Construction Marketing Secrets

5 Marketing Principles for your Construction Firm

Choosing a construction firm, be it a large corporation or a private residence owner, is a very important decision. It needs time, research and careful consideration from the client’s part. Therefore, construction firms need to make all relevant information available to potential customers. They need to anticipate customer questions and needs. A well-planned marketing strategy will not only help your…
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How to Improve Construction Proposal Success

  Want a 10% increase in your proposal hit rate? What would this mean to you? A higher hit rate can ultimately mean a higher quality of life because you have left to worry about in the future. That 10% increase in proposal acceptance can also mean a larger selling price if you’re near retirement and you will get even…
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CMA STAR Awards – 2011 Winners Announced

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA), sponsor of the annual CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards,  announces 2011 award winners. The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 78 sub-categories. CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR recognizes top brands, companies or individuals both by region. SUPERSTAR and STAR (first place/second place respectively) are awarded for each…
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A/E/C Marketing Best Practices – Webcast Summary

The September 22 webcast was our top attendance! Not surprising with our blue chip panelists. Marketing of architectural, engineering or construction (A/E/C) services is highly specialized. The webcast identifed what A/E/C marketing approaches work best. Deborah Hodges, A/E/C veteran, Executive Director of the Construction Writer’s Association and former SMPS President shared strategic marketing analysis techniques, and how to profile customer…
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Five Things They Didn’t Teach Your Marketing Team in College

(And Why This May Be Killing Your Company’s Sales) Originally posted by the Business Marketing Institute, by Eric Gagnon According to a recent study from Marketing Management Analytics and Financial Executives International, only 7% of financial executives surveyed were satisfied with their company’s ability to measure the ROI of their company’s marketing program. No wonder recession-hammered companies have been slashing marketing budgets. After…
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Retail Home Center Marketing Best Practices – Webcast

A webcast on retail home center marketing and merchandising best practices for construction products is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The free webcast for members and non-members is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1 pm CST. Click Here To Register!   Learn how to market to The Home Depot, Lowe’s, hardware co-ops…
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What Is Your Marketing GPA?

Free Grading Service Now Available! A new marketing grading service is available that measures company or brand marketing performance on a 4.0 grade point average scale similar to education, and then issues a Marketing Report Card. The free Construction Marketing GPA™/Marketing Report Card™ service grades five (5) categories including: brand execution, marketing programs, Internet marketing, social media integration, and marketing…
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New Product Development and Launch Webcast for Construction

A webcast entitled New Product Development and Launch Best Practices for Construction is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The free webcast for members and non-members is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 1 pm CST. With stratospheric new product development costs, and new product failure rates in excess of 90%, product development and…
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Channel Promotion Best Practices for Construction Webcast/Panel Discussion

A webcast and panel discussion entitled Channel Promotion Best Practices for Construction Markets is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12 pm CST. The webcast is free to both members and non-members. Panelists include Kevin Enke, Marketing Director for Robert Bosch Power Tool, and Jim Scarlata, Marketing Director for Knaack Div. Emerson Electric. Construction Marketing Association (CMA) Chairman Neil…
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LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter Best Practices for Construction Markets Webcast

A webcast entitled LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter Best Practices for Construction Markets is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12 pm CST. The webcast is free to both members and non-members. Construction Marketing Association (CMA) Social Media Manager Brian Reuhl and CMA Chairman Neil M. Brown share tips and tricks, new business-friendly features and real construction market examples for these important new…
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