Market Research

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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Construction Brand Name Development – 4 Types of Names

Understanding the different types of names is essential to effective name development. Why? Because without this knowledge, there is a tendency to only consider certain types of names which, depending on the category, may be less than differentiated. Also, managers may tend toward naming fads, even if out-dated and ineffective. Finally, mapping competitors’ names by name type is a very…
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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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Inbound Marketing in Construction Survey

The Construction Marketing Association is conducting a national survey on the use of inbound marketing in the construction industry. The survey addresses types of inbound marketing, content, the effectiveness of inbound marketing strategies, and measurement. You can take the Inbound Marketing in Construction Survey here. It is a quick survey, only 7 questions with a request to receive results. The…
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Construction Marketing Outlook 2013 – Survey Results

To further understand the construction marketing outlook for 2013 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 marketing activities and budgets? 2. What is your most important marketing priority for 2013? 3. What marketing tactics…
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Market Research In The Construction Industry

Market Research is the process of gathering information about your customers, competitors, markets, trends, and related information. There are several options for gathering information about customers and their buying preferences and purchase intentions. Market research is increasingly important in the construction industry where economic trends influence the outlook for the industry as a whole and poor decisions are costly. This…
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Social Media Survey Available for Construction Professionals

The Construction Marketing Association is now conducting a national survey on social media. Find out what social media networks your construction marketing peers are implementing, and which ones are working, by taking a quick and anonymous survey. These survey results will be shared at our upcoming Social Media Summit for Construction Brands Webcast on September 18, 2012 at 1PM CDT. A…
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Practical Tips for Advertising Testing

Advertising is one of the most expensive elements in the marketing mix, whether print, broadcast or online. And because of the fickle and subjective nature of advertising, seemingly great ideas can flop, while unexpected approaches surprise even the most experienced marketers. With all financial investment at stake, it makes sense to gain insight into customer reaction. There are a variety…
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2012 Marketing Outlook Survey for Construction

The Construction Marketing Association announces a survey of construction marketers that will identify marketing budget outlook, top marketing priorities, and tactical marketing plans for the upcoming 2012 fiscal year. While outlook surveys are common, this is the only known marketing survey in the construction industry. Survey participants can request a free copy of the results. The quick and anonymous survey…
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Market Research Best Practices for Construction Webcast Friday, April 15, 2011

A webcast and panel discussion entitled Market Research Best Practices for Construction is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2011 at 12 pm CST. The webcast is free to both members and non-members. Panelists include Alison Brown, Market Research Analyst for Kiewit Corporation, a (ENR) top 10 construction firm, and Jodie Ruana, New Product Research Analyst for Calculated Industries, a leading…
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