Amazon Local Services

Amazon has started a service that connects shoppers to local handymen. The service is called Amazon Local Services. The e-commerce giant has introduced the service in three cities aimed at connecting customers to local service providers such as plumbers and electricians.

Relationship Marketing and Developing Loyal Customers

The goal of any construction firm or contractor is develop a loyal customer base. You want to be the first person or company a customer will think of and go to when they have a project that needs to be completed.

The Construction Industry’s Recovery

Despite many positives in the construction industry right now such as the high demand for skilled labor and that most construction firms are willing to prove higher wages for skilled workers, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction’s direction.

Be the Pro: Construction Forum and Community

When looking for sources of news to share with other construction marketers, we come across many sources that we use to assist you in improving your reach and knowledge in the construction marketing world.  One of the latest sources that we would like to share, Be the Pro, combines the benefits of a blog with the answers of a forum. …
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The Pros and Cons of an Engineering Degree In Today’s Environment

Having doubts about getting that engineering degree? Perhaps this will help ease your concerns: according to a recent survey by Randstad CPE, engineers are less likely to worry about their job. According to a study of over 2,000 UK employees, 23% of the UK workforce feel “insecure” at work—but only 18% of engineers feel that way. The only other industries…
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Construction RFQ/RFP Best Practices – Survey Results

To further understand and identify request for quote (RFQ) or request for proposal (RFP) best practices in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you believe your company RFQ/RFPs and your RFQ/RFP development processes are effective? 2. What is your primary source of RFQ/RFPs? 3. What…
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2014 Construction Marketing Outlook- Survey Results

To further understand current marketing plans and priorities in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1. For the coming fiscal year, do you intend to increase or decrease overall marketing activities and budgets? 2. What traditional marketing tactics will you increase or decrease in 2014? 3. What…
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Why A Hybrid Medium Excavator Will Help You With Any Construction Project

An excavator is going to be one of the most important pieces of machinery at your disposal when looking to complete a range of construction jobs, especially ones that are beyond the means of human labor. The primary purpose of an excavator for any construction job is simple; it is to make any construction project easier. This is possible because…
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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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