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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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Home Center Retail Opportunities for Construction Brands

Many construction brands in building materials, fixtures, supplies, tool and related categories sell to industrial or pro channels of distribution, as well as retail home centers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Construction Marketing Advisors works with brands selling both channels, and has witnessed some trends: home center retailers becoming increasingly active in developing brands, and dictating manufacturers’ branding initiatives, from…
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Survey Says: 2011 Marketing Outlook

Want insight into 2011 Marketing in construction markets? Find out what your construction marketing peers are planning for 2011 by taking a quick and anonymous survey via Survey Monkey! Sponsored by the Construction Marketing Association, the goal is to determine the 2011 marketing plan trends for the construction industry. A complete report will be available to participants by October 1…
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The Newest Rules of PR: Distribution Options

(CMA FOCUS SERIES: PUBLICITY:  PART 2 of 2) Per the prior post, the popularity and use of free publicity historically increases when the economy tanks. In the midst of this seemingly extended downturn, PR is certainly gaining priority in the construction marketing mix. At the same time, PR is changing significantly. So how can you refine your PR to realize greater…
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Construction Marketing Secret: Architecture Billings a Leading Indicator of Construction

by Kermit Baker and Diego Saltes Analysis of the Relationship Between A Billings Index and Construction Spending. Due to the size and cyclicality of construction, a premium is placed on accurately predicting nonresidential construction trends, particularly at turning points in the construction cycle. Given that construction decisions are made by hundreds of thousands of businesses, nonprofit institutions, and government organizations,…
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Share Your Construction Marketing Secrets and Win a Free iPad!

Share your secrets for effective construction marketing with our monthly blog column. We will publish with credit and make you famous! Share ideas and approaches of some of your best marketing programs. No you don’t have to include proprietary results, just some good descriptions! The best secret of the year will win a FREE iPad! And a complimentary Construction Marketing Association…
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Construction Marketing Training Programs Available

The Construction Marketing Association offers a number of marketing training programs to association member companies, each developed by  experts from our Construction Marketing Institute.  The programs are  delivered on-site, at your offices. Choose from our popular programs below, customized to your company. Or request a (free, no-obligation) consultation to determine a customized training program that addresses your unique requirements. For more…
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