Best Practices

Construction RFQ/RFP Best Practices Survey and Webcast

A survey and webcast regarding construction request for quote (RFQ/RFP) effectiveness and best practices is announced by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The results of the national survey will be presented at the April 8, 2014 (1 pm CST) webcast, along with a panel discussion. The anonymous and confidential survey will identify how Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms of…
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Social Media Summit 2013 – Webcast Summary

With the increasing use and prevalence of social media, it is no surprise that the 2013 Social Media Summit for Construction was the greatest attended event in CMA webcast history. Panelists included Carrie Halle, former marketing director for Knaack/Weather Guard, and Brian Stokoe, social media strategist for Caterpillar Inc. CMA Chairman Neil Brown moderated the panel. The 2013 Social Media Summit was…
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CMA STAR Awards: Previews and Tips – Webcast

The Construction Marketing Association is proud to continue the CMA STAR Awards in 2013! Held annually, the awards recognize the best construction marketing projects and campaigns across 16 categories and 81 sub-categories. Since it’s inaugural year, participation in the STAR Awards has doubled. Therefore, CMA will hold a webcast entitled, CMA STAR Awards: Previews and Tips, Thursday July 18 @1…
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Advertising in Construction-Webcast Summary

The Construction Marketing Association’s Advertising Best Practices Webcast was packed full of inspired advertising case studies in the construction industry. CMA Chairman, Neil M. Brown, also shared tips on media planning and buying to better your advertising strategy. Results from a recent national CMA survey were also presented.  The survey found that 96.6% of construction professionals employed some form of…
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Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers

Home improvement retailers are a distinguished marketing channel for a variety of types of construction and remodeling products. Such products include: building materials and supplies, lighting and plumbing, lawn and garden, construction tools and equipment, and much more. In the new whitepaper, “Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers”, we provide a snapshot of the home improvement industry, along with the results…
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Advertising Construction Products and Services Survey

The Construction Marketing Association is conducting a national survey on the use of advertising in the construction industry. The survey addresses best practices, advertising tactics, and measurement strategies. You can take the Advertising Construction Products and Services Survey here. It is a quick survey, with only 7 questions and a request to receive results. The results of the survey will…
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Strategic Construction Marketing Tools

As mentioned in a previous blog post on market research, there are several options for gathering information about customers and their buying preferences and purchase intentions. But what are some of the strategic tools that can be employed to assist in marketing decision-making? Below we will share several popular strategic marketing tools including internet-based competitive intelligence, market segmentation, perceptual maps,…
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Advertising Best Practices for Construction- Webcast

Advertising for construction is now the hot topic of the industry! Therefore, the Construction Marketing Association will hold a webcast entitled Advertising Best Practices for Construction and conduct a national survey regarding advertising products and services in construction. The webcast will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 1pm CST.  This great opportunity is free to both CMA members and…
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How to Be a Better Construction Marketer in 2013

In this time of New Year’s resolutions, why not set some goals for achieving marketing success? Following are 5 key initiatives that can help marketers crush the competition and get that promotion. Whether you market products or services to construction firms, homebuyers, or other targets in the vast construction industry, there are construction marketing musts that will improve your bottom line….
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Trade Show Marketing Best Practices

Trade shows and events are staples of construction marketing, and often one of the top budget line items. On the brand side, manufacturers exhibit at industry events and might participate in networking events. Most brand manufacturers manage an extensive trade show program exhibiting at multiple shows for key markets. No question trade shows are one of marketing’s biggest budget line…
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