in the national market, it’s time to diversify. You know that your product is relevant and interesting for other markets, but how can you communicate this to them? Your brand already has a certain level of international presence, but are there sectoral means of communication, professional portals, or online events through which you can gain notoriety and generate B2B leads? Several industry-specific B2B platforms allow you to present your products or projects and automatically collect leads. This can be particularly interesting in export markets, where your sales team is not as established and your brand needs to gain notoriety.

ZEKLUU has experience in a wide range of European markets, with specific expertise in the French market. We can help you with your international development process: contact us.

Let’s review the basics…and stop being so timid!

More than ever, visibility is crucial for your brand’s success. In times of limited travel and social distancing, let’s celebrate the fact that you already have a certain digital presence and then build on that.
How can you do that? Well, to start, you can rethink your strategy on channels where you don’t depend on anyone else: your website, social media, database…

  • Get the most out of your website: it’s your main showcase. It should be functional, accessible, informative, and inspiring, but more than anything, it should be designed to attract high-quality traffic, instill trust, and generate business contacts. Do your potential clients see your website? Are you getting traffic? Let’s analyze this. If not, how can you increase traffic? Is your website designed to collect data? Do you download and efficiently manage the leads it provides? What could you do to collect more leads and manage them more efficiently? If you think that this discussion could be valuable to you, let’s have it together.

  • What are the keywords your potential clients use? You may or may not know what these are, or you may not be using them optimally, which in turn limits traffic to your website. In the B2B world, a quality keyword analysis is probably one of the most cost-effective actions you can take, which simultaneously having a high return on investment, if used to optimize your web architecture and create a solid SEO strategy. If you haven’t done this yet, or if you did it a long time ago, we can help.

  • Social media: which one to choose? Just one? All of them? Are you on the networks that are truly of interest to you? Can you concentrate your resources to create a bigger impact? Can you produce valuable content and synergies with your website? Social media can be a showcase capable of generating business, but it can also consume many more resources than it provides. You have to define a strategy, thinking in the medium-term.

  • Databases and e-mail marketing: you surely have a large number of contacts that have been collected by your sales team at trade fairs or events, or which have come in from the contact form on your website. Unfortunately, a list of contacts isn’t a database if you aren’t using it properly. Do you use e-mailing as a communication strategy? Do you keep your contacts informed of relevant updates? Do you comply with GDPR? Have you designed a strategy that allows you to generate interest and then keep people interested, with the ultimate goal of informing, selling, creating loyalty…? If you would like to know more about this topic, contact us here.

In conclusion, for B2B companies, digitalization used to be an area of opportunity; now, it is a top priority. You don’t always have to change everything to improve your efficiency, but it is always fundamental that you understand your strengths and weaknesses so that you can establish a plan of action that will leverage the former while minimizing the latter.

Contact us and we will help you reflect on this.