Best Practices

Survey Results! Lead Generation for Construction

Lead Generation is Important! With both commercial and residential construction down by double-digits in many markets from pre-recession highs, sales lead generation has never been more important to marketers targeting construction decision makers, whether construction firms or building product manufacturers. This fact is reinforced by a recent Construction Marketing Association survey—2011 Construction Marketing Outlook—which ranked Lead Generation as one of…
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Lead Generation: Best Practices for Construction Markets Webcast

A webcast panel discussion entitled Lead Generation Best Practices for Construction is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 12 pm CST. The webcast will identify a broad range of lead information sources, and share some practical aspects of managing lead generation programs. Panelists include Jesse…
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Take the Lead Generation Quick Survey!

Want insight about the best lead generation techniques in construction markets? Then take a quick and anonymous survey via Survey Monkey! Sponsored by the Construction Marketing Association, the goal is to determine the best lead generation techniques that construction marketing professionals are using today. A complete report will be available to survey participants after our 12/15 webcast on Lead Generation…
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How to Measure Construction Marketing Results: The Newest Rules

Following is the complete whitepaper following the November 15, 2010 Construction Marketing Association webcast on Measuring Construction Marketing Results. In a recent survey sponsored by the Construction Marketing Association, 21% of construction marketers ranked Measuring Marketing Results as their top priority for 2011, beating all other priorities including Internet and Social Media. Clearly in a difficult market, marketing is under…
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Measuring Marketing Results: Best Practices for Construction Webcast

The recent survey of construction marketers ranked measuring results of marketing as their top priority for 2011, beating out all priorities including internet and social media. Clearly, in a difficult market, marketing is under increased scrutiny to prove results and justify budgets. The Construction Marketing Association will present a free webcast addressing this important topic on Monday, November 15 at…
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Free Marketing E-Newsletter Now Available!

Register for BuzzSaw™, a free eNewsletter from the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) covering tips and ideas, white papers and insights into Construction Marketing Best Practices! Registration is fast and easy. Register Here

Social Media for Construction – Panel Discussion Highlights

The September 15 Panel discussion featuring managers from some of the most successful construction brands — Caterpillar, USG and Emerson Electric — proved that social media is no longer just for tech nerds and underfunded start-ups. In parallel with other business marketing categories, construction marketers are embracing social media with aggressive initiatives, and measurable results. Each panelist answered three questions….
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A Blog Post About Construction Blogs

On the heels of our Social Media for Construction Webcast and Panel Discussion, with experts from Caterpillar, USG and Emerson Electric, one thing is for certain, BLOGS are a very important component of an internet and social media program. Why? Because no other single marketing tool can have such a demonstrable effect on search engine results while positioning you or…
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Marketing Planning Best Practices – Construction

The Importance of Marketing Plans In the midst of this severe construction market recession, results-oriented marketing is more important than ever before. Marketing budgets are being scrutinized more than ever before. Surely, the skill and quality of marketing planning can support both the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing. Likewise, understanding marketing planning best practices can aid marketers at all levels…
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Search Engine Optimization: Top Priority for Construction Marketers

(CMA FOCUS SERIES: SEO) As construction marketers implement next-generation websites that feature enhanced functions, many companies have not yet taken advantage of even the most basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques. In most industries, SEO can be critical to achieving improved search results for websites—thereby increasing website traffic, and quite possibly sales and market share. SEO relates to website programming,…
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